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.
The IDC Service Provider Pulse delivers quarterly insights into the requirements of cloud service providers — focusing on evolving business models, emerging product and service offerings, and providers' own investments in technology. The ...
This IDC Perspective discusses practical use cases of artificial intelligence and presents a framework for retailers to understand different strategic outcomes of AI implementations depending on both the intent of the use cases and their ...
On September 26, 2019, Accenture reported its FY 4Q19 and full year results, including $11.1 billion in quarterly revenue (see the accounting note), a 5% YoY increase in U.S. dollar and 7.2% in local currency. For FY19, net revenue was $43.2 ...
This IDC Survey presents key findings focused on payer and provider investment plans and reimbursement models for virtual care services from the 2019 Connected Health and Value-Based IT Investment Plans Survey.
This IDC report discusses a problem faced by many financial services institutions (FSIs) as they make data core to their digital transformation (DX) strategies: data is not in a form ready to be used for various digital transformation initiatives. ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) examines the sales force productivity and management software market for 2019. "AI is driving a renaissance of investment and innovation in sales technology," said Gerry Murray, research director, ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight presents key findings from IDC's 2019 Worldwide Digital Transformation Executive Sentiment Survey of 2,165 organizations spanning 27 countries across the Americas, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Japan. ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight illustrates the impact of skill attrition on overall IT team skill.
Skill attrition is the consequence of skill obsolescence, employee promotions, assignment changes and departures, and the skill of replacement ...
This IDC Survey document examines recent survey data that questioned Canadian medium-sized and large business on the brand perception, awareness, and usage of many of the largest IT services providers in Canada. The document primarily assesses ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) presents the worldwide digital transformation professional services market. Some form of this presentation was delivered to clients throughout various dates in 2019. The presentation was designed ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides an overview of the digital business operations (finance and accounting, procurement, and logistics) and analytics services market with an examination of market highlights, changing patterns ...
This IDC Presentation provides an overview of Industry 4.0 policy, progress, and resultant technology adoption across 11 countries in the Asia/Pacific region (excluding Japan), or APEJ. Industry 4.0 policy creation intends to motivate industrial ...
This IDC Survey analyzes North American utility results from IDC's 2019 Industry CloudPath Survey. IDC's 2019 Industry CloudPath Survey is a study of cloud adoption, application, challenges, benefits, ...
This IDC Survey presents key findings from IDC's 2019 North American Commercial Service Robotics Survey. This survey exercise is now in its second year, and this document includes several year-on-year insights for critical trends ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights current investments and plans for digital transformation projects at life science companies from a recent IDC's June 2019 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey.
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides insights on dynamics within three major IT infrastructure domains (networking, server, and storage), enabling and supporting the fast-growing Internet of Things market. The presentation ...
This IDC Market Presentation examines the responses of banking organizations that participated in the IDC European Vertical Market Survey, 2018-2019. The study offers an overview of technology vendors that deliver products and services to ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) considers the open source ecosystem market view, provides data on acceptance of open source software, and offers insight into where open source development and adoption will go in the future.
This IDC Pivot Table provides an overview of IT spending trends and forecast for the Western Europe utilities sector for 2018 to 2023. This document comes with a downloadable pivot table that includes details of specific IT spending patterns ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a look at the current state of the legal technology industry's consolidation and construction of a software platform. This document assesses the current players, what modules need to be included, and ...
Manufacturing is working toward its vision of Industry 4.0. At the same time, the next generation of cellular technology, 5G New Radio (NR), is poised to play an important and strategic role in realizing Industry 4.0. Factory automation, ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight focuses on the investment plans of U.K. government agencies. This IDC Survey Spotlight is based IDC's European Vertical Markets Survey, 2H18. It provides a view on how spending is anticipated to change over ...
This IDC Perspective identifies low-code/no-code mobile apps as a driver of the future of work. This document discusses organizations' workflow priorities for mobilization and characterizes the workspace as one where nontechnical app developers ...
This IDC Vendor Profile examines Salesforce's vertical go-to-market strategy, focusing on Europe in 2019. The document briefly explores the growing trend toward verticalization in product and sales strategy in the cloud space. It also provides ...
This IDC study examines the market for digital agency services globally. It presents estimates of total demand in 2017 and 2018, and it forecasts future demand for 2019-2023.
"Digital agency services remain in high demand because ...
This IDC Market Note discusses the Analyst Day hosted by HP Inc. in its Asia/Pacific (including Japan) (APJ) Customer Welcome Center called "Enabling Digital Transformation in Asia for Asia." The event was centered around how HP Inc. was ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the results from IDC's 2019 Multicloud Survey, which collected responses from 664 European organizations with both multicloud (n = 332) and non-multicloud users (n = 332). ...
This IDC Vendor Profile introduces and assesses Microsoft's current vertical strategy at European level (only business-to-business or B2B is considered), identifying its strengths as well as room for improvement. After an overall company ...
IDC’s New Zealand State of the Digital Nation provides a comprehensive overview of the entire New Zealand ICT market, with a specific focus on shifting business attitudes, vertical growth breakdowns, and vendor performance. New Zealand organisations ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective reviews the market forces that are reshaping the IT leasing and financing industry, specifically the demand for "flexible consumption" models that offer flexibility, transparency, and simplicity. Currently, ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses the investment that tech companies make in marketing (programs and people) when compared with investment in sales (all costs). In IDC's 2018 Tech Marketing Investment Survey, IDC found ...
This document aims to provide a summary of the key components of digital transformation and some of the challenges and inhibitors that companies in Latin America have been or may be experiencing and some strategies for the future.
This IDC Perspective investigates how digital transformation impacts mobility (also transportation) hubs — such as major bus, metro and train stations, and airports — that provide the physical and digital infrastructure and services that ...
This IDC study examines the top issues for several vertical market segments with respect to the issues, challenges, and need for external services providers for several 3rd Platform innovation accelerators. The data shows the different priorities ...
This Market Note presents an overview of Leaven, Spark's new division that was announced on August 13, 2019. Leaven is a digital transformation (DX) consultancy built to assist organisations as they shift to new and more digital ways of ...
This IDC discusses micro-mobility vehicles (also called personal mobility devices or PMDs) and their impact on city living in Europe. PMDs such as bicycles, scooters, and mopeds are changing how people move in European cities. They can increase ...