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 Web Conference presents three new approaches that are emerging to respond to new talent sourcing requirements in the digital era: talent sourcing platforms, talent marketplaces, and crowdsourcing. Starting with the identification ...
This IDC Market Perspective presents three new approaches that are emerging to respond to the new talent sourcing requirements in the digital era: talent sourcing platforms, talent marketplaces, and crowdsourcing. Being competitive in the ...
This IDC Market Note highlights PwC's Analyst Day held at its Shanghai Innovation Centre, located at Xintiandi, as part of the Alliance of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation initiative. PwC is fostering a culture of technology-driven ...
This IDC Technology Segment study provides unit, value, and share data for the Turkish HCP market for the 2013–2017 period. It presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing vendors, including their local presence and structure, ...
This IDC Technology Segment study provides HCP market data in the Czech Republic for units, value ($M), and share (%) for the 2013–2017 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing vendors, covering local ...
Large Italian Bank Adopts Cohesity to Make Secondary Storage Strategic for Analytics, Test&dev, and Time to Market, While Also Modernizing and Automating Backup
This IDC Perspective discusses the backup challenges that a large European financial institution was facing and how it overcame them with Cohesity's DataPlatform solution. It also assesses the bank's attitude towards secondary data and how ...
Western Europe Enterprise Mobility Survey, 2018: Mobile Life-Cycle Services in the Enterprise
This IDC Survey analyzes some key results from IDC's 2018 European Enterprise Mobility Survey, which provides insight into enterprises' core strategic mobility initiatives, from investment priorities, governance, and strategy ...
This IDC study provides IDC's forecast for the software license, maintenance, and subscription market.
"The strong user preference for cloud services continues to transform the software industry and its underlying business models. ...
This IDC study analyzes the IT services industry in Slovakia in 2017 alongside forecasts for IT services spending through 2022. The study contains market size and distribution data by foundation market and vertical market. The study also ...
This IDC Technology Segment study provides HCP market data in Kenya in volume (units), value ($M), and share (%) for the period ended December 2017. The document presents profiles of the top-performing vendors, local setup, 2017 revenue ...
Cisco brought out top executives for its annual Marketing Velocity event in Barcelona and their key message was about how central partners are to Cisco's overall business, but that partners need to transform themselves by focusing on areas ...
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #JPJ41778117. It summarizes the performance of the Japan MPDS market and the outsourced document services market in 2017 ...
Japan Managed Print and Document Services Market Shares, 2017: Vendor Strategies for the Japan Market
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #JPJ42849418. The report summarizes the vendors' competitive landscape in the Japan managed print and document services ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the RPA market developments and opportunities, providing recommendations for managed workflow services providers eager to support companies' business process improvement initiatives. As companies increasingly ...
This IDC study presents forecasts of spending (customer expenditures) for the testing services market for 2018–2022. This study includes advice to providers of testing services, an analysis of key market and industry trends by importing ...
This IDC Perspective provides IT executives with practical steps for implementing a dynamic inclusion strategy that will significantly improve engagement levels for diverse IT talent across the organization in a meaningful and sustainable ...
This IDC Market Note provides an overview of Xerox's July 12 announcement of its new workplace solutions including emphasis on security, mobility, and print management features.
This IDC Technology Segment study covers Ukraine and provides hardcopy peripherals market unit, value ($M), and share (%) data for the 2013–2017 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing vendors, covering ...
European Services Survey 2018: Application Services Buyers are Happy — And They Plan to Keep Buying
This IDC Survey presents key findings from IDC's 2018 European Services Survey. It looks at the attitudes and plans of applications services buyers in Western Europe. Two-thirds of buyers plan to maintain or increase ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a summary of Konica Minolta's recent acquisition of MWA Intelligence. The document examines the details of the arrangement and provides context regarding the current state of the imaging market and the ...
This IDC Market Note provides an overview of the Ricoh Analytics for Print service offering. Ricoh formally launched this consulting and analytics engagement offering in June 2018, providing customers with an initial assessment, a strategic ...
Coordinating Software Quality, Code Analytics, and Security as Core Areas of Focus with Agile for DevOps?
This IDC Survey Spotlight underscores user engagement with and demand for automated software quality, in coordination with security, code analytics, and agile processes. While some organizations in the past have split teams organizationally ...
This IDC Market Note highlights the offerings of Equinix cloud fabric and its related solutions at the industry and financial analyst meet in New York City. "Equinix is gradually moving toward becoming an enabler of global datacenter interconnect ...
Worldwide Services Market Shares, 2017: 2017 Services Vendor Results Reveal the Best Growth in a Decade
This IDC study presents market shares for the worldwide services market for 2017, broken down into macromarkets (i.e., project-oriented services, managed services, and support services) and macroregion (i.e., Americas, EMEA, and Asia/Pacific).