rsssoftware IDC RSS alerts Enabling Human-Centered Innovation: Key Highlights from the Siemens Media & Analyst Conference 2020 <P>This IDC Market Note provides an overview of the key highlights from the 2020 annual Siemens Media & Analyst Conference, focusing on announcements and updates on the Siemens Xcelerator solution portfolio strategy as well as new product releases.</P> Market Note Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Maggie Slowik Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems Installed Base Forecast, 2020-2024 <P>This IDC study provides a five-year forecast for the worldwide enterprise storage systems installed base.</P><P>"Enterprise storage systems have evolved to keep up with increasing demand from enterprises and service providers to store more data," said Natalya Yezhkova, research VP, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies at IDC. "IDC has continued to observe and track the progress of the storage market for well over three decades now. What started as a modest effort from a couple of vendors has grown into one of the largest and most dynamic segments of the worldwide infrastructure market today."</P> Market Forecast Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Natalya Yezhkova, Ashish Nadkarni, Kuba Stolarski 5G Operational Readiness: BearingPoint//Beyond Digital Business Platform <P>This IDC Market Note offers IDC's perspective on BearingPoint//Beyond's Infonova Digital Business Platform and how it enables communications service providers (SPs) to offer complex digital services. The platform addresses several key business and operations management functions pertaining to customer experience management via the ordering processes, partner enablement, service provisioning, and both the customer-facing and partner-facing monetization functions associated with complex B2B2x business solutions and simple B2C consumer network connectivity services.</P><P>"The 5G customer experience goes far beyond consumer-focused speeds and feeds to include capabilities to address business problems involving multiple suppliers working collectively to address business opportunities. Implemented examples can be found in several industry verticals but what is available now is a small drop in the sea of opportunity that lies ahead for those organizations that can visualize the endless potential of interactive partner-based solutions. A critical piece to the success of such strategies involves an ecosystem orchestration platform such as the Infonova Digital Business Platform," says Karl Whitelock, research vice president, Communications Service Provider Operations and Monetization.</P> Market Note Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Karl Whitelock AWS for Social Good: IT Vendor Corporate Responsibility Profile <P>This IDC Vendor Profile examines initiatives and programs led by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support organizations that are interested in furthering the achievement of social good and social justice. Examples of social good and social justice initiatives include efforts to address homelessness, drug abuse, literacy, migration and immigration, human trafficking, child abuse, and democracy. </P> Vendor Profile Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Arnal Dayaratna Atos Global Analyst Virtual Conference: Pivot, the Shift to Digital and Sustainable Transformation to Drive Manufacturing Growth <P>This IDC Market Note provides key takeaways from the 2020 Atos Global Analyst Virtual Conference attended by the IDC Manufacturing Insights' team.</P><P>"Atos has positioned products and service offerings to support its manufacturing customers in the next phase of a digital transformation, enabling new business models, sustainable initiatives, and enhanced customer value," said Aly Pinder, program director, Service Innovation and Connected Products. "As manufacturers navigate along their digital journeys, the ability to create an integrated view across the organization of data, information, and insights will be critical to success."</P> Market Note Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Aly Pinder, Jeffrey Hojlo Google Cloud Channel Strategy Update <P>This IDC Market Note discusses the virtual Google Cloud Next analyst event held July 14 and 15, 2020, during the first week of the nine-week customer and partner Next event. Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, and Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet, Google Cloud's parent holding company, set the stage highlighting the company's mission, "Accelerate every organization's ability to digitally transform and reimagine their business through data-powered innovation." Kurian also emphasized the company's focus on open source and its 100% channel partner go-to-market strategy.</P><P>"Google's commitment to have 100% partner attach shows great intent. Couple this with open source commitment, its drive toward industry solutions with partners, this shows why its partner growth is positive across the board." — Steve White, program VP, Channels and Alliances at IDC</P> Market Note Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Pam Miller, Paul Edwards, Steve White IDC Infrastructure for Edge Survey, 2020: Motivations, Challenges, and Technology <P>This IDC Survey presents end-user insights on the significance of edge among organizations as a part of their IT infrastructure. This survey determines the factors and departments that have the greatest impact in driving the purchase and implementation of edge technology. Finally, this survey looks at the greatest benefits of edge infrastructure for end users and the greatest challenges they face in implementing edge solutions.</P><P>IDC's 2020 <I>Infrastructure for Edge Survey</I> was completed in June 2020. It gathered information from 637 line-of-business and IT professionals worldwide that have at least some familiarity with their organization's IT infrastructure. In addition, all respondent organizations have edge infrastructure already integrated into their overall IT infrastructure.</P> IDC Survey Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Dave McCarthy, Max Pepper IDC Survey Spotlight: Has the COVID-19 Response Driven Investment in Digital Experience Management Technologies? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight provides results and analyses from a survey of technology influencers from U.S. organizations with 100+ employees. The respondents were senior decision makers who have knowledge of and were responsible for their organizations strategies and plans regarding digital experience management software such as web content management, email marketing, social marketing, digital asset management, ecommerce, targeting, and other similar DXM solutions.</P><P>"The findings reported here indicate that since the COVID-19 pandemic, the greatest areas of investment include augmenting personalization, interactivity, and mobile usability, while social media and omni-channel experiences have shown the most substantial declines," stated Jacob Groshek, research manager, Digital Experience Management Software, at IDC. "As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape digital transformation initiatives, it will be crucial for organizations to navigate empathic relationships across customer touch points, including accessibility and GDPR compliance, which have thus far lagged behind in priority and investment."</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Jacob Groshek SAP: 2Q20 Earnings Strong Despite COVID-19; Announces Intent to Take Qualtrics Public <P>SAP continues to do well financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. For simplicity's sake, all numbers quoted in this document are non-IFRS and in constant currency. All numbers have been fact-checked with SAP:</P> IDC Link Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Mickey North Rizza, Robert Parker, Alexandros Stratis, Daniel-Zoe Jimenez HCL Technologies: Strengthening European Presence With Offerings Focused on Building a Resilient Digital Enterprise <P>This IDC Market Note covers HCL's 2020 Analyst and Advisory Day, which was held virtually on May 19 and 20, 2020. During the event, key executives and clients discussed the company's strategy, portfolio, investments, and innovations.</P> Market Note Wed, 05 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Matthew Wilkins, Tom Seal, Riccardo Barrai