IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Process Manufacturing Execution System 2016 Vendor Assessment

This IDC MarketScape assesses the process manufacturing execution system (MES) market globally and focuses on evaluating and comparing the leading vendors operating in industries such as consumer packaged goods, chemicals, metals, and pharmaceuticals.

“Customers require support for multiplant enterprise orchestration, easy scalability, optimal interplay with modern technologies — what IDC calls the 3rd Platform: mobility, cloud, social, and Big Data analytics — and process innovation support through integration with additive manufacturing, robotics, product life-cycle management, and 3D systems," said Lorenzo Veronesi, research manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights. “Everything should be delivered by competent and supportive people through flexible and business-sensitive pricing models."


Source: IDC Bigdata

IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Big Data and Analytics in Defense and Intelligence Agencies in the United States

This IDC study presents the results of IDC’s 2015 Big Data and Analytics MaturityScape Benchmark U.S. Government Survey and should be viewed as a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: Big Data and Analytics (IDC #255138, June 2015). Together, they provide a comprehensive overview of IDC’s Big Data and analytics maturity model for the U.S. federal government.

This study also presents the results from quantitative research that will enable U.S. federal and defense agencies to work with IDC to assess their Big Data maturity level against industry benchmarks and make data-driven decisions based on their organizational goals.

In IDC MaturityScape: Big Data and Analytics (IDC #255138, June 2015), we identified the stages, dimensions, outcomes, and actions that organizations should consider to effectively develop Big Data competency. This document enables government organizations to answer the following questions:

  • Where is my agency on a maturity scale for Big Data and analytics competencies in terms of the mission needs?
  • Where are our government peers?
  • What are the top 5 traits of federal organizations in which the benefits of recent Big Data and analytics projects, in aggregate, met or exceeded expectations?
  • What are the characteristics exhibited in each maturity stage for each of the five dimensions of vision, data, technology, people, and process?

“The Big Data capabilities are represented by a complex interplay of strategy, technology, data, processes, and people looking to derive value from data to make better strategic, operational, and tactical decisions," says Adelaide O’Brien, research director, United States Government Digital Transformation Strategies. “As agencies concentrate on the mission benefits of Big Data, it is becoming increasingly critical to focus on improving the maturity of their organization’s capabilities to improve their national security and intelligence gathering efforts. Knowing the distribution of maturity across these dimensions allows IDC analysts and those adopting our methodology to assess current Big Data maturity, and comparing the current ‘as is’ to this government benchmark is a valuable performance management process."


Source: IDC Bigdata

CloudView Survey 2016: How Widely Are IT Operations Analytics Workloads Being Deployed in Public Clouds?

This IDC Survey Spotlight presents results from IDC’s 2016 CloudView Survey for the question asking how widely IT operations analytics workloads are being run in multitenant public clouds in the United States. Responses indicate whether these workloads are being run at all, how much are currently being run in private clouds, what the plans are to move a percentage to a public cloud, and what percentage of these workloads are currently being run in public clouds.


Source: IDC cloud

HP's Graphics Solutions Pre-drupa 2016: New Technology to Reinvent Print

This IDC Insight covers HP’s recent pre-drupa event for industry press and analysts at the company’s facilities in Israel. During the event, HP unveiled five new Indigo presses and three new PageWide web presses, all of which will be commercially available in 2016. The new technology was publicly announced on March 29, 2016.


Source: IDC cloud

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Discrete Manufacturing Execution System 2016 Vendor Assessment

This IDC MarketScape assesses the discrete manufacturing execution system (MES) market globally and focuses on evaluating and comparing the leading vendors operating in industries such as automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery and equipment, metal fabrication, high technology and electronics, and semiconductors.

“Customers require support for multiplant enterprise orchestration, easy scalability, optimal interplay with modern technologies — what IDC calls the 3rd Platform: mobility, cloud, social, and Big Data and analytics — and process innovation support through integration with additive manufacturing, robotics, product life-cycle management, and 3D systems," said Lorenzo Veronesi, research manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights. “Everything should be delivered by competent and supportive people through flexible and business-sensitive pricing models."


Source: IDC Bigdata

Google Cloud in the Enterprise: Opportunities for Differentiation Through Support

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) global user conference, GCP NEXT 2016, last week unveiled a number of expanded offerings in cloud services, but the real story lies in Google’s ability to deliver an enterprise-class sales and support experience. A comprehensive and robust approach to high-end support offerings for cloud solutions can be helpful when competing with established providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.


Source: IDC cloud

Evolving a Portfolio Approach to Enterprise IT PPM with HPE — Analysis and User Reference Summaries

This IDC Vendor Profile is one document in a series of IDC Vendor Profiles that examine customers’ use of IT project portfolio management applications. Here, we discuss HPE’s IT and related enterprise project portfolio offerings. We position HPE within this product category and relative to trends in IT management and the overall economy. We also include case study summaries to provide a broader context for adoption for HPE’s PPM.


Source: IDC cloud

On-Demand Live Phone Support: Samsung Expands Support Functionality in Samsung+ App

Samsung recently expanded the support functionality in its free Samsung+ app to include remote device access for troubleshooting, device diagnostics, and best practice sharing through communities. IDC believes that these expanded support offerings represent another step in the evolution of consumer mobile support delivery with implications for enterprise support as well.


Source: IDC consumer

IDC PlanScape: Measuring the Business Value of IT Services

This IDC study explores specific methods of measuring IT value with an emphasis on the question: How strong is IT’s contribution to achieving its customer’s business goals? A good understanding of this question goes a long way to answer the strategic question: How competitive is your IT?

“If IT can help the business outperform its competition in key business value metrics — such as the cost to process an order — then IT is creating competitive advantage to the business," says Bob Multhaup, adjunct analyst with IDC IT Executive Program (IEP). “Although it may be difficult to gauge the IT function in rival businesses, it is possible to measure IT value contribution in one’s own business. The measurement of the continuous improvement of business value metrics and the achievement of high-priority business goals are the paths that IT must pursue to help the business achieve competitive advantage."


Source: IDC cloud