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.
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This IDC Web Conference draws insights from IDC's CloudView Survey and IDC Retail Insights' ongoing research with retail vendors, users, and service providers to understand the cloud trends impacting the retail industry — cloud ...
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This IDC Manufacturing Insights report uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of a number of providers participating in the worldwide enterprise labeling application market. The IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on ...
This IDC Web Conference provides an overview of the recent legislative and executive branch guidance to agencies to modernize IT systems while improving cybersecurity postures. Participants will learn highlights of the Report to the President ...
This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion to learn more about innovation transformation through digital twins.
This IDC Web Conference presents value-based health and accelerating digital transformation.
Join IDC Health Insights' Lynne Dunbrack as she explores value-based health and accelerating digital transformation.
This IDC Web Conference explores construction ahead for government infrastructure and systems integration. Learn more from Shawn McCarthy, research director, IDC Government Insights.
This IDC Web Conference reviews the research highlights for 2018 that include topics such as analytics, patient engagement platforms, convergence of health and social care, and population health. The results from recently completed research ...
This IDC Web Conference examines two predictions for 2018 specifically impacting service innovation for the manufacturer over the coming one to three years. Aly Pinder, IDC's program director, Service Innovation and Connected Products, discusses ...
This Market Note presents IDC Manufacturing Insights' viewpoints on considering Bangladesh as an emerging high-tech manufacturing hub based on our conversations with industry players, advisory bodies and government officials.
Key Insights from IDC's 2018 Robotics Survey: How German Manufacturing Embraces Robotics in 2018 and Beyond
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Presentation investigates robotics adoption trends across the German manufacturing sector, a key market for this technology. The report is based on the recent IDC Worldwide Robotics Survey (2018), focusing ...
This IDC Web Conference discusses AI investment and applications in the life science industry. There continues to be strong interest within the life science and healthcare industries on innovations that can yield new actionable insights ...
2018 Update: How Are Pharmaceutical Companies Using Big Data and Analytics Within Their Organizations?
This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at pharmaceutical industry sentiment and spending on big data and analytics initiatives — including discussion of key drivers influencing investment and expectations for the future.
This IDC Survey Spotlight ...
This IDC Web Conference presents what's ahead for 2018 from IDC Financial Insights' Worldwide Compliance, Fraud, and Risk Analytics Strategies advisory service.
IDC Financial Insights' Worldwide Compliance, Fraud, and Risk Analytics ...
This IDC Web Conference discusses IDC's Global Corporate Banking Program.
Join IDC's Neil Ainger, research manager, as he discusses IDC's worldwide corporate banking program and the research agenda that will be delivered.
This IDC study provides an analysis of the digital readiness of Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) and explores the possible and viable digital adoption of healthcare solutions in the region. For this purpose, various approaches of telehealth ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the deployment of cloud in population health management applications. If planned initiatives regarding the cloud deployment of population health management applications are executed, almost 50% of applications ...
Cloud Service Provider Adoption and Endorsement Series: Healthcare Payer and Healthcare Provider
This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses results from the 2018 CloudView Survey, which polled 5,740 organizations across 48 industries (such as financial services, government, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, ...
This IDC study discusses how the digital mission of "connected banking" is driven by the need to improve customer engagement in selling, delivering, and servicing financial products, payments, and services; the need to improve the bank's ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight investigates the types of skills Western European manufacturers struggle to recruit when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) strategy or systems development and their implications for the long term.
2018 U.S. Consumer Banking Channel Preference Survey: Gaps Exist in Retail Banking Customer Journey and Experiences
This IDC Perspective discusses the U.S. Consumer Banking Channel Preference Survey conducted among 2,501 U.S. residents who are 18+ and have an active checking account. The role of the customer has continued to take center stage. ...
This IDC Perspective looks at SWIFT's global payments innovation (gpi) project that aims to speed up cross-border payments, their traceability and information-carrying properties. It questions if it will be enough to save the network in ...
This IDC Energy Insights Perspective provides a quick one-stop-shopping overview of the EMEA oil & gas industry in the second quarter of 2018, covering M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; upstream ...
2018 World Cities Summit: Harnessing Innovation to Make Cities More Smart, Livable, and Sustainable
Smart cities are, by definition, focused on using emerging and innovative technologies, for enhanced societal and improved quality of life benefits. At IDC we refer to these as 3rd Platform technologies: those which embrace cloud computing, ...
This IDC study explores best practices in creating government innovation centres in Canada.
"Innovation centres are proving themselves by getting government closer to users and citizens, providing space to create around the status ...
Key Insights from IDC's 2018 ASEAN Robotics Survey: Adoption and Future Trends in Manufacturing
This IDC Survey provides data-based insights that will help both users and vendors better understand what challenges the manufacturing organizations are facing, how these organizations are investing to sustain business growth, and how robotic ...
Perth-based oil and gas companies Carnarvon Petroleum and Quadrant Energy have made a significant oil discovery at the Dorado-1 appraisal well off the North West Coast of Western Australia using logging-while-drilling (LWD) technology. It ...
This IDC Energy Insights presentation analyzes the result of annual IDC DX Executive Sentiment Survey, 2018, for the oil & gas industry, comparing worldwide findings with European results. The survey was carried ...
A call to action for young and ambitious technology professionals: Join the government.
Digital Transformation Means Government Must Think Like a Business, Part 2: The Building Blocks
This IDC Perspective outlines the technologies, programs, and services that governments must include to execute effective enterprisewide digital transformation. The document defines digital transformation, describes the three broad types ...
"The future of the insurance industry rests on the ability of carriers to adapt to the ever-evolving insurance ecosystem to successfully deliver usage-and-value-based products and manage risks proactively. This is critical to make customers ...
This IDC Government Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the U.S. education IT opportunity for 2016–2021, which covers K–12, higher education, and "other" education services. The data aligns with the 1H17 release ...
On July 30, 2018, gas production commenced at the long-awaited Ichthys project of INPEX. The operator is one step closer to delivering its first gas cargo from Australia, transforming from a capital project delivery organization into an ...
Latest IDC Report Expects Asia Pacific excluding Japan Spending on Technologies Enabling Smart City Initiatives to Reach USD 30 Billion in 2018
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This IDC Manufacturing Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the worldwide supply chain IT opportunity. The document provides IT spending forecasts for the following subindustries: aerospace and defense; automotive; ...
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the worldwide product life-cycle management (PLM) IT opportunity. The document provides IT spending forecasts for the following subindustries: automotive; ...
Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition, and Law Enforcement — Addressing Rising Ethical and Privacy Issues
This IDC Market Note discusses the drivers, benefits, challenges, and possible solutions to helping law enforcement address the ethical and privacy concerns related to artificial intelligence and facial recognition software.