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.
Thrivers vs Survivors: What Are the Key Attributes of European Partners that Are Successfully Transforming?
The slides in this presentation have been presented at a variety of partner summits by IDC. The presentation leverages IDC's Partner of the Future Framework (IDC Partner of the Future 2.0: The Transformations European Partners Need to ...
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Western European HCP Market, 2Q19: Hardcopy Shipments Continue to Contract in Line With Forecasts, says IDC
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New IDC Spending Guide Sees Strong Growth in Blockchain Solutions Leading to $15.9 Billion Market in 2023
This IDC Survey looks at enterprise adoption and usage of fitness trackers within the enterprise. We polled 369 IT buyers in the United States in April of 2019 to ask them which brands of fitness trackers they were using, how they acquired ...
This IDC Survey looks at programs and services intended to augment the fitness tracker experience within the enterprise. We polled 369 IT buyers in the United States in April of 2019 to ask them which programs they believed their employees ...
What Role Do Managed Service Providers Play in an Enterprise's Hybrid and Multicloud Journey?
This IDC Survey Spotlight leverages data from IDC's 2019 Asia/Pacific Business and IT Enterprise Services Sourcing Survey and identifies the key role played by managed service providers in an enterprise's use ...
New IDC Forecast Reveals Asia/Pacific* Spending on Public Cloud Services to Reach USD 76.1 Billion by 2023
Consumption and Investment in Third-Party Services to Support Blockchain Technology Requirements
This IDC Survey Spotlight indicates how buyers are consuming and have plans to consume professional services, managed services, and support services to support their blockchain technology needs. It also includes data on how much buyers have ...
2019 Enterprise Mobility Decision Maker Survey, Devices Highlights: An IDC Survey of Key Corporate-Liable Deployment Trends
This IDC Survey highlights results from a survey conducted by IDC's Enterprise Mobility team in June 2019. The survey was conducted to gain insight into an extensive array of topics related to enterprise mobility. Key topics of coverage ...
Customer Consent as a Critical Point in Customer-Centric Strategy: Challenges and the Future of the Asia/Pacific Financial Services Industry
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides IDC's view on customer consent — one of the key tenets of IDC's Hierarchy of Customer Expectations. The presentation highlights how customer consent becomes a critical point in implementing customer ...
This IDC Presentation provides a detailed analysis of the market and competitive landscape in cloud services in Indonesia from July to December 2018 (2H18). It covers the market size movements and growth trends in cloud-related project-oriented ...
Spending on Customer Experience Technologies Will Reach $641 Billion in 2022, According to New IDC Spending Guide
IDC TechScape Assesses Emerging Technologies Needed for Successful Digital Twin Implementation & Operation
New IDC MarketScape Evaluates Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Utilities Customer Experience
This IDC Survey Spotlight illustrates end-user interest in utilizing public cloud services to train their artificial intelligence (AI) models. The document contains data from IDC's Artificial Intelligence Survey, which was ...
This IDC Survey is based on a May 2019 web-based survey conducted in the United States, with companies to evaluate the integration of documents (paper and digital) within a knowledge worker's job. This PowerPoint file offers analysis on ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the current state of diversity within data science/modeler teams in European organizations. It also analyzes the importance of diversity and inclusion within AI teams and the benefits derived. The 604 survey ...
This IDC survey highlights preference, behavior, and other factors impacting the adoption of enterprise collaboration solutions investments in the Asia/Pacific region. The document contains data from IDC's Asia/Pacific Enterprise Collaboration ...
This IDC Survey provides a first look at IDC's IoT Decision-Maker Survey, 2019. IDC's 2019 IoT Decision-Maker Survey identifies the latest investment trends within IoT initiatives as well as the current expectations ...