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 study presents a comprehensive view of the Romanian cloud services market. It includes market sizing for public and private cloud delivery models, quantitative data from 2017, and market forecasts for 2018–2022. It summarizes the ...
Worldwide CRM Applications Software Forecast, 2018–2022: Growth Tied to Innovation Initiatives
This IDC study provides an updated market sizing for the worldwide CRM applications software market based on completed revenue modeling and a revised forecast for the market over a 10-year period, with a 5-year forecast (2018–2022).
This IDC study presents a view of PaaS emerging trends revenue from the historical year 2017 to the 2018–2022 forecast period. It includes high-level breakdowns of PaaS emerging trends submarkets and geographic regions and offers analysis ...
Worldwide Competitive Public Cloud Platform as a Service Emerging Trends Market Shares, 2017: Security and DevOps Add to Developer Value
This IDC study also reports on the two prior years and provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide public cloud PaaS emerging trends market and the associated submarkets in calendar year 2017.
"New approaches to cloud development ...
This IDC study presents a view of PaaS revenue from the historical year 2017 through the 2018–2022 forecast period. It includes high-level breakdowns of PaaS submarkets and geographic regions and offers analysis of key trends, including ...
This IDC study describes the forecast growth of the dynamic data management systems software market over the five-year period from 2017 to 2022. It also includes analysis of the future of this market, including the drivers and inhibitors ...
Worldwide Dynamic Data Management Systems Software Market Shares, 2017: Bringing Power and Flexibility to the Cloud
This IDC study presents a three-year history of revenue shares in the dynamic data management systems software market by vendor for 2015–2017. It also includes a view of the market by geographic region and by operating environment. In addition, ...
This IDC study provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide IT system and service management (ITSSM) software market for calendar year 2017.
According to Tim Grieser, research vice president, IDC's Enterprise System Management ...
Worldwide Integration Middleware and API Management Software Market Shares, 2017: Business Is Booming Including License Revenue
This IDC study provides vendor market shares for the worldwide integration middleware and API management software markets and their corresponding cloud counterparts for 2017.
"Healthy growth in perpetual license revenue impacted the ...
Worldwide Internet of Things Infrastructure Forecast, 2018–2022: IoT Edge Infrastructure Primed to Be Growth Engine for IoT Infrastructure Vendors
This IDC study provides a forecast for the worldwide IoT infrastructure market for 2018–2022.
"Internet of Things deployments will fuel aggressive investments in infrastructure, especially new compute, storage, and networking technologies ...
This IDC study provides worldwide market share data for server operating environment new license shipments, new subscriptions, and nonpaid deployments for calendar year 2017.
"Operating systems remain a critical component of modern ...
This IDC study provides IDC's forecast for the software license, maintenance, and subscription market.
"The strong user preference for cloud services continues to transform the software industry and its underlying business models. ...
This IDC study examines the SaaS and cloud software markets for the 2013–2022 period. Worldwide market sizing is provided with 2017 as the base year and a five-year growth forecast for 2018–2022.
"IT buyers have progressively shifted ...
Worldwide Web Security Market Shares, 2017: The High-Wire Act of Balancing Security with the Web Experience
This IDC study provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide web security market in calendar year 2017.
"The temptation for network security practitioners is to add feature sets to their web security posture," cautions Chris Kissel, ...
European Enterprise Communications Survey, 2018: Attitudes Toward Unified Communications and Voice
This IDC Survey presents the detailed results of IDC's 2018 European Enterprise Communications Survey related to unified communications (UC) and enterprise voice technologies and services. It covers both the status of current deployments ...
The battle among the cloud's "megaplatform" players — global providers of IaaS/PaaS platforms — just got much more competitive. At the Google Cloud Next '18 event last week, the company rolled out an ambitious hybrid strategy, stepped up ...
This IDC study examines and defines the hybrid cloud data services (including protection, security, compliance, integration, orchestration, and data location optimization using machine learning–based AI capabilities) that operate on structured ...
This IDC study analyzes the worldwide data services for hybrid (DSH) cloud market for the 2018–2022 period.
"The DSH cloud market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of 18.4%. There are three significant shifts happening in the ...
This IDC Market Note responds to Progress' customer and partner conference from May 29 to June 1, 2018.
"ProgressNEXT powerfully illustrated Progress' diversification of its product portfolio to emerging technologies such as IoT, ...
SAP announced its 2Q18 earnings on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The financial performance continues to be strong with nine years of consistent growth. Highlights were:
- Cloud revenue was up 40%, while cloud bookings were up 29%.
- SAP ...
This IDC study analyzes the IT services industry in Slovakia in 2017 alongside forecasts for IT services spending through 2022. The study contains market size and distribution data by foundation market and vertical market. The study also ...
This IDC Survey summarizes key trends in SD-WAN adoption in Europe based on end-user data from IDC's annual European Enterprise Communications Survey, conducted in April 2018. The survey contains data from nine countries, six ...
This IDC Survey examines a selection of results from IDC' 2018 CloudView Survey. This survey focuses on the public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) segment, highlighting end-user attitudes, usage plans, and their business ...
This IDC Market Note provides a snapshot of key highlights and announcements from Western Digital's IDC analyst day held June 19, 2018.