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.
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide and U.S. Enterprise Network Consulting and Integration Services, 2018
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an overview of the market dynamics, trends, and drivers and challenges in the network consulting and integration services market worldwide. This Market Analysis Perspective provides guidance ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective examines the worldwide telecommunications services market:
- Global revenue will expand from $1.66 trillion in 2017 to $1.75 trillion in 2021, representing a flat CAGR of 1.1%. Growth will decline ...
The continual adoption of mobility and cloud is creating an IT operation environment that is much more diverse, more complex, less predictable, and changes at a much faster pace. Combined with more reliance on IT to drive business innovation ...
This IDC Market Glance provides an overview of the current enterprise infrastructure landscape, describes the structure and segments of the market, and illustrates who some of the major players are in each.
Worldwide Telecommunications Wireline Business Market Shares, 2017: Tier 1 Carriers Lead the Market
This IDC study examines the global telecommunications wireline business market share for 2017.
The $306 billion telecommunications wireline business market is still dominated by top 10 major communications service providers from various ...
This IDC study analyzes the 2017 revenues of the 30 largest IT services vendors and compares them against market trends. Furthermore, this study looks at how mergers and acquisitions have influenced vendor growth and ranking, as many services ...
This IDC study presents through the IDC MarketScape model a vendor assessment of providers offering managed security services. The assessment reviews against a large set of parameters, such as comprehensiveness of service offerings, portfolio ...
This IDC study analyzes the 2017 revenues of the 10 largest IT services vendors and compares them against market trends. Furthermore, the study looks at the top 10 vendors' market shares in the total IT services market as well as in project-oriented ...
This IDC Presentation provides a summary of significant capex trends that will affect the top 10 telcos in Europe in the short and medium term. They plan to reduce their capex by 1.4% year on year until 2020 after a peak in 2018. Their capex ...
AT&T, BT, Orange, Singtel, and Vodafone Lead the Way for Next-Generation Telecom Services in Asia/Pacific, IDC Reports
This IDC Presentation was delivered in April and May 2018 to organizations subscribed to IDC's European IT Services research programs. It comments on major events in 1Q18 that made an impact on the European IT services market, including ...
BT's recently formed Consumer Division has announced that convergence will be the underlying theme of its future network and service strategy. We believe there is considerable pent-up demand in the U.K. for services that bring together fixed-line ...
BT held its annual performance review and strategy update in London on May 11, 2018, following the release of its full-year results earlier in the day. The results showed that the company is still struggling to deal with ongoing problems ...
The U.K. has just issued its first licenses for 5G spectrum, as well as licenses for additional 4G spectrum. For the first time in a U.K. auction, operators paid more (per MHz) for the higher-frequency spectrum than for the lower-frequency ...
Funding 5G Networks: An Unsolvable Equation? Telcos Put Pressure on Vendors at Mobile World Congress 2018
This IDC Market Note summarizes the announcements and discussions with telcos and vendors with a focus on 5G network funding.
This IDC Market Perspective includes profiles of 19 consulting and systems integration service providers in Europe, focusing on their engagement with start-ups. The profiles look at selection criteria, evaluation and engagement processes, ...
The CISO Agenda: Takeaways From IDC's Pan-European CISO Summit, Part 1 — Roundtable Discussions
This IDC Perspective is based on the content of a number of roundtable sessions held at the first European CISO Summit, held in November 2017. It includes several key takeaways from the discussions held with 50 CISOs from large European ...
This IDC Market Perspective looks at how communications service providers (telcos) have grown their security offerings as an effective opportunity to expand their businesses into new revenue prospects, and the trends, challenges, and opportunities ...
This IDC Presentation comments on major events in IT services, including cloud and digital transformation in 3Q17. It also looks at the pipeline of outsourcing renewals and provides insight into new research from the IDC European Services ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an in-depth analysis of the latest developments of the fast-evolving public IaaS market in Western Europe. The presentation discusses the key trends shaping the market and examines vendor strategies ...