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When the first All-Flash Arrays (AFAs) were introduced back in 2011, many enterprises, analysts and established enterprise storage vendors felt that these types of systems would be too expensive for widespread use in the enterprise. But by 2019, AFAs were generating almost 80% of primary external storage revenues, and the revenue streams for Hybrid Flash Arrays (HFAs) and HDD-only arrays was on the decline.

The Internet of Things (IoT) market is a tricky thing; customers aren’t necessarily looking to buy “IoT technology” but are instead searching for solutions that can help them achieve a specific business goal, such as supply chain efficiency or cost savings. That’s why IoT vendors need to not only have a good handle on the other players in their space, but on the ways they and their competition are framing their individual IoT solutions. It’s not enough to talk about the IoT market; vendors must frame their solution in a business value context in order to connect with their customer base.

For companies that are committed to creating Digital Transformation (DX) within their organizations, artificial intelligence (AI) is a critical component. The data that is created in DX initiatives has limited value if an organization can’t extract valuable, accurate, and timely insights from it. That’s why enterprise organizations are using AI technologies to pull actionable value from its data; in fact, by the end of 2019, 40% of all DX initiatives will be related to AI.

Organizations rely on SaaS and SaaS applications to introduce new capabilities to the business, accelerate time to value, and efficiently provide mobile workers with ubiquitous access to applications and information. IDC recently completed its world-wide survey of 3000 SaaS buyers, spanning 14 countries and several dozen industries. This survey product, known as IDC’s SaaSPath, is designed to:

The industry cloud market is crowded and complex, where industry clouds are growing in number and across industries and solutions are springing out from horizontal technologies. There are several market segments that organizations need to take into account when evaluating their industry cloud needs. IDC’s definition of the industry cloud market shows the wide array of suppliers currently in the market, and how specialized needs have become.