IDC Research Types
Lists the analyst members of a topical team. Outlines general areas of coverage and any specialties.
Provides brief overview coverage of what is happening in a market.
IDC MaturityScape Benchmark
- Financial announcements
- Product announcements
- Mergers and acquisitions or divestitures
- Response to news
Methods and Practices
Top 10 Predictions
IDC Survey Spotlight
Market Analysis Perspective
Customer Needs and Strategies
Focuses on the important decisions that business and IT professionals make every day.
Industry Developments and Models
Provides a study and interpretation of the results of a demand- or supply-side survey.
Vendor Needs and Strategies
"In their current state, established enterprises are making uneven progress in digital transformation. Many find themselves challenged by the new set of competitive market forces and digital innovations that are disrupting and digitalizing ...
This IDC Perspective discusses application deployment choices in the age of cloud.
"New options for buying, managing, and deploying applications are here, but so is additional complexity for IT leaders. Examining choices using a structured ...
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of infrastructure as a service through the IDC MarketScape model. The ramp up of public cloud adoption by enterprises, accompanied by steady investment in expansion of cloud services by the market ...
This IDC study examines best practices in evaluation and management of consulting and outsourcing contracts related to clinical and financial analytic (CFA) services within the context of value-based care. As part of research for a recent ...
This IDC PeerScape on current implementations and approaches to innovation management was developed by leveraging a combination of customer interviews and discussions, as well as case studies and feedback from innovation management vendors ...
This IDC study describes how retailers can digitally transform (DX) curated merchandise life-cycle management, one of five key retail DX strategies outlined in IDC's retail use case taxonomy (see IDC's Worldwide Digital Transformation ...
This IDC MarketScape seeks to inform buyers how standalone talent acquisition suites are evolving beyond ATS, what makes one system better than another, and how they're competing against end-to-end HCM and talent management suites. In a ...
This IDC Perspective is written for U.S. federal IT executives, human resource professionals, and other senior managers involved in maximizing IT productivity, including those within the project management office (PMO), process engineering, ...
This IDC study explores 3D rendering for design and development in the retail industry.
According to Victoria Brown, senior research analyst at IDC Retail Insights, "The gauntlet has been thrown down, and those retailers that want ...
This IDC PeerScape discusses the practices for deploying blade servers.
"Blade servers can offer enormous benefits to an organization if deployed properly and in the right context," said Kuba Stolarski, research director, Computing ...
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering mobile threat management (MTM) software through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market ...
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the Microsoft implementation services ecosystem through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the ecosystem. ...
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the Salesforce implementation ecosystem through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the ecosystem. ...
This IDC study lays out the dimensions and actions inherent in the successful HR organization's journey toward effective deployment of workforce analytics. Understanding the options and then taking steps to grow in maturity requires changes ...
This IDC Perspective is the second part of a three-part series that describes business models in the context of IDC's Leading in 3D (L3D) model, focusing on the integration stage. It explains the types and importance of integration, contains ...
This IDC study examines best practices approaches for standing up and managing a mobile center of excellence so that it truly delivers the strategic value it promises. IDC defines a center of excellence as a group within an organization ...
This IDC Perspective discusses how DX requires focus on business not categories.
Category management is a practice that has been successfully leveraged to drive savings from the rationalization of technology categories used across ...
IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue of up to $100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or innovative new technology, or both. This study profiles four vendors: Fieldbit, Infomill Inc., MapAnything, ...
This IDC Perspective discusses how a disciplined IT service portfolio management governance practice at the enterprise level enables senior business management to optimize the risks and rewards of the digital transformation of the business. ...
This IDC study discusses a guiding principles tool for core modernization projects to assist financial institutions that are considering or already going on this journey.
"Core system modernization has historically been close to impossible ...