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.
Businesses Turn to Architects and Application Developers to Evaluate Performance-Enhancing Cloud Solutions
This IDC Survey Spotlight provides analysis of the results of IDC's 2018 CloudView Survey of 6,000+ organizations worldwide, spanning 30+ countries, across 48 industries, all of whom are current users of cloud software ...
Retooling Consulting Capabilities — Key Findings from 2017 Payer Survey of Healthcare IT Consultants/Systems Integrators
This IDC Perspective describes the status and drivers of change in the investments that IT consultants are making in their capabilities to serve payers. This document compares the results of surveys completed in 2015 and 2017 that represent ...
Worldwide Human Capital Management and Payroll Accounting Applications Software Market Shares, 2017: Growth Continues
This IDC study examines the human capital management (HCM) and payroll applications market for the 2015–2017 period. Revenue and market share of the leading vendors are provided for 2017. Included is a full list of tracked vendors for total ...
This IDC study presents the worldwide and U.S. IT education services delivery forecast for 2018 through 2022. The forecast includes an analysis of the regional drivers of IT education growth and delivery modalities and illustrates several ...
This IDC Presentation provides a detailed analysis of the market and competitive landscape in IT services in Singapore from July to December 2017 (2H17). It covers the market size movements and growth trends in each of the macromarkets (i.e., ...
Cloud, Core, and Edge Datacenter Transformation: Key Takeaways from Schneider Electric's 2018 Analyst Day
Schneider Electric is making headway following the significant directional shift it began last year to drive innovation in very different aspects of its business — internet giants and edge. Beyond the critical infrastructure it provides ...
This IDC Survey examines an extract of the results of an end-user study conducted by IDC's Western European Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions (IPDS) research group aimed at gaining insight into the market dynamics related to print ...
This IDC study presents the top 100 IT services providers in Poland, including their market shares, based on their respective performances in 2017. It also examines in detail the performances of the top 10 IT services providers in Poland. ...
This IDC Health Insights study is the first of a three-part life science R&D IDC MarketScape series focused on IT outsourcing. With a specific focus on life science R&D IT BPO, this study seeks to determine how the major IT vendors ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses the results of a recent survey of 526 IT professionals, supervisors, managers, and vice presidents of IT. In the survey, we asked what training delivery approach they preferred and what training had they ...
HP Inc. Quarterly Analyst Update: Continued Momentum in Print Business Across All Regions and Segments
On June 7, 2018, HP Inc. conducted its regular quarterly update call with industry analysts. During the call, Enrique Lores, president of HP Inc.'s Imaging and Printing business, discussed the firm's recent financial and operational performance. ...
This IDC Financial Insights study provides a functional structure of the global banking industry. It focuses on the business lines and functions within banking that drive technology spending and provides the fundamental organization behind ...
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Performance Management Analytic Applications 2018 Vendor Assessment
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of enterprise performance management software used for planning, budgeting, and forecasting through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics ...
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #JPJ42858218. The report provides the performance of the Japan cognitive/artificial intelligence (AI) systems market in ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses the trigger factors for cloud adoption for European organizations.
The report is based on IDC's 2018 European CloudView Survey, with responses from 1,350 organizations from ...
This IDC study provides an updated forecast of digital strategy and agency services through an analysis of the worldwide and U.S. business consulting, IT consulting, custom application development, risk and security, digital agency, and ...
This IDC Survey examines current trends in the CRD environment. The central reprographic department (CRD) or print room in an organization prints both internal and external client-facing documentation, from in-house newsletters to customer ...
This IDC Market Note includes news about printer vendors that occurred in June 2018.
This IDC Market Note gives an overview of Ricoh's announcement on May 7, 2018, of Ricoh Return Mail Services, a solution designed to help businesses better manage pieces of undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) mail.
This IDC study provides a five-year IT spending forecast for major U.S. federal civilian agencies.
"U.S. federal information technology spending at civilian agencies, overall, will experience a moderate CAGR of 2.9% through 2022," ...
Worldwide and U.S. Device and Print Management Market Shares, 2017: Growth Opportunities in a Mature Market
This IDC study provides the worldwide and U.S. market share data for the device management and print management markets for the calendar year 2017.
"The industry is in a period of transition, driven through technological advances ...