IDC Research Types
Provides complete background information on an IDC analyst. Each profile provides a biography, a notable quotation, a frequently asked question relevant to the particular analyst's focus, and a list of research authored by that analyst.
Lists the analyst members of a topical team. Outlines general areas of coverage and any specialties.
Provides rapid IDC insight and analysis about a significant industry event or conference, merger or acquisition, product announcement, or other fast-breaking news affecting the IT market.
Provides a short, quick look at an updated forecast and the changed assumptions behind the update. It updates a market forecast published in the same calendar year, identifies changed and key forecast assumptions, and highlights actions for participants to consider in light of the changes.
Provides coverage and analysis of an industry event, new product or service, or a company announcement or development.
Provides brief overview coverage of what is happening in a market.
Provides a concise, hard-hitting profile of an emerging vendor. A profile will highlight new players and technologies and the potential paradigm shifts or disruptions a vendor represents.
Illustrates IDC's keen analysis of major market trends in downloadable PowerPoints. Available as a free download the day it appears, an IDC Daily Graphic provides valuable material for speeches and strategic planning.
Provides published slides, audio, and other materials from IDC and Insights Web conferences, briefings, forums, or other events.
Delivers dependable, relevant, and high-impact data and insight to help organizations make sound business and technology decisions. eBusiness executives, IT professionals, IT suppliers, and services suppliers benefit from the strategic insight and networking opportunities IDC conferences offer. Generally, all presentation slides are available online, and for most conferences, streaming audio of key discussions is available as well.
Focuses on significant trends and paradigm shifts. Each Web conference will provide attendees with leading-edge market information that will enable them to make smart business decisions. For those unable to attend in person or those wishing to review the content presented, these synchronized multimedia presentations are available online.
Serves as a framework for IT/tech professionals' IT strategy and planning for the next one to three years. It lists IDC's top 10 worldwide technology trends for the coming one to three years in a given research area and includes related drivers, projected IT/business strategy impact, and guidance.
Helps IT/tech professionals develop a short list of suitable suppliers when selecting a vendor. Provides an unbiased assessment of tech suppliers in terms of offerings, strategy, capabilities, and other important factors in a given technology area.
Describes five stages of "maturity" or capability for a particular technology area, helps IT/tech professionals understand where their organizations fit within those stages, and provides guidance on key components for planning successful improvements to a tech initiative.
IDC MaturityScape Benchmark
Helps IT/tech professionals to benchmark their maturity against peers, develop a business case for a tech initiative, and build consensus about where critical IT investments should be made. Presents quantitative research results that show the market distribution for a given tech initiative across the five stages of maturity presented in the related IDC MaturityScape. Shows the results and components of particularly successful initiatives.
Gives IT/tech professionals insight into best practices (and practices to avoid) by providing specific use case examples implemented by peers. Identifies practices that have the most impact on the success of a tech or business initiative, and provides actionable guidance for each practice.
Helps IT/tech professionals to justify and plan a business and/or technology investment or opportunity by exploring why, what, who, and how (these are also the main section headings). Presents key players, critical success factors, risks, and actions to consider for a designated technology and/or business management area.
Helps IT/tech professionals with developing IT strategic plans and evaluating emerging technologies in terms of their risk to the business. Shows the adoption curve and risk levels over time for a specific emerging technology. Sorts technologies into three "adoption model" categories (transformational, incremental, opportunistic) to help tech leaders determine the potential impact for their organization.
Provides timely context and insight around important market trends and events in a short opinion piece. IDC Links provide IDC's point of view on:
- Financial announcements
- Product announcements
- Mergers and acquisitions or divestitures
- Response to news
Correlates the use of specific practices and superior performance as indicated by an analysis of the benchmarking database. Highlights any significant differences between industries. Conclusions provide a set of process priorities for improving a business case and advice on how to overcome change management issues.
Helps buyers to assess their business strategies and/or associated business processes, especially as they relate to the use of technology.
Methods and Practices
Provides a step-by-step description of a method or methods that can be applied. As appropriate, the report may compare the benefits and drawbacks of several methods.
Presents an article written by an Insights analyst on a topic of special interest to a target audience. This information has generally already appeared in an industry publication and is repackaged for display on the Insights Web site.
Helps buyers select the right IT supplier. The report helps buyers understand the various providers of a technology by providing analysis on market landscape, vendor profiles, vendor market share, and vendor assessments.
Presents an interactive spreadsheet tool for analyzing trends and activities in a specific market segment. These tables are available only through an annual subscription service.
Top 10 Predictions
Provides bold, well-conceived market predictions grounded in solid methodologies, primary research, and analyst experience. Lays out a clear road map to understanding major market opportunities and trends.
Provides the latest, select CIS forecast data, primary research survey findings, and critical IDC analyst opinion in a succinct, easy-to-digest PowerPoint format.
Presents a hypothesis about what is happening in the market backed by the results of a demand-side or supply-side survey. The focus is on interpreting and analyzing the survey results and providing a strong point of view along with actionable advice.
IDC Survey Spotlight
Answers a timely question and provides a strong opinion backed by IDC survey data. This is a quick nugget of information that is presented in two concise PowerPoint slides.
Provides an easy-to-use format to post on the Web presentations that were previously delivered at public forums (such as conferences and events) or for internal client meetings and client presentations. It may not come as part of a consulting/custom engagement.
Market Analysis Perspective
Delivers a concise current state view of a market and insight into the impact of future trends. Business executives, product managers, and MI/AR professionals can use this information when looking to understand buyers' perspectives and market impacts.
Announces significant corporate news, such as key hirings or promotions, performance milestones, event highlights, or speaking engagements.
Describes a research product. Usually details the major areas of coverage and deliverables, and outlines key questions and competitive market conditions that the research will address. Includes links to all published research for a research product.
Provides a detailed accounting and review of a vendor's programs, processes, products, service, satisfaction, and/or strategy in a target market. This knowledge helps clients reduce their risk of losing market share or enhance their position over the competition.
Customer Needs and Strategies
Focuses on the important decisions that business and IT professionals make every day.
Industry Developments and Models
Provides a detailed assessment of a specific target market's expansion pattern. This analysis helps clients develop and deploy the right mix of value-add products, programs, or services to support their sales and/or partnering efforts.
Provides an in-depth examination of the dynamics and future of a single market or a group of related markets. The Market Analysis is where we will typically present our forecasts and assumptions, using a key forecast assumptions table.
Provides the future of a single market or a group of related markets. It presents a new or updated market forecast, including key drivers and assumptions used in the forecast.
Provides data on market size, regional allocations, and platform splits as well as a summary of vendor shares for the most recently completed period (year, quarter).
Provides a onetime study produced by a research group that is not published as a deliverable under a subscription service.
Provides a study and interpretation of the results of a demand- or supply-side survey.
Highlights and emphasizes how IDC tracks the market while also making it easier for customers to find and identify IDC Taxonomy documents.
Provides an analysis of the intricacies of an emerging or established technology or the technologies contained within a specific product.
Vendor Needs and Strategies
Provides an in-depth analysis of a company, a small group of companies, a division of a company focused on a particular market, or a best practice that the company exemplifies.
This IDC Market Note assesses the broad implications of certain ICT-related developments in the Sub-Saharan Africa region in October 2018.
"Technological advancements are positively transforming the African landscape, with technologies ...
The Atos Asia/Pacific leadership team organized an analyst briefing on November 27, 2018 with a group of IDC analysts. This Market Note focuses on updates around Atos' Asia/Pacific business, specifically, around three major business units, ...
This IDC Vendor Profile examines a major new market expansion effort undertaken by DataDirect Networks (DDN), a vendor of software-defined, scale-out storage systems that today primarily targets the massively parallel computing (MPC) markets. ...
本プレゼンテーションは、世界と国内のIT市場において、2019年から2024年の間に起こるITに関する主要な10項目の予測（Predictions）について議論する。世界市場については『IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2019 Predictions (Japanese)（IDC #JPJ44382718、2018年12月発行）』において詳述しており、本プレゼンテーションでは、国内市場のPredictionsにおいて、世界市場からの変更点に焦点を合わせて論じている。
"随着数字经济发展成为政府高层共识，在政务云发展不断成熟的前提下，基于平台技术的政府 IT 基础架构重构期进入中场阶段，政务大数据平台的发展迎来黎明，未来两年，基于政务大数据平台的建设将驱动地方政府的信息化投资进一步加大，同时，基于数据的云基础设施扩容、基于数据的政务应用创新都将迎来发展高峰"——IDC政府行业高级研究经理闫海伦表示。...
This IDC telecom Internet of Things (IoT) readiness index study offers a deep dive into countries in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) with respect to their preparedness for telco IoT solutions. The index is a comprehensive combination ...
This IDC FutureScape presents the top 10 predictions and key drivers for the Western European IT industry for the next five years.
The predictions track the biggest IT story of our time: the digital transformation (DX) of modern enterprises ...
European telecom services providers are looking beyond connectivity as they seek to address the expanding European IoT market. This study discusses the size of the opportunity for different kinds of operators and strategies they can adopt ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the promises that quantum computing seeks to fulfill and how Europe is positioned in the quantum race. It examines the potential applications and use cases for quantum, analyzes the possible implications ...
This IDC Perspective presents highlights from Vodafone's Annual Analyst Summit covering the operator's Global Enterprise business that took place on October 31 and November 1, 2018, in London, and our view of their significance.
This IDC Pivot Table provides a detailed overview of IT spending trends and forecasts for 17 vertical markets (or 6 sectors) and 10 product and service categories in the Czech Republic for 2017–2022. The tables and accompanying document ...
This IDC Perspective examines how a Midwest bank has evolved its business by adopting hyperconverged infrastructure to improve its IT environment and trim cost.
"The Pivot3 adoption provides an excellent example of a company leveraging ...
This IDC Perspective examines data management for data-centric and data-driven organizations.
"The fastest way for any organization to become data centric and data driven is to deploy an intelligent data management tool," says Amita ...
Compliance with EU's FMD is a top priority of pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers in Europe. By February 9, 2019, companies selling pharmaceutical products in most countries of the EEA must have their drug serialization systems ...
This IDC Government Insights report outlines the opportunities and challenges of implementing a digital economy in Myanmar. It covers different use cases and solutions piloted recently in Myanmar. Each solution mentioned in the report gives ...
This IDC Market Note discusses Hitachi Vantara's NVMe-based HCI offering announcement at the company's annual user conference, providing IDC's take on the importance of this launch for Hitachi Vantara and for the industry as a whole. On ...
This IDC study explores how different drivers are collectively impacting technology in the health industry and offers guidance on actions to consider. Healthcare and life science organizations are hard pressed in the new digital era to respond ...
This IDC study provides the top 10 predictions and underlying drivers that we expect to impact customer experience in 2019 and beyond.
According to Alan Webber, research director, IDC Customer Experience, "Providing a differentiated ...
This IDC FutureScape discusses the worldwide corporate banking sector and is a planning tool for technology leaders and their line-of-business (LOB) counterparts to use in their IT strategic planning efforts. It provides foresight for tech-based ...
Most of our predictions refer to the continuous changes and aspirations of global manufacturing players. The predictions in this document will guide their technology investment and priorities. To consolidate their strategies in smart manufacturing, ...
This IDC study explores how different drivers are collectively impacting technology in the hospitality industry and offers guidance on actions to consider. Hospitality organizations are hard-pressed in the new digital era to respond to a ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes Anonos' SaveYourData, a EuroPrivacy-certified technology to meet the legal and technical requirements for pseudonymisation under GDPR. The software comes at a time when enterprises are evaluating whether ...
This IDC study presents the top 10 predictions and key drivers for the IT industry for the next five years.
According to IDC Chief Analyst Frank Gens, "As industries — and the global economy — rapidly realign and consolidate around ...
IDC Japanエンタープライズインフラストラクチャのシニアマーケットアナリストである宝出 幸久は「国内ハイパーコンバージドシステム市場は、引き続き成長性の高い市場である。しかしながら、ベンダー各社が市場展開に注力しており、競争は激化している。一方で、ハイパーコンバージドシステムの進化の方向性が明確になりつつあり、ベンダー各社が機能拡充や提供モデルの多様化を進めることで差別化を図っている」と分析している。...
This IDC Market Perspective reviews the growth of pay-as-you-grow (PAYG) on-premise infrastructure in Western Europe.
"As more organizations look to optimize provisioning costs while gaining scalability, PAYG offerings are a growing ...
This IDC Perspective presents the findings of the 2018 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings. The annual IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings program serves the needs of financial institutions worldwide by presenting current and historical ...
This IDC Perspective describes OSIsoft and the application of its PI System to bridge the gap between OT and IT and positions OSIsoft within IDC's decision-centric computing framework for consideration in solutions that may fall outside ...
In this Market Note, we analyze the impact that Oracle's new Oracle Automation Platform will have on its partners. Oracle Automation Platform was announced in February at Oracle OpenWorld and is claimed to reduce cost for customers by automating ...
This IDC Health Insights Pivot Table provides IDC Health Insights' best estimates for IT opportunity in the worldwide life science industry. This model segments the underlying data by customer segment, technology segment, and geographic ...
This IDC Financial Insights Pivot Table provides an updated forecast for worldwide insurance IT spending for 2017–2022. Overall, worldwide IT spending is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% over the 2017–2022 period, ...
This IDC Financial Insights Pivot Table provides an updated forecast for worldwide securities IT spending for 2017–2022. Overall, worldwide IT spending is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.55% over the 2017–2022 period, ...
This IDC Pivot Table provides an updated forecast for worldwide financial services risk IT spending for 2017–2022. Overall, worldwide IT spend is growing, with a 6.1% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the forecast period, down from ...
This IDC Pivot Table provides an updated forecast for worldwide banking IT spending for 2017–2022. Overall, worldwide IT spending is growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1%, consistent with the previous forecast period ...
This IDC Market Note examines the fall launch of HP Inc.'s PrintOS platform.
HP Inc. announced the fall launch of PrintOS, a cloud-based platform that optimizes print and automates production for its customers. The newest additions, ...
This IDC study provides an assessment of the principal SaaS and cloud-enabled B2B digital commerce platforms and discusses what criteria are most important for companies to consider when selecting a system.
"Selecting the right cloud ...
This IDC Market Note outlines how ZAP is doubling down on its core strengths in data management and data warehouse automation for the midmarket with its Data Hub offering. It also examines how the company's expanding OEM channel is providing ...
This IDC Pivot Table provides an overview of IT spending trends and forecast for the Western European utilities sector for 2017–2022. This document comes with a downloadable pivot table that includes details of specific IT spending patterns ...