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 presents the top 96 IT services providers in the UAE, including their market shares, based on their respective performances in 2019. Furthermore, it examines the performances of the top 10 IT services providers in the UAE. ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Digital Transformation Spending Guide. ...
This IDC report details the developments on the European market for identity and digital trust software. The market analysis compares trends for Western Europe (WE) and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and on-premises and cloud-deployed ...
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 Technology Segment study presents market share data for the top 75 IT services providers in Saudi Arabia, as based on their 2019 performances. It contains market size and share details for the top 10 service vendors according to ...
This IDC study provides IDC's digital transformation (DX) use case taxonomy for higher education. This taxonomy is organized by six strategic priorities, which are common in priorities in college and university settings around the globe ...
This IDC Market Share analyzes the Nordic enterprise applications market for 2017-2019 and provides the market shares of each vendor. It segments the ERM, CRM, SCM, production applications, and engineering applications market by functional ...
This IDC study presents the forecast of the market for 2019–2024. The study includes a breakdown of the market by three geographic regions and by public cloud versus on-premises/other software deployment methods. It also includes a discussion ...
This IDC study presents IDC's first digital transformation (DX) use case taxonomy for finance. It includes descriptions of the strategic priority, programs, and use cases for this horizontal function.
"As organizations move into the ...
This IDC study provides IDC's future enterprise use cases as it seeks to support business strategy and success. This taxonomy is organized into eight strategic priorities that serve to define how IT organizations around the globe should ...
This IDC study describes how the transportation industry is on a mission to digitally transform to create real-time service excellence.
"Companies in this industry generally understand what is involved in their digital journey and ...
This IDC study presents IDC's second iteration of digital transformation use case taxonomy for procurement. It includes descriptions of the strategic priority, programs, and use cases for this horizontal function.
"Digital procurement ...
This IDC study presents IDC's first digital transformation use case taxonomy for legal departments. It includes descriptions of the strategic priority, programs, and use cases for this horizontal function.
"Legal departments are now ...
This IDC Market Forecast study presents IDC's latest forecast for the IoT market in the UAE, leveraging the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Internet-of-Things Spending Guide published in late May 2020. The forecast is broken down by technology, ...
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This IDC study presents IDC's second digital transformation (DX) use case taxonomy for facility management. It includes descriptions of the strategic priority, programs, and use cases for this horizontal function.
"Organizations are ...
This IDC study presents a view of the overall artificial intelligence software revenue with focus on artificial intelligence applications revenue from the historical year 2019 through to the five forecast years of 2020–2024. It also provides ...
This report comes with a downloadable pivot table. Information is organized to allow vendors to draw useful considerations on short- and long-term opportunities in their market(s) of interest. Vendors should use this report to support their ...
This IDC study examines the market for digital agency services globally for 2020–2024.
"Demand for digital agency services will remain strong in the next five years compared with mainstream business, despite taking a hit from the COVID-19 ...
This IDC study discusses the worldwide digital strategy consulting services market forecast for the 2020–2024 period.
"Demand for digital strategy consulting services has been dramatically affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," ...
This IDC study describes the size and growth of IT professionals by role and region for 2018–2023. The document includes our forecast across 40 different job roles and an analysis of some of the key factors influencing IT professional employment ...
IDC has created a use case taxonomy for digital transformation for multiple industry segments. The taxonomy follows a hierarchical structure that begins with the digital mission of that industry, the strategic priorities that support that ...
This IDC study provides a forecast for the worldwide talent acquisition technology and services market for 2020–2024.
"While organizations across the globe came to a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, talent acquisition came ...
This IDC study examines the market for digital transformation professional services, which is forecast to grow solidly, with a CAGR of 7.1%, and is expected to reach over $186 billion by 2024.
"The onset of COVID-19 is likely to mark ...
This IDC study discusses how digital transformation accurately characterizes the life science industry's ongoing efforts to transform itself as it seeks to find new paths to innovation, optimize operational efficiency and effectiveness, ...
This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide network security market.
"Network security has remained a foundational and largely stable market for many years. However, changing network environments and new technologies ...
This IDC study discusses how healthcare organizations are on a mission to digitally transform to create a value-based healthcare system, even though they may not use the term digital transformation as extensively as other industries ...
This IDC study discusses digital transformation (DX) in national governments and its influence on prioritizing use cases for investment as well as the mission and strategic priorities that are driving technology spending.
This IDC study discusses the market for AL4 platforms, which remains strong at $3.5 billion worldwide. The siloed AL4 platforms of the past have been opened up and can now be fully leveraged for digital DX while the rest of the datacenter ...
This IDC study describes the most prominent use cases that are being digitally transformed in the hospitality industry. Hospitality organizations can use this document as a guide as they define what and how they will plan for change, innovation, ...
This IDC Taxonomy discusses how the insurance industry's digital mission of contextual and value-centric insurance is driven by the change in customers' and partners' expectations, technology innovations, regulatory demands, and sociopolitical ...
This IDC study presents the key areas that are being digitally transformed, as retailers adopt new processes and technologies to underpin organizational change. This study defines the strategies, programs, and use cases that will be implemented, ...
This IDC study describes how brand-oriented value chains (food and beverage, health and beauty, toys, sporting goods, and household) are on a mission to digitally transform to create engaging consumer (and customer) experiences at scale.
This IDC study discusses how technology-oriented value chains (TOVCs) are on a mission to digitally transform to create integrated products and services in such a way that innovation accelerates and enables additional revenue throughout ...
This IDC study discusses how asset-oriented value chains (chemicals, metals, and pulp/paper) are on a mission to digitally transform to develop a model for collaborative innovation.
IDC Manufacturing Insights Vice President Simon Ellis ...
This IDC study discusses how engineering-oriented value chains (automotive, aerospace, machinery, and equipment) are on a mission to digitally transform to create an ecosystem-based experience.
According to IDC's Senior Vice President ...