rsssoftware IDC RSS alerts A Changing Scope for HR Leads to New Vendor Initiatives: MHR Launches people first <P>The launch of people first was announced during the HR Tech Amsterdam event in October 2017. In this IDC Market Note we look at how this new approach to HR matches the emerging trends in the HCM space in Western Europe. As the imperatives of digital transformation reshape the purpose and function of the HR department, vendors are launching new products to meet the demand for smarter, easy-to-use, and strategically focused HCM applications.</P> Market Note Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Alexandros Stratis Blocking the Transformation: How Mining Organisations Prevent Themselves from Enabling Transformation <P>In this paper IDC Energy Insights will look at the impact of enabling data-led mining operations and some of the associated challenges specifically relating to the developing technology ecosystems, technology partnering and buying strategies of mining companies, and the interwoven impact of roles, people, and organisation. "It is the need to create value from data that in turn creates a driver for change across many elements of the industry and the way that companies operate. These are challenges that we are going to see the mining sector working through for some time, this is just the beginning of the journey, but change is on the way," says Emilie Ditton, research director for WW Mining IDC Energy Insights.</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Emilie Ditton Dassault Systèmes ENOVIA Analyst Event: Driving 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Growth <P>This IDC Perspective discusses Dassault Systèmes' ENOVIA Analyst Event held at the company's headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States.</P><P>"This dynamic need of addressing existing challenges with new models and processes is where the combination of old and new comes together nicely for Dassault Systèmes. ENOVIA is a critical piece of the product innovation platform and innovation marketplace approach, given the need to manage a large network of data and information about products, processes, resources, suppliers, and manufacturing," said Jeff Hojlo, program director, Product Innovation Strategies.</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Jeffrey Hojlo IDC PlanScape: Threat Hunting <P>This IDC study explores threat hunting as an important aspect of cybersecurity.</P><P>"Threat hunting is the latest trend in cybersecurity analytics," says Mike Chapple, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "Organizations that adopt threat hunting programs combine time-tested security knowledge with modern analytic techniques to identify and respond to suspicious activity."</P> IDC PlanScape Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Mike Chapple IDC's New Zealand IT Services Ecosystem 2017 <P>This IDC Presentation provides a comprehensive insight into the dynamics that are currently shaping the IT services market in New Zealand based on the findings of IDC's New Zealand IT Services Survey with a sample size of 300 respondents.</P><P>As technology is becoming more pervasive across the organisation, C-suite executives are becoming more prepared to participate in its application and, most importantly, its prioritisation. This is important as it represents an evolution to a more agile mode of operations. With over 70% of organisations having a level of involvement in developing a technology strategy, there is a shift to the development of an organisation's digital leadership programme, which challenges the traditional functional role-based structure (sales, finance, and so forth) to something that is more aligned with the areas of omni-/customer experience, operational excellence, information integration, and worksource optimisation.</P><P>Hybrid is the key investment theme from a technology perspective (on- to off-premise, off-premise into public cloud, and platforms for orchestrating across the environment). Collaboration has the highest overall intent for organisations to invest in, but there is a notable shift towards business automation as opposed to more communication- or content-based investments.</P> Market Presentation Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Adam Dodds, Donnie Krassiyenko ServiceNow Expansion to Multicloud Stacks and Its Consequences for European IT Buyers <P>ServiceNow's Cloud Management, cloud mapping, and Intelligent Automation Engine significantly expand its multicloud stack reach. European buyers should urgently assess new integration options into external clouds and start exploring machine learning tools for 2019–2020 deployment.</P> IDC Link Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Giorgio Nebuloni Western Europe DevOps Software and Services Spending Forecast, 2017-2021 <P>This IDC Market Forecast examines the DevOps software and services market in Western Europe in 2016 with a forecast for 2017-2021.</P><P>"Agility, speed, and sustaining enhanced customer experience are the mantras of the world we live today; organizations can choose to respond or inevitably find themselves fighting to stay afloat. The bottom line is that digital transformation is board level, and IT organizations now need to figure out how best to support the business. As a result, more and more organizations are embracing DevOps, thereby accelerating DevOps software and services spend over the next five years," said Jennifer Thomson, research director, IDC European Services.</P> Market Forecast Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Jennifer Thomson, Carla Arend, George Mironescu 「Hitachi Vantara」を設立しグローバルIoT事業の拡大を目指す日立グループの将来展望 <P>2017年9月18日~20日に、日立製作所主催の年次イベント「Hitachi NEXT 2017」が米国ネバタ州のラスベガスで開催された。同イベントで特に関心を集めたトピックは新会社「日立ヴァンタラ」の設立である。日立ヴァンタラは、ストレージの製造/販売に強みを持っていたHitachi Data Systemsと、Business Intelligenceツール/データアナリティクスソフトウェアの開発/提供を行ってきたPentaho、IoTプラットフォーム「Lumada」の開発チームであったHitachi Insight Groupの海外部門の3つの組織を統合したものである。日立ヴァンタラではこれら3社がこれまで進めてきたITインフラストラクチャやデータアナリティクスの提供を継続すると同時に、Lumadaを軸に、顧客やパートナーとの協創を拡大し、日立グループの社会イノベーション事業の拡大を目指すとしている。</P><P>IDC Japan コミュニケーションズのシニアマーケットアナリストである鳥巣 悠太は、「日立ヴァンタラは、既存のIT部門とのつながりに加え、事業部門向けのマーケティング施策を強化しブランド力/認知度を向上させることで、ビジネスの裾野をさらに広げることができる」としており、また「日立グループ全体としてのOT(Operational Technology)分野における強みを前面に出し、クラウドサービスベンダーとの協業を広げることで、マルチクラウド環境でシステムを構築している企業に対し、Lumadaの利用の拡大が可能になる」と述べている。</P> Market Note Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Yuta Torisu Barracuda Acquires Sonian, Expands Cloud Archiving Portfolio and Opportunity in the Fast-Growing Storage Software Market Segment <P>On November 8, 2017, Barracuda announced the acquisition of Sonian Inc., bolstering Barracuda's public cloud archiving and analytics portfolio. Barracuda has built a successful email archiving business over the past decade through a combination of organic product development and acquisition. The addition of Sonian is an important milestone for Barracuda's archiving business. The acquisition bolsters Barracuda's public cloud email archiving capabilities, adds new archiving content types (primarily social media) and analytics tools, and helps Barracuda meet demands for archiving services, which can be deployed on a range of cloud platforms. </P> IDC Link Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Andrew Smith, Eric Sheppard, Liz Conner, Phil Goodwin Barracuda: Email Archiving Capabilities <P>This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Barracuda's email archiving software solutions. Barracuda also provides a range of backup and security solutions and services, many of which are mentioned in this document as they relate to the vendor's product and go-to-market approach. The IDC Vendor Profile assesses Barracuda's opportunities within the archiving and cloud data management markets, along with some of the important challenges facing Barracuda as the vendor pursues growth in a competitive market defined by cloud services, complex data requirements, and increasingly stringent regulations.</P> Vendor Profile Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Andrew Smith, Eric Sheppard