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 presents a forecast for the worldwide DDoS prevention products and services market for 2020-2023.
"The DDoS attack remains popular among cybercriminals, and businesses must prepare their defenses for the next wave of ...
This IDC Market Note provides comments and opinions around the main highlights of CenturyLink's annual analyst conference (held on January 28 and 29 in Florida with the theme "Digital Business with an EDGE") from the perspective of the European ...
This IDC Market Note discusses Wipro's Innovation and Talent Hub in Reading, U.K., and the related graduate and apprenticeship initiatives.
The ways in which IT investment decisions in Europe are made are changing as organizations on the continent become increasingly digitally mature. The IDC European Tech and Industry Pulse Survey, 2019–2020, reveals which ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight focuses on external IT spending budgets in the oil and gas (O&G) industry. This document also sheds light on the key personas acting as IT investment decision makers. Finally, it talks about the emerging role ...
This IDC Market Forecast analyzes the development of the business fixed data services market in Europe with an outlook to 2023. This market includes Internet access, private IP, ethernet, legacy data, very high bandwidth, and cloud connectivity. ...
Capgemini grew total revenue 5.3% in constant currency during 2019, with the digital strategy and consulting unit Capgemini Invent leading the charge with 15.1% growth. In 2020, Capgemini Invent will need to build its capabilities in order ...
Digital transformation (DX) in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which are organisations with less than 500 employees, has been a challenge in previous years. However, by 2019, SMBs started following ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes how European cloud adoption patterns are evolving as cloud becomes the de facto foundation for digital transformation and technology modernization. Today, cloud is becoming distributed, nuanced, and hybrid ...
Cognizant reported constant currency growth of 5.2% for calendar year 2019, its first set of annual results presided over by CEO Brian Humphries. The company has a credible strategy to protect its legacy business and growth in the digital ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines internal alignment of line of Canadian business and IT executives with respect to their views on the impact of digital transformation across corporate functions. In several recent IDC studies, we have seen ...
IDC encourages health summits as these events bring synergy and transparency to the whole healthcare ecosystem. This summit yielded multiple thought-provoking discussions and brought awareness about technological developments taking place ...
This IDC Market Perspective is the first in a series addressing the fundamental changes occurring in the way IT services businesses operate. These changes are driven by clients seeking service providers that can help them rapidly capitalize ...
Co-CEOs Christian Klein and Jennifer Morgan ushered in 2020 by closing out 2019 with results that met their targets and guidance, while also setting a new trajectory and pace for 2020.
Publicis Groupe unveiled full-year 2019 revenue up 9.3% in headline terms (down 2.3% organically) to almost €10 billion, after consolidating data specialist Epsilon in 2H19. To return to organic growth in 2020, Publicis is betting on creativity, ...
At CenturyLink's Annual Analyst and Consultant Forum, held January 28 and 29 in Marco Island, Florida, the company discussed its ongoing transformation from telecom provider to technology company, across operations, technology, and its workforce ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides detailed insight into the ongoing transformation of communications service providers, or telcos, in Europe. It evaluates the current situation and presents trends among telco vendors, customers, ...
This IDC Survey assesses the status of quantum computing adoption across European companies in 2019, providing IT vendors with a detailed view of end users' awareness of the technology and their initiatives to approach it. The report is ...
This IDC Survey provides data-based insights that will help both users and vendors better understand the challenges that manufacturing organizations are facing, how these organizations are investing to sustain business growth, and the drivers ...
This IDC Market Presentation provides a semiannual update of the Industry Cloud Directory, which was presented to our Industry Cloud (IC) group on February 9, 2020. IDC's Industry Cloud Directory is a semiannual research effort that tracks ...
This IDC Market Note provides an update on closing of HCL's deal for IBM software packages. It also comments on the first quarter performance of the new HCL Software division and the release of its first product, the HCL Digital Experience ...
IDC believes network virtualization and the multiaccess edge compute (MEC) provide communication service providers with a very attractive opportunity to significantly improve the value of their network and to monetize it more meaningfully ...
This IDC Market Presentation provides a top-level view of enterprise customer experience in Europe and how enterprises might approach the market. After a quick review of how IT spending is shifting, it offers context around customer experience ...