rsstelecom IDC RSS alerts Hitachi Creates New Business to Drive IoT Strategy <P>Hitachi has combined its data management, analytics and industry businesses into a new legal entity called Hitachi Vantara. The goal of the new entity is to help customers make sense of the ever-growing mass of data in their environments and use those insights to improve business outcomes. Hitachi's presence in both the operational and information technology worlds could give it an advantage in the crowded IoT Platform market – if it can effectively position itself as a key partner for digital transformation in the minds of customers and prospects. </P> IDC Link Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Stacy Crook, Vernon Turner Japan Unified Communications and Collaboration Market Shares, 2016: The Rise of the Digital Transformation <P>This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=JPJ41784617">JPJ41784617</A></B> that provides an analysis of the market share based on the vendor shipments results of the Japan unified communications and collaboration (UC &C) market in 2016. IDC broadly classifies the Japan UC&C market into four segments, namely, IP telephony market, collaborative application market, IP conferencing system market, and IP contact center system market; and provides market analysis and forecast for each. The polarization observed among vendors dealing with software and cloud sales in the Japan UC&C market accelerated further in 2016, and the rise of cloud became apparent in the market.</P><P>"It is necessary for IT suppliers entering the Japan UC&C market to accelerate the provisioning of cloud functions and collaborate with new technologies such as cognitive and AI systems to survive and achieve growth in the future," said Takashi Manabe, group director, Software and Security and IT Spending, IDC Japan.</P> Market Share Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Takashi Manabe Telecom Providers in Asia/Pacific — Protecting the Cloud Niche <P>This IDC study shows how telco operators in Asia/Pacific exercise their efforts in pursuing cloud services strategies and what end-user organizations demand from them. The cloud services market is rapidly expanding and steadily evolving, developing as the foundation for the next generation of digital business and consumer services. Digital transformation initiatives are firmly on the CEO priority agenda, and it follows that cloud is seen as an important building block.</P><P>According to IDC Research Director Adam Dodds, "The platforms for orchestrating at-scale cloud and interconnect-based solutions are maturing. They are now a must-have rather than nice to have. The challenge for telecom/network providers is to run a platform business model and a cloud practice business model. Where a practice business model is about a highly personalized consultancy-based customer engagement model focused on maturity, a platform-based model is focused on operational automation. Telecommunications providers are notorious for confusing the two models, and therefore, neither model manages to reach full benefit."</P> Market Perspective Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Adam Dodds, Donnie Krassiyenko The IoT Market of Oman: A Growth Prospect <P>This IDC Market Perspective provides IDC's view of the trends that are currenting shaping the IoT market of Oman.</P><P>"The IoT market of Oman is still in its infancy, and no service provider or technology vendor has a dominant lead. However, this status quo presents opportunities for local service providers and technology vendors to partner with their regional and global counterparts." — Telecommunications and IoT Program Manager Krishna Chinta, IDC Middle East, Turkey, and Africa.</P> Market Perspective Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Krishna Chinta, Wale Babalola 2017年 国内の製造/流通分野における 第3のプラットフォーム需要動向調査 <P>本調査レポートでは、国内の製造および流通における第3のプラットフォーム関連の支出動向を調査した結果を分析している。製造には、組立製造およびプロセス製造が含まれ、流通には小売および卸売が含まれる。それぞれの産業分野における第3のプラットフォームの市場動向を分析するほか、2つのユーザー企業の事例を取り上げて、企業の事業成長の取り組みに対し、第3のプラットフォームがもたらすインパクトを考察する。</P><P>イノベーションアクセラレーターを活用した業務変革や新たな商品やサービスの展開がITバイヤー企業内で本格化することを見据え、ITサプライヤーの体制の強化が急がれる。IDC Japan ITスペンディングのシニアマーケットアナリストである岩本 直子は、「ITサプライヤーは、顧客企業のビジネスの理解を深め、IT部門のパートナーとして、事業部門や業務部門の課題とビジネス目標を把握しそれに応じて、最適なテクノロジーのアドバイザリーを行うことが求められる」と述べている。</P> Market Perspective Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Naoko Iwamoto Japan Enterprise Mobility Management Solution Market Shares, 2016: High Growth Due to the Domain Expansion <P>This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=JPJ42800617">JPJ42800617</A></B> that provides the vendor shares and performance of the Japan enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions market by delivery model. </P><P>"EMM plays an important role in operations management and security in enterprise mobility solutions. If vendors were to seek further business growth in EMM solutions, they need to expand into digital workspace and mobile DevOps, and consider the application in the Internet of Things (IoT)," said Mitsuhiro Iriya, research manager, Software and Security, IDC Japan.</P> Market Share Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Mitsuhiro Iriya Japan Financial Markets Business IT Usage of 3rd Platform 2017 <P>This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId= "> </A></B>JPJ41781617 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.</P><P>All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:</P><UL><LI>IDC Opinion</LI><LI>Methodology</LI><LI>Definition</LI><LI>Executive Summary</LI><LI>Future Outlook</LI><LI>Essential Guidance</LI><LI>Synopsis</LI></UL><P>This IDC study analyzes the 3rd Platform spending trends in Japanese financial institutions (banks, insurance, securities, and other financial services) by providing the results for 2016 and forecasts from 2017 to 2021. It also analyzes the demand trends and the related case studies for the 3rd Platform and innovation accelerators in Japanese financial institutions. The study also provides the overview for fintech solutions that are earnestly being deployed in Japanese financial institutions. In addition to fintech-related initiatives and the related IT spending forecast, this study also analyzes the fintech ecosystem that includes the impact of fintech solutions on companies in other industries and provides the related IT spending trends. </P><P>Majority of the Japanese financial institutions are actively seeking the utilization of IT to create new businesses and strengthen products and services and therefore are expanding the usage of the 3rd Platform and innovation accelerators. The provision of fintech solutions and their earnest utilization in many financial institutions are likely to boost the spending toward 3rd Platform and innovation accelerators in the future. The impact of these solutions will not only be felt by financial institutions but also by systems and businesses of many companies in the fintech ecosystem developed to include start-up companies and companies in other industries. </P><P>"IT suppliers should actively support the construction of a fintech ecosystem targeting financial institutions so as to create an impact," said Hitoshi Ichimura, research manager, IT Spending Group, IDC Japan. </P><P>This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=JPJ41781617">JPJ41781617</A></B> and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.</P><P>All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:</P><UL><LI>IDC Opinion</LI><LI>Methodology</LI><LI>Definition</LI><LI>Executive Summary</LI><LI>Future Outlook</LI><LI>Essential Guidance</LI><LI>Synopsis</LI></UL> Industry Development and Models Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Hitoshi Ichimura Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Unified Communications and Collaboration, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective presentation provides a view of the worldwide unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market. The presentation is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC analysts on the key issues impacting the UC&C market. The presentation includes the following updates for 2017 and going forward:</P><UL><LI>Industry and market overview</LI><LI>Competitive landscape</LI><LI>Buyer perspective</LI><LI>Future view of the market</LI><LI>Advice for the technology supplier</LI></UL> Market Analysis Perspective Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Rich Costello, Amy Lind Western European Vertical Markets: Benchmarking IT Against GDP and Total Employment, 2016 <P>This IDC study analyzes Western European vertical market indicators aimed at understanding the structure, size, and economic importance on a country level of all major Western European industry sectors. Focus is on GDP contribution of vertical markets to total GDP on a country level, and employment numbers by vertical market in the 16 Western European countries in 2016. To assess IT sophistication, IT-over-GDP and IT-per-employee ratios are also given for each vertical market in the 16 Western European countries. Vertical markets covered include discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, retail and wholesale, resource industries and construction, utilities, telecommunications, media, transportation, personal and professional services, financial services, and the public sector.</P><P>"Exploiting IT potential is crucial to increase market opportunities in sectors characterized by lower IT sophistication. For more mature sectors, the key is to innovate in order to obtain an important advantage on competition," said Carla La Croce, research analyst, IDC European Industry Solutions.</P> Market Perspective Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Carla La Croce Aruba Extends Its Enterprise Network Footprint with New 8400 Switch, ArubaOS-CX Operating System <P>This IDC Market Note discusses Aruba's recently announced 8400 series core and aggregation switch, alongside the also newly announced ArubaOS-CX operating system, 2930M edge switch, and API-driven asset tracking solution. The Aruba 8400 represents the first Aruba-badged core network switch and is landing on the market at a time when vendors are being challenged to offer programmable, automated, and data-driven networking platforms.</P> Market Note Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Nolan Greene, Rohit Mehra