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 Market Note presents IDC's view on the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact signed in Europe in January 2021 by member organizations of Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE).
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the evolution of Ricoh's service lines, its rapid reaction to the business impact of COVID-19, and the development of a customer engagement model including the launch of print devices that ...
This IDC Market Note includes industrial and production print news that occurred in January 2021.
This IDC Market Note examines Swiss Post Solutions' (SPS') continuing ability to leverage a robust outsourced services line and highlights its recent acquisition of Kodak's Document Management Business that expands its Asia/Pacific presence....
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the need for both enterprises and managed SPs to create a means by which both stakeholders can effectively and efficiently manage all IT and cloud resources in supporting all stakeholders, business process, ...
This IDC Market Note provides news impacting the European managed print and content services market and its market players in late 2020 and throughout January 2021.
This IDC Market Perspective examines the production and large format printing markets in 2021 and the impact of COVID-19 on these markets.
The large format and production printing markets have been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 ...
This IDC Market Perspective looks at how prevailing market conditions and innovation are accelerating the migration to cloud print and document management. Dramatic market disruption and incremental technology advancements are accelerating ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview and an analysis of the learning services offerings of leading European service providers. The learning services market is in rapid development, and demand from customers on ability to grow ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes worldwide smart customer operations in the energy sector. It outlines customer care and billing; customer engagement; smart metering; digital transformation; emobility developments; and smart city initiatives ...
This IDC Perspective contains excerpts from public financial disclosures by leading hardcopy vendors and details the impact of COVID-19 on performance and forecasts.
"The COVID-19 headwinds lessened in the third quarter, as OEMs try ...
This IDC Vendor Profile examines and evaluates EPAM's evolution and the company's strategy to invest in related talent, technology, and acquisitions to meaningfully differentiate itself as it enables its customers build resilient internal ...
This IDC Market Perspective looks at how security service providers have to be able to provide the mix of MDR, managed, and professional security services that their clients and prospects need in order to plan for, protect against, and respond ...
今後発行予定である調査レポート「IDC MarketScape: Japan Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy 2021 Vendor Assessment」の市場定義と評価基準について説明している。IDC US 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バイスプレジデントであるRobert Palmerは「セキュリティは、あらゆる企業において最重要課題になっており、現在ではMPS（Managed ...
本調査レポートは、Society 5.0に求められる分野横断型のデータ流通サービスプラットフォームに求められる要件を議論したものである。Society 5.0では、さまざまなソースからのばらばらのデータを、デジタルツインなどによって統合し、アナリティクスやAI処理を行うことで、データによる社会経済課題の解決を実現する。そのベースとなる分野横断型のデータ流通サービスプラットフォームでは、スケーラビリティ、相互運用性の確保、トラストの確立などが重要な要件となる。「今後、デジタル保護主義によって、国／地域を越えたデータ流通が制約を受ける可能性がある。データ流通サービスプラットフォームを提供する事業者は、こうした事態に対応できるようデータローカリゼーションなどの各国／地域の規制などに対応可能なビジネススキームを持つべきである」とIDC ...
This IDC Market Note presents the key takeaways from several IDC analysts who virtually attended Capgemini's Global Analyst and Advisor Summit 2020 held October 14 and 15. During the event, Capgemini shared with IDC how it is strategically ...
This IDC Market Note comprises financial news announced in late October and November 2020 among print vendors.
This IDC Market Note includes industrial and production printer news that occurred in November 2020.
This IDC Market Note discusses announcements and observations from Cisco Partner Summit 2020, held virtually for the first time this year on October 28 and 29. Cisco CX is in its third year of a multiyear journey, where, in 2019, the company ...
This IDC Market Note highlights the key learnings selected by IDC analysts at Cognizant's virtual analyst event. Cognizant has a strong business in QA, which it continues to take forward with next-generation testing and robotic test automation. ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines the similarities between work-from-home (WFH) corporate policies and bring your own device (BYOD) policies in a post-COVID-19 enterprise market. This document discusses how employee choice will influence ...
This IDC Market Note presents the key takeaways from several IDC analysts who virtually attended EY's Tech Summit on September 28–29. During the event, EY shared with IDC how it is executing on its NextWave consulting strategy while articulating ...
This IDC Market Note provides an overview of Kodak Alaris' recent announcements on expanding the company's document capture portfolio. These announcements include updates to its INfuse platform, expanded remote service and device management ...
This IDC Market Note discusses Atos' Diversity & Inclusivity strategy and the program that it is rolling out across the world, including in Europe.
"Solving gender imbalance in technology professions requires combined effort from ...
This Market Note provides a European perspective on IBM's plan to reinvent itself and develop a new growth strategy for the next decade by splitting into two companies.
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the changing dynamics of the roles of managed SPs as related to cloud service providers (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS). These roles are defined by the changing dynamics involving collaboration across partners, ...
This IDC Market Note discusses the acquisition of Pericom Singapore's by ABBYY, which will be renamed as ABBYY Singapore. It also discusses the nature of the acquisition, industry context, and the future of both ABBYY and the Pericom Group....
This IDC Market Note summarizes IDC Canada's observations regarding IBM's announcement on October 8, 2020, that it will spin off its managed infrastructure services business into a separate company, temporarily called NewCo.
This IDC Market Note looks at the GCP life-cycle suite of services to accelerate cloud adoption. While the hype cycle has purported easy procurement and movement to the cloud, enterprises are finding it much more challenging than they once ...
This IDC Market Perspective looks at the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) prevention market in Europe. DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly complex, and they frequently employ multiple attack types and strategies such as multivector ...
本調査レポートは、AI（Artificial Intelligence：人工知能）システムを運用するデータセンター（DC）、およびIoT（Internet of Things）におけるエッジマイクロDCに求められるファシリティ特性を検討し、それぞれの設置数（ラック数）を予測している。
This IDC Vendor Profile explores the relevancy and timeliness of Infosys Live Enterprise (LE) services offering to enable customers to identify gaps in their current infrastructure and restructure their technology deployments as they navigate ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines the managed print and content services market pre-, mid-, and post-pandemic, highlighting the rapidly changing market dynamics that provide opportunities and pose challenges for managed print and content ...
This IDC Market Note provides insight into the datacenter infrastructure supply chain and production environment, showing where constraints currently exist in the broader ecosystem as of the end of September 2020.
This IDC Market Note looks at how Danish software provider EveryonePrint has already integrated its recent acquisition — One Q — and how it is building capabilities to compete more keenly and comprehensively in the cloud and on-premises ...
This IDC Market Perspective explains that IT services may be treated as either operational expenditure or capital expenditure depending on the output of the services and client preferences. Services firms that can offer services that can ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses professional services for containers. As enterprises look to adopt container solutions, they will turn to professional services delivered by either the manufacturer or a third-party services firm to ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview and analysis of datacenter mergers and acquisitions (M&A) disclosed from July 2019 through June 2020. In this document, we have analyzed hosting and colocation service provider acquisitions ...
This IDC Vendor Profile examines Carbon60, a private company that provides managed and professional services to help organizations move to a cloud-based environment. Carbon60 is one of the several vendors that is entering the Canadian infrastructure ...
This IDC Vendor Profile provides a detailed overview of Green Datacenter AG, a leading Swiss datacenter and IT infrastructure service provider. Particular relevance will be given toward the theme of sustainability and datacenter efficiency, ...
This IDC Market Perspective summarizes highlights from the Orange Business Services Analyst Days that took place on July 8 and 9, 2020. It gives IDC's views on connectivity, unified communications, smart mobility, IT and system integration, ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses how automation and insight drive evolution in optimization and managed support services.
"Advanced analytics, deep IT knowledge, and business intelligence coupled with consultative engagements ...
This IDC Market Note includes news that occurred in August 2020 about imaging, printing, and document solutions vendors.
This IDC Market Note highlights WNS' announcement of EXPIRIUS on August 5, 2020, a new digitally enabled customer experience service offering.
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the worldwide managed cloud services deal penetration for the IT outsourcing (ITO) services market for 2015–2019.
"Opportunities to win managed cloud services deals are much more challenging as ...
This IDC Market Note covers Wipro's announcement of its FY20 financial results in April 15, 2020. The company's worldwide IT services revenue grew 3.9% YoY to $8.3 billion, while European revenues declined 1.3% (in constant currency). This ...
This IDC Market Perspective describes the key takeaways by IDC analysts who participated in HCL's virtual 2020 Analyst and Advisor Day Accelerate on May 19 and 20, 2020.
"In its first virtually delivered analyst and advisor day, HCL ...
The IDC Market Perspective discusses network analytics. Network analytics represents the next big step in the evolution of network management systems and services. Not only is the technology evolving here, but so too are the solution providers. ...
This IDC Vendor Profile examines initiatives and programs led by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support organizations that are interested in furthering the achievement of social good and social justice. Examples of social good and social justice ...
This IDC Market Note covers HCL's 2020 Analyst and Advisory Day, which was held virtually on May 19 and 20, 2020. During the event, key executives and clients discussed the company's strategy, portfolio, investments, and innovations.
This IDC Market Note looks at how Konica Minolta is expanding its Workplace Hub service portfolio to meet the evolving requirements of the vast and varied SMB market segment and of its Workplace Hub partners.
This IDC Market Note discusses observations from Skillsoft on the uptake of its learning offer amid COVID-19 lockdowns across the world.
This IDC Market Perspective provides a snapshot of the types of services and capabilities that managed service providers (SPs) and outsourcers are deploying in response to COVID-19 to support enterprises as they look to navigate a very difficult ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a view of the services opportunities related to application modernisation in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) market. The report highlights the reasons for ANZ organisations adopting application modernisation ...
This Market Note provides a quick overview of key announcements and IDC's opinions thereon from TCS' 2020 Asia/Pacific (APAC) Analyst Forum, titled "Purpose-Driven, Resilient, Adaptable: Lead in the Post-COVID World with Business 4.0," held ...
This IDC Market Note looks at Ricoh's newly launched Business Booster program. It explores why the combination of global market disruption and precarious economic conditions mean that now more than ever, print manufacturers and their partners ...
This IDC Market Note includes industrial and production printer news that occurred in June 2020.
HCL Technologies held its Asia/Pacific Analyst and Advisory day on May 20th in a fully digital format. The keynote for "Accelerate 2020" was delivered by President and CEO, HCL Technologies, C Vijayakumar (or CVK as he is more commonly referred ...
This IDC Market Note includes news that occurred in June 2020 about imaging, printing, and document solutions vendors.
This IDC Market Perspective examines the print opportunities and challenges presented by COVID-19. Printed pages in the office are subsiding in favor of digital communication, and luxury, publishing, and graphics print jobs are either drying ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides insight into the technology and adoption trends for data or process historians and other time series–optimized databases in industrial verticals. Operational process data has long been the cornerstone ...
This IDC Market Note includes news that occurred in May 2020 about imaging, printing, and document solutions vendors.
This IDC Market Note offers an overview of workplace solutions that can support companies to safely return to the office once COVID-19 lockdowns and related restrictions are lifted.
This IDC Market Perspective provides insights into the importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I) for companies. In the context of social unrest and protests against racial injustice across the United States, many companies are reassessing ...
This IDC Market Note provides key takeaways from IDC analysts that participated in the PwC EMEA Virtual Analyst Days, held on May 7 and 19, 2020.
This IDC Market Perspective provides analysis of some of the drivers for both managed and professional security services. As the demand for these services grows, so does the need for these providers to have end-to-end solutions to provide ...
This IDC Market Perspective introduces the IDC European Vertical Strategy and Execution (VSX) Matrix, a reference tool for IT vendors to assess their overall vertical positioning and to identify actions that should be adopted to keep or ...
This IDC Market Note includes industrial and production printer news that occurred in May 2020.
Telco edge built with open source software and application programming interfaces (APIs), based on the published European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) framework, will enable enterprise/operational technology (OT)/Internet ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview analysis of the top 100 worldwide outsourcing managed services deals in 2019 as well as trending analysis of these deals for the 2017–2019 period.
"IDC believes the convergence of critical ...
This IDC Market Note provides the specifics surrounding a cybersecurity Incident Response offer by NTT. In response to increasing nefarious activities against hospitals battling the COVID-19 pandemic, NTT has developed a cybersecurity Incident ...
During the period of February–May 2020, IDC analysts got the opportunity to interact with multiple global IT service providers and enterprise customers in Asia Pacific, on how they are responding to COVID-19 disruptions. This Market Note ...
This IDC Market Note provides an update on U.S. consumer and office print activity in 1Q20.
"While the first two months were business as usual, March saw a huge impact on equipment buying, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing offices ...
The Market Note highlights AWS' approach to the Indian public sector, with a view on how AWS is aligning itself to the stated public sector priorities and a focus on citizen enablement.
This IDC Market Note describes and analyzes the implications of DXC's new strategy for the Nordic market.
This IDC Market Perspective discusses how human capital management solutions, coupled with learning management systems and elearning, can help organizations globally to bridge the gap in their skills pools and deviate from an administrative ...
This IDC Market Note looks at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the current and future demand for skills.