rssservices IDC RSS alerts IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Manufacturing PLM Systems Integrator and BPO Services 2018 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC MarketScape analyzes the top systems integrator and BPO services in the PLM market. We will have a companion IDC MarketScape report on the top consultants in the PLM space as well, to follow.</P><P>"PLM and product innovation are digitally transforming and continue to extend within organizations and outside to the ecosystem that every manufacturer needs to have in place. The next decade will bring tremendous change to all industries, and service provider partners are needed to extend teams, enable support, and provide technology and industry guidance on what digital transformation means to executive, IT, and engineering professionals who can't do it all on their own," said Jeff Hojlo, program director, Product Innovation Strategies at IDC.</P> IDC MarketScape Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jeffrey Hojlo Turkish Manufacturing Sector — "Smart is the New Normal" <P>This IDC Market Perspective discusses technology investment trends in the manufacturing sector in Turkey. Efforts to improve efficiency and productivity, reduce costs, and provide better products and services are boosting the local use of ICT in manufacturing. By focusing on the technology spending priorities of CIOs, this study reveals the hot technology topics in the Turkish manufacturing industry.</P><P>"To remain competitive in Turkey, all manufacturers need to adopt emerging and innovative technologies as part of their digital transformation efforts. Companies in Turkey consider themselves to be on the cutting edge of IT, and most are in the process of actively transforming their IT environments to support evolving business models and meet new customer and business requirements." — Senior Research Analyst Ayse Kaptanoglu, Systems and Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Turkey.</P> Market Perspective Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ayse Kaptanoglu Workday Rising 2018: Going Further Together with the Power of One <P>The Workday Rising 2018 conference, with exhibits and instructional sessions, focused on new product offerings and customer education. Workday's theme was "Go Further Together with the Power of One." Workday brought forward many new product features and functionality including augmented analytics, data integration, Talent Hub Marketplace, and a new AI-enabled data model with Adaptive Insights that will be available within a year.</P> IDC Link Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Mickey North Rizza, Raymond Boggs, Kevin Permenter, Lisa Rowan Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services: Fueling Logistics Networks with Global Order Management and Fulfillment Technologies <P>This IDC Vendor Profile looks at the Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services business, reviewing its products and services, business strategy, strengths, and opportunities with essential guidance. </P> Vendor Profile Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Alison Close Mobility Gets on the Fast Track in Europe: Market Value to Reach Nearly $325 Billion in 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Prague — European spending on mobility solutions is forecast to reach $293 billion in 2018, according to a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC ). IDC expects the market to post a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%, leading to spending in excess of $325 billion in 2022. Research Press Release Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Hits the SMB Print Services Market's Sweet Spot <P>This IDC Vendor Profile assesses German print services provider It provides an overview of the company and looks at its offerings, business model, and overall strategy. Finally, it examines's position within the ever-evolving, competitive print services landscape and evaluates where the vendor can be successful and profitable going forward.</P> Vendor Profile Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Sharon McNee, Jacqui Hendriks Print Security Survey, 2018: Rules and Policies <P>This IDC Survey examines the results of IDC's 2018 <I>Print Security Survey.</I> IDC conducted a United States–based survey with companies to understand a number of critical market dynamics involving security and printing. The goal of the survey was to identify the current market perspectives on print security. Select questions from the survey that addressed rules and policies are reviewed and analyzed in this document. This analysis examines the following issues related to security:</P><UL><LI>Types of formalized security policies implemented regarding company documents</LI><LI>IT security policy including print</LI><LI>Formal education for employees on the use of printers/MFPs</LI><LI>Current policies in place to prevent security breaches from printed/copied/faxed documents left in an output tray</LI></UL><P>Related deliverables on a number of topics will be provided separately and include:</P><UL><LI>IT security and print security perspectives</LI><LI>Security spending</LI><LI>Security breaches</LI><LI>Security challenges</LI><LI>Security brands</LI><LI>Security benefits</LI><LI>Print security feature set</LI></UL> IDC Survey Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Keith Kmetz Western Europe HCM and Payroll Applications Forecast, 2018–2022 <P>This IDC Market Forecast provides an analysis and sizing of the Western European HCM and payroll accounting applications market for 2015-2017 and a forecast for 2018–2022. The study segments the combined applications market by functional segment (two major functional segments), deployment model (SaaS and on-premise), and Western European country (16 countries); it replaces the previous forecast (<I>Western Europe HCM and Payroll Applications Forecast, 2017–2021</I> — IDC #EMEA42113417, October 2017).</P><P>"As organizations adopt and excel at the use of digital technologies, they aim to deliver flexibility, profitability, and innovation. These transformational drives are putting increased pressure on the CHRO to implement a comprehensive human capital strategy, one that will offer a high level of self-service HR, valuable and analytically driven insights from HR data, and the ability to tap talent whenever and wherever across different platforms. As HR becomes critical in delivering these goals, HCM investments from businesses of all sizes in Western Europe are set to continue growing," said Alexandros Stratis, senior research analyst, IDC U.K., European Enterprise Applications. "Furthermore, challenges that emerge from the war for talent, the gig economy, and the way different generations of employees understand and experience work is creating new customer demands that HCM vendors are racing to meet."</P> Market Forecast Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Alexandros Stratis Data Is the Common Factor at Hitachi NEXT <P>This Market Note provides analysis of Hitachi Vantara's annual Hitachi NEXT conference and assesses the progress the company has made within its first year. In 2017, Hitachi Ltd. formed a new legal entity called Hitachi Vantara. This newly formed entity brought Hitachi's data-oriented infrastructure, software, and services assets together with the goal of creating digital transformation solutions. Today, Hitachi Vantara is focused on three key customer imperatives: datacenter modernization and cloud, data-driven insights, and intelligent data governance. IDC believes progress has been made across each of these imperatives from a product, solutions, and services perspective; the company is now focused on cultivating the right talent and go to market to execute on its strategy.</P> Market Note Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Stacy Crook, Stewart Bond, Rob Brothers, Mukesh Dialani, Jennifer Cooke, Ali Zaidi, Tim Grieser Infor Inforum 2018: Doubling Down in Industry SaaS <P>Infor held its annual Inforum event September 24–27 at the Walter E. Washington Center in Washington, D.C. The event saw over 7,000 attendees, including Infor employees, customers, and partners. IDC was in attendance and held discussions with Infor executives and customers about Infor's product portfolio development, user experiences with the vendor, and the company's future strategy.</P> IDC Link Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jordan Jewell, Mickey North Rizza, Zachary Rabel