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.
What Are the Key Value Propositions Enterprises Expect from Their Application Service Providers?
This IDC Survey Spotlight leverages data from IDC's 2019 Enterprise IT and Business Services Sourcing Survey and identifies the top value propositions enterprises believe they gain from their application service providers.
What Is the State of Robotic/Intelligent Process Automation Adoption Across Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Subregions?
Robotic and intelligent process automation (RPA) are dramatically transforming the way processes are executed, services are delivered, and operations are managed in both the IT and business realms. IDC's 2019 Asia/Pacific ...
This IDC presentation includes data from IDC's 2019 European Enterprise Communications Survey (ECS) and focuses on network infrastructure/software-defined networking trends. It describes the challenges enterprises face and the changes they ...
This IDC Presentation assesses key events related to DevOps, application development/deployment, developer, and cloud platforms that have taken place in the first half of 2019. Included in the presentation is a high-level IDC assessment ...
This IDC Market Presentation provides visualization of data from PaaSView and the Developer 2019. Topics covered include developer influence, development languages and frameworks, DevOps, developer responsibilities, emerging technologies, ...
This IDC Survey examines Big Data analytics (BDA) and artificial intelligence (AI) trends among European life sciences organizations. The study analyzes adoption and investment plans for analytic technologies across five application areas ...
This IDC Market Presentation defines and sizes the PCaaS market in the Canadian commercial segments. Topics include common concerns of Canadian businesses, the misconceptions of PCaaS, and the benefits offered to companies as well as channel ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the current state of public cloud adoption across European healthcare. The presentation contains data from IDC's European Vertical Market Survey, 2018-2019. The healthcare sample consists of 290 ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight shows how digital self-perception can reveal crucial information about your clients. It uses data from the IDC Global Buyer Perception of Digital Strategy Consulting Services Providers Survey, 2019 to show ...
2019 U.S. Consumer Connected and Automated Vehicle Survey, Part 2: Connected Vehicle Feature and Service Usage, Data Sharing, and Payments
This IDC Survey examines the current views and perspectives of U.S. vehicle owners. It represents the second of three presentations IDC will publish related to this survey. The second part focuses on the topics and key trends in the areas ...
IDC's 2019 Customer Datacenter Hardware Support Survey: Proactive Storage Support, HPE Takes Top Spot
This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses IDC's recent survey of enterprise datacenter customers (500+ employees) on 25 attributes of hardware support services ranging from technical expertise of staff to proactive and predictive capabilities ...
This IDC Presentation provides a snapshot of the market and competitive landscape in IT services in New Zealand from July to December 2018 (2H18). It covers the market size movements and growth trends in each of the macromarkets (i.e., project-oriented ...
Pricing Considerations Rank at the Bottom of the List When Choosing Third-Party Security Service Providers
This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at the importance of several criteria when selecting a third-party security service partner and also notes the projected spending increases in security budgets from 2018 to 2019. This IDC Survey Spotlight ...
What Are the Key Focus Areas for Improvement of Customer Experience for Indian Organizations?
The awareness about customer experience (CX) among Indian organizations is growing. The ground reality, however, is that they still face multiple challenges during their CX journey, which lead them to have an inaccurate view of customer ...
This IDC Survey is based on a June 2019 web-based survey conducted in the United States. This PowerPoint file offers analysis on select questions that examined U.S. organizations' buying process for ink and toner print cartridges. This presentation ...
This Market Analysis Perspective seeks to establish a relationship between the fast-changing business landscape and its impact on enterprise network and technology initiatives in India. In this report, we identify and assess Indian businesses' ...
European Enterprise Communications Survey, 2019: Attitudes Toward Unified Communications and Voice
This IDC Survey Presentation examines results from the European Enterprise Communications Survey, 2019, which finds that growth in voice will be driven by IP Centrex and SIP trunking. While IP Centrex is benefiting from improved security ...
What are the Hottest Areas for Automation in Application Lifecycle Activities in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)?
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights and analyzes the degree to which major application life-cycle tasks are automated in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) organizations.
The survey results are tabulated from the annual IDC's 2018 ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides IDC's view on Future Work Culture — one of the key tenets of IDC's Future of Work framework. The presentation highlights how the innovation accelerators, including Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, ...
Where is Quantum Computing in the Buyer Wish List of New Technology Capabilities Required from Managed Cloud Service Providers?
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines buyer interest around quantum computing expertise required from their managed cloud service providers. This presentation analyzes data from IDC's 2018 EMEA Managed CloudView Survey, ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses results from the Industry CloudPath Survey, polling industries on their adoption of industry clouds, which are cloud-based platforms through which multiple companies in an industry ...