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 Technology Segment study covers Saudi Arabia and provides HCP market unit, value ($M), and share (%) data for the 2013–2017 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top performing vendors, covering local ...
This IDC study presents a view of AI market revenue from the historical year 2018 through to the five forecast years of 2019–2023.
"The AI market continued to grow at a steady rate in 2018, and we expect this momentum to carry forward ...
This IDC study provides a review of the top 10 application management services vendors.
"The top 10 AM service providers control the AM services markets," says Pete Marston, research director, Application Development, Testing, and ...
This IDC communications service provider (CSP) digital transformation (DX) use case taxonomy is an update on the January 2018 document. It describes the most prominent use cases for digital transformation in the communication services industry. ...
"IoT across APEJ continues to grow steadily as governments, municipalities, and enterprises move from proof of concept and tests to live deployments as part of a strategy to enhance productivity and efficiency, build Smart City infrastructure, ...
This study analyzes the network equipment spending capex and total CAPEX, including nonequipment structures and facilities, in the region in both fixed-line and mobile networks.
"As the region prepares for the introduction of 5G services ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's worldwide company size methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Small and Medium Business Spending Guide and all of IDC's worldwide ...
"The UAE HCP market rebounded in 2018 on the back of relatively high and stable oil prices, which supported economic growth and investment. Vendors that focused on technologies such as business inkjets were rewarded with strong growth in ...
This IDC Market Forecast discusses the Western European market for business mobile connectivity services from 2019 to 2023. It analyzes the headline regional forecast for total spending on mobile connectivity services in the enterprise market. ...
The study addresses the following questions:
- What are IDC's predictions for IT services spending in Hungary? What are the assumptions behind the forecasts?
- What are the concerns and preferences of Hungarian market end ...
This IDC study presents the IT services industry in Russia in 2018 and forecasts expenditure on IT services through 2023. The study contains market size and distribution by foundation market and vertical market and presents forecasts for ...
This IDC Market Forecast provides our Western European services forecast and our expectations for the 2018-2023 development of14 foundation markets — 12 IT services foundations and 6 business services foundations with 5 BPO-related sub-foundation ...
This IDC Market Share study analyzes the 2018 revenues of the 10 largest IT services vendors and compares them with market trends. Furthermore, this study looks at the top 10 vendors' market shares in the total IT services market as well ...
This IDC Market Forecast study examines trends in the Western European document solutions software market and provides strategies for technology suppliers to leverage market opportunities.
"Despite the gradual fall in office printed ...
This IDC study describes the size and growth of IT professionals by role and region for 2018–2023. The document includes our forecast across 39 different job roles and an analysis of some of the key factors influencing IT professional employment ...
This IDC Market Share analyzes the Western Europe device and print management markets for 2016 to 2018.
"There is gradual digitization — transition from paper to digital documents — driven by the availability and adoption of 3rd Platform ...
This IDC Technology Segment study presents the top 100 IT services providers in the Czech Republic. It includes their market shares, as based on their 2018 results. The top 10 providers are examined in detail, with their market sizes and ...
This IDC Special Study provides clients with a demand-side view on IT infrastructure spending sentiments in 2Q19 as well as insights on technology buyer assessments of market trends that will shape the future of the IT infrastructure industry.
This IDC study examines the U.S. colocation services market (retail and wholesale), providing market sizing for 2018.
"The migration to digital platforms, as well as the requirement for seamless and efficient interconnection to cloud ...
This IDC Technology Segment study covers Slovakia and provides HCP market unit, value ($M), and share (%) data for the 2014–2018 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing vendors, covering local presence ...