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 Market Note provides IDC's key takeaways from the visit pertaining to Amdocs' 5G monetization solution offerings along with insight about Amdocs global services strategy.
"The 5G services experience is not a one-time define, ...
This IDC Market Note focuses on some of the business undertakings at GitHub since the acquisition by Microsoft in 2018 as well as some of the key announcements. A year after the Microsoft acquisition, GitHub has made good progress toward ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines the enterprise adoption opportunity for 5G as viewed by respondents to IDC's 2019 U.S. Enterprise Mobility Decision Maker Survey. The possibilities offered by a 5G-enabled future are very ...
本調査レポートは、セールスフォース・ドットコムが2019年11月19日～22日にサンフランシスコで開催した年次イベント「Dreamforce 2019」で発表された同社製品やサービスに関する主要メッセージや今後の方針をまとめ、同社の今後の事業戦略を考察したものである。Dreamforceの規模は年々拡大を続けており、本年の登録者数は17万人を超えた。本イベントでは、Co-CEOのMarc Benioff氏が登壇するオープニングキーノート、主要製品／サービスごとのキーノートに加え、2,700超の個別テーマのセッションが提供された。...
This IDC Market Note looks at the potential of Salesforce and Amazon's announced reseller partnership at Dreamforce 2019 and the announcement of Salesforce Service Cloud Voice. The two markets of customer service and contact center applications ...
This IDC Market Perspective focuses on the current state of the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market in Europe. It analyzes the strategies of MVNOs and the approaches mobile network operators (MNOs) are taking to MVNO partners. ...
This IDC Market Note assesses data management vendor Actifio's latest platform launching in 2020 — Actifio 10c — that is multicloud, hybrid cloud, container, and DevOps ready.
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview and analysis of telco cloud M&A disclosed in 2019. The document is limited to major M&A initiatives of telcos and MSOs from the cloud market perspective.
According to Ragupathy ...
This IDC Market Perspective looks at Amazon Web Services' (AWS') re:Invent 2019 event, held December 2–6 in Las Vegas. The event attracted 65,000 attendees and featured the announcement of dozens of new and enhanced products and services. ...
This Market Note covers Ricoh's office grand opening post renovation to become a digitally transformed office while simultaneously offering this new service to its customers.
This IDC Market Note comments on the Tableau Conference Europe event held in Berlin on June 18 and 19, 2019. The acquisition of Tableau by Salesforce had been announced two weeks before the conference but was blocked by the U.K. Competition ...
This IDC Market Note presents details of Cisco's APJC Contact Centre Symposium and preceding Analyst Day event, held on November 11–13, 2019. in Sydney, Australia. Cisco invited analysts to hear about its on-premise and cloud-based Contact ...
This IDC Market Note shares key takeaways from Huawei's 10th annual Global Mobile Broadband Forum, hosted this year in Zurich, Switzerland, on October 15 and 16. As in previous years, the event focused on the latest developments in mobile ...
This IDC Vendor Profile examines and analyzes LogMeIn, a global player in the worldwide UCaaS and collaboration markets. Data and information for this profile have been gleaned from IDC's participation in briefings with company executives ...
This IDC Market Note examines AT&T's quarterly results discussed in the company's 3Q19 earnings announcement on October 28, 2019. In this document, IDC analyzes AT&T's operating metrics and overall strategy in the context of the ...
This IDC Market Note analyzes the key themes presented at the 2019 Web Summit held in Lisbon. The ethics of personal data was questioned, the increased importance of employee fulfillment was identified, and high-caliber start-ups exhibited ...
The IDC Market Note highlights Google Cloud's announcements at Google Next UK, which revolved around Google Cloud Platform (GCP) being enterprise ready. Google Cloud's approach to enterprise readiness can be seen in three parts: the development ...
This IDC Vendor Profile is part of a series of IDC documents that discuss operations of vendors involved in Office of the Future technology, defined as solutions and services that lead to transformation in the workplace with the main goal ...
This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion by IDC's Amy Loomis and Angela Salmeron on how technology is changing the nature of work and the impact this will have on organizations' culture, required skills, the way talent is sourced, the ...