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DH2i Closes 2021 As Another Year of Record Sales Growth, Product Innovation, and Strategic Partnership Development

Strengthened Foothold Across Key Verticals and Transitioned to 100% Software as a Subscription Model

DH2i today announced that 2021 marked another year of record growth, with a 44% percent sales growth year-over-year, across both its DxEnterprise multi-platform smart availability software and DxOdyssey software-defined perimeter (SDP) security software solutions.

“2021 was a transformative year for DH2i,” said Don Boxley, CEO, and Co-Founder of DH2i. “In addition to our enviable sales growth, DH2i strengthened its foothold across key verticals, such as financial services – making strong gains in the multinational investment banking segment – as well as technology, healthcare, and media.” He continued, “We also continued to build-out a market leadership product feature set, transitioned to a 100% software as a subscription model, and strengthened and entered into new highly strategic channel and technology partnerships.”

DH2i’s 2021 Milestones:

Product Innovation

New Customers

Strategic Channel Partnerships and Global Expansion

Market Education and Thought Leadership

Market Intelligence

About DH2i
DH2i Company is the leading provider of multi-platform Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) and Smart Availability™ software for Windows and Linux. DH2i software products DxOdyssey™ and DxEnterprise® enable customers to create an entire IT infrastructure that is “always secure and always-on.” To learn more, please visit: http://www.dh2i.com, call: 800-380-5405 or +44 20 3318 9204, or email: info@dh2i.com.

New GigaOm Report Highlights Key Role of Data Management Tools in Meeting Unstructured Data Challenges Across Large Enterprises

Building A Modern Data Strategy’ Evaluates Datadobi’s Capabilities in Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Infrastructure Environments

Datadobi, the global leader in unstructured data management software, today released a new report titled, “Building a Modern Data Management Strategy” compiled by GigaOm, technology research and analysis company and leading global voice on enterprise technologies. The GigaOm analysis reveals the challenges enterprises focused on hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure are facing today, the increasing need for unstructured data management, and the role played by Datadobi solutions in addressing these requirements.

Opening with an examination of how data management has become key to modern IT strategies, the GigaOm research goes on to explain why the growing demand for IT infrastructure flexibility, keeping control over data, making it quickly available, more secure, and reusable is becoming the only viable solution for keeping budgets under control while creating additional opportunities for the entire organization.

According to the report, Datadobi provides “a complete set of tools that will help users address today’s and tomorrow’s infrastructure-driven, data management challenges.” As a result, its solutions are able to quickly impact infrastructure TCO with immediate results, offering customers a core data management foundation that is growing with additional options for users in every type of industry.

GigaOm report author, Enrico Signoretti commented, “Because of data growth, data management is now a necessity in order to understand the data and know what to do with it. The first step towards a sustainable long-term data storage strategy is to understand what, how, and why we save in our storage systems and then take actions depending on the business and operational needs. From this point of view, Datadobi is uniquely positioned to offer a core data management foundation that is growing with additional options for users in every type of industry.”

“This report clearly explains the importance of approaching data as a resource and not a liability, and as a result, why effectively managing unstructured data is key to success,” said Carl D’Halluin, CTO of Datadobi. “Our experience and track record of innovation means we have solutions that help large enterprises address these needs to build modern data management strategies that meet their evolving needs.”

Digital Transformation (DX) Leads The Philippines Outsourcing Market To Hit US$500 Million By 2021

MANILA, August 21st, 2017 — The total outsourcing services spending in the Philippines is expected to exceed US$500 million by 2021, according to the latest forecast from the IDC APeJ Semiannual Services Tracker. Enterprises’ Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives, as well as changing patterns of IT procurement and rapidly evolving service delivery models, will drive the Philippines outsourcing market to continue growing. 

Digitalization has created opportunities for new areas of business and organizational structures. However, as companies increasingly embark on a DX journey, outsourcing has been a way for them to address business challenges, such as growing complexity of ICT, lack of ICT budget, and the need for proper governance. 


“The Philippines outsourcing market is undergoing a dramatic transformation propelled by the increasing adoption of disruptive technologies. CIOs and technology leaders tap external capabilities to support their DX initiatives, meet ever-changing customer demands, implement solutions faster, and reduce cost,” said Alon Anthony Rejano, Market Analyst for Services, IDC Philippines. “In the age of greater automation, standardization, and modernization, external providers need to keep up and redefine their value proposition, offering new delivery and consumption models,” he added.


However, multi-year and multimillion-peso outsourcing deals are decreasing as end users look at cost cutting and show the inclination toward the cloud. This, in turn, is adding price pressure on providers, which drives vendor consolidation. IDC recommends that end users must understand where each outsourcing deal fits on the sourcing spectrum so that appropriate governance mechanisms can be created and managed.

“The outsourcing market will remain a tough market for competition in the coming years. Local customers want to see the vision and a strong offering, and while they want a partner for the long term, they are also willing to consider new partners that offer innovation,” Rejano added. “Providers need to demonstrate thought leadership throughout the lifetime of the contract and provide high-quality service to help transform customers with DX agenda.”

For further information on this report, please contact Alon Anthony Rejanoarejano@idc.com. For media inquiries, please contact RushanthineVelayutham rvelayutham_ext@idc.com or Trista Efendi tefendi@idc.com

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight help IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world\’s leading technology media, research, and events company. To learn more about IDC, please visit http://www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC

For inquiries, please contact:

Alon Anthony Rejano
Market Analyst for Services
IDC Philippines
+632 862 9729
arejano@idc.com


Rushanthine Velayutham
Corporate Communications Executive
IDC ASEAN
+603 7663 2204
rvelayutham_ext@idc.com

Strong Marketing Game Drives Growth Among Leading Smartphone Players In The Philippines, Reports IDC

MANILA, August 23rd, 2017 – According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 4 million smartphones were shipped to the Philippines in Q2 2017, posting a year-on-year decline of 10%. The smartphone market declined compared to last year’s number due to downscaled local vendors, except Cherry Mobile and Cloudfone, as they face tougher competition from Chinese vendors.

“OPPO and Vivo disrupted the smartphone retail space through cash-rich marketing, aggressive sales promoter incentives and previously unseen levels of retailer support. This challenged the traditional vendor-dealer relationship smartphone vendors have been accustomed to, and while leading vendors have been able to adapt, smaller players with less marketing and merchandising budget on their disposal were unable to do so, thus suffering drops in market shares” says Jerome Dominguez, Market Analyst for Client Devices, IDC Asia/Pacific.

The rise of OPPO and Vivo further affirmed the importance of combining an expansive sales and distribution approach with strong marketing and advertising strategies to capture consumer mindshare. To preserve brand equity among consumers, leading global and local vendors who have previously cut down on marketing spend back in 2016 were seen to divert their resources to funding actively on integrated marketing campaigns this year.

“As the battle for mindshare intensifies, top global and local mobile phone vendors were left with no recourse but to double down on marketing spending to maintain the brand presence. Aside from the tried-and-tested formula of appointing A-list celebrity endorsers and conducting roadshows, new marketing strategies such as co-branding and strategic product placements are being explored by local and global vendors as means to remain competitive against Chinese vendors,” adds Dominguez.     

Local vendor share of the smartphone market was down to 41% in Q2 2017 from 49% during the same period last year. Despite the heightened competition from Chinese smartphone vendors, local vendors in the Philippines remain better standing relative to local vendors in neighboring Southeast Asia countries, reflecting the still solid affinity of Filipinos for homegrown smartphone brands. Local vendor shares of the smartphone markets in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia were now down to 19%, 11%, 6%, and 1%, respectively.

Global vendor shares of the smartphone market in the Philippines remained flat at 27% compared to a year ago, with only Samsung as the only strong performer. Meanwhile, Chinese vendor shares jumped from 15% to 22% YoY.

Q2 2017 Top 5 Vendor Highlights and Future Outlook

Cherry Mobile maintained its lead in the smartphone market, with below US$50 smartphones still driving its volume high. In response to heavy promotions from global and Chinese vendors, it further beefed up its marketing spend with more notable ad placements and airtime on popular noontime shows.

Samsung came in at 2nd, with the J series making up the majority of its shipments for the 1st half of 2017. It also laid more focus on improving above-the-line marketing and sales promoter incentives in light of the rapid rise of Chinese vendors.

OPPO finished as the 3rd biggest vendor as its growth was related to the aggressive approach in marketing, merchandising and sales. Along with Samsung and Vivo, it has also benefited from its partnership with Home Credit, allowing it to offer its smartphones at 0% interest installment without the credit card requirement, which made its offerings more accessible to mass market consumers.

Cloudfone ends at the 4th position. Its marketing and promotions focused on sports events given its partnerships with NBA and PBA. Its aggressive play on the below-US$25 segment drove its volume for the quarter.

Vivo takes the 5th position, growing 66% quarter-over-quarter. The Stephen Curry endorsement further helped cement its brand presence on the local scene. Roadshows were also aplenty, with Vivo Perfect Selfie Tour covering most of the major malls in Manila and other key cities.

IDC expects the smartphone market in the Philippines to stay subdued in Q3 2017 due to increase in component prices, weaker Philippines peso and impending exits of a number of smartphone vendors. Shipments are expected to pick up during the last quarter of the year as pre-Christmas buying season encourages healthier smartphone uptake.

For inquiries on this tracker research, please contact Jensen Ooi at jooi@idc.com and Jerome Dominguez at jdominguez@idc.com. For media inquiries, please contact Rushanthine at rvelayutham_ext@idc.com

About IDC Trackers
IDC Tracker products provide accurate and timely market size, vendor share, and forecasts for hundreds of technology markets from more than 100 countries around the globe. Using proprietary tools and research processes, IDC’s Trackers are updated on a semiannual, quarterly, and monthly basis. Tracker results are delivered to clients in user-friendly excel deliverables and on-line query tools. The IDC Tracker Charts app allows users to view data charts from the most recent IDC Tracker products on their iPhone and iPad.

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC\’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world\’s leading technology media, research, and events company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC