rsssoftware IDC RSS alerts Lexmark Cloud Bridge Brings Advanced MPS Functionality to the Hybrid Work Environment <P>Lexmark has introduced a new cloud-based platform designed to help enterprise organizations extend MPS to a broader range of devices. Designed to better enable the hybrid workforce, Lexmark Cloud Bridge is based on a family of connectivity agents to provide cloud-based access to the full range of MPS functions, regardless of the network environment or device location. </P> IDC Link Thu, 06 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Robert Palmer SAP Q121: RISE with SAP – Acceleration of Business Transformation to the Cloud <P>SAP has reported its first quarter in 2021. SAP is making significant progress with their client focused business transformation to the cloud. Cloud backlog continues to climb and operating profit is the highest ever for Q1 in SAP history. </P> IDC Link Thu, 06 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Mickey North Rizza, Robert Parker Stripe sends shockwave through Digital Commerce and Tax Compliance Landscapes <P>Stripe's acquisition of TaxJar allows them to address a major desire among its user based for a more integrated sales and use tax management experience. Digital commerce continues to grow despite of pandemic-related slowdowns in other aspects of retail commerce. As digital commerce continues to grow, we expect the demand for tax compliance solutions suited to digital commerce will continue to grow as well. This acquisition is also indicative of the convergence we have seen in the financial application space overall. Recently we have seen the traditionally siloed financial software functional areas (e.g., tax, procurement, accounts receivable, expense management and treasury) are coming together rapidly. </P> IDC Link Thu, 06 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Kevin Permenter Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 10.8% in 2020 to $464 Billion, Growth Will Accelerate This Year Despite Market Shortages, According to IDC Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew to $464 billion in 2020, an increase of 10.8% compared to 2019, according to the IDC Semiconductor Applications Forecaster. Research Press Release Thu, 06 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT DISH Bets on AWS to Expedite Buildout of Cloud-Native 5G Network <P>In what IDC views as a potentially industry-shaping network rollout, DISH announced it will run its cloud-native carrier network workloads (e.g., 5G RAN, 5G core, etc.) on Amazon Web Services' (AWS') cloud infrastructure. As such, IDC expects the collaboration to be observed closely by traditional comm. SPs and other cloud providers alike, as telecom industry stakeholders evaluate the potential benefits from deploying virtual and cloud-native network infrastructure on the cloud core and edge.</P> IDC Link Wed, 05 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Patrick Filkins, Ajeet Das, Rohit Mehra, Rick Villars How to Evaluate Different Storage Options for Artificial Intelligence Workloads <P>This IDC Perspective discusses the challenge of choosing the right storage infrastructure for artificial intelligence workloads, pointing out considerations and features that can help enterprises select the right storage infrastructure for their artificial intelligence workloads. Artificial intelligence workloads are becoming more popular in enterprises undergoing digital transformation. Although enterprises initially tried to run them on traditional scale-out file system platforms, it is becoming clear that many of them have workload requirements that present real challenges for these legacy architectures.</P><P>"Choosing the right storage infrastructure for artificial intelligence workloads requires an excellent understanding of an enterprise's data pipeline and business requirements," said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies Group at IDC. "IDC recommends that customers closely investigate five areas — performance, availability and resiliency, flexibility, ease of use, and infrastructure efficiency and cost — before making any 'storage for AI' purchase decisions."</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 05 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Eric Burgener, Matt Leib, Peter Rutten IDC Market Glance: Future of Digital Infrastructure Ecosystem, 2Q21 <P>This IDC Market Glance provides a glance at the current makeup of the Future of Digital Infrastructure Ecosystem in 2Q21. It illustrates the range of participating vendors and depicts the segments and structure of the market.</P> Market Presentation Wed, 05 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Mary Johnston Turner Modern Technology, Advanced Features, and UX Are Top Priorities in ATS Vendor Selection <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight provides insight from IDC's <I>Annual Talent Acquisition Buyer Survey </I>(survey conducted during December 2020). Buyers continue to focus on technology and user experience in their decision making for ATS vendor selection, though there is variance in priority dependent upon buyer company size.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 05 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Matthew Merker Pandemic Lessons Drive Retail Investment in Modern Infrastructure for Resiliency and Innovation <P>This IDC Perspective examines how retailers are moving to the next new normal and where they are accelerating digital transformation investments. Retailers are boosting spending on digital infrastructure to increase resiliency and increase the ability to meet shoppers' desire for solutions that grew in popularity during the pandemic. This document also examines some challenges that retailers are facing as they digital transform, including developing new metrics to accurately measure success.</P><P>"With the lessons of the pandemic close at hand, retailers are boosting investments in digital resiliency and innovation," says Margot Juros, research manager, Retail Technology Strategies, IDC. "It seems retailers are seizing the opportunity to modernize their approaches to delivering the best customer experience while protecting their ability to continually adapt to business needs by investing in digital infrastructure including cloud, edge, and next-gen connectivity."</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 05 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Margot Juros Accenture Continues to Build Out Its Sustainability-Focused Ecosystem, Partners with SAP on Sustainable Supply Chain and Circular Economy Offering <P>On April 26, 2021, professional services firm Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and software company SAP (NYSE: SAP) announced they are building out their partnership to jointly create new offerings around end-to-end value and supply chain sustainability.</P> IDC Link Tue, 04 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Bjoern Stengel