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.
New IDC Report Outlines Best Practices for Artificial Intelligence Adoption in India Healthcare
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Transport services are undergoing a digital revolution with increased monitoring through remote and embedded sensors together with the replacement of paper-based systems with cyber-physical systems.
These intelligent transport systems ...
Pivot Table: Worldwide IT Spending 2016–2021 — Worldwide Banking IT Spending Guide, Version 2, CY 2Q18
This IDC Financial Insights Pivot Table provides an updated forecast for worldwide banking IT spending for 2016–2021. Overall, worldwide IT spending is growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the 2016–2021 period, up from the projected growth of ...
Pivot Table: Worldwide IT Spending 2016–2021 — Worldwide Capital Markets IT Spending Guide, Version 2, CY 2Q18
This IDC Financial Insights Pivot Table provides an updated forecast for worldwide securities IT spending for 2016–2021. Overall, worldwide IT spending is growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% over the 2016–2021period, ...
Pivot Table: Worldwide IT Spending 2016–2021 — Worldwide Insurance IT Spending Guide, Version 2, CY 2Q18
This IDC Financial Insights Pivot Table provides an updated forecast for worldwide insurance IT spending for 2016–2021. Overall, worldwide IT spending is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% over the 2016–2021 period, ...
Pivot Table: Worldwide IT Spending 2016–2021 — Worldwide Financial Services Risk IT Spending Guide, Version 2, CY 2Q18
This IDC Pivot Table provides an updated forecast for worldwide financial services risk IT spending for 2016-2021. Overall, worldwide IT spend is growing, with a 6.3% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the forecast period, down from ...
2018 U.S. Consumer Survey: Branch and ATM Trends and Strategies and Impact on Branch Transformation
This IDC Perspective discusses the U.S. Consumer Banking Channel Preference Survey conducted among 2,501 U.S. residents who are 18 or older and have an active checking account. As 2018 unfolds, there has been an acceleration ...
Epicor's Insights 2018 conference enabled more than 3,000 customer attendees to engage with Epicor and fine-tune their digital transformation (DX) journey. The new alignment with Microsoft Azure, multitenant cloud enablement in distribution ...
This IDC Manufacturing Insights report uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of a number of providers participating in the worldwide trade planning management market. The IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive ...
Making Strides in Cybersecurity: The Experience of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
This IDC Perspective focuses on Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) NHS Foundation Trust in England, which embarked on a journey to detect and neutralize cybersecurity challenges and subsequently enhance its overall infrastructure. ...
This IDC Perspective provides an analysis of the discussions held at the IFS World Conference in Atlanta on May 1 to 3, 2018. "IFS delivers products that its customers love and makes them a pleasure to use. The company wants to achieve growth ...
Siemens Innovation Day 2018 — Driving Digital Transformation in the India Manufacturing Sector
This IDC Market Note provides highlights from the Siemens Innovation Day 2018 held at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai on May 10, 2018.
"Siemens has been investing heavily in developing applications that could support a highly connected ...
Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service Management: Bridging the Gap Between EAM and FSM
This IDC Market Perspective provides an update on the convergence of enterprise asset management (EAM) and field service management (FSM) software. This document provides a view of both the potential of combining EAM and FSM in EAM applications ...
This IDC Perspective provides an overview of recent legislative and executive branch alignment and guidance to agencies to modernize IT systems while improving cybersecurity postures. The IT Modernization Report to the president and the ...
This IDC Perspective highlights the key takeaways from the Magento Imagine 2018 event, which was held April 23–25 at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference acts as the largest annual gathering of the Magento community of customers, ...
This IDC Perspective deals with the use of digital technology to drive patient engagement. Today's healthcare system does not meet the needs of consumers, it is inconvenient and lacks continuity and personalization. The need to augment traditional ...
IDC Appoints International Oil and Gas Industry Expert Gaurav Verma to Lead IDC's Oil and Gas Research in Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
This IDC Perspective examines experiential retail and its need for next-generation product intelligence. The digital transformation of retail to relevant and rewarding experience is driving new needs for bringing product information to bear ...
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 ...
Blockchain and Its Applications in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Manufacturing and Supply Chains
The challenges around supply chain management in the recent times have been largely around product traceability and condition monitoring for ensuring the authenticity of the products being delivered. Organizations have been spending a substantial ...
This IDC TechBrief discusses the value of opting digital twin technology and moving beyond the traditional way of manual and discrete operational process for the oil & gas industry. A digital twin is an IT-powered platform in which oil ...
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Indonesia, with the fourth largest population in the world with 260 million people, is progressing the digital transformation of its financial services industry. Driven by the top-level banks in the country, the transformation promises great ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the ICT investments of energy companies and focuses on issues identified by CIOs of energy companies operating in the country. The Turkish energy sector is regarded as being among the most promising ...
Atos Global Analyst Conference: A Road Map from a Product-Centric to a Service-Centric Model for the Manufacturer
This IDC Perspective discusses the Atos Global Analyst Conference held in Boston, Massachusetts.
"The Atos Global Analyst Conference highlighted more than just the latest technology capabilities and services for the analyst community; ...
This IDC Perspective focuses on the impact opioid addiction is having on citizens in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including overdoses, deaths, blood-borne diseases, and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Opioid addiction impacts lives, families, ...
Huawei Stands Out in the Global Safe City Drive with Tested Solution, Transformation Practice, and Thought Leadership
Huawei demonstrated a strong momentum in its first and truly global Safe City Summit, with tested solution and customer testimonials, transformational expertise, and thought leadership.
Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2018 Opens Public Voting for the Best Smart City Projects in Asia Pacific
"AI-enabled clinical validation and decision support systems to identify care pathways, facilitate a massive volume of diagnoses, and bolster long-term disease management through patient-centric solutions, will become the key tenets to adding ...
IDC PeerScape: Lessons Learned from Retail Mobile Banking Programs, Upgrades, and Conversions
This IDC PeerScape is intended for financial institutions that perhaps are on their first-generation mobile banking solution or, if there are any left, that are yet to implement a mobile banking offering. As the next generation of mobile ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides a summary of the digital transformation initiatives within the Canadian government sectors. Comprehensive data on the importance, adoption, benefits, and challenges of digital technologies such as ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes worldwide smart customer operations in the energy sector. It outlines initiatives and developments on customer analytics, customer engagement, flexibility marketplaces, smart metering, emobility, and ...
Walmart Buys a Majority Stake in the Future of Commerce in India (with a Majority Stake in Flipkart)
In a country where Amazon is far from king, Walmart grabs a leadership position in Indian online commerce, with the 77% stake in Flipkart Group announced on May 9, 2018. While the $16 billion price tag may seem exorbitant, Walmart is poised ...
This IDC Perspective highlights the 2017 Health and Human Services Summit: Creating the Future of Outcomes and Impact, held September 22–24, 2017, at Harvard University. This summit focused on building an ecosystem of organizations that ...
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Empowering 21st Century Science in the Life Sciences: Amgen's Digital Platform for Process Development
This IDC Perspective provides analyst insights gathered from direct interviews with Amgen and TCS, combined with key industry trends associated with ongoing industry transformation. This document highlights Amgen's efforts to implement a ...