rsssoftware IDC RSS alerts Perché machine learning e analytics trasformeranno le imprese MILANO, 23 luglio 2018 – L’uso sempre più spinto di tecniche di intelligenza artificiale e la possibilità di ottenere crescenti livelli di apprendimento e automazione attraverso metodi di machine learning trasformeranno radicalmente il modo in cui i dati saranno gestiti e analizzati nei prossimi anni, impattando significativamente sui processi decisionali in ambito aziendale, evidenzia IDC. Corporate Press Release Mon, 23 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Sophos Discover 2018: Unveil the Innovation & Reiterate the Channel-focused Strategy <P>On July 11-13, Sophos held its annual partner conference, Sophos Discover in Bangkok, Thailand to give 350 partners from the South-East Asia region, Greater China, India and South Korea a unique opportunity to connect, learn and collaborate. In addition, this is the time for Asia partners to interact with executives from Sophos directly and get an update on the latest products features, roadmap, company vision and strategy.</P> IDC Link Mon, 23 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Gurpal Singh, Cathy Huang DDN Eyes Enterprise Virtualization Storage Opportunities with Tintri Acquisition <P>Big Data storage vendor DataDirect Networks (DDN) has bid for all-flash array vendor Tintri, primarily to expand its portfolio to cater to mainstream enterprise virtualization storage needs. While DDN will maintain its core focus on Big Data at scale and HPC markets, it will run Tintri as a separate business unit within DDN and continue the Tintri product line and manage customer support. </P><P>IDC believes Tintri's technologies bring core enterprise storage features such as replication and snapshot into DDN's portfolio that are critical for enterprise storage environments. The acquisition propels DDN into the mainstream virtualization space and expands its market opportunities, but it needs to maintain its innovation momentum as the storage industry undergoes another major disruption with NVMe. </P> IDC Link Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Archana Venkatraman, Silvia Cosso Konica Minolta Expands Its IT Services Ecosystem with the Acquisition of MWA Intelligence <P>This IDC Market Perspective provides a summary of Konica Minolta's recent acquisition of MWA Intelligence. The document examines the details of the arrangement and provides context regarding the current state of the imaging market and the office equipment channel.</P><P>The print industry is in an obvious state of maturity with several internal and external market dynamics impacting future market growth. Hardcopy manufacturers need to find ways to navigate through these challenges either by finding pockets of growth in areas for which they are currently underserved or by pursuing adjacent business opportunities. At the same time, vendors must ensure that channel partners are fully engaged in the transformation process with an ability to capitalize on strategic growth areas.</P><P>"Konica Minolta continues to demonstrate its ability to move beyond the core business of print by focusing on the IT services space," said Robert Palmer, research vice president, IDC's Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions research practices. "With access to the FORZA ERP platform, the MWA acquisition helps position Konica Minolta and its channel partners for future growth in a dynamic market."</P> Market Perspective Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Robert Palmer, Keith Kmetz Ricoh Driving Business Optimization with New Print Analytics-as-a-Service Offering <P>This IDC Market Note provides an overview of the Ricoh Analytics for Print service offering. Ricoh formally launched this consulting and analytics engagement offering in June 2018, providing customers with an initial assessment, a strategic road map, and recommendations on how to fine-tune customer processes.</P> Market Note Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Allison Correia, Robert Palmer Too Early to Dismiss IBM and Oracle from the Public Cloud IaaS Race, But the Window to Catch Up Is Narrowing <P>The public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market still has a lot of growth remaining, and a big driver of growth is expected to be driven by enterprise IT adoption of public cloud IaaS. This link highlights how enterprise IT capabilities are important and can still be leveraged into differentiators in this market by providers like IBM and Oracle; alongside, it emphasizes the urgency of progress and investment in core cloud business dimensions, to capture mindshare and spend in this market.</P> IDC Link Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Deepak Mohan, Frank Gens Coordinating Software Quality, Code Analytics, and Security as Core Areas of Focus with Agile for DevOps? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight underscores user engagement with and demand for automated software quality, in coordination with security, code analytics, and agile processes. While some organizations in the past have split teams organizationally for quality and security execution, we increasingly see collaboration improving across teams to enable code quality and resilience, which is especially needed as part of agile development cycles. "The speed and churn of agile development demands collaboration for quality and security, from the center of excellence to the chief security officer," said Melinda Ballou, research director for IDC's Agile ALM, Quality and Portfolio Strategies service. "Our survey research indicates current and future commitments to automated software quality in conjunction with security and code analytics as organizations' engagement in agile and digital transformation. A key question for organizations is how best to bridge the cultural gaps across teams, and judiciously evaluating and adopting automation for quality and security analytics to leverage as part of agile development and execution to improve the DevOps pipeline."</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Melinda-Carol Ballou IDC's Worldwide Digital Transformation Use Case Taxonomy, 2018: Brand-Oriented Value Chains in the Manufacturing Industry <P>This IDC study describes how brand-oriented value chains (food and beverage, health and beauty, toys, sporting goods, and household) are on a mission to digitally transform to create engaging consumer (and customer) experiences at scale.</P><P>Supply Chain Vice President Simon Ellis says, "Companies in these value chains generally understand what is involved in this digital journey, and that begins with a common definition of the mission, strategic priorities, and programs so that individual projects or use cases support the overall objectives."</P> Taxonomy Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Simon Ellis, Shawn Fitzgerald, Kimberly Knickle, John Santagate, Jeffrey Hojlo, Heather Ashton, Robert Parker IDC's Worldwide Digital Transformation Use Case Taxonomy, 2018: Asset-Oriented Value Chains in the Manufacturing Industry <P>This IDC study discusses how asset-oriented value chains (chemicals, metals, and pulp/paper) are on a mission to digitally transform to develop a model for collaborative innovation.</P><P>IDC's Group Vice President Bob Parker said, "Companies in these value chains understand what is involved in this digital journey, and that begins with a common definition of the mission, strategic priorities, and programs so that individual projects or use cases support the overall objectives."</P> Taxonomy Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT John Santagate, Heather Ashton, Simon Ellis, Shawn Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Hojlo, Kimberly Knickle, Robert Parker, Lorenzo Veronesi P2 Energy Acquires iLandMan <P>This IDC Perspective delves into P2 Energy's recent acquisition. P2 Energy Solutions recently added iLandMan to its portfolio of oil and gas exploration and production software applications.</P><P>Kevin Prouty, group VP of IDC 's Energy Insights stated, "P2 Energy has a long history in the upstream oil and gas space, and the iLandMan acquisition shows P2 is focused on the growing SMB space in upstream."</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Kevin Prouty