rsssmb IDC RSS alerts Bringing a Zero-Trust Architecture to Secure IoT <P>This IDC Market Note discusses the importance of a zero-trust framework for enterprise IoT deployments. IoT can very easily become the weak link or entry point for attacks in any organization, which is why IoT solutions need to be secure by design. Extending a zero-trust framework to IoT deployments can enhance security and reduce risk, but it is an enterprisewide strategy that requires a complete understanding of all IoT systems on the network. </P> Market Note Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Romain Fouchereau, Marcelo Lecocq 2021年 国内IT市場 主要ベンダーのローカルチャネル強化の取り組みと地場SIer/販売代理店の施策 <P>本調査レポートは、国内IT市場における主要ベンダーの動向の中でも、特にローカルチャネル(国内の大都市圏以外の地域の販売チャネル)におけるビジネス動向に関して調査、分析したものである。大都市圏以外の地域でのビジネス動向、チャネル施策について重点的に分析を行うが、特にこれら地域での主要ソリューション、およびデジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)支援の取り組みについて動向と課題を分析する。まず、2021年2月に実施した「国内ユーザー企業調査」におけるベンダー利用動向などの調査結果を分析し、地域でのベンダーに関する動向と課題を検証する。</P><P>多くの企業でDX推進の取り組みの加速を予測しているが、大都市圏以外の地域の企業ではリモートワークなど最低限の支出は行うものの、DX推進の取り組みは消極的なケースが依然として多い。大都市圏以外の地域の企業ではDX推進において潜在的に意欲は存在しているが、人材/ノウハウの不足、日頃取り引きするベンダーの担当者、またはパートナーのスキル不足から具体的な検討は停滞しているとみている。したがって、「ITサプライヤーは、大都市圏以外の企業におけるDX推進を支援するためにソリューションの体系化、ロードマップの明確化を図るだけではなく、地場のパートナーのデジタル化、経営層に対し効果的にアプローチするための施策検討など商品、チャネル両面での検討が求められる」とIDC Japan ITスペンディングのリサーチマネージャーである市村 仁は述べている。</P> Market Perspective Wed, 22 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Hitoshi Ichimura How Does Global API Management Adoption Vary by Region and Company Size? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines new data from IDC's <I>Future of Enterprise Resiliency </I><I>S</I><I>urvey </I>about the prevalence of API management software adoption globally. It compares regional adoption status, showing distinct differences in levels of adoption around the globe. It also examines differences in adoption levels between enterprise and medium-sized businesses and additional insights into why they vary.</P><P>According to Shari Lava, research director, Automation, at IDC, "While API management adoption is very strong in North America, other regions are quickly prioritizing this technology critical to speeding up composite apps, modernized integration, and better access to data — something that is critical in this next normal. Growth in this market is happening in all size segments, not just enterprises."</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 21 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Shari Lava Market Analysis Perspective: U.S. SMB Communications Services, 2021 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective examines key trends impacting the U.S. small and medium-sized business communications services markets. In this presentation, we focus on competitive positioning, market share, and service bundling and analyze survey data drawn from IDC's <I>2021 SMB Communications Services Survey,</I> which generated responses from 475 U.S. small and medium-sized businesses covering broadband, bundles, mobile, and other value-added services.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Tue, 21 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell AT&T 2Q21 Results: Consistent Execution with Some Alterations in Course <P>This IDC Market Note examines AT&T's quarterly results discussed in the company's 2Q21 earnings announcement on July 22, 2021. In this document, IDC analyzes AT&T's operating metrics and overall strategy in the context of the U.S. communications landscape.</P> Market Note Mon, 20 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Carrie MacGillivray, Ragupathy Vellappa Worldwide SMB Business Applications Update, 2021 <P>This IDC Survey looks at the shifting business application priorities of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), including customer-related applications, human capital applications, and back-office applications. After more than a year of operating in a COVID-19 world, SMBs have shifted their focus to four key applications to support their business, preferring industry solutions or customizations and the cloud in many cases. It also examines the triggers and barriers they are encountering when making cloud choices.</P><P>According to Shari Lava, research director, Automation within the AI and Automation group at IDC, "As we said a year ago, SMBs need to focus on the brass tacks applications to support their business, and adopt cloud, and that is exactly what has happened. Within 12 months, over half of business applications in this study will be in the cloud. SMBs need to stay abreast of the next end-of-life hardware and software to focus on the right next migrations that make sense."</P> IDC Survey Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Shari Lava Market Analysis Perspective: Japan Enterprises and SMB IT Spending Trends, 2021 <P>本IDC Market Analysis Perspective(MAP)は、国内IT市場における産業分野別、企業規模別(従業員規模別/年商規模別)の2021年の市場動向、および2021年~2025年の予測を提供する。</P><P>また、ユーザー企業の「第3のプラットフォーム」の利用動向に関しても併せて提供している。IDCでは、国内IT市場に関する産業分野別および企業規模別のIT支出動向の調査レポートを年間情報提供サービスとして提供している。このサービスでは、産業分野別、企業規模別での市場動向と市場規模を調査、分析している。</P> Market Analysis Perspective Thu, 02 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Akira Muranishi Home User Demand Drives Malaysia Home/Office Printer Market Growth in 2021Q2 KUALA LUMPUR, September 2, 2021 - According to the International Data Corporation ’s (IDC) Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker , Malaysia’s HCP (Hardcopy Peripherals) shipments, comprising Inkjet, Laser, and SDM, showed a growth of 4.6% QoQ and 21.1% YoY. The high YoY growth is attributable to the high demand for entry-level printers for work and learning from home purposes since 2020Q2 due to recurring lockdowns. Parents would purchase an entry-level printer for printing their children’s school materials and teachers would have to print and distribute modules to students who do not have electronic devices to access online classes. While the global shortage of semiconductors and chip supply has led to an increase in printer pricing due to higher supply costs, this has not hindered end-users from purchasing them. Any further delay in school reopening will result in sustained demand for home-based printers. Tracker Press Release Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Worldwide Small and Medium-Sized Business 2021 Cyberprotection Adoption Update <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines how small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) allocate cybersecurity spending currently and what investments they are planning to make since the emergence of COVID-19, and security incidents and threats continue to rise. It also provides key insights by industry, as well as digital maturity where differences in adoption patterns were observed.</P><P>According to Shari Lava, research director, "While investments in email and network security will be getting the most budget dollars from both small and medium-sized businesses, the investment patterns for additional technologies show that SMBs may be unwittingly creating vulnerabilities. Many are adopting new technology that is necessary for the business to compete, but are not thinking through the security safeguards that might also be needed."</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Mon, 23 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT Shari Lava Work from Home and New Work Behaviors Reveal Upcoming Changes Anticipated for Print <P>This IDC Survey presents the results of a global page volume survey IDC conducted in May 2021 to examine the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the opportunity for print. The following analysis includes both worldwide and U.S. results of a select number of questions raised in the survey. These questions covered respondent perspectives on the use of print in three periods: pre-pandemic, during the pandemic, and future expectations. Specifically, the questions addressed:</P><UL><LI>The proportion of time working at home</LI><LI>Access to a printing device</LI><LI>Average and median number of pages printed per month for work</LI><LI>Average and median document length printed for work</LI><LI>Average and median percentage of color pages printed for work</LI><LI>Average and median percentage of duplexed pages printed for work</LI><LI>Toner/ink reimbursement for work printing done on home devices</LI><LI>Type of toner/ink cartridges used to replace empty cartridges</LI><LI>Print volume trend for work</LI><LI>Top reasons for decreasing and increasing print</LI></UL> IDC Survey Thu, 19 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT Keith Kmetz