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 provides the forecast for the 5G network infrastructure market for 2018-2022. IDC believes spending on 5G-related routing and optical backhaul will rise at CAGRs of 146.1% and 129.6%, respectively, over the forecast period. ...
Hitachi Early to Market with a Bespoke HCI Solution Built Around NVMe and Storage-Class Memory
This IDC Market Note discusses Hitachi Vantara's NVMe-based HCI offering announcement at the company's annual user conference, providing IDC's take on the importance of this launch for Hitachi Vantara and for the industry as a whole. On ...
This IDC FutureScape discusses the worldwide corporate banking sector and is a planning tool for technology leaders and their line-of-business (LOB) counterparts to use in their IT strategic planning efforts. It provides foresight for tech-based ...
This IDC study provides the top 10 predictions and underlying drivers that we expect to impact customer experience in 2019 and beyond.
According to Alan Webber, research director, IDC Customer Experience, "Providing a differentiated ...
This IDC study explores how different drivers are collectively impacting technology in the health industry and offers guidance on actions to consider. Healthcare and life science organizations are hard pressed in the new digital era to respond ...
This IDC study explores how different drivers are collectively impacting technology in the hospitality industry and offers guidance on actions to consider. Hospitality organizations are hard-pressed in the new digital era to respond to a ...
Most of our predictions refer to the continuous changes and aspirations of global manufacturing players. The predictions in this document will guide their technology investment and priorities. To consolidate their strategies in smart manufacturing, ...
This IDC study presents a view of BDA revenue in Western Europe from historical year 2017 through to the 2018–2022 forecast period.
"The Western Europe BDA software market, which in 2017 reached $14.1 billion, is expected to grow with ...
Anonos' SaveYourData — a EuroPrivacy Certified Solution — "Deep Freezes" Enterprises' Existing Personal Data Sets as They Plan Analytics Strategies
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes Anonos' SaveYourData, a EuroPrivacy-certified technology to meet the legal and technical requirements for pseudonymisation under GDPR. The software comes at a time when enterprises are evaluating whether ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses the extent of the role that enterprises expect telcos will play in their data/analytics strategies.
This document is based on the results of IDC's 2018 European Enterprise Communications Survey, ...
Amidst Trade Tensions, U.S. and China Follow Different Paths to the 3rd Platform as New Technologies Drive Worldwide ICT Market Towards $6 Trillion in Annual Spending by 2022, According to IDC
This IDC Perspective describes OSIsoft and the application of its PI System to bridge the gap between OT and IT and positions OSIsoft within IDC's decision-centric computing framework for consideration in solutions that may fall outside ...
In this Market Note, we analyze the impact that Oracle's new Oracle Automation Platform will have on its partners. Oracle Automation Platform was announced in February at Oracle OpenWorld and is claimed to reduce cost for customers by automating ...
This IDC Market Note examines the fall launch of HP Inc.'s PrintOS platform.
HP Inc. announced the fall launch of PrintOS, a cloud-based platform that optimizes print and automates production for its customers. The newest additions, ...
IDC Financial Insights Expects Growing Investment in Intelligent Automation to Reshape the Indonesian Financial Market and Improve Customer Engagement
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled B2B Digital Commerce Platforms 2018 Vendor Assessment
This IDC study provides an assessment of the principal SaaS and cloud-enabled B2B digital commerce platforms and discusses what criteria are most important for companies to consider when selecting a system.
"Selecting the right cloud ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides big data and analytics (BDA) software technology vendors with an overview of the BDA market, offering the information required to support strategic planning and strategic marketing initiatives. ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides insight into the current state and future outlook in the worldwide big data and analytics tools software market. Analysis of current market share, forecast, growth, and trends is viewed in context ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides an overview of the market dynamics, trends, drivers, and challenges in the systems and data management services market. The MAP provides guidance for both enterprises and vendors as well ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides insight into application life-cycle management (ALM) and project portfolio management (PPM) industry highlights and a review of the market landscape including shares and leading vendor ...
This IDC Market Note outlines how ZAP is doubling down on its core strengths in data management and data warehouse automation for the midmarket with its Data Hub offering. It also examines how the company's expanding OEM channel is providing ...
This IDC study presents IDC's taxonomy of the worldwide data security market. It provides definitions for enterprise products and services used for the discovery, classification, obfuscation, monitoring, and control of structured and unstructured ...