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.
IT Services Brand Perceptions, 2018: Familiarity, Awareness, and Brand Associations in Canada
This IDC Survey examines recent survey data that questioned Canadian medium-sized and large business on the brand perception, awareness, and usage of many of the largest IT services providers in Canada. The document primarily assesses the ...
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Managed and Cloud-Hosted Virtualized Network Services, 2018
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides a view of the worldwide managed and cloud-hosted virtualized network services market. The MAP presentation is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's communications ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an overview of the size, growth, and key trends impacting the global services market in 2018.
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 Perspective supports DX performance with a pragmatic, actionable discussion of performance management. The study shows how to use a digital transformation (DX) project's key performance indicators (KPIs) to create employee goals ...
Accenture FY 4Q18: Quarterly Revenue Up 11% and Up 14% for FY18, Record-Breaking New Bookings and Strong Cash Flow Bode Well for FY19
On September 27, 2018, Accenture reported its FY 4Q18 results, including $10.1 billion in quarterly net revenue (i.e., before reimbursements), an 11% YoY increase in both USD and local currency. For FY18, net revenues were $39.6 billion, ...
Beginning mid-2Q18, Cisco made a series of senior executive adjustments — some left for new opportunities, some resigned, and some replaced. With Cisco's revenue returning to growth mode and positioning itself to capture software, services, ...
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #JPJ42848118. The report analyzes the current IoT spending and forecasts the spending on the IoT market from 2018 to 2022 ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective presents the U.S. hosting and colocation services market for 2018. The hosting infrastructure services (HIS) market continues to grow despite the increasing adoption of cloud infrastructure as a service ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) presents the worldwide managed security services (MSS) market. The MAP is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's security services analysts on the key issues impacting ...
This IDC Technology Segment study divides Poland's IT security market into three submarkets — appliances, software, and services. It presents forecasts for each segment for 2018–2022, as based on 2017 vendor revenue results. It includes ...
IDC's ongoing research underscores the growing importance of having an as-a-service and consumption-based IT procurement model. Demand for these models continues to grow because customers like the simplicity, flexibility, and agility that ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides information on the worldwide digital strategy and agency professional services market. Some form of this presentation was delivered to clients throughout various dates in 2018. This MAP ...
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Software and Hardware Support and Deployment Services, 2018
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides detailed information on the software and hardware support and deployment services landscape. It considers the overall condition of the market in 2018, the key competitors, and evolving trends ...
Worldwide and U.S. IT Consulting Services Market Shares, 2017: Larger Vendors Continue to Thrive
This IDC study provides a review of the top 10 IT consulting services vendors as ranked by total worldwide and U.S. IT consulting services revenue.
"The top 10 IT consulting vendors continue to outpace the worldwide IT consulting market ...
This IDC Survey examines certain key trends in the Canadian public sector datacenter market. This Survey leverages data from IDC's annual survey on Canadian datacenters. The survey was in field during March 2018.
This IDC Pivot Table provides an overview of IT spending trends and forecast for the Western European utilities sector for 2017–2022. This document comes with a downloadable pivot table that includes details of specific IT spending patterns ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective encapsulates IDC's insights and data on the technologies, industry dynamics, and trends influencing the worldwide enterprise mobility platforms and security market.
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides an overview of the market dynamics, trends, drivers, and challenges in the infrastructure services market. The MAP highlights market trends, including digital transformation, hybrid cloud, ...
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Product Engineering and Operational Technology Services, 2018
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an overview of key supply and demand trends in the worldwide product engineering and operational technology services markets. This IDC Market Analysis Perspective also includes the competitive ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides insight into the current state and future outlook in the worldwide integration and API management software market. Analysis of current market share, forecast, growth, and trends is viewed in ...
This IDC Technology Segment study presents the top 100 IT services providers in Turkey, as based on their 2017 performances. The study examines the top 10 providers in greater detail, including their market sizes and share data according ...