Composable Infrastructure Is About IT Efficiency and Business Agility

This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses about composable infrastructure (aka composable/disaggregated infrastructure), an emerging category of datacenter infrastructure that seeks to (dis)aggregate compute, storage, and networking fabric resources into shared resource pools that can be available for on-demand allocation (i.e., “composable"). This emerging category of infrastructure seeks to optimize resources, lower operational costs, and create greater business agility. It will usher in an era of efficient and agile IT, specifically for businesses that are seeking to embrace and/or accelerate DX initiatives.

Source: IDC Bigdata

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities 2017 Predictions – APeJ Implications

This IDC study provides IDC’s top 10 predictions for the 2017 APeJ Smart City agenda. Key focus areas of Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) smart cities growth for 2017 and beyond include:

  • Sound City Economics; Risks Management Reducing fiscal deficits and socioeconomic debts and managing financial performance
  • Citywide CyberSecurity and Compliance; Increased Visibility and Accountability Enabling better accountability and transparency as well as strengthened security and privacy protection to citizen stakeholders
  • Future Citizens; SocioEconomics Infrastructure Transformation Revamping economic growth and reducing the social divide that increases risks of crime, risks of housing problems, and risks of higher incidence of chronic diseases
  • The City Century; Next-Generation Infrastructures for Smart CitiesCoping with demographic changes with critical infrastructure investments, such as the explosion of population in certain parts of Asia (e.g., cities), and worsening dependency ratios all of which will put pressure on already stressed telecommunications, health, education, social care, transport, and public safety systems
  • Securing the Future; Securing Investments and Sustained Manpower DevelopmentProvisioning for economic competitiveness where there is a notable increase in transnational competition for securing foreign direct investments and attracting the right mix of manpower talents to build and transform the local industries

“Most cities don’t look for a single silver bullet. Rather, these cities actively rally close collaborations and shared goals across all functions and jurisdictions of governments; technology and domain suppliers; planners, developers and private investors; nonprofits; academia, businesses, citizens and more all towards common shared goals," asserts Peng Ma, Research Manager, IDC Government Insights.

Gerald Wang, Head, Asia Pacific Government and Education, sees a growing national evolutionary agenda as well as citizen-centric eServices transformations as key target goals of numerous APeJ Governments in 2017. He adds, “The 2016 U.S. presidential election results and the end to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement between the APeJ and the US will pose short-to-mid-term challenges for APeJ city governments as their national governments need to figure out new trade, export and innovation-exchange opportunities as well as navigate tighter central/federal regulations on government IT procurement, national cybersecurity interests as well as a possible smaller pool of strategic sourcing options for smart city programs."

Source: IDC Bigdata

Avaya Files for Chapter 11 Protection

On January 19, 2017, Avaya Inc. announced that it had commenced a formal proceeding to restructure its balance sheet and better position the company for the future. To facilitate this restructuring, Avaya — together with certain of its domestic subsidiaries — filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Generally speaking, Avaya’s foreign affiliates are not included in the filing and will continue normal operations. Among other things, the motions request authorization to continue certain customer and partner programs and to honor certain employee compensation and benefit obligations.

Source: IDC cloud

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Security Products and Services 2017 Predictions – Asia/Pacific Excluding Japan Implications

This IDC presentation covers the key worldwide predictions for IT Security Products and Service 2017 and the implications these will have on organizations operating within the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) or APeJ markets over the next one to three years.

Senior IT leaders and line-of-business (LoB) executives will come away with guidance for managing the implications these predictions harbor for their IT investments priorities and implementation strategies.

Source: IDC cloud

France: Government IT Executive Survey, 3Q16 — Progressing Toward Digital Transformation

The IDC European Vertical Markets Survey is a landmark study of IT solutions, investment priorities, and emerging technologies in over 80% of the Western European economy.

The survey covers areas such as:

  • Key business priorities, the role of line-of-business (LOB) managers in IT decisions, IT budget direction, channel selection, and an assessment of the major technology suppliers supporting digital transformation
  • Short-term investment plans for traditional technologies spanning hardware, software, IT and business services, and telecom services, as well as security priorities and a wide range of industry-specific solutions
  • Current adoption and future deployment plans for the four pillars of IDC’s 3rd Platform: cloud, mobile solutions, social, and Big Data
  • A detailed analysis of implementation plans and use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • An initial assessment of the major enablers of digital transformation, including familiarity, adoption, and future deployment plans for a range of Innovation Accelerators, including the IoT, cognitive systems, robotics, 3D printing, and natural interface

This study analyzes the survey results for the government industry in France to help IT suppliers’ solution, marketing, and sales executives better target their offerings and go-to-market approach to the needs of IT and business executives in central and local governments:

  • Security and data protection tops the list of business priorities for both national and local government executives in France. National government executives are also keen on performance improvement and reducing operational costs.
  • Data leakage prevention is the top security concern among local government IT executives. Cloud security is the top security concern among national government executives.
  • Local governments have invested more in public cloud, while national governments more in private cloud. Governments executives plan to deploy storage and web hosting, app dev and testing, and analytics in the public cloud.

Local government executives are investing more aggressively in Big Data and analytics (BDA) than their national counterparts. Personalization of citizen services is the top use case for BDA.

Source: IDC consumer

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Security Products and Services 2017 Predictions — Western Europe Implications

This IDC Presentation focuses on the discussion by IDC’s Western Europe Security Research team of analysts on the key predictions that will impact the enterprise security market over the next five years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business (LOB) executives are given guidance on managing the implications of these predictions in their IT investment priorities and implementation strategies.

Source: IDC consumer

SAP EIM Announcement Reflects an Increased Focus on Data Integrity

Data is at the core of digital business, and part of the DX journey is a deeper focus on improving data management, governance, and integrity. Understanding that business and IT need to work together to be successful at data governance, SAP has announced updates to its enterprise information management (EIM) portfolio of products that can provide IT with improved data management tooling, and help improve collaboration between business and IT resources in the process of data governance.

Source: IDC Bigdata

2016年 国内産業用ネットワーク機器市場動向分析: IoTがネットワーク機器市場に及ぼす影響

本調査レポートは、製造業を中心に産業用IoT(Internet of Things)の活用が進展する中で、注目が高まりつつある産業用ネットワークに関して分析している。産業用ネットワーク機器と一般用企業向けネットワーク機器との違いは、設置環境と利用形態によるもので、産業用ネットワーク機器の設置場所は過酷な環境にある。また、産業用機械と同レベルの信頼性、安全性、遅延や冗長性に関するネットワーク要件、保守性が求められ、また10年以上といった長期使用に耐えられる製品が求められる。産業用IoTの進展は、産業用ネットワークの活用をも促進する。同時にネットワーク接続技術の移行も進み、従来のフィールドバス技術からイーサネット/IPネットワークへの移行や、固定から無線へ技術活用のシフト、無線技術の次世代化/5Gの活用への移行が進展するとIDCではみている。

成長が見込まれる産業用ネットワーク機器市場において、産業用ネットワーク機器ベンダーは、「すでに実績のあるITネットワークの技術を有効活用して、産業用ネットワークの高度化、効率化を進めるべきである。セキュリティに関しては、早急にITネットワークの水準にまで引き上げるべきである。最近は、対策が施されていない脆弱なIoTデバイスが外部の脅威の標的になってきていることもあり、対策は急を要する」とIDC Japan コミュニケーションズ グループマネージャーである草野 賢一は分析している。

Source: IDC cloud