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 capabilities and strategies of several key enterprise software vendors in serving the specific needs of retail companies worldwide across industry segments (food and non-food retail). Vendors are evaluated ...
Health Industry: APEJ Situation Analysis
Analyzing the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), or APEJ, healthcare context is essential while we picturize the regional implications of the Worldwide Healthcare ...
This IDC Presentation discusses the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) regionalization of the Worldwide CIO Agenda FutureScape for 2019. It provides an outlook view of the CIO agenda as it relates to CIOs/IT executives' road map, priorities, ...
This IDC Presentation discusses the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) regionalization of the Worldwide IT Industry FutureScape for 2019. It provides an outlook view of the ICT industry as it relates to tech buyers' road maps, priorities, ...
This IDC study lays out a basic framework for financial institutions to create a strategy toward a KYC process that is efficient and comprehensive.
"Financial institutions should develop a comprehensive KYC strategy and road map. ...
This IDC study provides an assessment of the leading SaaS and cloud-enabled ERP accounts receivable and accounts payable software solutions and discusses what criteria are most important for companies to consider when selecting a system.
This IDC PlanScape presents a digital transformation (DX) framework that enables manufacturing organizations to develop or improve their own road map for smart manufacturing. Smart manufacturing use cases represent a subset of use cases ...
This IDC PlanScape highlights digital transformation for distributed energy resource management systems (DERMSs).
The use cases related to DERMSs are aligned across three time horizons: Horizon 1 identifies use cases that can be deployed ...
This IDC study provides the outlook of IDC Energy Insights' analyst team for the worldwide oil and gas industry for 2019, as well as the planning horizon for the next five years.
"Oil and gas companies have finally stopped waiting ...
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。
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 ...
This IDC PeerScape presents five practices for cities contemplating implementing smart parking. These practices center on data ownership, selecting areas for pilots, the limitation of in-ground sensors, the importance of stakeholder input, ...
This IDC PlanScape highlights digital transformation for value-based care management.
"Healthcare organizations should customize the road map for DX using the use cases in this document as building blocks. Factors such as current state ...
"Technology is changing work as we know it. This impacts organizations' culture, required skills, the way talent is sourced, the workspace, and the nature and makeup of the workforce itself. Every organization needs to be prepared to embrace ...
This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 Smart City and Communities predictions for 2019. The IDC Smart Cities and Communities team outlines key recommendations for government leaders who want to understand trends impacting IT investments and ...
This IDC study explores how different drivers are collectively impacting technology in the retail industry and offers guidance on actions to consider. Retail organizations are hard pressed in the new digital era to respond to a wide range ...
This IDC study provides IDC's 2019 top 10 predictions for intelligent ERP systems and intelligent enterprise applications.
"Intelligent ERP and intelligent enterprise applications are changing businesses' reliance on technology, moving ...
This IDC study offers IDC's top 10 predictions that will impact the enterprise networking sectors as they implement digital transformation (DX). The goal is to provide CIOs with the most important issues they should be considering as they ...
This IDC study provides the outlook of IDC Energy Insights' analyst team for the worldwide utility industry for 2019, as well as the planning horizon for the next five years.
"Utilities are facing challenges in their transformation ...
This IDC study provides manufacturers with our top 10 predictions for 2019.
According to Reid Paquin, research director, IT Priorities and Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights, "The manufacturing industry continues to evolve. Digital ...
This IDC study examines how 10 innovation forces will shape the consumer technology market over the next three years.
"Consumer digital transformation (DX) continues to drive new devices, services, technologies, and experiences," says ...
This IDC study provides manufacturers and retailers with the top 10 predictions and underlying drivers that we expect to impact manufacturers' IT investments in the supply chain in 2019 and beyond.
According to Simon Ellis, program ...
This IDC study contains the outlook of IDC Energy Insights' analyst team for the worldwide mining industry for 2019–2023. The outlook is presented through the lens of the 10 predictions that make up, in IDC Energy Insights' view, the framework ...
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 provides IDC's top 10 predictions for digital transformation for 2018.
"With direct digital transformation (DX) investment spending of $5.9 trillion over the years 2018 to 2021, this topic continues to be a central area ...
This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for worldwide services for 2019 and beyond.
"Most companies will choose to engage a service firm to help fulfill their IT and business aspirations but will be seeking new ways of contracting, ...
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 ...
This IDC study explores our recent findings on the areas that make sense when measuring, monitoring, and goal setting to achieve digital transformation (DX) objectives. By reading this document, the executive suite, business unit managers, ...
This IDC PlanScape explores the evolution of the field service organization for a manufacturer in the advent of connected products. Service leaders and the front-line service team have a wealth of data at their fingertips, which has equipped ...
This IDC PeerScape explores five key practices that mining organisations globally should consider when preparing to undertake optimisation and transformation of their operational environment. The five best practices for mining companies ...
This IDC PeerScape explores how data architects are building and deploying a high-performing, cost-efficient, and secure data lake on AWS, where different teams within their organization can publish and consume data in a self-service manner.
This IDC MarketScape represents a vendor assessment of the Western Europe digital assurance services market in 2018. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the ...
This IDC study helps CIOs identify opportunities for creating data-driven IT organizations.
"To create a data-driven IT organization, start by creating or acquiring data exploration and management platforms, forming cross-functional ...
This IDC study offers advice to chief information officers (CIOs) and other business executives based on best practices end users should employ when implementing enterprise SaaS and cloud-enabled software. It also includes considerations ...
This report showcases best practices in how DNEs and start-ups utilize platforms to access new ideas/solutions, deepen engagement, and enable co-creation, which can be leveraged by technology buyer enterprises to improve their own.
This IDC study identifies product management best practices and recommends how government IT organizations can transfer and apply these capabilities to innovative digital transformation (DX) service delivery teams. The new ITPM role and ...
This IDC study describes the IDC MaturityScape for digitally enabled thinking supply chain. It provides a framework for executive leadership, IT, and supply chain managers to identify the stages, critical measures, outcomes, and actions ...
This IDC PlanScape provides insights into the adoption of the GDPR for utilities to help them define a compliant information management strategy, addressing the indispensable legal obligations to be satisfied a couple of months before the ...
This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of nine service providers participating in the worldwide information transformation in manufacturing IT strategic consulting market. The IDC MarketScape is an evaluation ...
This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of nine service providers participating in the worldwide information transformation in manufacturing IT systems integration market. The IDC MarketScape is an evaluation ...
This IDC study looks at a number of states in the United States that have started down the path to becoming Smart States. This study also provides states looking to embark on similar journeys with the key success factors to implementation.