rsssoftware IDC RSS alerts 2022 IDC Food and Beverage Supply Chain Findings and Implications <P>This IDC Survey is designed to provide insight into the supply chain challenges food and beverage manufacturers are facing, their current priorities, the drivers of change in the strategic focus of their supply chains, the impact of the ongoing disruption from COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine War specifically, and the progression of supply chain transformation and the use of modern, digital technologies.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Simon Ellis Automation Provides Antidote to Inflation-Impacted Bank IT Spending <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines how banks' IT infrastructure spending plans are being impacted by inflation across global regions. Aside from adjusting IT budgets, some banks are shifting their strategic approach for IT purchases. Despite current inflationary pressures for IT buyers, bank lenders are finding ways that software automation and technology can provide fast ROI, cost savings, and loan processing productivity.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Raymond Pucci Business Analytics: European User Attitudes and Plans — Results from IDC's European Data Market Survey, August 2021 <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 Digital First–World Impact on Procurement Digital Transformation Use Cases in 2022 <P>This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation examines and updates the impact of the digital-first world on digital transformation (DX) for procurement use case priorities. The use cases associated with the three phases of implementation of DX for procurement — immediate, midterm horizon, and long-term horizon — have shifted as a result of the digital-first world economy emergence. This document analyzes the three horizons and should be used to supplement <I>IDC</I><I>'</I><I>s</I> <I>Worldwide Digital Transformation Use Case Taxonomy, 202</I><I>2</I><I>: Procurement</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US49675922">US49675922</A></B>, forthcoming).</P> Tech Buyer Presentation Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Patrick Reymann, Mickey North Rizza, Simon Ellis, Alison Close IDC Market Glance: Application Development, 3Q22 <P>This IDC Market Glance provides a glance at the landscape of application development languages, development frameworks, and development tools and platforms.</P> Market Presentation Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Arnal Dayaratna IDC MarketScape: Canadian AI Services 2022 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the Canadian artificial intelligence (AI) services market through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the AI services market. This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the Canadian AI services space. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and to one another and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market in both the short term and the long term.</P><P>"The lack of data maturity among Canadian organizations, even extending to the enterprise market, and early stage of AI deployment in Canada create a situation where AI services vendors must provide essential data, analytics, and AI foundation capabilities and services while preparing for the AI at scale future. With Canadian organizations' historic and continuing focus on operating efficiency spending versus strategic technology or capital investment, customers need partners that can help them create plans to examine the data generated by their systems; map their data to their processes and workflows; determine what they need to do to manage the availability, usability, integrity, and security of their data; and examine your processes and workflows for analytics and AI opportunities," says Warren Shiau, research vice president, AI and Analytics at IDC Canada.</P> IDC MarketScape Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Warren Shiau IDC's Worldwide Line of Business Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2022 <P>This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's functional area research. It should be used as a companion piece for <I>IDC</I><I>'</I><I>s Worldwide IT Spending Guide: Line of Business</I> program as well as all functional area research to help organizations understand the non-IT department technology buyers.</P><P>"<I>IDC</I><I>'</I><I>s Worldwide Line of Business Spending Guide</I> taxonomy presents a comprehensive view of spending by line of business functions," said Eileen Smith, program vice president at IDC. "It is an invaluable resource to help vendors define and standardize their functional area definitions."</P> Taxonomy Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Serena Da Rold, Eileen Smith, Mario Allen Clement, Neli Vacheva, Akira Muranishi, Xueqing Zhang, Kritika Ghildiyal, Eman Elshewy, Heriberto Roman Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Agile ALM, Quality, and Portfolio Strategies, 2022 — Enabling Velocity, Agile Collaboration, and Quality Software Delivery for Digital Innovation <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides insight into application life-cycle management (ALM) industry highlights and a review of the market landscape including shares and leading vendor analysis for automated software quality (ASQ); software change, configuration, and process management (SCCPM); and project and portfolio management (PPM) as well as visibility into collaborative work management (CWM). The context for this analysis encompasses the impact of rapid digitization, hybrid work, significant acquisition activity over the past 12–18 months, and evolving demand drivers and inhibitors. Customer needs and strategies are also addressed, with guidance for establishing cross-system agile ALM, SCCPM, PPM, and CWM strategies for cloud, mobile, and emerging Internet of Things (IoT), leveraging analytics and relevant emerging robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) environments. This MAP concludes with a future view of the overall ALM and PPM market areas, followed by essential guidance.</P><P>Companies avidly engaged with agile ALM, PPM, and CWM moving into 2022-2023, driven by rapid digital transformation and hybrid work along with geopolitical and economic volatility. Demand for ASQ and continuous testing (given dramatic increases in software velocity) impelled IDC to create four related IDC MarketScapes in 1Q22 (enterprise ASQ, application security testing and software composition analysis, mobile testing and digital quality, and cloud testing). Given the pressing need for managing hybrid work and digital innovation, we will be publishing additional IDC MarketScapes in 2023 for strategic PPM/enterprise IT PPM, value stream management and agile PPM, and collaborative work management. From a DevOps deployment perspective for ALM, platforms ranged from mobile to cloud to collaborative to embedded software and coordination of ALM with product life-cycle management (PLM). As a result of demand for speed, quality, security, and complexity of deployment environments, IDC saw extremely high uptake in 2021 and solid adoption so far in 1H22. For the first time in 2021, we observed double-digit growth across all covered functional markets: ASQ (at 10.4%), SCCPM (at 21.7%), and PPM (at 10.3%). This growth occurred in the context of a shift to microservices, broadening of developer communities, and the commensurate need for code management, developer collaboration, and multimodal deployments to enable digital Innovation. Other factors included the need for application modernization strategies as organizations increasingly needed to address systems of record (SORs) with maturing DevOps initiatives. Disruption with the pandemic and global uncertainty and engagement by businesses in emerging technology areas demand agile ALM automation and governance. This is the case in a worldwide economy that remains volatile coupled with geopolitical uncertainty, exacerbated by the health and climate crisis. Innovation demands software — and quality software demands effective ALM as part of overall DevOps initiatives and needed adaptive planning automation and execution. As a result, we have seen both uptake and vendor offerings increase. And we increasingly observe ML and AI playing a part not merely for data analytics but also to enable emerging predictive systems and to make data visible and pragmatically actionable.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Melinda-Carol Ballou Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Database Management Systems, 2022 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) reviews the data and analysis coverage found in the Data Management Software program for database management systems (DBMSs) software, including the six submarkets (relational DBMS, navigational DBMS, low-code DBMS, non-schematic operational DBMS, data lake managers, and in-memory shared data managers). It includes a competitive view of the market with revenue shares and history as well as a future view including the five-year forecast, with commentary on the market overall. "An increased use of streaming technology, driven in part by improvements in communication speeds and by the proliferation of IoT devices, is generating tremendous volumes of data from the edge," says Carl Olofson, research vice president for Data Management Software research at IDC. "This will drive demand for high-capacity databases capable of ingesting and processing data at very high rates that still support analytics in detail."</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Carl W. Olofson Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Employee Experience Management Strategies, 2022 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) delivers a current state view of the employee experience (EX) market. The MAP provides insights into current and future trends in the EX strategy markets including commentary on new entrants, notable mergers and acquisitions, market drivers and inhibitors, and buyer behavior commentary. The MAP examines the foundational components of EX that continue to expand as organizations navigate the economics of change fueled by a combination of geopolitical events and shifts in the balance of power between employees and employers. The drumbeat for EX transformation continues to grow with business leaders seeking a perpetual state of change readiness and employees seeking more autonomy over when, how, and where they work. </P><P>While still early in its maturity, EX is showing signs of strategic advancement as leading organizations move beyond data-infused awareness of employee behavior trends and feedback to embark on data and management strategy transformation driven by strong IT-HR partnerships. Mature EX goals frameworks are giving way to unified data platforms. Data unity connects operational decision makers behind one dynamic picture of the state of the organization and make it possible for AI and machine learning to optimize resource delivery and performance guidance in the flow of work.</P><P>Executives and investors including C-level decision makers can use the information in this MAP to help understand the state of the EX market, what is driving adoption of strategic EX transformation frameworks and technologies, and where the market is directed based on the state of the buyer. </P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Zachary Chertok