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 study provides an analysis of the U.S. traditional multichannel pay TV services market shares for 2020.
"The total market size of U.S. multichannel pay TV across cable, satellite, and telco TV services for residential and ...
This IDC Special Study aims to understand enterprise readiness and attitudes toward deploying private cellular/5G/mobile networks and the partners they choose to design, build, run, and manage these networks.
"IDC believes services ...
This IDC study provides IDC's future enterprise use cases for the future of customer and consumer as it seeks to support business strategy and success. This taxonomy is organized to mime strategic priorities that serve to define how line-of-business ...
This IDC study presents vendor share in the Japan 5G-ready (fifth-generation telecommunications standard) mobile phone market. "Although slightly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 5G-ready mobile phone market is making a decent start. ...
This IDC Taxonomy provides a comprehensive overview of the definitions used for measuring telecom services markets across the globe. The top-level methodology used to research these markets is also outlined in the study. The taxonomy summaries ...
This IDC study analyzes the U.S. mobile consumer and business services market outlook for the 2021–2025 period.
"2020 was an unusual year, to say the least, with the COVID-19 pandemic slowing growth in subscribers in 1H20, but the ...
This study analyzes the network equipment spending (capex) and total capital expenditures (CAPEX) in the region in both fixed-line and mobile networks.
"The rapid rise of LTE handset penetration, combined with FTTP buildouts in developed ...
This IDC study breaks down the Japan system and service management software market by functional market segment and provides market forecasts from 2020 to 2024. It also provides market forecasts for the system and service management software ...
This IDC Market Forecast analyzes the development of the business fixed data services market in Europe with an outlook to 2024. This market includes internet access, private IP, Ethernet, very-high bandwidth, cloud connectivity, and legacy ...
5G is gaining momentum across the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), or APEJ, region. While South Korea was the first country in the world to launch 5G in April 2019, China, the U.S. and Australia followed suit very quickly. By June 2019, several ...
This IDC study presents the updated five-year forecast for smartphone shipments worldwide by operating system. The worldwide smartphone market will reach a total of 1.29 billion units shipped in 2020, down 6.4% from the 1.37 billion units ...
This IDC study presents the telecommunications services industry in Turkey in 2019 and forecasts expenditure on telecommunications services through 2024. It contains details about market size and distribution by technology category and vertical ...
This IDC study sizes and forecasts mobile in-app and in-game advertising and the payout to developers/publishers from that spending, broken down by region and by ad format. Mobile advertising revenue is also broken out by major type, format, ...
This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for mobile phone shipments worldwide by device type. The worldwide mobile phone market will reach a total of 1,609.6 million unit shipments in 2020, down 10.4% from the 1,795.4 million units ...
This IDC study examines consumer connected mobility and connected home devices install base in Canada for 2020–2024.
"In a year plagued by unforeseen global incidences and restrictions to curb the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain ...
"SD-WAN is driven by a combination of applications and data cloud migration, the COVID-19 pandemic's impact due to the work-from-home (WFH) scheme, the introduction of cloud-native architecture and technologies, the proliferation of fiber-optic ...
This IDC Market Forecast, the first of its kind by IDC in Europe, forecasts the total IoT spending for the 16 countries that comprise Western Europe and outlines trends and drivers of IoT-related adoption, including 5G cellular, which is ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for government. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for government. ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for healthcare. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for healthcare. ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for utilities. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for utilities. ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for manufacturing. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's 2020 Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for oil and gas. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for ...
This IDC study provides an analysis of the U.S. traditional multichannel pay TV services market shares for 3Q20.
"The total market size for U.S. multichannel pay TV across cable, satellite, and telco TV services for residential and ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for securities and investment services. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for retail. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for retail. ...
This IDC study analyzes the outlook for the postpaid and prepaid wireless segments of the U.S. mobile services market for the 2020–2024 period.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has put an unexpected focus on the prepaid market during 2020," ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for banking. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for Banking. ...
This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the U.S. managed network services market.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance and demand for managed network services to the foreground. Enterprises are overwhelmed with ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for insurance. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for insurance. ...
This IDC study presents forecasts for the number of connections and revenue or spending in the Japan key telecommunications services markets from 2019 to 2024: enterprise WAN, mobile telecommunications, enterprise wireless IoT telecommunications, ...
This research presents the 2019 performance of the professional services market for the 3rd Platform and the market forecast from 2020 to 2024 by four major technology areas (for cloud, business analytics [BA], enterprise mobility, and social ...
"As the Asia/Pacific region starts to turn its attention to 5G/5G-ready network construction, the region’s leading operators have already begun the processes of migrating and/or upgrading their IP and optical fronthaul and midhaul network ...
This study analyzes the network equipment spending and total CAPEX, including the region's nonequipment structures and facilities in both fixed-line and mobile networks.
"At the end of June 2020, with over 110 million connections, ...
In segmenting the Japan mobile device industry into its constituent markets, IDC analysts followed a methodology using demand-side and supply-side analyses of key trends and events over a given period. This methodology is predicated on the ...
This IDC study presents the forecast for the worldwide networked video entertainment device market for the 2020–2024 period.
"Networked video entertainment devices remain popular as competition forces prices down and services are expanding ...
This IDC Market Forecast discusses the Western Europe UEM software market.
"The UEM market in Western Europe is a dichotomy in a couple of fundamental ways," said Kevin Restivo, research manager, Enterprise Mobility. "Increasingly, ...
This IDC study covers the U.S. market for fixed wireless access (FWA) subscriptions.
"Fixed wireless access is an appealing use case for communication service providers, particularly for those focused on 5G deployment as its focus ...
This IDC study provides market sizing of the worldwide rugged mobile device market for 2020. In addition, the study provides a worldwide forecast by mobile operating system (OS) for 2020–2024.
"Enterprises looking to deploy rugged ...
This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for mobile phone shipments worldwide by device type. The worldwide mobile phone market will reach a total of 1,548.0 million unit shipments in 2020, down 13.8% from the 1,795.4 million units ...
This IDC study presents the updated five-year forecast for smartphone shipments worldwide by operating system. The worldwide smartphone market will reach a total of 1.24 billion units shipped in 2020, down 9.5% from the 1.37 billion units ...
本調査レポートは、国内スマートフォン市場に関し、特に5G対応スマートフォンの国内出荷見通しを提供するものである。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菅原 啓は、「5G通信サービスの提供エリアの拡大とは別の形で、5G対応スマートフォンの市場は急速に拡大していくとみられる。5Gを利用できる環境が整うのは歓迎すべきことであるが、5Gの提供エリアや5Gならではの特徴を生かしたサービスやユースケースが登場しない、あるいは主要なユーザーである消費者のニーズに合致しない状況が継続するようであれば、5Gの市場は4Gに対する優位性を失う。そのためにも、各ステークホルダーは今から5Gのユースケースの開発とテストを急ぐべきである」と分析している。...
This IDC study analyzes the U.S. mobile consumer and business services market outlook for 2020–2024.
"While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed growth in subscribers in 1H20, pent-up demand and the continuous and critical need for connectivity ...
本調査レポートは、国内5G (第5世代通信規格)対応スマートフォン市場について、ベンダー別の国内シェアを提供するものである。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菅原 啓は、「COVID-19の影響が若干見られるものの、5G対応スマートフォンの市場はまずまずの滑り出しを見せている。ユーザーエクスペリエンスを通じて、4Gとは質的に明らかに異なる5Gの認知拡大を図るためにも、カバーエリアのさらなる拡大と、より買い求めやすい価格帯での機種の投入が期待される」と分析している。...
This year, IDC has expanded its market definition of the market for enterprise mobility management software designed to manage and secure the many endpoints employed to access company resources. The ability to manage mobile devices, PCs, ...
This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for the worldwide business use of smartphone shipments by operating system and user type (consumer, individual liable, and corporate liable). It is part of IDC's continuing research with respect ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of technology spending categories found in IDC Government Insights' United States State and Local Government IT Spending Guide. This structure provides the foundation for research and U.S. state ...
This IDC study provides a forecast for the worldwide unified endpoint management software market for 2019–2024.
"Device diversity, in terms of form factors, operating systems (OSs), and ownership models, is now the norm in most enterprises," ...
The market forecasts used in this study take into consideration the impact and outlook of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as of the end of March 2020. The AI systems market grew more than 50% YoY in 2019 because of active DX efforts ...