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 MarketScape assesses the main EHR solutions currently available in the European market that enable healthcare providers to integrate and aggregate data from different sources to cover the entire patient journey and deliver personalized ...
This IDC presentation provides data, insights, and perspectives on how innovation is central to the digital transformation (DX) journey for retailers in India. With online retail sales and local neighborhood stores pushing organized retailers ...
This report combs through the basic situation of the development of COVID-19, analyzes its impact on China's economy, and gives an updated forecast of its impact on China's ICT market, including the smart connectivity equipment market, enterprise-class ...
This IDC study discusses the use of intelligence to manage the balance between structured work and emergent work. As the industry moves into the second chapter of the 3rd Platform, the balance of what enterprises considered to be work is ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight illustrates the investment intentions for Canadian medium-sized and large businesses for adopting implementation services artificial intelligence (AI). The document contains data from IDC's Business and IT Advisory ...
This IDC PeerScape reflects the knowledge and wisdom of three CIOs who are exposing and addressing their technical debt but are situated at very different levels of infrastructure modernization and the demand for future IT competitive capabilities. ...
"Manufacturers are constantly seeking ways to develop new products more rapidly and to shorten time to market, thus improving the customer value proposition. Collaborative platforms, IoT-based data, digital twins, and connected enterprise ...
This IDC study addresses the exploding growth in ecommerce, the rise in returns that has come along with that growth, and the cost of those returns on customer experience, profitability, and sustainability.
Returns are a $400 billion ...
This IDC Presentation examines results from the IDC European Tech and Industry Pulse Survey, 2019-2020 - Retail, focusing on European retailers. This study provides an overview on the evolution of the European retail industry. ...
This IDC Survey examines two surveys conducted in North America to understand the current status of work transformation initiatives in organizations today. The goal of the surveys, conducted by IDC's Future of Work research team, was to ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation enables CIOs and senior IT leaders to align their companies' foundational technology investments with business-driven planning. Using IDC's Digital Transformation Use Case Taxonomy: IT Organization (IDC ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides tips and guidance to implement a data monetization strategy through data-as-a-service (DaaS) products and offerings.
Product development: It is important for all ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the external services that enterprises in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) are looking to engage with to support the development of their multicloud datacenter architecture and digital transformation ...
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the digital workspace services through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the digital workspace ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation looks at the priorities and strategies in place relating to operational technology (OT) security for oil and gas companies in Asia/Pacific. As operational assets, networks and systems are increasingly connected, ...
This IDC study highlights the results of IDC's 2019 United States Service Parts Management in Manufacturing MaturityScape Benchmark Survey and is a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: Service Parts Management ...
As businesses progress in their modernization and transformation efforts, many encounter significant challenges with the cumbersome performance and rising cost of running monolithic business applications. Some of these applications are systems ...
This IDC Survey analyzes Nordic government IT solution adoption and 2020 investment plans in cloud, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and more. It investigates the buying behavior of key decision makers in the Nordic public ...
This IDC planning guide helps CIOs and other high-level IT leaders assess the opportunities for data monetization and outline a road map to ensure the needed capabilities, talent, and governance are in place. To be successful, the many stakeholders ...
This IDC Survey examines the responses of 291 central and local government participants to investigate their purchasing patterns in terms of IT decision makers and types of suppliers that the European government industry works with.
This IDC Survey provides a summary of the digital transformation initiatives within the Canadian healthcare sector. Comprehensive data on the current status, road map, priorities, and progress is outlined. The data comes from IDC's Digital ...
This IDC Survey analyzes Spanish government IT solution adoption and 2020 investment plans in cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and more. It investigates the buying behavior of key decision makers in the Spanish ...
This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for the 2020 CIO agenda. These predictions provide a strategic context that will enable CIOs to lead their organizations through a period of hyperscale, hyperspeed, and hyperconnectivity over ...