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 Survey presents results, key findings, and analysis of a set of questions related to print security included in IDC's 2019 Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions Survey. It examines how user ...
This IDC Pivot Table presents a compilation of country-level results for all questions in IDC's 2019 ConsumerScape 360 Survey. It includes questions related to TV, PC, smartphones, tablets, device usage, and video ...
本調査レポートは、2018年の国内オフィス／ホームプリンティング市場、MPDS市場、プロダクションプリンティング市場、ラージフォーマットプリンター市場、3Dプリンター市場における各ベンダーの競合状況をまとめたものであり、各ベンダーの売上額／売上額のベンダーシェアの推移などを分析している。IDC Japanイメージング、プリンティング＆ドキュメントソリューションのグループマネージャーである石田 英次は、「国内最大の市場であるオフィス／ホームプリンティング市場が縮小、競合状況はますます厳しくなってきている。ベンダーは、プリンティング関連ビジネス分野のビジネス規模拡大や、インダストリアルプリンティング分野でのデジタル化の推進など、今後市場規模が拡大する可能性がある分野への投資を積極的に実施すべきである」と分析している。...
This IDC PeerScape discusses some of the key practices of successful datacenter optimization efforts and how this has helped with both agency business performance and efforts toward achieving a positive return on investment (ROI).
In announcing its intent to acquire software ADC vendor Avi Networks, VMware both enters the ADC market and transforms its NSX datacenter and multicloud network-virtualization overlay (NVO) into a Layer 2-7 full-stack SDN fabric. The acquisition ...
This IDC Market Presentation highlights the main trends and competition landscape for the Western European purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market in 1Q19.
This IDC Market Presentation provides the CY 1Q19 memory (DRAM and NAND) vendor share results and forecasts for both the short-term (1Q19–4Q20) and the long-term (2019–2023) worldwide memory market. The Presentation file includes:
- Memory ...
This IDC Perspective examines network considerations and best practices that enterprise customers can apply to ensure optimal user experience for Office 365 SaaS applications.
"As enterprises increasingly embrace SaaS applications ...
IDC Japanのグループディレクターである森山 正秋は「国内市場においてもパブリッククラウドとプライベートクラウド・オンプレミスを連携したハイブリッドクラウドの普及が進む。ストレージベンダーがオンプレミスでのビジネスを拡大するためには機能性に優れ、柔軟性、拡張性、俊敏性などの特徴を持ったストレージインフラを提供するだけではなく、ハイブリッドクラウド環境におけるワークロードやデータの移行をシームレスに実現できるソリューションを提供することが求められる」と分析している。...
This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at how users extend the scope of MPS contracts. Users want to realize cost savings and improve efficiencies. To do this, they work with suppliers that can provide strategic insights and offer holistic services ...
On Monday, June 10, Intel announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Barefoot Networks, a supplier of Ethernet datacenter switch silicon and software. Intel expects the deal to close in this year's third quarter, and it intends to ...
This IDC study provides a view of worldwide CDN market share by vendors.
"Major CDN providers are refocusing their effort on the edge to address new demands for real-time video streaming, security, and IoT data distribution," says ...
국내 IT인프라 시장 리서치를 담당하고 있는 김민철 책임연구원은 "기업에서는 최소한의 비용으로 데이터센터의 민첩성, 유연성, 확장성을 요구하고 있으며, 그에 대한 일환으로 최근 하이퍼컨버지드 시스템에 대한 관심이 증가하고 있다"고 말했다. 또한 그는 "컴퓨팅 리소스가 가상화되며 여러 노드에서 다양한 애플리케이션의 개발 및 운영이 하나의 어플라이언스에서 가능해졌으며, 스토리지 역시 소프트웨어적인 구현을 통해 하이퍼컨버지드 ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an update on the growing amount of data requiring some level of protection within the Global DataSphere.
Users are connecting billions of new devices to a network every year, and these devices will ...
This IDC Survey provides key analysis and findings from the 2018 U.S. enterprise survey related to the uptake, adoption, and deployment models of SD-WAN services by U.S. medium-sized enterprises. In this survey, medium-sized enterprises ...
This IDC study covers both hardware revenue and software revenue and provides a view of worldwide SD-WAN infrastructure market shares by vendor.
"SD-WAN remains one of the hottest growth areas in the networking industry, driven by ...
This IDC Technology Segment study provides HCP market data for Kazakhstan in units, value ($M), and share (%) for the 2014–2018 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing vendors, covering local presence ...
This IDC Market Forecast studies color laser and Inkjet cutsheet production printer/MFP shipments in Western Europe by type and by country. It describes forecasts for units and value from 2019 to 2023 and details major developments that ...
IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles Carbon Relay, CoolIT, Iceotope, and ...
This IDC Market Perspective includes current fair market value, residual value, and specification charts for Dell EMC's enterprise disk storage systems. It offers primary and secondary market analysis for the vendor and its products.
This IDC study provides a review of the 2018 U.S. color laser A3/A4 MFP market. Unit shipments and value of shipments information are presented, and all data for 2016–2018 is actual.
"Color laser MFPs continue to be one of the few ...
This IDC Perspective looks at key developments and main news on the Western Europe healthcare provider industry in 1Q19.
"The first quarter of 2019 saw a rise in investments related to health data integration, software and application ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight focuses on SD-WAN adoption in Canada. A significant degree of confusion is apparent among Canadian enterprises in the nascent market for SD-WAN as providers are not currently seeing the level of adoption cited by ...
This IDC Perspective discusses that, as more datacenters deploy NVMe technology, administrators may be in for a few unexpected surprises around energy and rack space consumption trends. This document briefly reviews how NVMe power consumption ...
This IDC Pivot Table provides the CY 1Q18 vendor share results and the forecasts for both the short term (1Q19–4Q20) and the long term (2019–2023) for the worldwide NAND flash memory market. The Pivot Table includes:
- Worldwide ...
本Conference: Tech SupplierはIDC Japan イメージング, プリンティング＆ドキュメントソリューションのグループマネージャーである石田 英次による講演の内容をプレゼンテーションスライドと音声ファイルによって提供するものである。
This IDC Technology Segment study covers Turkey and provides HCP market unit, value ($M), and share (%) data for the 2014–2018 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing vendors, covering local presence ...
This IDC Pivot Table provides the CY 1Q19 DRAM vendor share results and forecasts for both the short-term (1Q19–4Q20) and the long-term (2019–2023) worldwide DRAM market. The Pivot Table includes:
- Worldwide DRAM revenue share ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines organization's use of print security features and future adoption of print security features. In April 2019, IDC conducted a U.S.–based survey with companies to understand a number of critical market dynamics ...
This IDC Vendor Profile focuses on the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud offering. VeloCloud was a networking start-up founded seven years ago. The company quickly became a serious contender in the highly competitive networking market. At the end ...
This IDC Technology Segment study covers South Africa and provides hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market data in units, value ($M), and share (%) for the 2014–2018 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing ...
This IDC Market Note covers news about imaging, printing, and document solutions vendors that occurred in May 2019.
5G will result in a fundamental change in the service delivery models of carriers. However, this change will come in different phases. The current indication from major carriers across Asia/Pacific sets expectation for delays in full-scale ...
This IDC Market Note includes news and IDC point of view regarding 3D, production, and industrial printer news that occurred in May 2019.
On June 11, 2019, Western Digital — a consumer and datacenter systems and components supplier — launched Zoned Storage, an initiative to bring together innovations in media storage and industry standards for cloud and hyperscale datacenters ...
This IDC Market Glance provides an overview of the current service provider landscape in Canada, describes the structure and segments of the market, and identifies providers participating in each segment.
This IDC Technology Segment study covers Egypt and provides HCP market unit, value ($M), and share (%) data for the 2014–2018 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top performing vendors, covering local presence ...
On June 1, South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy announced that Korea's exports in May decreased by 9.4%, mostly because an intensifying United States–China trade dispute and an ongoing market correction in the memory area ...
This IDC Market Perspective presents key DX-related developments and initiatives in the telecom industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. It describes approaches taken by operators as they have embarked on their DX journeys. It provides recommendations ...
This IDC Technology Segment study provides HCP market unit, value, and share data in Morocco for 2014–2018. It presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the leading vendors, covering their local presence, 2018 revenue breakdowns by line ...
This IDC Presentation gives an overview of the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) PCD market qualitative analysis for 1Q19, including a historical analysis and forecast by region and country. This includes a summary of key events that impacted ...
This IDC Market Presentation summaries the semiconductors market inflection points and the outlook for the industry. This presentation covers:
- Market overview
- Key market segments
- M&A activity; momentum grows ...
This IDC Market Note revisits Tech Data's Global Lifecycle Management services and the enhancements and offer refinements it has made over the past year.
"As the market evolves toward services-led engagements and, more importantly, ...
This IDC Vendor Profile assesses Israeli textile printer manufacturer Kornit Digital. It provides an overview of the company and looks at its offerings, business model, and overall strategy. Finally, it examines Kornit Digital's position ...
In a jam-packed, two-hour-plus keynote on June 3, Apple announced plans to update its increasingly wide range of operating systems including macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The company also unveiled iPadOS, an offshoot of iOS that offers ...
This IDC study discusses digital evidence management solutions for public safety.
"By leveraging a secure, open digital platform embedded in the digital investigation and evidence management solution, agencies have unprecedented flexibility ...
This IDC Market Note summarizes the presentations and discussion at Canon EMEA's Analyst Day in May 2019. It looks at how Canon is gearing up to grow its print business and segue into and develop adjacent markets.
"After a period of strong HCP market growth driven by deferred demand and positive economic dynamics, vendors in Ukraine may face a period of stagnation. The chances of an economic slowdown have grown due to politicking connected to the ...
Service providers have steadily implemented software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) platforms over the past few years. This has facilitated the demand from enterprises to rationalize the WAN with a more ...
This IDC Technology Segment study covers Russia and provides HCP market unit, value ($M), and share (%) data for the 2014–2018 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing vendors, covering local presence ...
On June 4, HP Inc. and Xerox Corp. jointly announced an expansion of their business relationship. This expansion goes beyond the established partnership between Xerox and Samsung that HP Inc. inherited in the 2017 acquisition of Samsung's ...
本調査レポートは、国内インダストリアル／3Dプリンティング（ハードウェア）市場の実績調査と、2019年～2023年の市場予測をまとめたものである。IDC Japanイメージング、プリンティング＆ドキュメントソリューションのリサーチマネージャーである三谷 智子は、「国内インダストリアル／3Dプリンティング市場は、今後緩やかではあるものの成長が続くと予測される。ベンダーは、ユーザー企業がデジタルに移行する際のリスクを最小化するための具体的な提案を、ビジネスの継続性を考慮した長期的な視点を持って行うことが重要である」と述べている。...
This IDC study analyzes and forecasts the fixed-line revenue for telecom voice and data services in the U.S. small and medium-sized business (SMB) marketplace. This study provides IDC's definitions of SMB and fixed-line telecom voice and ...
The Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore has been very proactive with public consultations relating to 5G with the issuance of the second public consultation. Many of the spectrum and technical issues that ...
On May 23, Lenovo announced results from its fiscal 4Q19 ending March 31, with revenue reaching $11.7 billion, up 10.1% from the year-ago quarter. Pretax income was up 389% from the prior year to $180 million. For the full fiscal year, the ...
On June 3, 2019, Infineon Technologies AG announced that it intends to acquire Cypress Semiconductor Corp. for $23.85/share for a total transaction size of $10 billion. According to Infineon, the strategic rationale for this acquisition ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides details regarding Lexmark's recently announced Cloud Print Infrastructure (CPI) offering. Delivered as a subscription-based, as-a-service solution, Lexmark CPI allows businesses to migrate their entire ...
This IDC Technology Segment study covers Nigeria and provides HCP market unit, value ($M), and share (%) data for the 2014–2018 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing vendors, covering local presence ...