Red Hat 1QFY2018 Results: Promoting Success with Developers

Red Hat announced its 1QFY2018 financial results on June 20, 2017. The results were, as usual, above the average for the industry with an overall increase of 19% for total revenue vs. the quarter one year earlier. Of the $677 million of revenue produced during the first quarter, $458 million is from the company’s traditionally strong infrastructure-related subscriptions. But of particular note is the fast growth of, and Red Hat’s increased emphasis on, the company’s application development-related and other emerging product portfolio.


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Japan Enterprise Storage Systems Forecast, 2017−2021

This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #JPJ41779217 that presents the Japan enterprise storage systems market actual performance in 2016, as well as the market forecast from 2017 to 2021 based on this performance. Both the performance and forecast are analyzed from spending and shipment capacity perspectives. “In order to continue growing in the rapidly changing environment, storage vendors are strongly required to rebuild their storage product strategies and sales strategies according to deployment locations (off-premise or on-premise), deployment models (cloud or noncloud), and applications (mission-critical, business-critical, or analytics)," says Masaaki Moriyama, group director, Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC Japan.


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IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Finance and Accounting BPO Services 2017 Vendor Assessment

This IDC study presents a vendor assessment of finance and accounting BPO services through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the ecosystem. This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the finance and accounting BPO services space. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and to one another and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market during both the short term and the long term.

“The F&A BPO market is mature; deals are becoming increasingly small, and most, if not all, F&A BPO providers offer the full suite of standard FAO capabilities (R2R, O2C, and P2P). For providers, this means differentiation and value must come from your technology, ability to provide new and more cost-effective pricing models, and ability to drive digital transformation capabilities faster than your competitor," says Ali Close, senior analyst, Worldwide Finance, Accounting, and Procurement BPO Services.


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OpenStack Summit Boston 2017 — OpenStack Evolves and Adapts

This IDC Market Note provides insight into the happenings at 2017 OpenStack Summit held in Boston. The OpenStack Summit showed off the usual new customers and deployments and also emphasized continuing growth of the platform, but the biggest news was around OpenStack’s evolution and adaptation. New remotely managed delivery models, decomposition of the stack, project reorgs, and increasing collaboration with other open source projects were all unveiled amid a rapidly changing cloud marketplace.


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European Enterprise Communications Survey, 2017: Attitudes Toward SD-WAN

This IDC Survey offers detailed insight into the results of IDC’s European Enterprise Communications Survey, focusing on software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). It provides highlights by industry and employee size band. Industry sectors include finance, manufacturing, the public sector, retail, business services, and transport. The size segments used are 50–249, 250–999, and 1,000 or more employees.

IDC’s European Enterprise Communications Survey is an annual survey of organizations across Western Europe that aims to identify short- to medium-term business and 3rd Platform technology initiatives, budget holders, and priorities around network infrastructure, WAN/VPN usage, voice and data network services, cloud, Big Data and analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), videoconferencing, network life-cycle services (NLS), and service provider preferences. The survey includes domestic and international organizations with more than 50 employees that have headquarters in or outside Western Europe, are multisite, and run a private network. This year, a total of 1,061 companies across the region were interviewed.


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Worldwide Software-Defined Compute Software Market Shares, 2016: A Market in Transition

This IDC study examines the market share of software-defined compute software (SDC) vendors in 2016 as well as the market forces that influenced their performances.

“The SDC market is seeing flat to declining revenue for virtualization as value is shifting away from the core virtualization platform and into other infrastructure, management, and cloud areas. Virtualization shipments are positive but at a reduced rate because of saturation," says Gary Chen, research manager, Software-Defined Compute. “The emerging areas of this market, containers and cloud system software, are still small but are the future growth areas for this market."


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Worldwide Development Languages, Environments, and Tools Forecast, 2017–2021

This IDC study provides a worldwide forecast for 2017 through 2021 for the development languages, environments, and tools market.

“We are projecting a continued strong growth for the cloud deployment segment of the DLET market, with that segment showing a 2016–2021 CAGR of 28.1%. By comparison, the on-premises segment of the DLET market is showing a corresponding 2016–2021 CAGR of -3.5%," said Arnal Dayaratna, research director, Software Development at IDC. “Much of this cloud-based growth has a direct relationship to other growing market segments, including cloud-native applications, IoT, and mobile development."


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2017年 国内IT市場 産業分野別企業規模別 実績と動向分析

本調査レポートは、国内IT市場において、産業分野を17種類の企業分野および4種類の非企業分野、および従業員規模5種類に分類し、それぞれの分野のIT支出額実績(2015年、2016年)と予測(2017年~2021年)を報告するものである。また、各産業分野のIT支出額の推移を12種類の製品分野、4分類の従業員規模で細分化しているほか、各産業分野のIT支出動向のトピックス、背景分析も併せて提供している。なお、本調査レポートから、産業分野(旧18分野から新21分野)および従業員規模(旧4分野から新5分野)に細分化している。また、当該産業分野で見られるIT支出のトレンドなどを紹介する。2017年の国内IT市場は、スマートフォン分野などが牽引することでプラス成長となり、2019年まで堅調な拡大を予測している。IDC Japan ITスペンディンググループのリサーチマネージャーである市村 仁は「ユーザー企業は、経営課題解決のためにイノベーションアクセラレーターの活用を本格化させている。ITサプライヤーは、導入支援のために積極的にプロジェクトに参画することが重要になる」と述べている。


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Saudi Arabia UPS, Modular Datacenter, and Containerized Datacenter Markets 2016–2021 Forecast and Adoption Trends

This IDC study provides an overview of modular solutions and UPS within the Saudi datacenter space, and examines the drivers of and inhibitors to market growth, as well as projects that are being carried out with MDC and CDC solutions. The study also provides IDC’s five-year market forecast, and concludes with definitions and methodology.


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2017年 国内ハイパーコンバージドシステム利用動向分析:適用領域の拡大と大規模化の検討が進む

本調査レポートでは、国内においてハイパーコンバージドシステムを展開するベンダーの動向を概観すると共に、IDCが実施したアンケート調査の結果に基づき、国内ITバイヤーにおけるハイパーコンバージドシステムの利用動向を分析する。

IDC Japan エンタープライズインフラストラクチャのマーケットアナリストである宝出 幸久は「ハイパーコンバージドシステムの選定に当たっては、ITバイヤーは、ハイパーコンバージドソフトウェアとハイパーコンバージドシステムの両面を評価すべきである。さらに、ハイパーコンバージドシステムによる運用管理の効率化に加え、フットプリントの削減、IT管理者の確保や教育コストの削減といった観点も加味し、TCO削減効果に基づいた判断を行うべきである」と分析している。


Source: IDC cloud