rsssoftware IDC RSS alerts Channel Takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2019 <P>This IDC Market Note provides a summary of Microsoft's recent Inspire partner event, outlining major announcements and the wider implications related to the vendor's overall channel strategy. This document provides a snapshot of new Microsoft channel competencies and specializations announced at Inspire, plus an overview of Microsoft's channel strategy and the increasing emphasis on co-sell initiatives and partner-to-partner collaboration.</P> Market Note Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Stuart Wilson, Paul Edwards, Andreas Storz Collaboration and Productivity: Preparing for the Future of Work <P>This IDC Survey includes data from IDC's November 2018 <I>Future of Work Survey.</I> It provides results and analysis from a survey of 400 respondents who are decision makers and/or influencers in their organization's work transformation initiatives. Respondents are from a broad range of industries and company sizes in the United States. The goal of the survey was to understand the specific initiatives and technologies deployed as well as personas, challenges, benefits, and impact. This presentation specifically looks at collaboration and productivity initiatives.</P><P>"True digital transformation depends on cross-functional collaboration that promotes more productive, agile approaches to working," says Amy Loomis, research director, Future of Work. "As new types of workers and job roles become increasingly diverse, organizations must continue to improve secure access to the best tools for collaboration and productivity to stay competitive." </P> IDC Survey Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Amy Loomis Industrial Internet of Things and Edge Computing Use Cases for the Oil and Gas and Mining Sectors <P>This Tech Buyer Presentation provides an analysis of industrial internet of things (IoT) and edge computing for mining and oil and gas companies. Industrial IoT and edge computing are critical components of the technology strategies that companies need to have in place. This report draws on IDC's research and engagement with mining and oil and gas companies and results from IDC's <I>2018</I><I> IT/</I><I>Operational Technology (</I><I>OT</I><I>)</I><I> Con</I><I>vergence and OT Security</I> <I>Survey</I> conducted in May 2018 across mining, oil and gas, utilities, and manufacturing.</P><P>"If mining and oil and gas companies are to realise the promised value from digital operations associated with delivering production optimisation, asset performance management and maintenance operations, effective implementation of industrial IoT, and edge computing are critical," says Emilie Ditton, Associate VP, Energy and Manufacturing Insights, IDC Asia/Pacific. "For the large proportion of resources operations with remote operations, edge computing is particularly important because of its ability to conserve bandwidth in connectivity-restricted environments and enable decision making at the device/equipment with greater autonomy and time-sensitive basis. This means companies can far better support decision making, which improves safety and delivers production optimisation in real time across an integrated operation," she adds.</P> Tech Buyer Presentation Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Emilie Ditton Japan Hyperconverged Systems Forecast, 2019−2023 <P>This study provides spending and unit shipment forecast for the Japan hyperconverged systems market from 2019 to 2023. It also provides spending forecasts based on workflow, region, and solution type (appliance/rack scale, software, and certified servers). </P><P>"The Japan hyperconverged systems market is growing rapidly. The market will get increasingly popular in the future to cater to infrastructure demand to resolve challenges faced in the virtualized environment. In the medium to long term, hyperconverged systems will play an increasingly important role in advancing IT infrastructure transformation, such as next-generation workloads that will created by DX and realization of hybrid cloud," says Yukihisa Hode, senior market analyst, Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC Japan. </P> Market Forecast Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Yukihisa Hode Lenovo FY 1Q20: Strong PC Shipments Offset Challenges in Mobile and Data Center, and Software and Services Growth Continues <P>On August 15, Lenovo announced results from its fiscal 1Q20 ending May 31, with revenue reaching $12.5 billion, up 5% year over year (YoY), resulting in a net income increase to $162 million. Once again the company's Intelligent Devices Group (IDG) led the way, with its PC and Smart Devices (PCSD) group driving significant revenue growth, with pre-tax income increasing by $98 million to $524 million. The Mobile Business Group (MBG), also part of IDG, was profitable for the fourth consecutive quarter, with pretax income improving by $100 million. Finally, the company's Data Center Group (DCG) navigated challenging market waters to grow for the eighth quarter in a row, narrowing losses by $11 million year-to-date. Also of note: Lenovo Executives noted the company is finding success with its Device as Service business, and its Software and Services revenue increased by 23% YoY to $732 Million.</P> IDC Link Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Tom Mainelli ZS and Top 10 Pharma Optimize Analytics Sourcing for Life Sciences <P>This IDC Perspective discusses how ZS helps design and run an analytics sourcing program for commercial operations.</P><P>Life science companies can simultaneously expand analytics projects and develop new initiatives by leveraging analytics sourcing as a BPO service. By converting customized projects to a managed-services model, core in-house analytics expertise can be applied to design new initiatives. Insights into important metrics such as medication adherence, hospital medication uptake, prescription-writing activity compared with message optimization and patient ID can be generated using analytics sourcing.</P><P>According to Mike Townsend, research director, Life Sciences Commercial Strategies, IDC Health Insights, "Analytics sourcing offers a growing opportunity for life science companies to expand analytics capabilities while preserving in-house resources for new analytics initiatives. As projects are defined and demonstrate potential for positive ROI, they can be moved to managed-services models such as dashboarding using analytics sourcing with trusted partners."</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Michael Townsend IDC Market Glance: Data Protection as a Service, 3Q19 <P>This IDC Market Glance is intended to define and illustrate the component building block of data protection as a service (DPaaS) solutions and the vendors that participate in those building block segments. Data protection as a service is a competitive market made up of three functional markets: backup as a service (BaaS), archive as a service (AaaS), and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). These markets differ from other data protection markets that IDC follows (e.g., data protection and recovery software), and the vendors that participate in these functional markets may or may not promote their own intellectual property. Rather, they integrate products from multiple vendors to create a solution sold directly to end-user organizations; few organizations can fill all of the product requirements of the solution by themselves.</P> Market Presentation Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Phil Goodwin, Andrew Smith, Archana Venkatraman IDC's Worldwide Digital Transformation Use Case Taxonomy, 2019: Oil and Gas <P>This IDC study includes both quantitative research in the form of market forecasts and qualitative research that assists technology buyers in making better decisions as well as technology vendors in better serving their customers. IDC publishes research on digital transformation and its influence on technology spending.</P><P>As an organizing principle for this substantial research effort, IDC has created a use case taxonomy for digital transformation for multiple industry segments. The taxonomy follows a hierarchical structure that begins with the digital mission of that industry, the strategic priorities that support that mission, the programs that will be initiated to satisfy the priorities, and the funded projects, or use cases, that will be implemented under those programs. The taxonomy not only forms the basis for our market forecasts but also provides the framework for digital journey maps that will assist our clients in understanding the full scope of enterprise efforts.</P><P>"Optimization in current processes and discovering/uncovering efficiencies with new processes is the forefront initiative for oil and gas companies. Whether in upstream, midstream, or downstream, companies continue to pursue operational excellence through a digitally transformed business." — Andrew Meyers, research director, Oil and Gas, IDC Energy Insights</P> Taxonomy Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Meyers, Kevin Prouty PaaSView and the Developer 2019: Focus Topic Pivot Table <P>This IDC Pivot Table provides data regarding the number of developers worldwide using select topics from <I>PaaSView</I><I> and the Developer 2019: Key Worldwide Trends in Contemporary Application Development</I> (#US45367319, July 2019). This Pivot Table forecasts data regarding the number of developers worldwide by leveraging data from <I>IDC's Worldwide Developer Forecast, 2018–2022: Asia/Pacific and Americas Lead Strong Growth of Worldwide Dev</I><I>eloper</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44389218">US44389218</A></B>, October 2018). </P><P>"This IDC Pivot Table quantifies the number of developers by region, language, industry, organization type, role, and the use of technologies such as microservices and containers and the use of DevOps practices such as automated code quality analysis and pair programming," said Arnal Dayaratna, research director, Software Development at IDC.</P><P>Data represented here complements data in other PaaSView 2019 deliverables. </P> Pivot Table Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Arnal Dayaratna, Al Gillen, Sean Riley Worldwide Application Performance Management Software Forecast, 2019–2023 <P>This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide application performance management software market as of July 2019. This study updates the previous forecast published in <I>Worldwide Application Performance Management Software Forecast, 2017–2021</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43063017">US43063017</A></B>, September 2017).</P><P>"In 2018, the worldwide application performance management software market grew an estimated 13.4% over that in 2017, in large part because of increased demand for solutions designed to support DevOps and multicloud infrastructure initiatives," explains Stephen Elliot, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software. "As a result, APM is providing value to a much wider range of developers and IT operations teams that need constant, current visibility into end-to-end application performance and end-user experience."</P> Market Forecast Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Stephen Elliot, Melinda-Carol Ballou, Tim Grieser, Rohit Mehra