rsscloudcomputing IDC RSS alerts Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Converged Systems Market Shares, 2023: Trends and Implications <P>This IDC Market Share offers a snapshot of the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) converged systems market and vendor performance during 2Q23. This study paints the key market trends concerning the adoption and evolution of converged systems. The advice provided in this document illustrates how technology suppliers should forge marketing strategies to help their enterprise customer leverage this technology group.</P><P>"The overall state of the APEJ converged systems market is not uniformed because some markets are expected to face more headwinds from external factors, such as slowed economic growth and others," says Mikhail Jaura, research analyst, IDC Cloud and Datacenter Research Group. "A converged system still holds a key role for enterprise's digital transformation (DX) efforts and onboarding of next-gen workloads, hybrid, and multicloud adoption and infrastructure modernization efforts — all of which are ever so required in an AI-enabled market boom," he adds.</P> Market Share Fri, 01 Dec 2023 05:00:00 GMT Mikhail Jaura, William Lee Cloud Transition Strategy, Business Cycle, and Ecosystem Architecture Use Cases for Studio Versus Broadcast Streaming Services <P>This IDC Perspective discusses cloud transition strategy, business cycle, and ecosystem architecture use cases for studio versus broadcast streaming services. The media and entertainment (M&E) industry in its transition to cloud services will continue to innovate, compete, and embrace a digital-first economy. The industry has been challenged by the threat of pure-play, over-the-top (OTT), and direct-to-consumer media providers that began with Netflix and then a final 2020 inflection point that culminated in the rapid adoption of cloud services and remote production. Driven by consumer demand for content immediacy, elevated levels of consumption, live latency-free streaming, and enhanced user experiences (UXs), the industry must embrace new business models and partnerships focused on total cost of ownership (TCO). The industry must adopt advanced native cloud business back- and mid-office systems that are highly integrated with media operations that address the unique requirements between motion picture studios and broadcast direct-to-consumer models and business cycles. The use of advanced technologies should be leveraged to develop more intelligent and highly automated cloud-based solutions using generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), machine learning (ML), and data analytics to improve workflow automation with intelligent decisioning while delivering higher levels of efficiency, productivity, and superior user experiences, culminating in higher monetization.</P><P>"The media and entertainment industry is now well on its way to cloud adoption, having started off with a hybrid approach that over the next 5–10 years may turn toward 100% cloud-based media factories," said Alex Holtz, research director, Worldwide Media and Entertainment Digital Strategies at IDC. "As M&E organizations transition to cloud services, they have the unique opportunity to adopt advanced, highly integrated native cloud business systems and technologies including generative artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics to improve workflow automation with intelligent decisioning while delivering higher levels of efficiency, productivity, and superior user experiences, culminating in higher monetization."</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 01 Dec 2023 05:00:00 GMT Alex Holtz IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud and Applications-Centric Marketplaces 2023 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC study provides an assessment of the leading cloud and applications-centric marketplaces based on the criteria and priorities of buyers that are increasingly seeking the convenience, speed, and choice provided by traditional marketplaces, but at the scale and efficiency of a digital environment. Digital marketplaces are defined as two-sided platforms offering a full digital commerce experience where buyers can discover, find, compare, procure, and manage approved SaaS and cloud applications and services. The study discusses current trends in the space, including the accelerated use of private offers and the emergence of different types of marketplaces, such as those run by distributors, ISVs, telcos, and service providers. It reviews the strengths and challenges of each vendor's marketplace and the vendor's strategic road map and positioning. Interviews and surveys conducted with active marketplace buyers and partners provide additional feedback and details for the evaluations.</P><P>"Technology buyers demand the same consumer-like experience, including convenience, broad selection, and speed, in their professional lives. Marketplaces have become a significant force multiplier for cloud service providers and ISV operators seeking to deliver that experience to business buyers. This is the first IDC MarketScape for cloud and applications-centric marketplaces that provides buyers with a detailed evaluation of the major vendors in this fast-growing purchasing channel," said Frank Della Rosa, research vice president, SaaS, Business Platforms, and Industry Cloud, IDC, and Nadia Ballard, research manager, Industry Clouds and SaaS, IDC.</P> IDC MarketScape Fri, 01 Dec 2023 05:00:00 GMT Nadia Ballard, Frank Della Rosa IDC MarketScape: 中国软件定义广域网基础设施2023年厂商评估 <P>本IDC研究通过IDC MarketScape厂商评估模型对中国软件定义广域网基础设施厂商进行了评估。</P><P>中国电信和物联网市场助理研究总监崔凯表示:“在数字化浪潮的推动下,企业用户对于网络的依赖度越来越高,而核心目的是保证业务的创新和增长。 SD-WAN技术以其灵活高效的带宽利用、简化的网络管理、以及安全能力的提升等特点,将继续为企业提供关键的网络基础设施保障。企业用户在选择SD-WAN供应商时,应深入了解供应商的技术愿景、创新能力以及对未来趋势的适应性,以确保其产品和服务能够持续满足企业业务的发展需求。”</P> IDC MarketScape Fri, 01 Dec 2023 05:00:00 GMT Kai Cui McKinsey Analyst Event 2023: Whispering a Little Bit Louder <P>This IDC Market Perspective provides IDC’s views, learnings, perspectives, and advice after attending McKinsey’s global analyst summit held on September 18 and 19, 2023, in New York City. This document discusses touring the company’s Innovation & Learning Center in Newark, New Jersey, and listening to a wide array of speakers — including clients — who covered a series of sessions ranging from innovation and partners/alliances/acquisitions to GenAI and decarbonization. </P><P>“McKinsey pulled the curtain back just enough to provide analysts with a unique vantage point of the firm,” said Erin Hichman, research manager, Digital Business Professional Services at IDC. “What we found is a services provider much more dynamic and hands on than the McKinsey of the 20th century. Innovation is deeply embedded in the core of the firm, and the relationships McKinsey has with its clients are deep, holistic, and long lasting throughout the engagement and beyond.”</P> Market Perspective Fri, 01 Dec 2023 05:00:00 GMT Erin Hichman, Jennifer Hamel, Gard Little, Bill Latshaw, Dan Versace, Ananda Chakravarty 1H23 India Compete — Public Cloud Services (Historical Only) <P>This IDC Presentation provides an in-depth analysis of the public cloud services market in India from January to June 2023 (1H23). It analyzes key market trends, market share by product category, and key vendor strategies in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS) market.</P><P>The data and insights within this presentation are part of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker research.</P> Market Presentation Thu, 30 Nov 2023 05:00:00 GMT Harish Krishnakumar, Hemanth Gudiwada 2022 Cloud Services Country Report — China <P>This report summarizes key events among China vendors and technology buyers in 2022 and offers relevant analyst insights on the cloud services market in the country. Furthermore, it analyzes the trends and competitive landscape in the China cloud services market and provides corresponding summary recommendations.</P> Market Presentation Thu, 30 Nov 2023 05:00:00 GMT Bryan Wang, Lee Zhang IDC Playbook Tech Sales Leaders: The Digital Business Opportunity for Software-As-A-Service Application Providers <P>This IDC Playbook for Tech Sales Leaders provides a concise current state view of the Asia/Pacific (including Japan) (APJ) software-as-a-service (SaaS) market, along with insights into digital business trends and guidance for account strategies. Tech sales leaders in the software application segments can use this information when seeking clarity about client buying criteria and impact of business transformation trends on enterprise and application development and deployment applications.</P><P>Business transformation using technology to compete is top of mind for CEOs and C-suite executives as 79% of APJ CEOs plan to increase tech spend to develop platform capabilities and digital use cases that enable digital revenue growth. To this end, technology buyers require SaaS providers to co-innovate digital use cases built upon a simplified IT core. Buyers are building business platforms and digital capabilities that scale and accelerate time to value. This includes generative AI capabilities to improve productivity and enhance competitive differentiation. As such, APJ SaaS applications are expected to grow by about 25% per annum between 2022 and 2027, with the application development and deployment app market becoming the fastest growing segment, growing to reach US$47 billion by 2027.</P><P>"In the digital business era, sales leaders of SaaS providers must go beyond software products to sell on business outcomes," says Lawrence Cheok, associate research director, IDC Digital Business Strategies. "To this end, leading SaaS providers are banking on generative AI use cases and unified data ecosystem propositions to reduce the complexity in buyers’ software stack and enable faster innovation," he adds. </P><P>The analysis in this report is based on results from IDC's <I>2023 </I><I>Worldwide CEO Sentiment Survey</I>, <I>2022 </I><I>Worldwide C-Suite Sentiment Survey</I>, <I>2022 </I><I>Digital Executive Sentiment Survey</I>, <I>2023 </I><I>Worldwide Generative AI Assessment</I>,<I> Readiness</I>,<I> Commitment Survey</I>, <I>2022 </I><I>Worldwide Future of Digital Innovation Sentiment Survey</I>, and <I>2023 </I><I>Worldwide Future of Work Survey</I>.</P> Market Presentation Thu, 30 Nov 2023 05:00:00 GMT Lawrence Cheok India’s IT & Business Services Market Grew to US$7.14 Billion in 1H2023 Amid Economic Hurdles, Says IDC INDIA, 30 November 2023 – According to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Services Tracker , the Indian IT & Business Services market was valued at US$7.14 billion in 1H2023 and recorded a 6.3% year-over-year (YoY) growth as compared to 7.4% in 1H2022. The slowing in growth rate is due to the restraint in IT spending among Indian enterprises brought by macroeconomic headwinds. Tracker Press Release Thu, 30 Nov 2023 05:00:00 GMT Industry Cloud Directory: Semiannual Update, 4Q23 <P>This IDC Market Presentation provides a semiannual update of IDC's Industry Cloud Directory. The directory is a research effort that tracks and monitors the development of industry clouds by vertical, across healthcare, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, construction, retail, government, energy, media and entertainment, agriculture, transportation and logistics, telecommunications, and other industries. Research is captured through a combination of primary and secondary research, with new industry cloud profiles added to the directory twice a year.</P><P>IDC's Industry Cloud Directory provides detailed visibility into the formation and development of industry cloud. The directory can help users identify industry cloud developments and trends within verticals, find potential alliances and technical integrations, learn new ways to enable collaboration, or find pockets of opportunity to create their own industry clouds.</P> Market Presentation Thu, 30 Nov 2023 05:00:00 GMT Nadia Ballard