State of the Market Q3 2017: IT Spending Review and Outlook
2017 is shaping up to be a good year for IT spending. New technologies including IoT, robotics, and AR/VR are expanding the overall market, while traditional categories migrate to cloud and mobile platforms and businesses ramp up their investment in analytics or social collaboration to boost productivity. Digital transformation initiatives are driving an uptick in project-oriented spending, as end-users seek to leverage technology innovation into business benefits. A stable global economy has also helped, with emerging markets rebounding while mature economies have continued to post stable growth despite wild cards like Brexit. While economic risks remain, the short-term outlook has improved in recent months. However, beneath this picture of apparent calm and positive growth, seismic shifts are taking place which will reshape the industry for the next decade and beyond.
In this IDC Web conference, Stephen Minton will review the latest IT spending data and leading economic indicators for IT buyer behavior, alongside updated market sizing and forecasts from the IDC Worldwide Black Book.
RecordedNov 16 201763 mins
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In the last decade, the way we work has changed beyond recognition. Today’s workforce is more open, agile and collaborative than ever before. The notion of the traditional static workplace is being transformed into the WorkSpace, where the activity is no longer restricted to a physical place, device or defined times of the day.
The Future Workspace has been designed around the end-user, and has business in mind. New solutions are augmenting our skills and capabilities to new horizons never imagined before, connecting humans and machines, and positively impacting productivity (always on), efficiency (business at the speed of “now”) and customer engagement.
Cloud is radically changing the way we do business, making #cloudfirst strategies an essential mandate for European organizations. As part of this movement, Multicloud is an imperative that many organizations are striving for. Multicloud can enable significant IT cost savings, greater control over compliance and data security, and provide enhanced functionality through the selection of advanced IT cloud services.
While Multicloud brings a multitude of advantages for organizations, the solutions are not straightforward. The toolbox is diverse, and successful strategies need to address areas such as cloud cost monitoring, cloud compliancy (GDPR) policies, and holistic connectivity strategies into multiple cloud environments. IT Buyers also need to take different approaches to Multicloud based on existing infrastructure, internal skillsets, existing procurement strategies, and company size and location. Multicloud challenges extend to vendors and services providers, who need to adapt their consumption models and compliance policies to a rapidly changing market.
How can buyers discover where they sit in the Multicloud Readiness process, and where to go next? How can vendors and service providers best guide buyers towards building successful Multicloud infrastructure? What are the Multicloud adoption rates in Europe and what learnings can be found from organizations making the journey?
Please join Giorgio Nebuloni and team on March 27th, 2018, where these questions along with key findings from IDC’s Multicloud Readiness Survey will be presented. Essential guidance to European buyers and vendors will also be provided through IDC’s Multicloud Readiness Framework, as organizations plan their Multicloud strategies for 2018 and onwards.
Stacey Soohoo, Research Manager and Bill Fearnley, Research Director, Worldwide Blockchain Strategies
The future of blockchain remains promising, and as enterprises move along their journey of technology adoption to keep up with accelerating digital transformation, technology suppliers' futures also seem bright. In this web conference, analysts from IDC's Customer Insights & Analysis will review key market insights on blockchain spending trends, how it will affect technology buyers, and the impact it will have on the IT supplier.
With cloud and broader digital transformation having an impact, the European partnering landscape continues to evolve. What was once a fairly straightforward, linear supply-chain channel is now quickly emerging as a complex, nuanced and fast-changing partnering ecosystem. This transition is having a huge impact on the way partners do business, and how vendors (and distributors) must interact with them.
In this 30-minute webcast – which is suitable for vendors, distributors, service providers and solution providers - IDC's Channels and Alliances analysts will delve into some of the key topics for 2018, and offer advice on how to navigate these complexities. This year, some of the big changes impacting partners include the impact of digital transformation, the growing importance of Partner-to-Partner and alliance engagements, the changing role of distributors, and of course, GDPR.
Including the latest IDC data and a chance for Q&A with industry analysts, this webinar is essential listening for those planning and executing a partner strategy for 2018.
David Tapper and Xiao-Fei Zhang, IDC Global Services Markets and Trends
In this IDC Web conference, outsourcing analysts David Tapper and Xiao-Fei Zhang will leverage IDC's BuyerPulse Services Deals Database to provide an analysis and assessment of outsourcing deals based on a rolling 4-quarter view from Q3 2015 through Q4 2017. The analysis will better enable service providers to pursue key markets, incorporate strategic capabilities, and ensure that they are optimally positioned.
Marcus Torchia, Research Manager, Customer Insights & Analysis, IDC, and Carrie MacGillivray, VP IoT & Mobility, IDC
The Internet of Things marches relentlessly toward a ubiquitous future as it becomes the underpinning of many 3rd platform technologies. Organizations are beginning to move beyond pilot deployments to realize the promise of the IoT.. Along this journey, technology adoption and the investment horizon is moving fast and hindered only by the speed of business change. In this webinar, we will share market insights on expectations about technology adoption from the field, key insights on the spending landscape and IoT buyer sentiment.
Infrastructure spending is shifting towards services providers. Most of the data already resides with service providers and where are currently at a tipping point when a majority of spending on servers, storage and networking takes place in the service provider segment of the market. With this shift is spending, innovation and key skills are expected to shift as well. Service providers are already at the center stage in many aspects of Digital Transformation, from technology to operations.
At the same time, it is not only the size of the market that is changing, it is also its structure. For example, with rapid growth of ODMs in the region, competition in the market intensifies. In these circumstances, it is more important than ever to understand the rapidly evolving service provider market in a greater detail than ever.
After almost a year of research, IDC rolls out a brand new detailed view on infrastructure spending in the service provider market, segmenting the market by service provider type and tier 1-3 and tracking ODM spending and other aspects, such as in which geography the purchasing decisions are made as opposed to where the shipments land.
Please join Giorgio Nebuloni and team on February 22nd, 2018, where these questions along with key findings from IDC EMEA Service Provider Model will be presented. Essential guidance to European infrastructure vendors will also be provided, as organizations plan their infrastructure spending for 2018 and onwards.
During the webinar, IDC European Retail team will discuss the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the European retail industry over the next one to three years. In particular, the webinar will address the following questions:
•What will happen in the adoption of the retail omni-channel commerce platform?
•How will Western European retailers embrace a customer experience architecture?
•What is the impact that external events will have on European retail industry?
•What will be the main differences, across countries, in terms of business priorities and investment plans?
The impact of IoT in current societies and organizations is now very much a reality as more and more examples of IoT ecosystems emerge and implementations take place across different industries.
After the initial hype and an explosion of a myriad of use cases across industries, IoT is now experiencing a new maturity phase with early adopters now focusing on cross-sector integration and a deeper data value exploitation. Only when IoT is able to generate real data monetization, will it reach its ultimate goal and unlock its full potential. Understanding and anticipating IoT market trends will be key for fast-moving companies eager to truly make IoT work for their organization!
This complimentary webcast will explore the main European IoT trends across technology areas and industries, highlighting market opportunities, key themes for 2018 and European successful real-life examples. This also leveraging the recent IDC EMEA IoT Survey results, that provides a fresh look at the European IoT end-users perception.
In this IDC web conference, Stephen Minton will review the latest ICT spending data and leading economic indicators for ICT budget trends and new 3rd Platform technologies, alongside updated market sizing and forecasts from the IDC Worldwide Black Book, answering questions such as:
• How has the technology market performed so far in 2018, and how have forecasts for 2019-2022 changed as a result?
• What impact will economic trends have on IT spending over the next 5 years, and what are the main downside risks to the outlook?
• Which new technologies are experiencing the fastest growth in emerging markets, and which geographies are set to emerge as global leaders beyond 2020?
• How quickly are tech budgets moving from traditional IT deployments to the 3rd Platform of cloud, mobile and new technologies such as IoT and robotics?
• What does the expansion of the ICT industry and the emergence of new categories mean for traditional tech vendors and buyers?
Steve White, Program Vice President, and IDC's Worldwide Channels & Alliances Team
Join IDC's Worldwide Channels and Alliances team as they discuss the key trends they have been seeing in software and infrastructure channels as well as in strategic alliances, hear a brief review of 2017 predictions and outcomes, and then their predictions for 2018 and beyond.
Emily Taylor, Senior Analyst, Consumer & Mobility & Manish Nargas, Research Analyst, Consumer & Mobile Research - IDC Canada
Join IDC Canada’s Emily Taylor and Manish Nargas as they review the trends impacting the adoption of smart home technologies in Canada. Attendees will gain insight into consumer interest, adoption, priorities and approach to installation as well as the factors currently shaping the market. Manish and Emily will also showcase a new consumer research offering that is designed to showcase topic-specific responses to questions asked in IDC’s consumer surveys at a cost-effective price point.
The smart home: home automation and security
Devices driving current adoption
State of the market today: DIY vs. managed services
Role of smart/intelligent assistants in the home
Smart home control preferences
Canadian Consumer Market Speak: What is your best view?
Joseph Pucciarelli, Group Vice President, IDC's IT Executive Programs
By 2022, IDC forecasts that 80% of enterprise revenue growth will depend directly on digital offerings and operations. To benefit from this growth opportunity, IT and business leaders of the enterprise must prepare by building up the correct capabilities.
During this session, you will learn new IT capabilities (processes, platforms, talent, governance) needed for digital transformation, and walk away with the three critical digital strategies many organizations are pursuing: experiential engagement, data monetization, and digital business at scale.
Key Questions Addressed:
• What technology management strategies and practices should IT organizations adopt as digital business capabilities are requested by the various business units?
• What is a technology capability, and how is it different than IT's existing implementation models?
• How should CIOs and technology leaders begin their own technology capabilities journey?
Who Should Attend:
• Chief Information Officers, and their direct reports
• Chief Technology Officers
• Chief Digital Officers
• Senior IT and business executives
• Digital innovation leaders
This IDC Web Conference will feature data highlights from the inaugural IDC Worldwide Data Services for Hybrid Cloud Forecast. Every vertical industry is now seeing the impact of digital transformation (DX). In DX, data is core as every change and process relies on converting data into actionable insights. And the leading digital organizations are discovering that the cloud – in terms of its power to deliver agility and flexibility in data management and faster time to insights – is indispensable for achieving their DX business objectives.
IDC's Ritu Jyoti and Robert Westervelt will discuss the latest trends in hybrid/multicloud deployments, proliferation of application deployment models and data formats across hybrid IT, associated data management challenges, and how data services for hybrid cloud can help organizations gain a competitive edge and thrive in the DX era.
We invite you to join us for this IDC Retail Insights Webinar on 25 January, 2018 at 2 PM (GMT) led by Ivano Ortis, Vice President IDC Retail Insights. During the webinar, Ivano Ortis will share insights on the future of commerce, and in a panel discussion, Luciana Padua, Director of Consumer Insights in Digital Brand Commerce at Adidas Group, and IDC’s Andrea Sangalli will share their vision on the current state of retail industry.
Randy Perry, VP, Business Value Strategy Practice & Nancy Selig, VP, Interactive Platforms Services
Business Value: Top 5 Best Practices for Enhancing Your Digital & Sales Dialogue
IDC research has shown that 90% of large organizations have deployed IT initiatives in support of digital transformation. Demand for technology that accelerates digital transformation is here today and growing. Companies unable to take advantage of this trend may be gone in five years.
Join IDC Sales Enablement on Wednesday January 24th at 2 PM EST for a 1-hour free webinar on how to leverage business value and ROI tools and marketing material to help enhance your sales and online conversations.
In this session, Randy Perry, Vice President of IDC's Business Value Strategy Practice, and Nancy Selig, Vice President of IDC's Interactive Platforms Services, will offer best practices on the following areas:
• Provide research-based content – Tie your technology solutions to improving business outcomes and business performance
• Integrate your sales and marketing activities to deliver a compelling business value case
• Leverage new interactive tools - 80% of the buyers' journey is done on line
• Improve customer experience with targeted personalized programs and content
• Differentiate your message – everybody is talking Digital Transformation, what’s your unique story?
Technology is changing work as we know it. This impacts organizations’ culture, required skills, the way talent is sourced, the workspace, and the nature and make up of the workforce itself.
How prepared are organisations to embrace the Future of Work (FoW) revolution? Most companies are puzzled and overly cautious about it, however burying their head in the sand is no longer a viable approach. Whether it’s Millennials requiring new workstyles, IT skills shortage, and work automation, these challenges require immediate attention and action. The adoption of new technology is just one pièce of the equation.
A successful transformation needs a concerted effort between CIOs, CISOs, HR and business managers.
Join Roberta Bigliani, Marianne Kolding and Alex Stratis to learn more about:
- What Future of Work really means for your organization
- Human - machine collaboration and its impact on work
- Concrete examples on how technology is changing work, now and in the next few years
- Best practices to overcome the challenges of Digital Transformation
Gard LIttle and Chad Huston of IDC's Worldwide Services team
This IDC Web Conference will feature data highlights from the 2017 Worldwide Services Leading Indicators Survey. Key themes to be explored include: interest in services built around Innovation Accelerators, such as the Internet of Things, AI and Cognitive Computing, .and Blockchain; how the buying decision is moving from IT to line of business executives; changes in buyer pricing preference; productivity gains due to services; and which factors (exogenous vs endogenous) services buyers are most influenced by in their buying decisions.
Danielle Hernandez, Kamil Gregor, Giorgio Nebuloni
In this webcast, IDC's European team will answer the following questions:
•What is Blockchain?
•Will Blockchain live up to the hype?
•What are the key use cases driving Blockchain adoption?
•Main examples of Blockchain usage in Europe?
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