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.
Worldwide Service Provider Router Market Shares, 3Q18: Cisco Regains Leadership Despite Continuing North American Slump
This IDC study reviews worldwide service provider router revenue for 3Q18.
"While the continuing slump in North American service provider spending further negatively impacted the overall service provider routing market in 3Q18, the ...
IT Services Spending Grows as More Customers Seek Guidance to Accelerate Transformation, IDC Australia Reports
2018 U.S. Consumer Survey: Self-Service Digital Banking Trends, Drivers, and Satisfaction Levels
This IDC Perspective discusses the 2018 U.S. Consumer Banking Channel Preference Survey conducted among 2,501 U.S. residents who are 18+ and have an active checking account. This document specifically looks at the responses as it ...
This IDC Market Note provides a view of Atos' overall strategy of its services business as a result of its acquisition of Syntel presented during its Atos Syntel Analyst and Advisor event held on November 14, 2018, in Dallas, Texas.
The banking Internet of Things (IoT) readiness index study offers a deep dive into countries in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) with respect to their preparedness for IoT solutions in the banking and financial sector. This index is ...
On January 7, 2019, Huawei held the Huawei Kunpeng CPU and Server Launch Conference with the theme of "Towards a More Diversified Computing World" in Shenzhen, China. Huawei launched Kunpeng 920, an ARM-based CPU with high performance, TaiShan ...
This IDC Presentation outlines a regional view of the IDC FutureScape for worldwide services in 2019. This IDC FutureScape identifies the 10 most impactful predictions that will shape IT services buyer road maps in the next five years. Each ...
IDC Predicts More than Half of the Asian 1000 Organizations Will Only Consider Partnering with Consulting Firms that Combine Strategy, Creativity and IT Services by 2023
IDC Survey Spotlight: What Is the Current State of Real-Time Subject Monitoring During Clinical Trial by Life Sciences Organizations in APEJ (2018)?
This IDC Survey Spotlight focuses on real-time monitoring of the subjects using Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets by pharmaceutical firms.
It is based on IDC's Global IoT Decision Maker Survey, which was completed in October 2018. ...
DXC Technology Expands Beyond IT into the Product Engineering Services Market by Acquiring Luxoft
On Monday, January 7, 2019, DXC Technology announced that it will be acquiring Luxoft, a global digital and engineering services firm in an all-cash stock transaction representing about $2 billion. Luxoft, achieving $911 million in revenue ...
This IDC Market Note presents IDC's opinion on practical blockchain use cases in Sub-Saharan Africa, their potential impact, and the challenges inhibiting adoption of the technology.
"Interest in blockchain is growing across Sub-Saharan ...
This IDC Market Forecast provides revenue and subscriber forecasts for the European UCaaS market, specifically, for the UCaaS applications and UCaaS voice segment; it replaces the EMEA UCaaS forecast document to focus solely on Europe. It ...
The role of supply chains has become extremely important in the last decade with the Indian manufacturing organizations looking to focus beyond the shop floor for increasing profitability. The recent surge in the investments around initiatives ...
This IDC Presentation analyzes the insurance industry data from IDC's CloudView Survey, 2018. IDC conducted the survey to understand the current adoption trends and future plans for different cloud deployments across industries ...
Nordic Enterprise Applications Market Shares, 2018: Continued Growth, Shifts in the Marketplace
This IDC study examines the enterprise applications market for 2015-2017 and the continued development in 1H18. Revenues and market shares of the leading vendors in 2017 and 1H18 are examined and analyzed. This study includes tables and ...
This IDC Survey examines Future of Work survey results and potential impact on print. IDC conducted a United States–based survey with companies to understand critical Future of Work market dynamics. The goal of the survey was to identify ...
What Is the Current State of Remote Health Monitoring Among Healthcare Providers in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) (2018)?
We can observe a clear wave of adoption of remote health monitoring (RHM) for chronic conditions among healthcare providers in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ), supported strongly by both wearables/fitness bands and smart watches:
- Among ...
This IDC Market Presentation offers an overview of the worldwide ODM direct market trends for the third calendar quarter of 2018.
Increased demand for customization and personalization has resulted in the growth of technologies such as IoT and 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, which has enabled organizations to cater to the market long-tail. With any ...