rsssoftware IDC RSS alerts BT Partners with SAFE, Building Capabilities in Risk Quantification and Breach Predictions <P>On July 21, 2021, BT Security announced an investment into SAFE Security, scoring a partnership with the Silicon Valley–based risk assessment firm. The partnership grants BT exclusive use of SAFE's technology in the U.K. and the right to incorporate it into its global portfolio. </P><P>BT has invested an undisclosed multimillion-dollar amount into SAFE, which markets a platform that provides enterprises with a score measuring the risk of breaches and quantifies the potential cost of such an event. </P><P>SAFE has 210 employees, has grown 270% in the past year, and works with several Fortune 500 companies, including Google, KFC, and Facebook. It targets mainly enterprises and government entities, though the plan is to expand its reach to consumers as well.</P> IDC Link Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Claudio Stahnke, Craig Robinson, Joel Stradling, Duncan Brown Data Integration and Intelligence Software Market Events, 2Q21 <P>This IDC Market Note covers several events that occurred in the data integration and intelligence software market in the second quarter of calendar year 2021.</P><P>"Merger and acquisition activity combined with new funding rounds by strategic investors in the second quarter of calendar year 2021 demonstrates the value of software in this market," says Stewart Bond, research director, Data Integration and Intelligence Software research at IDC. "Market activity aligns with the architectural approach IDC has defined as the data control plane, combining data intelligence, engineering, and governance capabilities to meet the demands of distributed, diverse, and dynamic data that a new generation of data-native workers are faced with as they build the future of intelligence."</P> Market Note Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Stewart Bond Enterprise Intelligence Skills Build Digital Resiliency <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight provides insight into the importance of developing skills and talents related to enterprise intelligence and how organizations at different stages of resiliency invest in developing skills related to intelligence. This document highlights worldwide data from IDC's <I>Worldwide Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending (FERS) Wave 3 </I><I>S</I><I>urvey,</I> conducted in March 2021.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Chandana Gopal Evaluating the Roles of Edge and Cloud in Operational Technology <P>This IDC Perspective provides a framework for organizations to evaluate hosting and architectural options for deploying operational technology (OT) applications and workloads currently and in the future. IT/OT convergence is creating new choices for enterprises about where to host operations technology workloads to succeed in their pursuit of new and expanded use cases. To aid in the decision making around the required strategic architecture, IDC has developed a framework for evaluating OT workloads against emerging deployment options. </P><P>"Companies are already faced with the task of rationalizing heterogeneous legacy systems with newer technologies, and they're now being asked to make sense of where to host them," says Jonathan Lang, research manager, IDC's Worldwide IT/OT Convergence Strategies research program. "Compounding these choices are varying incentives for vendors to promote one model over another, in some cases, ignoring the unique risk and decision-making requirements in operations settings." </P> IDC Perspective Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jonathan Lang, Leif Eriksen Future of Industry Ecosystems Global Survey Report <P>This IDC Survey highlights the results of IDC's worldwide <I>Future of Industry Ecosystems Survey</I>. </P><P>Following the launch of our Future of Industry Ecosystems practice in January 2021, in May, we fielded a global survey to 1,250 executives across 5 regions and 11 countries. The goal was to determine executive and business leader sentiment on industry ecosystems, maturity of current approach, and future plans for IT and use case investment. Key findings include: </P><UL><LI>Trust is critical to enable free flow of data, knowledge, and expertise within industry ecosystems.</LI><LI>Use cases and KPIs for the three pillars of the Future of Industry Ecosystems — shared data and insight, shared applications, and shared operations and expertise — are reliant on and complement one another.</LI><LI>Organizations from all industries are planning to expand their industry ecosystems outside of their core industry in12 months.</LI></UL><P>What is clear is that CEOs and their respective teams are focusing on industry ecosystems as a core initiative for 2021 and beyond — in fact, second only to investment in digital transformation-related technology. It is increasingly becoming apparent that fluctuating demand, unexpected disruption, and customer/consumer/citizen/patient expectations of blended physical and digital experiences mean the shared, open approach of industry ecosystems is permanent.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jeffrey Hojlo IDC PlanScape: Utilising Mining Enterprise Resource Planning Systems to Create Maximum Value <P>This IDC PlanScape presents a digital transformation (DX) framework that enables mining companies to extract the greatest value possible from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. This document identifies a range of adjacent systems across the mining value chain, which should be integrated to share data with each other. This will ultimately provide mining operations with the holistic insights required for optimal decision making.</P><P>"Integrating the insights gleaned from the wide range of operational platforms used throughout a mining operation with the organisation's ERP is critical when looking to create the greatest value. This is due to the improved ability to interpret and utilise knowledge from across the mining value chain to create the greatest impact," says Ben Kirkwood, senior research manager, worldwide mining, IDC Energy Insights.</P> IDC PlanScape Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Benjamin Kirkwood IDC's Worldwide DevOps and DevSecOps Software Tools Taxonomy, 2021 <P>This IDC study updates IDC's definitions for the worldwide DevOps software tools competitive market. The products, vendors, and revenue covered by this taxonomy represent a subset of IDC's functional market taxonomy. Each segment of the competitive market is described in terms of functions covered and includes a sample list of representative vendors and offerings.</P><P>"With this update to the DevOps software tools competitive market taxonomy, IDC is expanding visibility into the contributions made by DevSecOps solutions, recognizing the increasingly significant role of API and container security," explains Jim Mercer, research director, DevOps Solutions at IDC. "DevOps continues to evolve quickly with teams adopting DevSecOps approaches toward the security of APIs and containers. This taxonomy update recognizes the impact of these market shifts."</P> Taxonomy Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jim Mercer, Stephen Elliot, Al Gillen Infrastructure Channels Leadership Council Content, June 2021 <P>This IDC Market Perspective highlights key insights shared at the June 10, 2021, Infrastructure Channels Leadership Virtual Council. The council will continue to focus on critical topics that would assist channel leaders and stakeholders in creating value and enhancing future channel and ecosystem growth.</P><P>"Digital transformation activates the ecosystem, and we see that by 2024, half of the G2000 will leverage their deep industry knowledge to sell internally developed industry-specific software and data services as a subscription. Think healthcare, retail, and others creating a foundational ecosystem." — Matt Eastwood, SVP, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cloud, Developers and Alliances</P> Market Perspective Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jeff Newton, Steve White PaaSView and the Developer 2021: Worldwide and Regional Pivot Tables <P>This IDC Banner Book provides worldwide data for IDC's PaaSView and the Developer 2021 publication that examines the contemporary state of software development. Survey questions are segmented by attributes such as IDC region, revenue, number of employees, industry vertical, organization type, developer type, and developer role.</P><P>"This IDC Banner Book summarizes quantitative findings from a worldwide survey of 2,500 developers that address topics related to developer influence, developer tools, development languages, development frameworks, DevOps, the use of the cloud and cloud-native technologies (such as microservices, containers, Kubernetes, and functions as a service), legacy application modernization, and the use of open source technologies," said Arnal Dayaratna, research director, Software Development at IDC. "The data presented here provides insight into the state of contemporary software development." Key findings from this data are synthesized in <I>PaaSView</I><I> and the Developer 2021: Executive Summary</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US47836121">US47836121</A></B>, June 2021).</P> Pivot Table Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Arnal Dayaratna, Al Gillen, Sean Riley Worldwide Competitive Public Cloud Platform as a Service Market Shares, 2020: The Demand for Application Development Leveraging PaaS Continues Strong Across Vendors as DX Accelerates <P>This IDC study reports on the two prior years as the market measurements have matured. It also provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide public cloud platform-as-a-service market and the associated submarkets in the calendar year 2020.</P><P>"Organizations had strong demand for application development solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic as they innovated quickly to serve customers, enable employees, and forge new business models. PaaS helped drive the high velocity of that innovation, particularly in delivering capabilities to forward-looking start-ups and enterprises alike with a containers-first and serverless-first approach," said Lara Greden, research director, PaaS, IDC. "IDC found 2020 showed a particular focus on developing applications that automate workflows and business processes as well as edge-enabled and edge-deployed applications."</P> Market Share Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Lara Greden, Larry Carvalho