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 Market Perspective analyzes Konica Minolta's commitment toward its sustainability program and how it is leveraging its successes to gain competitive advantage over some of its main rivals in the drive to capture larger shares in ...
This Market Note provides concrete advice on how IT suppliers should practice DX with their clients.
COVID-19 will accelerate the shift from face-to-face interactions toward digital communications in omnichannel environments. With ...
The sudden surge in working from home, brought about by the COVID-19 situation across the globe is having a profound effect on many business and organizational operations, some positive, some not so. For IDC, the transition has been relatively ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of collaboration software in Europe. The collaboration scenario in enterprises is changing due to the rise in remote workers and project-based work with tight deadlines. This is leading employees ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses customer attitudes and market trends affecting API adoption programs and the API management domain in Europe. It identifies major drivers for APIs, important pain points and challenges when managing ...
The demand for cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource management (ERM) applications continues to outpace that of on-premise deployments in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ). IDC predicts that by 2024, ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the role of artificial intelligence in telecommunications. AI/ML has been adopted by service providers to enhance network operations by leveraging network traffic and end-user data to refine the efficiency ...
This IDC Market Perspective covers an approach to identify opportunities for your internal data and evolve them to become powerful assets that could be monetized. If your company operates a multitenant "as a service" platform or otherwise ...
This IDC Market Note examines AT&T's quarterly and full-year results discussed in the company's 4Q19/FY19 earnings announcement on January 29, 2020. In this document, IDC analyzes AT&T's operating metrics and overall strategy in ...
This IDC Market Note examines the portfolio and progress of the various public cloud storage and data management services available from NetApp and its public cloud partners in Europe.
This IDC Market Note covers recent announcement by IBM regarding its storage portfolio enhancements, which are designed to simplify choosing and managing enterprise storage systems while also making them more manageable, secure, and multicloud ...
This IDC Market Note provides our observations and analysis of the recent two-day OpenText Analyst Summit 2020 event held in Boston, Massachusetts.
This IDC Market Perspective documents the influence of coronavirus response on IT security and the impact of work from home (WFH) on the cybersecurity market.
"The dramatic force of change, driven by the coronavirus, and the resulting ...
This IDC Market Perspective reviews and analyzes the history and impact of ink tank devices currently offered in the global home and office color inkjet market. This document investigates the factors that led to their introduction and the ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a high-level and very wide view of the transition to 5G occurring in the mobile network ecosystem and on the client side as a backdrop for the semiconductor opportunity in mobile networks. The changes ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines the topics of developer autonomy and influence with respect to the selection of developer tools.
"IDC has determined that more than 50% of developers claim to exercise either 'significant' or 'complete' ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides the biggest takeaways from the National Retail Federation Big Show 2020 (NRF 2020), according to IDC's Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce team. The top takeaways from the event included sustainability, ...
The IDC Market Note analyzes the market impact of NVIDIA's FY 4Q20 earnings call announcements.
"NVIDIA's FY 4Q20 results point to an ongoing fiscal recovery of the company's core GPU businesses after a weak 1H19," said Shane Rau, ...
This IDC Market Note presents our assessment of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the global enterprise network and life-cycle services market. It gives an update and outlook on pandemic developments, the possible impact on the ...
This IDC Market note provides an in deep analysis of the last dynamics that characterized the European EHR market in the last 12 months: Dedalus acquisition of Agfa's EHR business, the merger of Tieto and EVRY, CompuGroup Medical acquisition ...
This IDC Market Note discusses recent announcements by various cable service providers in the United States. It summarizes IDC's opinion on market changes and dynamics that are impacting the multiplay bundling market across cable and telco ...
This IDC Market Note analyzes OpenText's AI efforts as presented during the OpenText Analyst Summit held in Boston on February 19 and 20, 2020. The report provides an overview of the state of artificial intelligence, a deep dive into OpenText's ...
This IDC Market Note is an update to IDC's outlook related to the impact of COVID-19 on the datacenter infrastructure supply chain, centered in China. The impact of COVID-19 is constantly changing. As COVID-19 continues to impact the global ...
This IDC Market Note provides IDC's perspective on the HPE 5G Core Stack network-as-a-service and business orchestration solution. It explains how the HPE 5G Core Stack solution, when coupled with a RAN, can provide E2E 5G network solution ...
This IDC Market Note discusses New Zealand's 5G strategies, deployments, and competitive landscape. It considers impacts such as spectrum auctions and the impacts of COVID-19. It provides the fibre network providers' view in a world where ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses Epson's first-ever channel partner conference held on March 4. During the event, Epson showcased its office printing portfolio and sought to make a bold statement with office equipment dealers and resellers, ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the current COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on software vendors. In this time of economic uncertainty, software vendors need to be customer focused and offer innovative solutions to clients. Customers ...
This IDC Market Note provides IDC's perspective on the impact from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the storage and memory markets, including HDDs, SSDs, and NAND flash memory.
This IDC Market Note discusses the potential impact of the announced mergers and acquisitions in the human capital management (HCM) market and their implications for vendors and tech buyers. In 2020, several mergers and acquisitions in the ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of intelligent automation and how it applies to facility management. This document highlights six forms of automation that can differentiate facilities management software vendors including ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides highlights from the Vodafone Analyst Summit that took place on February 12 and 13, 2020, in London. During the event, Vodafone's executives provided a comprehensive overview of the business year to date ...
This IDC Market Note provides a commentary on the RSA Conference.
Occurring when it does at the beginning of the year, RSAC helps set the cybersecurity agenda for the coming year. It's a tough place to make major announcements, particularly ...
On February 12, 2020, Microsoft held its Asia Strategy Day in Sydney, Australia. The event highlighted the company's strategies for business application, Microsoft Azure, and partner engagements in the Asia/Pacific (AP) region through industry-use ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the implications of intelligent workspace for IT service management and client virtualization. Today's inflexible workspaces, stitched together from purpose-built applications, ERP software, general ...
This IDC Market Note provides an overview of the Hyperledger Global Forum convened in Phoenix, Arizona, in March 2020. The event brought together blockchain developers, Hyperledger staff, and thought leaders to discuss the evolution, development, ...
This IDC Market Perspective presents highlights of the Laserfiche Empower 2020 conference with over 3,200 technology users, business leaders, and partners from 34 countries attending classes, networking, and participating in educational ...
This IDC Market Note provides a snapshot of how IDC's forecasts for the key network infrastructure markets will be impacted by COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid situation. The spread of the virus, efforts to mitigate its impacts, ...
The coronavirus outbreak across European countries and the necessary containment measures put in place by governments will substantially affect European ICT markets, accelerating the impact already felt from the shocks in Asia. In this extremely ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses HPE's equipment upcycling/recycling initiative to reduce ewaste through its Financial Services division, in view of its journey toward the Circular Economy. Technology suppliers should become more proactive ...
This IDC Market Note includes news that occurred in February 2020 about imaging, printing, and document solutions vendors.
This IDC Market Note summarizes announcements and points of interest related to communications and the digital workplace from CenturyLink's 2020 Global Analyst Forum, which was held January 28–29, 2020.
This IDC Market Note discusses IBM's February 2020 storage announcements. The improvements cover a variety of different areas, including new systems, support for SCM devices, and streamlining its block-based primary storage portfolio. This ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes findings from IDC's European Partner Advisory Board (PAB). In the fourth quarter of 2019, IDC's European Partnering Ecosystems team welcomed senior partner executives to IDC's London office to share best ...
This IDC Market Note discusses the introduction of the embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) as a replacement for the removable subscriber identity module (SIM) card in mobile phones.
The India healthcare industry is known for its resilience and agility. However, one of the major setbacks is the absence of digitization of clinical data with the healthcare providers. Majority of the IT systems in leading hospitals are ...
This IDC Market Note analyzes Oracle OpenWorld's Dragons' Den–style pitching session held on February 12, 2020, featuring companies under the Oracle for Startups program. During this session, eight start-ups selected to form part of the ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides IDC's view of the impact from the COVID-19 virus on the semiconductor market. It provides a framework to evaluate the market impact through four scenarios to view the broad range of possible outcomes. ...
As the time of writing this note, there have been over 80,130 infections reported in and out of China and over 2,663 deaths from COVID-19. There have been more than 2,473 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in more than 25 countries outside ...
This IDC Market Note summarizes the key themes from the Vodafone 2020 Industry Analyst Summit held in London in February.
"Vodafone is well on its way to the evolution from a connectivity-focused telco to an innovative communication ...
This IDC Market Note provides an overview of the launch of LRS' first SaaS print management solution, LRS CloudPrint, on February 20, 2020. This document also explores LRS' opportunities for growth as a result of this new offering.
Even in the most optimistic of recoveries, the massive disruption that COVID-19 has already caused to supply chains and business operations will permanently alter how companies operate when the dust settles. This IDC Market Perspective describes ...
This IDC Market Note analyzes Oracle's offering and route to markets in the emerging technology arena based on information collected at the Oracle OpenWorld analyst event held in London in February 2020.
"Emerging technologies can ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the professional services opportunity around sustainable business transformation. As ESG is on the way of becoming mainstream, companies will increasingly require consulting services around ...
This IDC Market Note analyzes NetApp customers' digital transformation, hybrid cloud, and data-driven journeys as shared at the NetApp INSIGHT event in London in February 2020.
This IDC Market Note examines Verizon's wireless business results disclosed in the company's 4Q19 earnings announcement on January 30, 2020. In this document, IDC analyzes Verizon's wireless financial and operating metrics and overall strategy ...
This IDC Market Note examines T-Mobile's 4Q19 and full-year results disclosed in the company's 4Q19 earnings announcement on February 6, 2020. In this document, IDC analyzes T-Mobile's wireless financial and operating metrics and overall ...
This IDC Market Note provides IDC's perspective on Huawei's CBS R20 rating, charging, and billing solution. The document explains how CBS R20 is engineered to meet the 5G billing needs of B2B business solutions and B2C connectivity customers ...
This Market Note provides a summary of the CenturyLink 2020 analyst summit.
According to Ghassan Abdo, research VP, IDC's Worldwide Telecom, "CenturyLink CDN edge evolution is the right strategic move to help it differentiate its offering ...
This IDC Market Note provides a summary of the CenturyLink 2020 analyst summit held on January 29 and 30 in Naples, Florida. According to Ghassan Abdo, research VP, IDC, "CenturyLink's adaptive networking solutions aim to accelerate digital ...
This IDC Market Note discusses the planned merger between Australian telcos TPG and Vodafone and the union's potential industry impacts. The Australian Federal Court has approved a merger between TPG and Vodafone, overruling the Australian ...
This IDC Market Note covers the February 24 announcement by Cornerstone OnDemand, based in Santa Monica, California, of its intention to acquire Saba Software, based in Dublin, California, for $1.4 billion in cash and stock.
This IDC Market Perspective discusses coprocessors as a critical component of hyperscale infrastructure security.
The current silicon-centric architecture deployed in datacenters, edge devices, and consumer handhelds has started to ...
This IDC Market Note includes industrial and production printer market news that occurred in February 2020.
This IDC Market Note provides IDC's observations and analysis of the hard disk drive (HDD) industry areal density growth trends and the implications for suppliers and customers.
This IDC Market Note provides a high-level overview and commentary on main takeaways on the Oracle Open World Europe event that took place on February 12 and 13, 2020, in London.
This IDC Market Note reviews and analyzes Epson's new A3 desktop scanners, the DS-30000 and the DS-32000.
This IDC Market Note provides a summary of the CenturyLink 2020 analyst summit.
"CenturyLink is striving to establish itself as a 'platform' entity, albeit a network platform that enables its enterprise customers' business transformation" ...
This IDC Market Perspective considers Microsoft's recent financial performance and provides historical context on the company's FY 2Q20 results.
"Microsoft continues to strengthen its position as a major player in the industry, and ...