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 Retail Insights Pivot Table provides an update on IT spending trends and a forecast for the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) retail sector for 2016–2020, with 2015 as the base year.
The Pivot Table includes details of specific ...
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides a summary of the recent Cognizant 2016 Analyst and Advisory Summit held in August 2016 in . The conference was held across the street from Cognizant Digital Works Collaboratory, a hands-on ...
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides our perspective of the recent SAP and Trenitalia Executive Summit hosted in Rome, Italy, on September 29, 2016. We will also provide our point of view relative to several recent announcements ...
This IDC Health Insights Presentation provides a snapshot of the state of the datacentre in Canadian hospitals and healthcare agencies. Leveraging IDC's survey and census of datacentres conducted earlier this year, this Presentation provides ...
Perspective: Prepare for the Unknown: In an Era of External Shocks, FIs Need to Inject Flexibility, Scalability, and Agility into Their Operations
This IDC Financial Insights Perspective responds to the new reality in the European banking ecosystem brought about by low-probability, momentous events. To help banks prepare for such events and to respond more quickly in future, IDC has ...
This IDC Insight presents and discusses the findings from a survey of 155 chief information security officers (CISOs) and other senior-level information security executives responsible for overseeing security efforts for major national and ...
Perspective: The Biotech Week Boston Conference 2016 — Revisiting the Past, Present, and Future of Innovation in the Life Sciences
This IDC Health Insights Perspective provides analyst insights from Biotech Week Boston (BWB), a meeting composed of the four related biopharma conferences: Partnerships in Clinical Trials US, BioProcess International Conference and Exhibition, ...
Perspective: Ericsson and Intel Analyst Roundtable - Delivering Software-Defined Cloud Infrastructure
This IDC Retail Insights Perspective reviews and analyzes the Ericsson and Intel analyst roundtable held on October 11 and their offering in the areas of datacenter transformation, software-defined infrastructure, and hyperscale datacenter. ...
This IDC Presentation presents IDC's digital transformation management model, Leading in 3D (L3D), which provides a comprehensive, process-driven approach to technology management: integrating — in a systematic fashion ...
This IDC study provides a methodology for calculating and then comparing risk reduced per unit cost at multiple levels. Many security programs are refreshing and updating the various solutions they have in place. To do so, they must often ...
本IDC Government Insights研究报告分析了近几年云计算技术的发展历程、市场状况、应用趋势以及云计算在智慧城市中的主要应用场景，将主要成果汇集成为IDC中国智慧城市云计算应用趋势分析报告。从技术、市场、应用等多个层面进行分析，为ICT厂商和最终用户提供云计算全貌解读，并分析市场机会和挑战。
This IDC Government Insights report discusses the ongoing shift from 2nd Platform technologies to 3rd Platform technologies and the adoption of innovation accelerators by national security and defense agencies. According to IDC Government ...
本IDC Health Insights报告研究了医疗健康大数据应用的建设现状、存在的问题和未来的发展路径和趋势，研究了医疗健康大数据应用的潜在参与者的类型和未来的潜在生态系统构成。希望为医疗机构和大数据厂商发展提供参考和借鉴。因为医疗健康大数据应用解决方案不仅需要大量的数据，而且需要专业的数据分析和挖掘技术，已经有很多组织机构开始进行医疗健康大数据研究和探索性的试点项目，为将来推广发展构建基础。"未来，医疗健康大数据应用需要逐渐形成有效的业务模式，大数据应用的参与方需要合作建立起来有机的生态系统，医疗机构能够找到产生效益的价值点，大数据的技术方案提供者和大数据服务提供者能够找到盈利模式，医疗健康大数据应用在人口健康管理、精准医疗、临床支持、医疗保险等领域都将会快速发展，并且支持认知计算和人工智能的发展。"——IDC中国高级研究经理肖宏亮说。...
Business Strategy: Taking the Next Cybersecurity Step — Utilizing the NIST Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder
This IDC Government Insights report discusses the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the draft Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder. The report examines how the frameworks are used and the value of employing each, along with the identified ...
This IDC study is the second of a three-part IDC PlanScape series that defines the CIO's multifaceted role in IoT in the context of IDC's Leading in 3D model. It is intended for CIOs who are contemplating or just beginning IoT exploration. ...
This IDC Energy Insights Perspective believes that robotics and related automation initiatives with applied analytics are integral components of the digital transformation process and need to be included in operational and IT architecture ...
This IDC Health Insights study discusses the growing importance of health data integration platforms as a key component of information management strategies that will underpin the shift toward integrated and personalized care. Leveraging ...
This Government Insights Presentation analyzes how European universities are embracing digital transformation to offer better learning, teaching, academic research, and administration experiences. They are incrementally transitioning toward ...
This Insights Presentation highlights results from the IDC Insights IT and Operational Technology (OT) Integration Survey 2016 completed in January. The survey was conducted at a worldwide level, ...
This IDC MarketScape presents a vendor assessment of 17 managed security services providers in the context of the Asia/Pacific region. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands ...