IDC MARKETSCAPE

AT&T named a Leader in IDC MarketScape:

Worldwide Communication SP SD-WAN Managed Services 2018 Vendor

Worldwide IoT Platforms

Worldwide Managed Security Services

AT&T named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Communication SP SD-WAN Managed Services

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IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.

International Data Corporation (IDC) named AT&T a Leader in their IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Communication SP SD-WAN Managed Services 2018 Vendor Assessment.

The IDC MarketScape evaluated global communication service providers offering software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) managed services.

The IDC MarketScape identified 10 providers by scale, scope, and the ability to serve global multinational corporations (MNCs). The study provides a comparative view of these communication service providers in terms of their capabilities to offer SD- WAN managed services, future innovation plans, and strategies on a global basis.

The IDC MarketScape recognized AT&T as offering "a compelling edge-to-edge vision that aligns with the adoption of IDC's 3rd Platform vision, including cloud, IoT, AI, and analytics."

Further, the assessment notes, "AT&T received notable early commercial success with SD-WAN deployments in retail, services, and other industries. The AT&T network-based SD-WAN strategy is truly unique to and differentiated in the industry."

This is the first comprehensive IDC MarketScape analysis on this emerging and rapidly developing market and provides insights to enterprises deciding on the adoption of SD-WAN managed services for branch applications. Enterprises, especially MNCs, should carefully consider the choice of a communication service provider that aligns with these strategic choices:

  • Alignment with enterprise digital transformation (DX) initiatives
  • Evolution of SD-WAN toward full NFV implementation
  • Adaptability of SD-WAN solution with business needs
  • Innovation toward a fully automated network configuration

IDC believes enterprises that incorporate these recommendations during their decision-making process for an SD-WAN service provider will drive better business outcomes.

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Read the IDC MarketScape excerpt on SD-WAN.

AT&T named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide IoT Platforms

International Data Corporation (IDC) named AT&T a Leader in their 2018 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide IoT Platforms (Device and Network Connectivity Providers) Vendor Assessment.

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IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.

IDC evaluated global Internet of Things (IoT) service providers on capabilities in a range of IoT platform features, including device connectivity and device management.

According to IDC, we received the Leader designation based on our effective IoT strategy and the overall capabilities of AT&T IoT platforms. We were rated as "the most likely communications services provider to gain prominence in the IoT market, demonstrating that (we have) garnered strong mindshare in the space."

The report cited customers’ top reasons for choosing AT&T Business, which included:

  1. Superior management portals
  2. Highly reliable connectivity service
  3. Commitment to customers' successes

We are committed to providing IoT services that reduce complexities. For example, we've recently launched two new platforms to help customers get the most from their IoT solutions:

, which enables our customers to manage and monitor different types of connections on multiple operators’ networks across the globe from one log in.

, a managed, cloud-hosted IoT service that extends the intelligent network, enabling companies to create business value through the management, integration, and consumption of connected device data.

We continue to develop IoT/M2M solutions that solve real business problems and help companies reap the benefits of operating in a connected world.

For more information about our IoT Solutions, click here.

Read the full IDC report on IoT Platforms.

AT&T named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Security Services

International Data Corporation (IDC) named AT&T a Leader in their 2018 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Security Services Vendor Assessment.

Read the IDC MarketScape excerpt

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.

For the purpose of the assessment, IDC defined Managed Security Services as "the around-the-clock remote management or monitoring of IT security functions delivered via remote Security Operations Centers (SOCs), not through personnel onsite." The IDC MarketScape measured categories ranging from offering strategy, delivery models, pricing and cost management strategy, customer service, and innovation to growth strategy, portfolio offerings, employee management capabilities, and sales and distribution.

IDC recognized AT&T for "making security a top focus." They reported, "(AT&T) is making investments related to advanced threat detection and analysis, threat intelligence, virtualized security functions, and complementary services. In addition, along with its investments in security, the company has made progress in offering flexible delivery options and pricing options and in making security an easy and cost-effective solution for all types of buyers. AT&T is making investments in network function virtualization (NFV), which will give customers more flexibility on how they deploy security solutions."

IDC also recognized AT&T for "improving portal capabilities by creating a more comprehensive user experience that allows customers to choose how involved they want to be in threat detection, investigation, and remediation." They also reported that for the customers who prefer to be hands-on, "the portal allows them to look at alerts and dig deeper into them, and it enables customers to work collaboratively with AT&T on remediation, including AT&T-suggested steps."

IDC reported that, according to customer feedback, AT&T Business has top-notch local support people who are "very knowledgeable in their area of expertise."

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Read the full IDC report on Managed Security.

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