rsssoftware IDC RSS alerts Appier Ramps Up AI-aaS for the Enterprise <P>Appier's continuous push into the enterprise space with AIXON has now been solidified with its integration with the Line (168 million users) messaging platform to deliver an AI-enabled e-commerce platform for businesses. </P><P>AI is extremely difficult, Appier has recognized the demand and taken the approach of providing AI-as-a-Service (AI-aaS) to empower organizations without data scientists/AI experts to accelerate their data-driven insights and decision making. </P><P>With the combination of CrossX Programmatic Platform and AXION, the AI-aaS package spurs the possibility for real-time cross-platform marketing by addressing multi-screen complexity within the digital consumer journey and extracting actionable insights for better targeting, powered by state of the art deep learning algorithms.</P> IDC Link Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Chwee Kan Chua, Jessie Danqing Cai, Siting Lu Final Preparations Underway for IDC Smart City Middle East Awards in Dubai Dubai – With more than 60 nominations already submitted, International Data Corporation (IDC) is making final preparations to host its inaugural Smart City Middle East Awards at Dubai's Jumeirah Creekside Hotel on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018. Designed to recognize and reward the region's most innovative ICT-enabled Smart City projects and initiatives, the nominations are set to undergo a comprehensive multi-stage validation and judging process, with awards being handed out across nine categories: Corporate Press Release Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Three Providers of DevOps Code Release Management Software Tools Named IDC Innovators IDC today published an IDC Innovators report focusing on three technology providers that are considered key emerging vendors in code release management for DevOps practices. Research Press Release Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Actifio Helps ZE PowerGroup Unlock the Full Potential of Its Cloud-Based Services <P>This IDC Perspective analyzes the impact copy data management (CDM) solutions have in cloud environments. This document explores how one enterprise software and services provider, ZE PowerGroup, leveraged Actifio CDM solutions to enable its cloud services offering.</P><P>"The cost of maintaining copy data continues to increase year over year. IDC estimates that copy data will cost IT organizations approximately $55 billion by 2020. In addition, the proliferation of copy data, where dozens of copies of a database or file system are in circulation, increases the risk of data loss or breach. Copy data management tools can deliver both significant cost savings and risk reduction by virtualizing data views, making it a ripe investment opportunity with rapid payback for many IT organizations." — says Andrew Smith, senior research analyst, Storage Software at IDC</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Phil Goodwin, Andrew Smith China Internet of Things Platform Forecast, 2017–2021 <P>"The Internet of Things platform market has been recognized as a significant potential market in recent years, but it is still, and will be, a complex and high competition space in the next several years," says Kai Cui, research manager, Telecommunications and IoT Group, IDC China. "From government solutions to enterprise solutions, and even in the consumer IoT market, the value of the IoT platform has been realized by the whole ecosystem. Additionally, the increasing IoT endpoints need to be connected to the platform with compatibility and scalability. The platform is becoming an essential component of the IoT solution, which accelerates IoT deployment not only based on usage scenario but also cross-usage scenarios. It is also an enabler of the future end-to-end solution that combines the IoT with artificial intelligence (AI)."</P> Market Forecast Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Kai Cui IBM Takes Action to Make Partners a Priority at PartnerWorld 2018 <P>In this IDC Market Note, we analyze some of the key announcements and developments from the IBM's Think and PartnerWorld summits held in Las Vegas on March 21 and 22, 2018. IBM hosted more than 2,200 global partners at its PartnerWorld event as part of its wider technology-focused Think event. During the event, IBM executives outlined key ways through which they hope to be more transparent and become easier to do business with from a partner point of view, outlining new business segmentations and internal commission changes. IDC attended both Think and PartnerWorld and noted some of the key announcements and developments from both conferences, derived from both keynote presentations and one-to-one meetings with IBM executives and its partners.</P> Market Note Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Hannah Breeze, Pam Miller, Steve White IDC Innovators: DevOps Code Release Management Software Tools, 2018 <P>IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or an innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles three key emerging vendors in code release management for DevOps practices: Electric Cloud, JFrog, and Shippable.</P><P>"Managing artifacts and supporting a continuous delivery process is essential to any agile development environment, but given the increased focus on componentization and the shift to a microservices architectural model, the industry will have far more individual components and projects to manage," said Al Gillen, group VP, Software Development and Open Source Software. "Failing to manage the archive efficiently directly undermines the intent of a more agile development environment."</P> IDC Innovators Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Al Gillen India: Health Technology Opportunities <P>In this IDC report we will briefly describe the key opportunities and use cases that are currently popular in the high-value private hospital segment in India. Customer spending patterns and IT spending priorities for 2018 are also discussed.</P><P>Notes on overall trends and specific opportunities with timelines are based on IDC surveys that are conducted every year across various Asian countries. This particular set of opportunities was presented to a select group of audience in December 2017 at the IDC CIO Summit.</P> Market Presentation Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ashwin Moduga IoT Decision-Maker Survey, 2017: IoT Leadership in Canada <P>This IDC Survey examines the following aspects of organizations, comparing Canada against global respondents:</P><UL><LI>The relative importance of technologies in the IoT stack</LI><LI>Perceptions of IoT leadership by vendor</LI></UL><P>The data is taken from IDC's <I>Global IoT Decision</I><I>-</I><I>Maker Survey, </I>which was fielded in 4Q17. It was completed by IT and line-of-business decision makers in 20 countries and collected 3,665 responses. There are 154 Canadian responses. </P> IDC Survey Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Nigel Wallis Nike Acquires Machine Vision Start-Up Invertex to Enhance Digital Shopping Experience IDC Link Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Oren Raviv