rsssocialbusiness IDC RSS alerts IDC Market Glance: Open Source Ecosystem Software, 3Q17 <P>This IDC Market Glance provides a graphical view of open source software projects associated with key system infrastructure software and application development and deployment software technologies. It includes representative open source projects for some of the most popular market segments.</P> Market Presentation Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Al Gillen IDC PlanScape: Core Modernization to Create the Connected Bank <P>This IDC study discusses a guiding principles tool for core modernization projects to assist financial institutions that are considering or already going on this journey.</P><P>"Core system modernization has historically been close to impossible and often career ending for IT executives at the institution when it fails," says Jerry Silva, research director, Global Retail Banking at IDC Financial Insights. "But by using a longer-term strategy that focuses on open API architectures, active support from technology partners, and line-of-business–led priorities in a progressive transformation, financial institutions will evolve to open core platforms that support improvements internally and create opportunities to connect with external partners to drive value."</P> IDC PlanScape Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Jerry Silva, Karen Massey, Lawrence Freeborn, Michael Araneta Linux Foundation Aims for Bigger Goals <P>The Linux Foundation has launched multiple new projects that are intended to bolster the role of open source software (OSS), and improve its quality, and to develop metrics that have the potential to improve the quality and accountability and provide an early measure on the probability of long-term success of new projects developed by the larger community. Given the relative ubiquity of some of the Linux Foundation's more mature projects, and continued strong support from individual and commercial community members, the timing and the goals targeted by these efforts apply particularly well to the less mature projects under the Linux Foundation umbrella – and also to some well-aged projects that, while not necessarily Linux Foundation-sponsored projects, represent essential infrastructure technologies that are languishing and represent potential risk going forward.</P> IDC Link Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Al Gillen Worldwide Enterprise Social Networks and Online Community Applications Forecast, 2017–2021: Collaboration at Scale <P>This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide enterprise social networks and online community applications market.</P><P>"Collaboration is becoming the new manufacturing," according to Wayne Kurtzman, research director for IDC's Collaboration and Communities Solutions program. "Assembly lines created for productivity have evolved into a connected, collaborative workforce that is supported by cross-platform and cross-device technologies."</P> Market Forecast Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Wayne Kurtzman IDC's Worldwide Digital Transformation Use Case Taxonomy Update, 2017: Life Sciences <P>This IDC study discusses how digital transformation accurately characterizes the life science industry's ongoing efforts to transform itself as it seeks to find new paths to innovation, optimize operational efficiency and effectiveness, and regain long-term sustainability. As in other industries, the digital transformation journey begins with a common definition of mission, strategic priorities, and programs so that individual projects or use cases can better align with a life science company's overall goals and objectives.</P><P>"In the increasingly complex R&D ecosystem, researchers, project managers, and senior management are routinely challenged to work smarter and pick paths that will more efficiently and effectively advance promising new medical innovations to market. Transparent access to data, effective exploitation of available tools and technologies, and closer connection between idea and outcome are some of the potential benefits that digital transformation can deliver, if done right," says Alan S. Louie, research director and head of Life Science Practice, IDC Health Insights.</P><P>"Digital transformation in the life science industry is allowing pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies to get the right message and product information to doctors and patients the way they want it and when they want it, even when their needs are changing using omni-channel optimization and analytics. In manufacturing and supply chain environments, mobile technology and IoT are introducing visibility into complex and far-flung distribution networks, improving safety, efficiency, and time to market," says Michael Townsend, research manager, Commercial Life Sciences, IDC Health Insights.</P> Taxonomy Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Alan S. Louie, Ph.D., Michael Townsend Worldwide Enterprise Social Networks and Online Communities Market Shares, 2016: Innovation at Scale <P>This IDC study examines the vendor revenue performance in the overall enterprise social network for 2016. One of the most sought after features in this market is the ability to operate online communities both in teams and across the enterprise. The ability to seamlessly leverage other collaborative assets add value to the communities, and the company as a whole.</P><P>"Collaboration is becoming the new manufacturing," according to Wayne Kurtzman, research director for IDC's Collaboration and Communities Solutions program. "Assembly lines created for productivity have evolved into a connected, collaborative workforce that is supported by cross-platform and cross-device technologies."</P> Market Share Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Wayne Kurtzman European Enterprise Communications Survey, 2017: Attitudes Toward Network Infrastructure and Software-Defined Networks <P>This IDC Survey examines attitudes toward network infrastructure and software-defined networks (SDNs) based on the results of IDC's <I>European Enterprise Communications Survey</I>, 2017. In this presentation, we analyze organizations' investment plans in datacenters as well as wired and wireless campus/branch networks in the coming 12 months. We also present organizations' current SDN deployments and deployment plans in datacenters and on-campus/branch networks and wide area networks (WANs).</P><P>The presentation also provides highlights by country, covering Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, and the U.K.</P><P>IDC's <I>European Enterprise Communications Survey</I> is an annual survey of organizations across Western Europe. The survey includes domestic and international organizations with more than 50 employees, headquartered inside or outside Western Europe; with multiple sites; and which run private networks. For the 2017 survey, 1,061 companies across the region were interviewed.</P> IDC Survey Tue, 05 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Peter Dubovsky, Sylvia Wünsche 国内コラボレーティブ/コンテンツアプリケーション市場 シェア、2016年:拡大するデジタルコンテンツの影響 <P>本調査レポートは、国内コラボレーティブ/コンテンツアプリケーション市場の2016年ベンダー売上額実績に基づく市場シェア分析を提供している。2016年の同市場は、デジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)の台頭によるデジタルコミュニケーション/デジタルコンテンツ需要の拡大によって成長した。「国内コラボレーティブ/コンテンツアプリケーション市場は、DXの台頭によって重要性を増大させている。ITサプライヤーは、デジタルマーケティングとコンテンツ/コラボレーションの連携、コグニティブ/AIシステムを連携させた付加価値の拡大、および働き方改革への貢献訴求を進めるべきである」と、IDC Japanのグループディレクターである眞鍋 敬は分析している。</P> Market Share Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Takashi Manabe Jive Sells External Jive-x Solution to Lithium <P>Jive Software, now an Aurea company, has reached an agreement to sell its external-facing community collaboration solution Jive-x to competitor Lithium Technologies. Jive will focus on its internal collaboration platform Jive-n. </P> IDC Link Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Wayne Kurtzman, Mary Wardley Measurement of Collaboration Tools' Effectiveness and Alignment to Business Outcomes is Lacking <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight presents some results from IDC's <I>EMEA Customer Experience (CX) Survey</I> conducted in February 2017, that surveyed the opinions of 300 senior marketing executives across seven countries/regions of Europe: France, Germany, Spain, the U.K., Benelux, the Nordics, and Switzerland/Austria. </P><P>In this extract, we discuss the measurement of the effective use of collaboration tools (such as enterprise social networking, team collaboration tools, conferencing, and file sync and share) and their alignment to business outcomes, primarily within a marketing department setting. Enterprise marketers are required to be increasingly collaborative in the way they work, and this research suggests that marketers require more digital maturity to optimize their use of collaborative tools. </P><P>"Collaborative tools have yet to meet their full potential in many large enterprises. Unmanaged collaborative tools can easily drift into siloed working groups lacking the necessary business focus and standardized processes," said Gerry Brown, research director, IDC Europe. "A more measured and business-aligned approach is required, especially in marketing, which needs to adopt a more integrated and collaborative approach to ensure the delivery of superior customer experience." </P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Gerry Brown