Cloud Research — Recent Reports

IDC Health Insights Releases MarketScape Report on Top U.S. Care Management Vendors for Healthcare Payers

IDC Health Insights released a new MarketScape report that evaluates the top nine U.S. Care Management vendors for healthcare payers. The comprehensive study, IDC MarketScape: U.S. Care Management 2012 Vendor Assessment for Healthcare Payers (Doc #HI235803), evaluates the post-reform era market landscape and profiles the following vendors: Casenet, Inc., Click4care, Inc., DST Health Solutions, Landacorp, IkaSystems, Medecision, McKesson, TriZetto, and ZeOmega.

The IDC Health Insights report found the care management market will be a highly volatile and evolving market through at least 2015. As vendors position for new opportunities in the post-reform era, there will be an unprecedented expansion of functionality and services. Key solution investments include embedded and integrated analytics, provider and consumer engagement strategies and technologies, real time triggers and alerts, integration of clinical data, and multi-platform channel delivery including cloud and iPad initiatives.

Digital River’s New White Paper Helps Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Address Complex Global Recycling and Copyright Regulations

Digital River released its latest white paper, Regulatory Fee Management: Navigating the Complex World of Global Compliance. The white paper offers consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers insights into the complicated recycling and copyright regulations that govern the manufacture, use and end-of-life handling of electronics and electric devices. The paper also helps manufacturers weigh some of the important considerations that go into building and maintaining a successful compliance management solution. A complimentary copy of the white paper is available for free download.

Gartner on SAP Implementation: Accenture in Leaders Quadrant

Accenture has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Service Providers, North America.”

Gartner assessed 20 of the leading service providers for the Magic Quadrant, which focused on the implementation services of SAP solutions for each company across consulting, system integration and implementation in North America.

Research and Markets: Mobile Content Market – Size, Share, Trends And Forecasts 2011 – 2017

Mobile Content Market – Global And U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends And Forecasts 2011 – 2017

The mobile content industry comprises of mobile games, mobile music and mobile video. In the overall mobile content industry, mobile games were the largest market segment with a revenue share of 53.3% in 2011. The segment will further consolidate its position with 61.7% market share in 2017. The global mobile games market was worth USD 3.5 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 11.4 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 21.9% from 2011 to 2017.

Research and Markets: Cloud Messaging Market Trends, 2011-2014

This report presents the results of a detailed research program into preferences and plans for cloud-based messaging and related capabilities among North American organizations over the period 2011-2014. It focuses on various types of cloud messaging-related capabilities, including complete messaging services, messaging security services and archiving services, among others.

Cloud Messaging Market Trends, 2011-2014

Storage Gets Smarter with Release of IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1

Delivering on its vision of integrating hardware and software product lines to improve efficiencies wherever possible across its solutions portfolio, IBM announced several new features and capabilities for its already industry-leading Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC) product line. A new GUI interface, additional NAS and cloud support, enhanced reporting, tiering optimization along with simplified packaging and pricing are welcome additions. With the release and general availability of TPC 5.1, EMA believes IBM has made significant strides in fulfilling its promise to simplify storage resource management and lower the total cost of storage.

Latency Will Make or Break the Cloud Economy

The holy grail of having anywhere, anytime access to services in the cloud is becoming a reality. Ubiquitous broadband, both fixed and mobile, will be the enabler of this transformation in the way we use computing resources. This report examines why latency rather than bandwidth dominates the user experience, and what opportunities this presents for operators to differentiate themselves.