rssservices https://www.idc.com/rss/2809.do IDC RSS alerts Business Analytics: European User Attitudes and Plans — Results from IDC's European Data Market Survey, August 2021 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EUR147900822&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey provides insights into organizations' drivers and use cases for investing in data analytics. It is based on responses to IDC's <I>European Data Market (EDM) Survey </I>in August 2021.</P><P>Organizations can access, buy, and sell more data today than ever before. Data usage gives them a competitive advantage in financial and business terms, but how many of them are really leveraging data to improve business processes and generate revenue? What are the barriers they have to overcome and how they are facing the lack of data-trained personnel? This survey addresses these questions and provides a deeper understanding about:</P><UL><LI>The kinds of data and tools that are used in today's organizations in Europe</LI><LI>Current benefits and barriers in adopting data analytics</LI><LI>European companies' attitudes and plans around analytics usage and the data market </LI></UL><P>This data is based on feedback collected from 1,191 respondents across Europe. Respondents come from organizations representing 12 key industries and five company size segments in 13 countries. </P><P>"Today, business benefits due to the implementation of data analytics are more evident to European companies than financial advantages. Although all cited business benefits should ultimately lead to financial benefits in theory, it is often more difficult for organizations to measure these benefits and attribute them directly to data-driven innovation," said Giovanni Cervellati, research manager at IDC.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Giovanni Cervellati, Wiktor Markiewicz Canadian AI Services Forecast, 2022-2026 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=CA48447322&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study presents spending forecast and historical sizing for the Canadian AI services market for historical year 2021 and forecast years 2022–2026. A range of forecast assumptions are factored in. This study does not contain vendor-specific revenue, market shares, or vendor profiles </P><P>"Poor data maturity and levels of business digitization in Canada create opportunities for professional services firms to help Canadian organizations utilize their data and implement analytics and AI," said Warren Shiau, research vice president, AI and Analytics at IDC Canada. "Before Canadian business moves into a data-powered future, there are basic data foundation issues that our companies need to address. While this limits growth for AI-specific services right now, it presents opportunities for services partners to be part of driving broader data foundation and digital business strategies that will lead to analytics and AI deployments." </P> Market Forecast Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Warren Shiau Embracing IT-OT Convergence to Unlock Digital at Scale: A Snapshot of EMEA Countries https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EUR149680922&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey examines data from IDC's <I>Worldwide IT-OT </I><I>Convergence Survey</I>, 2022, focusing on the EMEA market. It investigates IT-OT convergence trends in EMEA, with a focus on organizational structures and governance models for IT and OT functions. The objective of this study is to gain insight into the convergence of information and operational technology across industrial verticals including manufacturing, oil & gas, utilities, and mining among 379 organizations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Adriana Allocato How Are European Utilities Coping With the Operational Data Deluge? https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EUR148632222&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines a portion of the <I>IDC Worldwide IT and Operational Technology (OT) Convergence Survey</I> carried out in July 2022. The research surveyed 153 energy and water utilities in Europe, covering France, Germany, the Netherlands, Nordic countries, and the U.K. </P><P>This report is the first of a series of documents unveiling how European utilities are progressively converging aspects of their organizations, processes, and technology across IT and operations. Among others, this includes IT and OT convergence strategies, drivers, challenges, use cases, business value, and partner ecosystems.</P><P>This IDC Survey Spotlight covers utility expectations regarding the prospective growth of their daily operational data throughput and where they expect this new data to be stored and processed. It also compares the 2022 results with the earlier edition of this survey in 2020.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Jean-François Segalotto How Are Utilities Coping with the Operational Data Deluge? https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US49143423&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines a portion of IDC's <I>Worldwide IT and </I><I>Operational Technology </I><I>(</I><I>OT</I><I>)</I><I> Convergence Survey </I>carried out in July 2022. The research surveyed 284 energy and water utilities in Europe and North America, covering the following countries: Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Nordic countries, the U.K., and the U.S. </P><P>This report is the first of a series of documents unveiling how utilities across both sides of the Atlantic are progressively converging aspects of their organizations, processes, and technology across IT and operations. This includes IT-OT convergence strategies, drivers, challenges, use cases, business value, and partner ecosystems.</P><P>This document discusses what utilities expect regarding the prospective growth of their daily operational data throughput and where they expect this new data to be stored and processed. It also compares the 2022 results with those from the 2020 edition of this survey.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Jean-François Segalotto Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Cloud to Edge Datacenters, 2022 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US49678422&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides detailed information on the cloud to edge datacenter landscape. It considers the overall condition of the market in 2022, the key competitors, and evolving trends — along with buyer insight and guidance for enterprises and services providers.</P><P>Datacenter investment will accelerate over the next five years as the demand for digital services will accelerate. Although new, more efficient technology is on the horizon, power and cooling availability may temper growth. Nevertheless, real estate investors will still consider the datacenter industry highly attractive. In addition, investors of all types recognize the importance of datacenter resources for business resilience and support datacenter expansion by large multitenant datacenter providers.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Rob Brothers Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Enterprise System Management Observability and AIOps Software, 2022 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US49678222&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an overview of the worldwide enterprise system management observability and AIOps software CIS, which reviews trends, competitors, and growth opportunities across IT operations management software including applications performance management, observability, IT operations analytics software, and IT automation and configuration management software. The CIS studies trends related to the delivery of management software via SaaS, public cloud services, multiple clouds, and hybrid IT environments. It evaluates competitive market opportunities in areas such as application performance management, IT operations analytics, and workload management software. Key sections include industry highlights, market landscape, competitive assessment, future view of the market, and essential guidance. Competitive vendor strategies are discussed together with key market drivers and inhibitors. Market shares of leading vendors for this market in 2021 are summarized. Recent market forecasts for 2022-2026 are also included.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Tim Grieser, Stephen Elliot Outsourced Document Services Market Assessment, 2022 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US49647822&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study provides an overview of important trends impacting the market for outsourced document services (ODS), with a focus on providing service providers with insights into buyer behavior and a road map for future success. Based on end-user survey results targeting 300 United States–based organizations, the study is designed to help vendors and service providers better understand critical issues and identify unmet needs within the evolving market for outsourced document services. </P><P>"Like all IT sectors these days, the outsourced document services market is evolving to meet the more diverse needs of the hybrid workforce," says Robert Palmer, research VP, IDC's Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions group. "While outsourcing of basic document-based services remains a large and lucrative business, growth will come from those segments that can help organizations advance their digital transformation strategies, drive employee productivity, and enable more consistent digital experiences."</P> Special Study Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Robert Palmer Sharp: Innovation Driving Smart Office Solutions https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EUR149529922&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Vendor Profile provides an overview of Sharp Corporation and highlights its recent collaborative hardware and software solutions enhancements, including Synappx, to strengthen its smart workplace approach.</P> Vendor Profile Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Jacqui Hendriks IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Industry Cloud Professional Services 2022 Vendor Assessment https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US48187622&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study provides an assessment of the market for industry cloud professional services and how some of the major professional services firms are engaged in the space. Using the IDC MarketScape model, we have identified what criteria are important for companies selecting a service provider for an industry cloud-related project and how the vendors in this study performed against these criteria overall. Interviews and surveys conducted with the vendors' industry cloud clients and partners provided additional feedback and details for the evaluations.</P><P>"Buyers across industries and geographies are enthusiastic about industry clouds, both in adopting some that are commercially available and in developing their own. Since cloud professional services vendors usually play important roles in any industry cloud project, we are excited to offer buyers an objective assessment tool that can help them make better decisions when selecting their professional services partners," said Nadia Ballard, research manager for Industry Clouds and SaaS at IDC.</P> IDC MarketScape Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Nadia Ballard