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 Perspective looks at five open source software project areas that have the potential to impact the industry broadly: SONiC, OpenTelemetry, function services, common cloud data models, and open source hardware designs.
This IDC Perspective looks at the continuing impact on, and implications for, the supply chain as consequence of global disruptions such as the current coronavirus.
"Beyond the current public health crisis, IDC recommends revisiting, ...
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 Note provides our observations and analysis of the recent two-day OpenText Analyst Summit 2020 event held in Boston, Massachusetts.
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 Perspective provides a simple, business-level discussion of the "FC versus Ethernet" storage networking choice for performance- and/or availability-sensitive, block-based workloads. It reviews the key considerations that should ...
Most people alive today have never been through a pandemic, but we all have faced adversity and challenges in our everyday lives and businesses. Technology can assist the business as it navigates the changes and disruption caused by COVID-19. ...
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 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 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 Perspective discusses three key characteristics that can be used to evaluate and select workloads for cloud migration during the early phase of a cloud adoption journey. This extends research IDC has built as part of its Cloud Infrastructure ...
This IDC report highlights the need for highly competent capabilities — skills, infrastructure, and platforms — necessary for Data-to-Digital. Using the IDC Data-to-Digital framework and IDC Data-to-Digital Quality Characteristics spectrum, ...
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ...
This IDC Perspective examines the diversification of telecom services in Kenya and assesses Safaricom's various offerings and its role as a technology vendor and distributor.
"Telecom operators have evolved to offer services beyond ...
This IDC Market Note examines Cisco's first Workplace Transformation Summit in Europe. Cisco's objective for the event was to highlight the need for creating an engaging work culture to optimize the benefits of collaboration tools. The focus ...
This IDC Perspective presents the opportunities digital twins offer manufacturing ecosystem players in the rapid creation and quick launch of new services and products. A digital twin of a process, product, and even whole ecosystem network ...
The IDC Market Note discusses the announcements at the Avaya International Engage conference held in Dubai between November 12 and 14, 2019. Avaya has been strategically filling its portfolio gaps by adding public cloud technology to its ...
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 ...
本調査レポートでは、伊藤忠テクノソリューションズ（CTC）が、Windows Virtual Desktop（WVD）とCitrix Cloudを1万ユーザー規模で導入する事例を取り上げ、今後のDesktop as a Serviceの動向についてIDCがまとめたものである。IDC Japan PC、携帯端末＆クライアントソリューションのシニアマーケットアナリストである渋谷 寛は、「本事例以外にも、国内における先進的IT事例／ユースケースは数多く創出されている。IT後進国と言われている国内においても、ITを事業にうまく使いこなしているイノベーターは各業界に存在する。ユーザー企業には、このような事例を参照し、ITサプライヤーとうまく連携、共創しながら、視界を切り開いていくことが求められる」と指摘している。...
This IDC Perspective provides feedback from Fortune 2000 organizations on the key lessons learned through their application modernization initiatives. IDC conducted nearly two dozen in-depth telephone interviews with varying enterprises ...
This IDC Market Note presents key takeaways from IDC analysts who attended Cisco's annual EMEAR Analyst Summit in Barcelona on January 27-29. During the event, the vendor announced several portfolio updates and shared with us how it is executing ...
This IDC Perspective examines the emerging trend of software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors offering anonymized benchmarking data to their customers as a service. This document uncovers why the SaaS model enhances benchmarking services, explains ...
This IDC Market Note provides our observations and analysis of the recent launch of the new Sage Business Cloud Marketplace in January 2020 for the U.S. and the U.K. markets.
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 ...
This IDC Perspective provides insights into how organizations in Canada are engaging in workplace transformation. It looks at the various technology investments being undertaken to improve employee productivity and foster collaboration.
This IDC Perspective elaborates on telcos' potential in digital business, which remains vastly untapped due to the lack of focus on digital business outcome and corresponding operational infrastructures to deliver digital services. European ...
This IDC Perspective discusses the takeaways from the Oracle Hospitality Connect conference that took place January 28–30 in San Diego. The event brought together hospitality technology buyers and industry leaders to review the latest innovations ...
This IDC Market Note focuses on the details of HPE GreenLake Central, the latest update to the GreenLake offering.
"IDC believes that HPE GreenLake Central focuses on the key attribute needed, which is a central location to manage ...
This IDC Market Perspective defines and discusses the varying manufacturing levels utilized by ODMs in their engagements with cloud service providers (SPs) and hyperscalers, as well as how the ODMs seek to expand their relationships beyond ...
This IDC Market Note offers IDC's perspective on CSG's Ascendon solution and how it provides the customer experience and monetization functions needed to address digital services for both business customers and mass market consumers.
This IDC Perspective highlights some benefits and challenges associated with AML and KYC SaaS offerings. It also profiles three SaaS technology providers.
It is increasingly difficult for banks to maintain pace with evolving financial ...
This IDC Market Note examines Comcast's January 24, 2020, acquisition of Ireland-based cloud unified communications and collaboration platform provider Blueface for an undisclosed sum. Blueface provides white-labeled UCaaS solutions to carriers, ...
This IDC Market Perspective addresses the evolution and benefits of the SD-Branch market.
"The modern cloud era has caused a significant re-architecture at the edge of the enterprise network. Whereas WAN connectivity between the branch ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes key topics presented by Microsoft during its Microsoft Analyst Strategy Day 2020 held on January 15–17 in London. During the event, the Microsoft executive team provided updates on the company's mission, ...
This IDC Perspective highlights our analysis of the company's current AEC and BIM approach and strategy. IDC recently attended Autodesk University (AU) 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the annual gathering of Autodesk customers and partners, to ...
This IDC Market Note presents key insights into VMware's edge computing strategy. These insights were derived from presentations and meetings with VMware executives at the VMworld Europe event held in Barcelona, Spain, between November 4–7, ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses franchise cloud businesses as means of driving cloud services opportunities.
As enterprises expand their use of cloud services, they are showing increased interest in using new business models ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses buyer needs for managed multicloud services to deliver multicloud management capabilities. Expanding enterprise use of multiple types of clouds (private, public, hybrid) involving multiple types of service ...
This IDC Perspective provides insights into modern authentication. Truth be told and apart from low-risk B2C situations, the road to a passwordless future is still smattered with a few remaining potholes and sharp turns. PKI certificates ...
本調査レポートでは、2019年までの国内クライアント仮想化市場、関連企業およびユーザー企業、それぞれの動向分析を基に、2020年の市場に影響を与える10項目についてIDCがまとめたものである。IDC Japan PC、携帯端末＆クライアントソリューションのシニアマーケットアナリストである渋谷 寛は、「2020年は、多くの新規テクノロジーが運用段階に入り、ユースケースもさらに増加するであろう。VCCサプライヤーは、多くの選択肢から最適なソリューションを選定し、ユーザー企業と共創しながら前進することが求められている」と指摘している。...
本調査レポートでは、2019年までの国内ネットワーク仮想化／自動化市場の動向分析を基に、2020年の市場に影響を与える10項目についてIDCがまとめたものである。国内ネットワーク仮想化／自動化市場は、SDN（Software-Defined Network）ブームを超克し新たな成長のステージに進んでいる。これからのITプラットフォームには不可欠な要素としてのネットワーク仮想化／自動化は、ネットワーク接続端末の爆発的増加への備えと、デジタルトランスフォーメーション（DX）に適応したネットワークを求める動きに呼応し成長を続けている。DXを進めるに当たって、ネットワークインフラストラクチャの整備が重要であると企業ユーザーに認識される中で、「DX実現に向けたネットワークの取り組みが、従業員向けのネットワーク環境の整備に留まらないようにユーザー企業は留意すべきである。ネットワーク仮想化／自動化を用いて、DXが求めるスピードや柔軟性を実現するネットワークの次世代化こそが、DXの成功を支える重要な要素であることをベンダーもユーザー企業も改めて認識すべきである」とIDC ...
This IDC Market Note provides an Australia and New Zealand perspective of the announcements made during the Unisys Global Analyst and Advisor Conference, held last November 11—12, 2019 in New York City.
This IDC Perspective evaluates the ongoing shift amongst software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers toward customer success methodologies in both intent and strategy. Customer success focuses on helping customers achieve specific outcomes that ...
This IDC Market Note discusses key announcements from VMworld Europe 2019 relevant to the European enterprise infrastructure market.
This IDC Perspective discusses how NetApp — a technology provider — has transformed its own IT organization and, in the process, gained the respect of its customers undergoing this transformation themselves.
Technology providers are ...
This IDC Market Note describes the key takeaways and insights of IDC analysts, regarding Unisys and its services business, who participated in the 2019 Unisys Global Analyst and Advisor Conference, held November 11-12 in New York City, New ...
This IDC Perspective introduces the future of digital innovation and the digital innovation supply chain. Software is becoming a bigger piece of how every enterprise competes. The enterprise is shifting from a pure software consumer of applications ...
This IDC Market Note provides our take on the recent Orange Cyberdefense Analyst Day held in Paris. The main announcement was that Orange Cyberdefense was on track to deliver €1 billion in 2022 and that Orange Cyberdefense aims at becoming ...
This IDC Perspective considers the changing nature of development and the transitions of organizations from a role of software consumer, adding the roles of software development and software distribution to their historical role of sourcing ...
한국IDC 김민철 책임연구원은 "퍼블릭 클라우드 서비스의 고도화로 전통적인 상용 솔루션 못지 않은 성능 및 안정성이 보장되면서 다양한 산업 분야에서 클라우드의 도입이 확대되고 있다. 하지만, 기존 온프레미스 기반의 데이터센터에서 퍼블릭 클라우드 환경으로의 전환에 데이터 보안이나 규제 준수와 같은 다양한 어려움에 직면하는 가운데 하이브리드 클라우드가 대안이 되고 있다"고 말했다. 또한 "동시에 퍼블릭 클라우드 사업자 뿐만 ...