rsstelecom IDC RSS alerts Nest Expands Portfolio of Smart Home Security Products and Services <P>The market for smart home security solutions is evolving rapidly with new lines of differentiation forming not only around the devices themselves, but around the broader ecosystem of services related to those devices. With the launch of several new smart home security products and services, Nest will gain a boost to the company's portfolio of DIY smart home solutions and be in a position to compete more strongly against other DIY security vendors in the market, as well as against vendors that provide fully managed services.</P> IDC Link Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Adam Wright IDC: ICT Vendors to Embrace Unlimited Business Opportunities As China’s Development Zones Embark on Transformation Beijing, September 25th, 2017 ---- China’s development zones are likely to present billions of dollars in business opportunities for ICT vendors as their digital transformation boosts IT spending, according to a new report by IDC. Research Press Release Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Datacenter Trends and Strategies, 2018 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides insight into the worldwide datacenter market. It is intended to give clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's analysts on the key issues regarding datacenter decisions and future datacenter strategies.</P><P>"The datacenter market — for both enterprises and services providers — is rapidly evolving," said Kelly Quinn, research manager, Datacenter Trends and Strategies. "This IDC Market Analysis Perspective gives our clients useful information about the current state of the market and information about future directions."</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Rob Brothers, Jennifer Cooke, Kelly Quinn, Richard L. Villars Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Internet of Things — Infrastructure, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides insights on dynamics within three major IT infrastructure domains: networking, server, and storage, enabling and supporting the fast-growing Internet of Things market. The document looks at important developments, trends, and technology buyer sentiments. </P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Rohit Mehra, Ashish Nadkarni, Natalya Yezhkova Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Open Source Ecosystem, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) summarizes the evolving open source software market, including trends affecting related surrounding technologies. This MAP includes information on market development, the projects that are evolving, and the trends likely to affect commercial vendors and end users over the next five years. This MAP provides guidance to commercial organizations that are building products based on open source software.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Al Gillen Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Carrier Network Infrastructure, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides a view of the worldwide carrier network infrastructure market. It is designed to summarize key trends driving the industry and provide clients with an opportunity to engage with IDC's analysts on the key issues impacting this sector.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Rajesh Ghai Worldwide Contact Center Applications Market Shares, 2016: Acquisitions Adding Velocity to Market Changes <P>This IDC study examines the worldwide contact center applications market for 2014–2016. Revenue and market share of the leading vendors are provided for 2016.</P><P>"Customer experience discussions are happening at the upper levels of management, but change in the trenches may be hard to see," said Mary Wardley, VP, CRM Applications and Customer Experience. "For contact center professionals, this means continuing to develop best practices and quantitative measures of success tied to corporate goals beyond NPS and CSAT. Management needs to see bottom-line and long-term gains for CX to continue to evolve and be supported."</P> Market Share Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Mary Wardley IDC Innovators: Field Service for Manufacturing, 2017 <P>IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue of up to $100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or innovative new technology, or both. This study profiles four vendors: Fieldbit, Infomill Inc., MapAnything, and Mobile Reach.</P> IDC Innovators Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Heather Ashton Hitachi Creates a 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