rsstelecom IDC RSS alerts Google Enhances IoT Platform Strategy with Xively Acquisition <P>On February 15, 2018, Google announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xively, a division of LogMeIn Inc. The acquisition will support Google's Internet of Things (IoT) platform strategy, once the company figures out how it will reconcile the existing differences in positioning, packaging, and architecture.</P> IDC Link Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Stacy Crook 2018年 国内ITベンダーにおけるスマーターデータセンターの取り組み <P>本調査レポートは、IDCが提唱する次世代型データセンター(DC)運用モデル「スマーターデータセンター」に関する、国内ITベンダーの取り組み状況をまとめたものである。クラウドの拡大によってハイパースケールDCの新設が進んだが、今後はデジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)の拡大によってスマーターDCによるDC運用のイノベーションが重要となる。レポートでは、富士通グループ、NTTデータ、TOKAIコミュニケーションズの取り組みをまとめている。</P><P>「自社のDC運用の新しいモデルとしてスマーターデータセンターを利用する価値は明らかであるが、スマーターデータセンターを商用サービスとして提供する場合には、ビジネスモデルを慎重に検討すべきである」とIDC Japan ITサービスのリサーチマネージャーである伊藤 未明は述べている。</P> Market Perspective Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Mimei Ito Market Analysis Perspective:国内データセンターファシリティ市場 2017年 <P>本プレゼンテーションは、国内データセンターファシリティ市場の市場動向をまとめたものである。データセンターファシリティとは、データセンターの空調設備、電気設備、建設躯体などを指す。</P><P>本プレゼンテーションには、国内データセンターのサイト数予測、新設投資市場予測、保守更新市場予測と並んで、データセンター投資動向や運用課題に関するユーザー調査結果の分析が含まれる。</P> Market Analysis Perspective Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Mimei Ito Perspective: More Game Changers in Asia/Pacific's Race for Connected Core Banking <P>This document discusses the makings of a resurgence of core banking modernization among Asia/Pacific banks. The new era will be marked by banks' preference for a platform-based, componentized, and open API-enabled core banking systems. This will support banks' intentions to be as digital as possible. This report also highlights the propositions of four software providers that can support this drive toward banks' digital core. </P><P>Michael Araneta, AVP for IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific comments, "Across many years of research on core banking transformations, we have always recognized core banking modernization for their significant pull-through — they inevitably cause an increase in IT spending in other noncore areas. The pull-through becomes stronger this time around as the organization will have to skill up in many areas, such as information architecture discipline, knowledge on open API frameworks, and competencies in iterative development. All these make core banking modernization truly transformative."</P><P>"Banks now will have to assess how transformation of their core system will be a key part of their overall transformation. The decision will most likely be to not decommission the old core system and replace it with a new one but rather to abstract as much business logic from their current core and iteratively improve digital capabilities around that core," adds Sneha Kapoor, senior research manager, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific.</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Michael Araneta, Sneha Kapoor, Jerry Silva AWS re:Invent 2017: Implications for Retailers <P>This IDC Perspective discusses Amazon Web Services' (AWS) re:Invent 2017 event. This cloud computing event attracted 43,000 attendees, up significantly from last year, and sent attendees home with much to talk about. AWS delivered over 80 announcements of new products or product enhancements, which was a dramatic increase over the 2016 event, focused on AI, IoT/edge, data tools, container management, and serverless computing.</P><P>"Retailers are feeling the urgency to embrace the digital transformation, in search of efficiency and agility in their application portfolio and IT infrastructure. If and when retailers move their applications to the cloud, the competitive landscape offers several choices. As the AWS re:Invent event showed, AWS is strengthening its services and capabilities. While some retailers will do a deeper assessment of the relative business and competitive risk of jumping on the AWS bandwagon, AWS is showing that there is technology reward for retailers whose go-to-market strategies are not risk from Amazon." — Robert Eastman, research manager, Retail Omni-Channel IT Strategies</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Robert Eastman, Frank Gens, Robert Parker A Sneak Peek at the Five Key Themes Characterizing the European IoT Market in 2018 <P>This is a concise overview of the key themes that IDC's European IoT Practice expects to characterize the European IoT market in 2018. Please refer to IDC's <I>European IoT: What to Expect in 2018</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EMEA43553418">EMEA43553418</A></B>, February 2018) study for a more detailed description, including driving trends, successful European real-life examples, and tailored recommendations for both IT providers and end users.</P><P>These topics, including a detailed analysis of the European IoT market and spending, will also be detailed in the forthcoming complimentary IDC webcast <I>A Look at IoT in Europe in 2018: Accelerating Data</I><I>-</I><I>Driven Innovation</I>, which will take place on February 20, 2018.</P><P>"In 2018 European IoT adopters will be called to finally move beyond initial proof of concept toward broader and forward-looking implementations, and IoT players will be expected to consolidate their partnership strategies while developing stronger vertical specialization," said Andrea Siviero, IDC research manager and European IoT Practice co-lead.</P><P>"The IDC European IoT Practice expects the following key themes to characterize the European IoT landscape in 2018: IoT platform evolution, the emerging role of edge computing, new IoT-driven business models, the disruptive potential of IoT data monetization, and connected spaces ecosystem expansion," said Marta Muñoz Méndez-Villamil, IDC research director and European IoT Practice co-lead.</P> Market Note Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Marta Muñoz Méndez-Villamil, Andrea Siviero European IoT: What to Expect in 2018 <P>This IDC Market Presentation describes five key themes that will characterize the European Internet-of-Things (IoT) scenario in 2018, presented by the IDC European IoT Practice. It examines market drivers, highlights successful European real-life examples, and offers tailored recommendations to IT providers and end users. The five key IoT themes are: </P><UL><LI>IoT platform evolution</LI><LI>The emerging role of edge computing</LI><LI>New IoT-driven business models </LI><LI>IoT data monetization's disruptive potential</LI><LI>Connected spaces (vehicles, homes, offices, and other public areas/buildings) ecosystem expansion</LI></UL> Market Presentation Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Lorenzo Veronesi, Archana Venkatraman, Jan van Vonno, Maggie Slowik, Phevos Skalidis, Andrea Siviero, Rosie Secchi, Helena Schwenk, Angela Salmeron, Gabriele Roberti, Daniela Rao, Chris Pennell, Eric Owen, Marta Muñoz Méndez-Villamil, Sabitha Majukumar, Stéphane Krawczyk, Jonas Knudsen, Milan Kalal, Laura Hopp, Romain Fouchereau, Anders Elbak, Hannah Breeze, Adriana Allocato The Future of Mobile Networks for IoT Connectivity: LPWA and 5G <P>Mobile networks have primarily been developed to support the connectivity requirements of mobile phones. "However," says John Delaney, IDC Europe's Associate Vice President of Mobility Research, "the Internet of Things [IoT] is giving rise to a growing set of applications and devices that require very different things from the network." This report provides an overview of technologies that are aimed at making mobile networks more suitable for IoT devices and applications. In particular, it assesses low-power/wide-area (LPWA) upgrades for mobile networks and the IoT-focused capabilities of the forthcoming fifth generation (5G) mobile networks. </P> Technology Assessment Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT John Delaney IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Customer Experience Systems Integration 2018 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC Manufacturing Insights report uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of 11 service providers participating in the worldwide customer experience in manufacturing IT systems integration market. This IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assesses providers relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in a given market during both the short term and the long term. </P><P>"With the rise of customer centricity and the increasing urgency for manufacturers to deliver their customers, whether they are businesses or consumers, an engaging experience, manufacturers are increasingly seeking out IT service providers to help transform their separate customer management systems and digital channels into holistic system for managing and optimizing the customer relationship. This is certainly a market in which early movers will gain competitive advantage," says Heather Ashton, research manager for IDC Manufacturing Insights' Service Innovation and Connected Products Strategies Practice.</P> IDC MarketScape Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Heather Ashton Investments in Low Power WAN Technologies will Accelerate Enterprise Internet of Things in NZ AUCKLAND, February 13th, 2018 – IDC New Zealand has released a market report discussing the LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) market dynamics. The report, titled "The Battleground for LPWAN in New Zealand", discusses the industry and market dynamics of seven nationwide LPWAN networks vendors are deploying. Research Press Release Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT