rsssoftware IDC RSS alerts Digital Realty: An Asia/Pacific Perspective <P>This IDC Market Note provides an Asia/Pacific–focused update on Digital Realty's physical footprint, types of customers, key accounts, strategic direction, product portfolio, recent M&A activity, and R&D successes. It highlights the pivot of Digital Realty from wholesale colocation services to higher value-added connectivity services through its partnership with Megaport. </P><P>"Over time, Digital Realty has found ways through partnering and other means to transform itself and engage in other activities besides wholesale colocation services. With its partnership with Megaport, the company has transformed in an instant from a wholesale colocation provider to a key player in a sophisticated network/cloud fabric ecosystem," says Dr. Glen Duncan, associate research director, IDC Asia/Pacific Datacenter Research.</P> Market Note Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Glen Duncan Game On: IBM Domino 10 Moves to Rapid App Development; New Features – And Commits to Long Term Plans <P>IBM wanted you to know that Domino 10 is alive, is doing well, has grown more powerful and boasting a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). They are also repositioning Domino as a rapid development platform that still supports mail – but is doing much more. Announced on October 9, 2018 from Frankfurt, Germany with watch parties around the world, IBM is doing more than rolling out new features in Domino 10, but starting to share their plans for Domino 11 and beyond, supported with the hashtag #ominoforever. </P> IDC Link Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Wayne Kurtzman Huawei Announces Updated Mate Series Smartphone Flagships Along with New Wearable Devices <P>At its launch event in London, Huawei unveiled several new devices heading into the holiday quarter: the Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 X, and Mate 20 Porsche Edition RS smartphones, the Smartwatch GT, and the Band 3 Pro fitness tracker. The Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 represent Huawei’s answer to the Apple iPhone XS Max and Samsung Note9 and utilize the new Kirin 980 processor it unveiled at IFA in August of this year. Meanwhile, the Smartwatch GT and Band 3 Pro emphasize battery life and fitness, but little else beyond that. Altogether, Huawei has put together a strong portfolio of new devices that flex its innovation capabilities. However, without a strong presence in the U.S. market and with intense competition from other PRC OEMs such as Xiaomei and Oppo/Vivo, Huawei will face strong headwinds in its ongoing quest to displace Samsung as the top global smartphone OEM. </P> IDC Link Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas, Anthony Scarsella, William Stofega New Relic Beefs Up its Kubernetes Monitoring Capabilities with the Acquisition of CoScale <P>On October 11, software analytics vendor New Relic announced it has acquired the technology and hired key members of the team behind CoScale, a provider of monitoring solutions for container and microservices environments. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is aimed at expanding New Relic's performance and monitoring capabilities for Kubernetes, an open source container management platform.</P> IDC Link Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Dan Yachin, Stephen Elliot The Cloud Foundry Foundation Announces Deeper Kubernetes Integration <P>Cloud native technology adoption is growing in the enterprise and Kubernetes, which was open sourced by Google in 2014, has clearly become the orchestration platform of choice in this journey. Responding to that reality, the Cloud Foundry Foundation recently accepted two projects for incubation that more closely integrate Kubernetes into its application platform, aligning it with the growing standardization and momentum around Kubernetes. While this is certainly a step in the right direction, the projects are in the early stages and to find success, commercializers such as Pivotal (who is not yet involved) and others, will need to embrace the projects in order for most organizations to be able to use the technologies.</P> IDC Link Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Gary Chen, Larry Carvalho, Arnal Dayaratna, Al Gillen European IDC CIO Summit, 2018: The CIO as Orchestrator of the Digital-Native Enterprise <P>This IDC Perspective provides an overview of this year European IDC CIO Summit 2018 — <I>"</I><I>The European CIO of 2019: The Orchestrator of the Digital Native Enterprise</I><I>"</I> <I>—</I> that took place in Cascais last September. This was a good opportunity to measure the pulse of the European CIOs' maturity, needs, and dreams, as well as a moment for sharing best practices and experiences around some of those Innovation Accelerators that are reshaping European industries' digital road maps. This document details the key topics in the three-day event, leveraging the results of a pre-event online survey that involved almost European CIOs and providing a sneak peek into the series of workshops that characterized the event.</P><P>"Digital determination needs to be throughout the organization — it can't just be the CIO — although she/he needs to be part of that as the orchestrator of the digital native enterprise," said Thomas Meyer, IDC European Group Vice President. "A few keywords are crucial for the CIO of 2019: digital determination, single strategy, building a road map, digital trust, culture and skills, and bringing together enterprise IT and the digital owners."</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Philip Carter, Thomas Meyer, Margaret Adam, Carla Arend, Roberta Bigliani, Duncan Brown, Meredith Whalen, Archana Venkatraman, Giorgio Nebuloni, Ivano Ortis, Andrea Siviero, Jan van Vonno, Danielle Hernandez, Philip Carnelley IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Manufacturing PLM Systems Integrator and BPO Services 2018 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC MarketScape analyzes the top systems integrator and BPO services in the PLM market. We will have a companion IDC MarketScape report on the top consultants in the PLM space as well, to follow.</P><P>"PLM and product innovation are digitally transforming and continue to extend within organizations and outside to the ecosystem that every manufacturer needs to have in place. The next decade will bring tremendous change to all industries, and service provider partners are needed to extend teams, enable support, and provide technology and industry guidance on what digital transformation means to executive, IT, and engineering professionals who can't do it all on their own," said Jeff Hojlo, program director, Product Innovation Strategies at IDC.</P> IDC MarketScape Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jeffrey Hojlo IDC Perspective: SAP — Driving Digital Transformation Across APEJ Manufacturing and Supply Chain <P>This IDC Perspective discusses SAP applications to drive digital transformation in manufacturing and supply chain. The report discusses how various technologies such as cloud and blockchain can function efficiently using SAP and assesses the digital adoption and maturity in the region as well as the Industry 4.0 initiatives. </P><P>As the technology evolves, organizations will be looking at ways to reassess their respective processes in ensuring that the data that will be generated across the value chain is analyzed to generate real-time insights. "SAP's innovation kits and cloud and blockchain suites will be integral in ensuring that the manufacturers will be able to access credible data across the operational space to drive increased manufacturing productivity and efficiency," says Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy, research manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights. </P> IDC Perspective Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy, Jees Jose Splunk &gt; next: Make things happen with data <P>The running theme of Splunk.conf18 as expressed by Splunk CEO Doug Merritt was, "Make things happen with data." In security, 'data' has two, broad meanings. The first concept is that logs can be correlated to look for anomalous behavior or matched against pre-set rules to find indicators of compromise (IOC). But the second layer is the whole ecosystem around for using data in security including user interfaces (UI), data enrichment, the orchestration of tools, search, and event sequencing; and Splunk made appreciable strides in many of these facets of security. </P> IDC Link Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Konstantin Rychkov, Sean Pike, Christopher Kissel Turkish Manufacturing Sector — "Smart is the New Normal" <P>This IDC Market Perspective discusses technology investment trends in the manufacturing sector in Turkey. Efforts to improve efficiency and productivity, reduce costs, and provide better products and services are boosting the local use of ICT in manufacturing. By focusing on the technology spending priorities of CIOs, this study reveals the hot technology topics in the Turkish manufacturing industry.</P><P>"To remain competitive in Turkey, all manufacturers need to adopt emerging and innovative technologies as part of their digital transformation efforts. Companies in Turkey consider themselves to be on the cutting edge of IT, and most are in the process of actively transforming their IT environments to support evolving business models and meet new customer and business requirements." — Senior Research Analyst Ayse Kaptanoglu, Systems and Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Turkey.</P> Market Perspective Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ayse Kaptanoglu