rsspricingandvaluation IDC RSS alerts Asia/Pacific* Industrial Printer Shipments Achieved YoY Growth for Third Consecutive Quarter in 4Q23, IDC Says SINGAPORE, 28 February 2024 – Industrial Printer shipments in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan region (APeJ) achieved a double-digit growth rate of 24.6% year-on-year (YoY) and a slight sequential quarterly growth rate of 0.2%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Industrial Printer Tracker . Tracker Press Release Tue, 27 Feb 2024 05:00:00 GMT Infosys Americas Confluence Meeting 2023: Walking the AI, Digital, and Cloud Talk — The Infosys Way <P>This IDC Market Perspective describes the leading impressions of IDC analysts who participated in the Infosys Analyst Days event held in San Diego on September 14–15, 2023, where the company presented a breadth of topics meant to update analysts across all areas of its business. Clients and vendor partners also shared their experiences in working and partnering with Infosys. This document does not cover everything that took place at the analyst event. For greater depth into what the analysts experienced and to ask for more details of their impressions, feel free to reach out to them.</P><P>"Infosys' event was well balanced with sessions on the promises and realities of AI and GenAI, digital, cloud, industry breakouts, and the current state and future of Infosys," said Bill Latshaw, research director, Worldwide Business Consulting Services at IDC. "The company's technology showcase space was a useful way to speak one on one with Infosys leaders on offerings like Topaz and Cobalt as well as the vendor partners who shared innovations they developed with Infosys. The event did well in sharing what Infosys is capable of now and where it is driving toward."</P> Market Perspective Tue, 27 Feb 2024 05:00:00 GMT Bill Latshaw, Leslie Hand, Aly Pinder, Brian Wood Does Leasing Drive the Vendor Selection Process? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight reviews the correlation between leasing and the vendor selection process. In November 2023, IDC conducted a survey of 400+ IT decision-makers about IT leasing and financing plans. With the current environment of economic uncertainty, organizations continue to rely on leasing for their flexibility, protection against technology obsolescence, and the ability to budget more effectively. </P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 23 Jan 2024 05:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton IDC: Smart Devices Market Bottomed Out with Sales Better Than Expectations in This "Double 11" Shopping Season Beijing, November 10, 2023 – The smart devices market is slowed and still at a low point against the gradually recovering society and economy in 2023. However, the Double 11 shopping season 2023 brought up positive surprises. As consumer demand is thawing, finding an affordable substitute when shopping has caught on like wildfire among most consumers across China alongside the trend of focusing on cost-effectiveness. Tracker Press Release Sun, 10 Dec 2023 05:00:00 GMT Focus on Transparency and Flexibility to Grow Leasing Opportunity <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight reviews the top factors that respondents are evaluating to drive more leasing transactions in the future. In addition, IDC makes recommendations for lessors to improve customer experience and retention rates. The data comes from a 2023 IDC survey of 400+ IT decision makers about IT leasing and financing plans.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 08 Dec 2023 05:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton The Importance of Pricing and Purchase Channels in Recruiting Solutions <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at purchase price options as well as purchasing channels in recruiting software. Organizations are focused on enhancing their talent pools, recruiting software is front and center to simplify the journey to the right employee, and the digital world is adding in new pricing and purchasing channels. IDC conducted its annual <I>SaaSPath </I><I>S</I><I>urvey </I>in April 2023 (n = 110) across the talent acquisition segment of the HCM market. The overall <I>SaaSPath </I><I>S</I><I>urvey </I>of n = 2,875 was conducted across 14 industries and 23 enterprise application markets. </P><P>In the talent acquisition segment of the survey, 60.9% of respondents told IDC they are reskilling, upskilling, and shifting talent so they can support the expertise required in the digital world. With this comes the need to invest in recruiting solutions to reduce the time to fill an open requisition and enhance the quality of hire. It is imperative that organizations budget for their technology investment. </P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 08 Dec 2023 05:00:00 GMT Alicia Mokwa Did Organizations Increase Their Leasing Volumes? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines results from IDC's 2023 <I>IT </I><I>L</I><I>easing and </I><I>F</I><I>inancing </I><I>S</I><I>urvey</I><I>,</I> conducted in 4Q23. The survey demonstrates that organizations turn to leasing in times of economic uncertainty. At the start of 2023, the headlines about the economy were filled with discussions of inflation, a possible recession, and decreased spending forecasts. In times of economic uncertainty, organizations evaluate their procurement strategies and acquisition plans and often look for alternatives to purchasing.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Mon, 27 Nov 2023 05:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton GenAI Awareness, Readiness, and Commitment: A Deep Dive into Enterprises' Investment Plans and Major Concerns as They Ramp Up GenAI Plans in 2024 <P>This IDC Survey examines how enterprises are preparing for a new chapter of the digital business era: AI everywhere. The dramatic increase in awareness of generative AI (GenAI) in early 2023 triggered the dawn of this new chapter. In the second half of 2023, they began to develop investment plans and identify priorities for 20224 and beyond. Despite the hype, most enterprises are still considering use cases, struggling to understand the implications for data control/use rather than directly investing in GenAI models and solutions. Most plan to start investing in 2024.</P><P>Large enterprises (with >5,000 employees) are more concerned that GenAI is significantly disrupting their business, and 2024 is about getting access to the right infrastructure for model building. In 2025, the focus shifts to AI platforms for enterprisewide control of data and AI services.</P><P>This deep-dive document provides key findings from IDC's global <I>GenAI Awareness, Readiness, </I><I>and </I><I>Commitment (ARC) Survey </I>of 1,363 respondents in North America, Asia/Pacific, and EMEA conducted in August 2023 as well as two <I>Future Enterprise Resiliency </I><I>and </I><I>Spending Surveys</I> of 880+ respondents in the same regions (Waves 7 and 8). All were conducted at a time when IT leaders were deeply engaged in accessing the implications of GenAI for their organizations, establishing the preparedness of their IT systems/staff, and working on their road maps for 2024 and beyond.</P> IDC Survey Mon, 27 Nov 2023 05:00:00 GMT Rick Villars, Neil Ward-Dutton, Carol M. Glasheen, David Schubmehl, Andrea Siviero, Shane Rau, Vijay Bhagavath, Jason Bremner, Carl W. Olofson, Yanxia Lu, Karen Massey, Patty Bu Five Open Source Software Themes to Embrace <P>This IDC Perspective discusses the four waves of IDC survey data over the past five years that provide good insight into the evolution of the adoption of and confidence in open source software (OSS) in the United States. </P><P>"Customers enjoy considerable value from open source software, and particularly from commercially supported OSS — something that they increasingly recognize and appreciate," said Al Gillen, GVP, Software Development and Open Source, IDC. "From this point forward, there is likely to be more emphasis on secure supply chain software solutions for open source software, and in conjunction with more focus on maintaining the security of the underlying OSS projects, this should lead to better, ever more reliable solutions."</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 22 Nov 2023 05:00:00 GMT Al Gillen Worldwide Monthly Technology Investment Monitor: September 2023 — IT Spending Attitudes, Cloud Platform and Connectivity Services, and GenAI Data Use/Sharing Guidelines <P>This IDC Survey highlights the results of the worldwide monthly technology investment monitor for September 2023. IT leaders continue to face an array of conflicting challenges in the second half of 2023 as they continue to anticipate potential economic disruptions and react to the emergence of generative AI (GenAI) as a major technology development. In September 2023, IDC connected with IT leaders around the world to gain an insight into how they continue to navigate disruptions and prioritize technology investments, especially cloud platforms and connectivity. </P><P>We also delved into how the emergence of GenAI is affecting data use guideline development and forcing a reassessment of risks associated with privacy and intellectual property. In IDC's <I>Future Enterprise Resiliency </I><I>and</I><I> Spending Survey</I><I>,</I><I> Wave 8</I><I>,</I> IDC asked 888 IT decision makers in North America, Asia/Pacific, and Western Europe to indicate how concerns about inflation, recession skills shortages, GenAI, and other developments are affecting technology investments for the next year.</P> IDC Survey Wed, 22 Nov 2023 05:00:00 GMT Rick Villars, Lara Greden, Paul Hughes, Grace Trinidad, Frank Dickson