Customer Insights & Analysis

Industry Spending Guides

Should be used by strategic planners, market analysts, and others seeking to understand the opportunities by industry. Their global outlook on spending provides IT vendors with key information needed to develop effective market strategies. These guides combine IDC's extensive technology forecasts with deep industry knowledge.

IDC Energy Insights Spending Guides

IDC Energy Insights: Worldwide Oil and Gas Industry IT Spending Guide

This guide is a semiannual analysis of the current status and projected growth of information technology spending in the oil and gas industry.


Region (6)

  • Asia/Pacific
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • North America
  • Western Europe

Technologies (20+)

including hardware, packaged software, and IT services, with many subsegments including key applications such as exploration and production, plant operations and energy trading risk management

Lines of Business (3)

  • Upstream
  • Downstream
  • Shared services/other

IDC Energy Insights: Worldwide Utility Industry IT Spending Guide

This guide is a semiannual analysis of the current status and projected growth of information technology spending in the utility sector (electricity, natural gas, and water).


Regions (6)

  • Asia/Pacific
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • North America
  • Western Europe

Technologies (20+)

Including key applications such as work and asset management, customer care and billing, and energy trading and risk management

Lines of Business (6)

  • Transmission/Pipelines
  • Distribution
  • Generation
  • Retail
  • Shared Services
  • Trading
These products can be used by strategic planners, market analysts, and others seeking to understand market leaders and opportunities by industry.

IDC Financial Insights Spending Guides



IDC Financial Insights: Worldwide Banking IT Spending Guide

This guide is a semiannual analysis of the current status and projected growth of information technology spending in the banking industry.


Regions (8)

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • United States
  • Western Europe

Technologies (4)

  • Hardware
  • Packaged Software
  • IT services
  • Internal IT

Banking Segments (5)

  • Consumer Banking
  • Corporate and Institutional Banking
  • Corporate administration
  • Enterprise Utilities
  • Shared Services

Functional Processes (30+)

  • Channels
  • Payments
  • Core Processing
  • more...

Company Size Tiers (4)

Institution size by tier 1 through tier 4

Institution Types (2)

  • Banks
  • credit unions

IDC Financial Insights: Worldwide Capital Markets IT Spending Guide

This guide is a semiannual analysis of the current status and projected growth of information technology spending in the capital markets industry.


Region (8)

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • United States
  • Western Europe

Technologies (4)

  • Hardware
  • packaged software
  • IT services
  • internal services

Subindustries (5)

  • Banks
  • Buy-Side
  • Exchanges
  • Insurance Companies
  • Sell-Side

Functional Processes (20+)

  • Order Management
  • Customer Management
  • Business Performance Management
  • Operations Risk Management
  • more...

Lines of Business (7)

  • Brokerage & Trading Front Office
  • Business Infrastructure
  • Industry Infrastructure
  • Investment Management Front Office
  • Investment Management Operations
  • Retail Investing Front Office
  • Securities Middle/Back Office

Company Size Tiers (3)

Institution size by tier 1 through tier 3

Worldwide Semiannual Financial Services Risk Technology IT Spending Guide

This guide is a semiannual analysis of the current status and projected growth of information technology spending in financial services and helps IT suppliers identify market opportunities in risk and execute an effective strategy.

Regions (8)

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • United States
  • Western Europe

Technologies (4)

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • IT services
  • Internal IT

Industries (3)

  • Banking
  • capital markets
  • insurance

Subindustries (5)

  • Banks
  • Buy-Side
  • Exchanges
  • Insurance Companies
  • Sell-Side

Functional Processes (7+)

  • Compliance
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Financial Crime Risk
  • Information Security
  • Liquidity and Asset-Liability Management
  • Market Risk Management

Company Size Tiers (4)

Institution size by tier 1 through tier 4

IDC Financial Insights: Worldwide Insurance IT Spending Guide

This guide is a semiannual analysis of the current status and projected growth of information technology spending in the insurance industry.


Regions (8)

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • United States
  • Western Europe

Technologies (4)

  • Hardware
  • Packaged Software
  • IT Services
  • Internal IT

Lines of Business (7)

  • Accident and Health
  • Commercial Property/Casualty
  • Corporate Administration
  • Enterprise Utilities
  • Life and Annuity
  • Personal Property/Casualty
  • Reinsurance

Functional Processes (18)

  • Business Acquisition
  • Channel Management
  • Policy Administration
  • others...

Company Size Tiers (3)

Institution size by tier 1–3

These products provide a global five-year outlook on spending by financial institutions and provides IT vendors with key information needed to develop effective market strategies.

IDC Government Insights Spending Guides



IDC Government Insights: United States Education IT Spending Guide

This guide offers segmented education market coverage and analysis to provide a perspective on IT spending within several education sectors.


Regions (51)

  • 50 states and Washington, D.C

Technologies (22)

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • IT services, including markets such as financial applications, high-end servers, and technology outsourcing

Subindustries (3)

  • K12
  • Higher education
  • Other education

Functional Areas (12)

  • Classroom and computer labs
  • Classroom management
  • Financial management
  • Food service (ordering and management)
  • General administration
  • Human resources management
  • Library systems
  • Materials management
  • Other functions
  • Staff education and training
  • Student records management
  • transportation administration

IDC Government Insights: United States Federal Government IT Spending Guide

This guide is a five-year forecast designed to help IT vendors understand the federal government procurement process and leverage potential IT opportunities.


Subindustries (2)

  • Federal Civilian
  • Department of Defense

Technologies (21)

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • IT services, including markets such as financial applications, high-end servers, and technology outsourcing

Federal Civilian Agencies (25+)

  • Department of Engineers
  • Health and Human Services
  • General Services Administration, and many others

Department of Defense Agencies and Services (5)

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy
  • Marine Corps
  • DoD agencies or DoD-wide

IDC Government Insights: United States State and Local Government IT Spending Guide

This guide includes a five-year forecast designed to help IT vendors make sense of the procurement processes of state and local governments and leverage potential IT opportunities.


Regions (51)

  • 50 states and Washington, D.C

Technologies (21)

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • IT services,including markets such as financial applications, high-end servers, and technology outsourcing

Subindustries (2)

  • State
  • Local

Functions (15)

  • Agriculture
  • Arts, cultural affairs, and tourism
  • Continuing education and workforce training
  • Court, justice, jails, and police
  • Emergency response and fire
  • Executive offices
  • Labor and workforce development, business, and industry
  • Natural resource and environment management
  • Other functions
  • Public utilities
  • Regulation, licensing, and inspection
  • Social services and public health
  • Transportation and motor vehicle administration
  • Treasury, revenue, and financial management
These services provide IT vendors with deep-domain analysis of federal, state and local government market sizing, forecasts, and segmentations. Details are delivered in a pivot table with thousands of lines of spending data.

IDC Health Insights Spending Guides



IDC Health Insights: Worldwide Healthcare IT Spending Guide

This guide includes a semiannual analysis of the current status and projected growth of information technology (IT) spending in the healthcare industry (payers and providers).


Regions (5)

  • Asia/Pacific
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Western Europe
  • rest of the world

Technologies (20+)

Hardware, software, and IT services, with many subsegments in each of these categories

Subindustries (6)

6 subindustries made up of providers and payers


  • Payer
  • Government, Insurers, Other Payer
  • Provider
  • Clinics / Physician Practices, Hospitals, Other Providers
These services combine IDC's extensive technology forecasts with deep industry knowledge provided by IDC Health Insights analysts and ongoing primary research in the healthcare and life science industries.

IDC Manufacturing Insights Spending Guides



IDC Manufacturing Insights: Worldwide Manufacturing IT Spending Guide

This guide provides a semiannual analysis of the current status and projected growth of information technology spending in the manufacturing sector.


Regions (4)

  • Asia / Pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • rest of the world

Technologies (22)

Including categories such as hardware, packaged software, and IT services with many subsegments including key applications such as engineering and supply chain management

Subindustries (11)

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Base Materials: Chemicals
  • Base Materials: Metals
  • Base Materials: Pulp and Paper
  • CPG
  • Hi-Tech: Electronic Components
  • Hi-Tech: Equipment
  • Hi-Tech: Other
  • Other Discrete
  • Other Process

IDC Manufacturing Insights: Worldwide Manufacturing Product Life-Cycle Management IT Spending Guide

This guide includes a biannual analysis of the current and projected growth of product life-cycle management (PLM) software spending in the manufacturing industry.


Regions (4)

  • Asia/Pacific
  • United States
  • Europe
  • rest of the world

PLM categories (5)

  • CAx
  • CPDM
  • Manufacturing
  • NPD
  • other engineering

Subindustries (11)

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Base Materials: Chemicals
  • Base Materials: Metals
  • Base Materials: Pulp and Paper
  • CPG
  • Hi-Tech: Electronic Components
  • Hi-Tech: Equipment
  • Hi-Tech: Other
  • Other Discrete
  • Other Process

IDC Manufacturing Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain IT Spending Guide

This guide includes a semiannual analysis of the current status and projected growth of supply chain spending in the manufacturing sector.


Regions (4)

  • Asia / Pacific
  • United States
  • Europe
  • rest of the world

PLM categories (5)

  • CAx
  • CPDM
  • Manufacturing
  • NPD
  • other engineering

Subindustries (11)

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Base Materials: Chemicals
  • Base Materials: Metals
  • Base Materials: Pulp and Paper
  • CPG
  • Hi-Tech: Electronic Components
  • Hi-Tech: Equipment
  • Hi-Tech: Other
  • Other Discrete
  • Other Process
These global outlooks on spending by manufacturing companies provides IT vendors with key information needed to develop effective market and product strategies.

IDC Retail Insights Spending Guides



IDC Retail Insights: Worldwide Retail Industry IT Spending Guide

This guide provides a semiannual analysis of the current status and projected growth of information technology spending in the retail industry.


Regions (3)

  • Asia/Pacific
  • United States
  • Western Europe

Subindustries (10)

  • Apparel and Accessory Stores
  • Automotive Dealers and Gasoline Services Stations
  • Building Materials
  • Hardware and Garden Supply
  • Catalog and Mail-Order Houses
  • Drug Stores
  • Eating and Drinking Establishments
  • Food Stores
  • General Merchandise
  • Home Furnishings and Equipment Stores
  • Miscellaneous Retail

Technologies (44)

Hardware, software, and IT services, including key technologies such as POS hardware and software, customer analytics, RFID, and customer relationship management

Lines of Business (7)

  • Customer Management
  • Enterprise Hardware
  • Enterprise Software
  • Infrastructure Software
  • Other IT Expenditures
  • Store Systems
  • Supplier Management

Revenue Bands (5)

  • <$100 million
  • $100 million – $499 million
  • $500 million – $999 million
  • $1 billion – $2 billion
  • >$2 billion
These global outlooks on spending by retail companies provides IT vendors with key information needed to develop effective market strategies.