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 Perspective covers the Money20/20 conference held in Las Vegas, October 21–24, 2018. At Money20/20, it was clear that disruptive technologies are transforming the way financial services firms do business. From digital identity management ...
The Digital Trust Index: Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Executives Rate Digital Trustworthiness of Online Institutions and Entities
This IDC Perspective captures the results of a recently conducted digital trust study, across 12 countries within Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ). "With trust emerging as a key enabler of digital transformation, it's time organizations ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides extensive IDC survey data showing that over 50% of enterprises are failing to execute their digital transformation strategies. Enterprises are being challenged competitively by new digital strategies, ...
Mobile operators set out their views about the short-term and long-term prospects for 5G at Huawei's Mobile Broadband Forum in London. Although there was optimism about the game-changing potential of 5G, operators have more pragmatic expectations ...
This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion by IDC's worldwide hospitality and travel team on the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide industry over the next three to five years. Senior IT leaders ...
This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion by IDC's worldwide payments team on the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide financial services industry over the next three to five years. Senior IT leaders ...
This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion by IDC's Worldwide Robotics team on the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide robotics industry over the next three to five years. Senior IT leaders and ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation highlights our recently published Smart Cities and Communities digital transformation (DX) use case taxonomy.
As an organizing principle for our digital transformation research, IDC has created a DX ...
This IDC Market Note examines Verizon's wireless business results discussed in its 3Q18 earnings announcement on October 23, 2018. In this document, IDC analyzes Verizon's wireless financial and operating metrics and overall strategy in ...
This IDC Market Note reviews the key takeaways from the annual Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit, held in Hong Kong on October 22 to 24, 2018. This year's event provided insights into the rapidly accelerating 5G ecosystem, with presentations by Qualcomm ...
Russian Smartphone Market Increases by 18.2% in Value as Consumers Keep Spending, According to IDC
This IDC Market Presentation provides an overview of the Western European landscape for smart home suppliers. It outlines key insights and guidance for European players on how to develop and strive in a crowded and contested market.
This IDC Market Note examines Sprint's quarterly wireless business results discussed in the company's FY 2Q18 earnings announcement on October 31, 2018. In this document, IDC analyzes Sprint's wireless financial and operating metrics and ...
This IDC Presentation analyzes the state of the enterprise communications market in Western Europe. It examines the development of the market in recent quarters, as well as trends and communication service provider strategies, and ties them ...
This IDC study provides a five-year forecast update for the worldwide smart home device market.
"While it's still early days for the smart home market, we expect to see considerable growth over the next few years, especially as consumers ...
This IDC Market Note examines key takeaways from IDC analysts in attendance at the annual analyst forum on 5G's development to date, use potential, challenges ahead, and keys to success. On October 11, 2018, the industry advocacy group 5G ...
Lenovo FY 2Q19: Robust Performance from PC and Smart Devices Group Drives Strong Quarter as Mobile and Datacenter Continue to Improve
Lenovo announced results from its fiscal 2Q19 ending September 30, with revenue topping $13.4 billion, up 14% from same quarter last year. Pretax income was $213 million, an increase of 503% year over year. The company's Intelligent Devices ...
This IDC Insight analyzes Orion Labs, a company playing in the wearables market, and reviews five key success factors: market potential, product and services, competitive edge, customers, and corporate strategy. Detailed subquestions make ...
This IDC Market Note examines AT&T's quarterly business results discussed in its 3Q18 earnings announcement on October 24, 2018. In this document, IDC analyzes AT&T's operating metrics and overall strategy in the context of the U.S. ...
Theatro Private Vendor Watchlist Profile: Orchestrating Communication, IoT, and Data Analytics on a Wearable Device
This IDC Insight analyzes Theatro, a company playing in the wearables and unified communications market, and reviews key success factors: market potential, products and services, competitive edge, customers, and corporate strategy. Detailed ...
eTailer Aggression Drives the Smartphone Market in India in 3Q2018; Market Clocks Highest Ever Shipments: IDC India Report
This IDC Survey includes data from the IDC's European Internet of Things (IoT) Survey and focuses on opportunities and trends in IoT in Spain. IDC's Western Europe IoT Research Practice conducted a survey ...