Software-defined networking still has a bit of an image and branding problem to work out -- not to mention establishing a concise definition.
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IDC reported that cloud software spending---software as a service primarily with a bit of platform as a service---accounted for 86 percent of the cloud revenue pie.
The future of storage is software based, claims a new IDC report, because FOBS solutions are more versatile than rigid, hardware-based options.
According to IDC, the market has increased 3.2 percent during the first quarter of 2013 compared to a year-ago quarter.
According to IDC data, the enterprise software market's growth is slowing, but analytics and big data are strong. Western Europe stumbles, but other regions grew.
Research firm IDC says Google-developed Android is now on three-quarters of all smartphones worldwide, while Apple's closed software-hardware ecosystem relegates the platform to a distant second-pace.
EMC is the top storage vendor in both hardware and software. Storage software grew at a weak clip in the second quarter as hardware systems chugged along.
Big data awareness and vendors scrambling to play nice with technologies like Hadoop are fueling an analytics software surge through 2016.
The global market for Hadoop- and MapReduce-related software will grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 60 per cent through to 2016, according to IDC data.
IDC put the Hadoop-MapReduce ecosystem market at $77 million in 2011. That'll change in a hurry.
What are the top 6 myths? That open source software will enter every market, is inherently innovative, it improves faster than commercial software, that it has less lock-in, that it's free and that it has little benefit if one is not involved in the community. IDC calls these ideas "myths" but acknowledges there's more than a grain of truth to all of them
Analytics is 2012's version of the term "cloud computing." Everyone is talking cloud and everyone is talking analytics. Combine the two and vendors are in heaven.
Organizations' emphasis on productivity, process optimization and business integration fueling growth in enterprise software market in Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan, IDC states.
EMC keeps its lead as fourth-quarter revenue grows for external disk storage hardware, while storage software also makes gains, according to IDC
More sophisticated threats, management overheads, and regularity compliance will spur double-digit growth for industry in region, analyst firm notes.
Global IT spending to hit US$1.6 trillion in 2011, says IDC, noting that while hardware spending will remain strong, focus for the industry will be on software spending.
IDC is projecting global IT spending will be $1.6 trillion in 2011, up 5.7 percent from 2010. But under the hood there are a few key shifts underway in cloud computing, social software and mobile apps.
IDC has issued a new report on the worldwide storage software market which indicates year-on-year revenue growth for EMC and other storage vendors
The Software as a Service market is growing by 25 percent a year. Many new investments are being steered toward Infrastructure and Platform as a Service.
"Managed print services is a game-changing trend that will have significant impact on the hardcopy market well into the future," said Michael Orasin, research manager, Hardcopy Software and Services for IDC. "The growth of print services will continue to escalate as companies of all sizes comprehend the savings that can be realized under such programs and vendors compete to gain share. The majority of vendors are either aggressively investing in services that they have had in place for several years or, seeing the adoption trend, working to initiate competitive programs to remain relevant."