The market for converged systems is surging. In 2015, worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 8.3 percent, to hit $10.6 billion, according to IDC.1 In the fourth quarter of 2015, this market generated more than 1,500 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments, which was up nearly 27 percent from same period a year ago.
These sales trends point to a lucrative opportunity for Dell partners, including system integrators, value-added resellers, and technology partners. If you’re a Dell partner or a prospective partner, this is an ideal time to explore your opportunities to ramp up your sales of our Intel-based converged systems.
The July 2011 publication of the IDC Vendor Spotlight paper, "Recovery in the Cloud", sponsored by Doyenz, focuses on trends and technologies in advanced storage services. Specifically, the report notes that the ability to restart applications on alternate resources and the ability to access production data are critical to restarting business services. Download the report to learn more about both market trends impacting business continuity and cloud services as well as the benefits of advanced storage services.
Published By: Infortrend
Published Date: Feb 14, 2011
As the economy emerges from the global financial crisis of 2009 and businesses start to take a cautiously optimistic view of the future, IDC is seeing certain changes take place within the
business environment, especially around attitudes to IT purchasing and specifically around the
challenges that have emerged regarding storage technologies.
Most critically is the emergence of storage as a business critical solution environment that proved to be immune to the recession, in that businesses were quick to discover that, in spite of the slowdown in revenues and income, data continued to grow and, in some cases, this growth in data was a direct result of the impact of the recession. Consequently, one of the unexpected outcomes of the financial crisis is that storage has emerged as a new area of concern for business owners as they began to understand that it was almost impossible to reduce data growth and, therefore, efficient methods of managing data will have a direct impact to the efficiency of the business.
Published By: Infortrend
Published Date: Feb 16, 2011
In this White Paper, IDC discusses the reasons for ongoing data growth within organizations and examines a number of technology approaches that can help IT departments manage the costs associated with provisioning storage more effectively. Understanding what drives the growth of data, the challenges inherent with existing practices for provisioning new storage and the economic impact of the low utilization rates for storage found in most enterprises will help businesses in assessing the right approach to their next storage acquisition, in light of the change in economic dynamics and the looming threat of a storage management meltdown. IT departments have several primary concerns about storage infrastructure:
* Ensuring application and data availability
* Limiting downtime, both scheduled and unscheduled
* Ensuring data security and integrity
* Reducing the initial acquisition and ongoing costs associated with storage
* Managing storage resources and their utilization levels
* Addressing the complexities within the storage environment
All of these issues are of great concern to IT departments and, if not handled correctly, can lead to challenges for the business. Since many IT departments are concerned with these issues, we can begin to understand the many challenges faced when it is time to provision new storage capacity, be it for a new application or to cater for the growth in data from existing applications or users.
When IDC speaks with IT executives, questions about a storage solution's usability are often paramount. See what IDC says about storage usability as a critical requirement for IT in small and medium-size businesses and remote offices. Find out how EMC's new VNXe systems, built to fit into the space constraints of the smaller business while scaling up to 300 TB, offer advanced storage functions such as snapshots, replication, sophisticated management, and substantially improve usability.
Cloud backup and recovery services present a strong growth opportunity for solution providers, including increased monthly recurring revenue, customer satisfaction, differentiation and/or market expansion. It can serve as a core business model or be complementary to a broader range of cloud services.
This IDC Market Spotlight provides some key insights based on IDC's discussions with solution providers that have built successful cloud revenue streams and have IT services as an important part of their business model. These insights are not intended to be silver bullets but rather points to ponder as you consider the cloud strategy that will work best for your unique business and circumstances.
IDC research shows that reliance on resale revenue is declining, with 36.4% of solution provider revenue coming from the resale of software and/or hardware in 2012 versus 53% just 10 years ago.
That's because margins keep getting squeezed, and IT services can earn a higher gross margin. But when you are reselling cloud, it is less about the margin you collect on subscription billings and more about acquiring a relationship that can spawn a wealth of revenue streams. The trick is to focus on ways to leverage cloud resale to add to both the top line and the bottom line.
As the old saying goes, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you." To be successful with cloud, you need to follow the right path. Your underlying strategy is very important, as
are the sales and marketing tactics you use to build out your business. This IDC Market Spotlight provides some key insights on sales, marketing, and business strategies based on IDC's discussions with solution providers that have built successful cloud practices. These insights are not intended to be silver bullets but rather points to ponder as you consider the strategy that will work best for your unique business and circumstances.
This paper is part of a series developed by IDC to educate organizations on the cloud opportunity and provide guidance on how to succeed in the cloud marketplace.
In 2008, IDC started to notice the IT industry was at the beginning of a hyper-disruption – one of those massive shifts that comes along every 20–25 years. In 2011, we had seen enough to give it a name: the 3rd Platform. The new era of technology is built on the four technology pillars for innovation and growth: cloud, mobile, big data, and social technologies.
Si vous êtes responsable des TI dans une moyenne entreprise, vous redoutez probablement le moment d'ajouter un nouveau réseau de stockage (SAN). Pourquoi? La réponse simple est qu'il s'agit d'une combinaison de défis et d'opportunités.
Il ne s'agit pas simplement de relever le défi de l'explosion des quantités de données à un moment où les budgets informatiques demeurent toujours serrés. C'est vrai que, selon les estimations d'IDC, les besoins en matière de stockage de données grimpent en moyenne de 60 % par an et les organisations dépensent déjà environ 23 % de leur budget informatique sur le stockage.
For many organizations, digital transformation (DX) is the most strategically important initiative for the
organization and may determine its ability to compete in the coming decade. IDC estimates that 60%
of organizations will have created and begun implementation
of a digital transformation strategy by 2020. These DX
initiatives are designed to take the organization forward as a
proactive, data-driven company that uses and monetizes data
to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
IDC considera que RR. HH. es responsable de abordar y
entregar los elementos clave de la transformación digital,
así como de cambiar la función de RR. HH. en sí.
Para ayudar a las organizaciones en este proceso, IDC ha
identificado cinco tendencias y acciones claves que
apoyan la transformación digital y el desarrollo de RR. HH.
Esta herramienta permite a los profesionales de RR. HH.
entender las hojas de ruta de entregas para lograr estos
objetivos de transformación claves, empezando hoy mismo.
The Internet of Things is growing fast: By 2025, IoT devices will transmit an estimated 90 zettabytes of data to their intended targets, according to IDC. Armed with information, businesses can revolutionise everything from fraud detection to customer service. But first, they need an architecture that supports real-time analytics so they can gain actionable insights from their IoT data.
Read the complete report sponsored by Google Cloud, and learn how to mitigate key IoT-related challenges.
While many organizations have acknowledged the importance of digitally transforming their businesses and processes to deliver speed and agility, most are just starting their cloud journey.
Cloud-in-a-Box delivers an enterprise cloud platform with a mix of on- and off-premises private cloud and public cloud, with orchestration between them. This will provide the organization with the ability to avoid vendor lock-in, find the optimal cloud services for a particular business or technical need, and increase redundancy.
Download IDC Infobrief on “Cloud-in-a-Box” to understand:
• How you can deliver the different functions of a data center and meet business requirements by deploying a “Cloud-in-a-Box.”
• Understand how industries such as financial services, manufacturing and healthcare can benefit from “Cloud-in-a-Box” technology.
• Self-discovery questions and focus areas that every organization needs to go through for successful cloud deployment.
Lenovo’s VMware vSAN-based hyperconverged solution reduces TCO by 40% within the datacenter.
VMware-based hyperconverged solutions from Lenovo come with a set of certified components that can be deployed to create platforms that support a broad array of workloads, performance, and budgetary requirements. With VMware vSAN pre-installed, pre-configured, and pre-tested, Lenovo’s VMware-based hyperconverged solutions help improve productivity, and cut complexity quickly and easily.
VMware-based hyperconverged solutions from Lenovo represent proven solutions that are enterprise-class and are already being leveraged within mission-critical environments around the world.
Download IDC’s Infobrief on “The Real-World Value of Hyperconverged Infrastructure” and learn how you can:
• Cut the cost of scaling infrastructure
• Reduce time spent on infrastructure provisioning
• Improve application performance
• Eliminate complexity and cost related to refreshing traditional infrastructure
As customers demand and expect more of a digitized experience, the scale and volume of secure data that’s being transmitted across the network is increasing exponentially. At the same time, across the APAC region high digital connectivity, contrasted with low cybersecurity awareness, growing cross-border data transfers and weak regulations have made this data a global target.
The growth in the “as-a-service” nature of the cybercrime marketplace is also fueling an increase in the number of traditional crime groups and individuals drawn into cyber offending. New sources of vulnerability from mobile, BYOD, CYOD, web-services and IoT devices are further broadening the cyber threat landscape with ever-more sophisticated forms of malware and DDoS attacks.
Download the IDC Report to get some tips on how to stay protected against cybercrime.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: May 09, 2018
ERP Must-Haves for Finance: Leave behind cumbersome reporting, spreadsheets, and data
that offers zero insights. IDC MarketScape has put together a guide to help you find the best finance and
accounting applications. Read an excerpt of the report to learn today’s must-have ERP capabilities and
why the IDC MarketScape positioned Workday in the Leaders category.