As digital transformation matures, customers voice their concerns about data and scale

This week TBR wraps up its 2019 digital transformation insights research with our Voice of the Customer report, in which Senior Analyst Boz Hristov notes, “More buyers are beginning to embark on full transformations as new technologies promising faster, scalable outcomes push buyers to ramp investments and AI and analytics gain mindshare. Vendors can take advantage of buyers’ increased investments in AI and analytics and demonstrate tangible ROI, but only if they can guarantee they are using cleansed data.”

Additional assessments publishing this week from our analyst teams

“Forging closer relationships with clients in select regions enables opportunities to upsell and cross-sell emerging solutions and attach services as clients continue to modernize IT environments. HPE provides the infrastructure needed to modernize clients’ IT environments, creating opportunities for HPE Pointnext’s expertise around close-to-the-box services and solutions.” Kevin Collupy, Analyst

“TBR’s 3Q19 Dell Technologies report dives deep into the complex market dynamics impacting the vendor’s go-forward path. Ongoing server market softness has caused some pivots within the Infrastructure Solutions Group’s initial 2019 goals, and VMware’s transition to more of a subscription sales model coupled with the associated expenses of completed and pending acquisitions add wrinkles to the vendor’s financial story.” Stephanie Long, Analyst

“The 3Q19 Hewlett Packard Enterprise report tunes its lens to the implications of Antonio Neri’s Everything as a Service by 2022 goal. The impact of this goal will be felt, both positive and negative, throughout the next year as the vendor’s financials adjust to a subscription selling model from a transaction selling model and as customer demand for consumption-based pricing is increasingly satisfied by these changes.” — Stephanie Long

 “As Accenture wraps up 2019 we expect the company to continue to capitalize on its momentum, targeting Diamond clients by deploying industrialized, AI-enabled solutions. We expect Industry X.0 and other similar initiative to further support the company’s efforts to secure core revenues as buyers embark on broad-based transformation initiatives.” — Boz Hristov

“As discussed in TBR’s Hyperconverged & Converged Market Landscape, the emergence of public cloud competition in the private cloud market, as vendors seek to capitalize on the rising trend of hybrid cloud adoption, has created unique and complex dynamics for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors to navigate in the HCI space. These vendors not only continue to grapple with hardware commoditization and the ongoing emphasis on software in HCI sales, but now also face an additional angle of competition from the public cloud side, as Amazon Web Services makes Outposts generally available and Microsoft’s Azure Stack increasingly resonates with customers for hybrid cloud. On the other hand, HCI’s applicability to the edge is also resonating and creates additional pockets of opportunity for HCI vendors. Similar market dynamics are being noted in TBR’s upcoming Hyperconverged Platforms Customer Research, which examines the market through a customer-centric lens.” — Stephanie Long

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