rsspricingandvaluation IDC RSS alerts rsspricingandvaluation <P>On October 13<SUP>th</SUP>, at the Apple "Hi, Speed" Event (the 2<SUP>nd</SUP> installment of Apple's fall 2020 product launches); Apple finally made its much-awaited Smartphone announcements bringing refresh design aesthetics and new product innovations, while managing to introduce 5G connectivity across its new lineup. Additionally, a long overdue breath of fresh air was injected into the Apple's smart speaker portfolio after a three-year hiatus with the introduction of the new HomePod Mini.</P> IDC Link Tue, 20 Oct 2020 04:00:00 GMT Manish Nargas, Steve Yang, Shahd Elashri, Jean Philippe Bouchard rsspricingandvaluation <P>More than three years after Apple first entered the smart speaker market with the HomePod – during which time it has struggled to compete against the likes of Amazon, Google, Sonos, and others – the company has finally released its second smart speaker, the $99 HomePod Mini. The original HomePod's high price (currently $299, down from a $349 launch price), coupled with Siri's inability to match the capabilities and ecosystems of Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant have left Apple largely noncompetitive in the space. The new HomePod Mini holds the potential to be Apple's deliverance via a more competitive price, improved smart home integrations, clever capabilities tied to the iPhone, and continued improvements to Siri.</P> IDC Link Wed, 14 Oct 2020 04:00:00 GMT Adam Wright rsspricingandvaluation <P>On September 30<SUP>th</SUP> 2020, at their "Launch Night In" event - Google announced new smartphones and smart home devices that look to help the search giant drive market penetration – while the smart home devices look to solidify their market position, the new smartphones seem to be a <I>H</I><I>ail</I><I> M</I><I>ary </I><I>pass</I> to try to win over the Canadian market which is currently dominated by Apple and Samsung.</P> IDC Link Mon, 05 Oct 2020 04:00:00 GMT Manish Nargas, Shahd Elashri, Steve Yang, Jean Philippe Bouchard rsspricingandvaluation <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an analysis of trends impacting worldwide digital business models and the monetization ecosystem (including subscription billing, price optimization, usage intelligence, and provisioning). Review of the key trends in monetization, application adoption, buying criteria, customer expectations, budgeting, decision making, and vendors is included. Key sections include industry highlights, market landscape, competitive assessment, future view of the market, and essential guidance. A current forecast for software revenue according to revenue type is included.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:00:00 GMT Mark Thomason rsspricingandvaluation <P>On August 27, 2020, Dell Technologies held a quarterly earnings call and disclosed its 2Q21 financial results. Dell Technologies maintains two primary business units, Client Solutions Group (CSG) and Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG). The company also includes a portion of the earnings resulting from its controlling share in VMware in its financial results. These businesses are discussed in detail below. The company reported that second-quarter non-GAAP revenue was $22.8 billion, which was down 3% when compared with 2Q20. During the quarter, the company generated non-GAAP operating income of $2.6 billion, a decrease of 5% versus the year-ago quarter. Recurring revenue increased by 15% YoY to $6 billion, which was driven by deferred revenue amortization, datacenter utility, and as-a-service consumption models.</P> IDC Link Tue, 01 Sep 2020 04:00:00 GMT Matthew Eastwood rsspricingandvaluation <P>This IDC study highlights how service leaders and IT within manufacturing organizations revisit the importance of warranty management within service life-cycle management and further enabled via connected products. IoT-connected products enable a wealth of real- and near-real-time data that can be leveraged to improve warranty processes and speed claims processing. </P><P>"The warranty operation has long been an afterthought for organizations as it seems to be a bit disconnected from how many manufacturers perceive to be their value proposition to customers," states Aly Pinder, program director, Service Innovation and Connected Products. "But as manufacturers rethink all aspects of service life-cycle management, the warranty operation must become a critical part of new business models and enhanced customer experiences buoyed by IoT-connected products."</P> IDC PlanScape Thu, 13 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Aly Pinder rsspricingandvaluation <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the results of an IDC survey conducted during June 2020 to understand IT buyer preferences and motivations when evaluating and acquiring used IT equipment. IDC surveyed 525 IT decision makers in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. </P><P>One of the questions focused on why organizations bought used IT equipment in their planning process. IDC reviews the interest in used equipment in different countries, key industry verticals, and the impact that sustainability plays in demand for used IT gear.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton rsspricingandvaluation <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the results of an IDC survey during June 2020 to understand IT buyer preferences and motivations when evaluating and acquiring used IT equipment. IDC surveyed 525 IT decision makers in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, United States, and United Kingdom. </P><P>One of the questions focused on changes in buying behaviors due to the current pandemic and economic downturn. In this IDC Survey Spotlight, IDC focuses on the trends, top countries that are driving acquisitions, and the key verticals that expect to increase their acquisitions of used IT equipment due to COVID-19. IDC continues to see increased interest in used IT gear, but the selection criteria has become more focused to reduce risk.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton rsspricingandvaluation <P>In this link, IDC looks at IBM Power and the expanding consumption-based portfolio that IBM has brought to market. IBM has expanded and evolved its portfolio, with the latest being IBM Power Systems Private Cloud Solution to include scale-out systems. This solution spans cost transparency, increases reliability, and is designed for the hybrid cloud, all wrapped with the services needed to size and deploy quickly and easily manage through its life cycle. IDC survey work has highlighted the need for these consumption-based offerings, and in a recent study, during the COVID-19 crisis, these offers showed a 41% increase in demand (source: IDC's <I>COVID-19 I</I><I>mpact</I> <I>on</I><I> IT S</I><I>pending</I> <I>Survey</I> (Wave 1–4 combined), May 2020).</P> IDC Link Thu, 30 Jul 2020 04:00:00 GMT Rob Brothers, Susan G. Middleton rsspricingandvaluation <P>This IDC study provides IDC's forecast for the software license, maintenance, and subscription market.</P><P>"The COVID-19 pandemic quickly forced the world's economy into recession and forced companies to figure out how to conduct business remotely. This significantly highlighted the value of recurring revenue and cloud services, which make businesses more resilient and agile and enable the ability to work from anywhere," said Mark Thomason, research director for Digital Business Models and Monetization with IDC.</P> Market Forecast Wed, 29 Jul 2020 04:00:00 GMT Mark Thomason