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 represents a vendor assessment of providers offering mobile threat management (MTM) software through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market ...
Canadian Security Products Market Shares, 2017: SaaS Provides New Opportunities for Vendors to Disrupt the Market
This IDC study reviews the top IT security products vendors in Canada. Factory revenue is collected from IDC's Canadian Security Software Tracker and Security Appliance Tracker. The top 5 vendors are highlighted and competitive details explored ...
This IDC study presents the 2017 market sizes and vendor shares of the IT security market in Romania, as well as key market trends.
"Security vendors in Romania saw more hype than actual revenues connected to GDPR compliance in 2017. ...
The IDC Market Glance for experiential retail presents a high-level view of the leaders and innovators in each of the digitally transformed technology categories presented. The digital transformation (DX) of retail has redefined business ...
This IDC Technology Segment study divides Poland's IT security market into three submarkets — appliances, software, and services. It presents forecasts for each segment for 2018–2022, as based on 2017 vendor revenue results. It includes ...
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Network Security, 2018 — Get Your Security via Subscription
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) presents the worldwide market for endpoint security in terms of what has happened over the past year and what IDC predicts will happen in the next five years. The MAP includes a 2018 market view ...
Canadian Networking Equipment Market Shares, 2017: Incumbents Lose Share to Smaller, Specialized Vendors
This IDC study examines market shares of the top networking equipment vendors in Canada. It updates the previous study (see Canadian Networking Equipment Market Shares, 2016: Market Slows, Competition ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides a comprehensive review of the data security market with a specific focus on encryption, data loss prevention, and digital rights management adoption trends, buyer attitudes, and technology spending ...
Strong Worldwide Security Appliance Growth Continues in Q2 2018 with UTM Leading the Way, According to IDC
This IDC Technology Segment study analyzes the security solutions market in the Czech Republic in 2017 and examines the projected growth of investments in security solutions in the country during 2018–2022. The study tracks investments, ...
Worldwide IT Security Products Market Shares, 2017: Security Vendors Expected to Buy the Groceries and Cook the Meal
This IDC study presents 2017 market shares for the worldwide IT security products market.
"In 2017, we found out that excellence in cybersecurity was not for the faint of heart," observes Chris Kissel, research director of Worldwide ...
This IDC study examines the market share of network security vendors in 2017 as well as the market forces that influenced their performances and the adoption of network security products.
"With high-profile security breaches continuing ...
Worldwide Web Security Market Shares, 2017: The High-Wire Act of Balancing Security with the Web Experience
This IDC study provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide web security market in calendar year 2017.
"The temptation for network security practitioners is to add feature sets to their web security posture," cautions Chris Kissel, ...
Worldwide Endpoint Encryption Market Shares, 2017: Established Vendors Brace for Cloud Impact
This IDC study discusses the file encryption and full disk encryption products for the worldwide endpoint encryption market. The endpoint security market, which consists of file encryption and full disk encryption products, reached $608.6 ...
Infrastructure Refresh and New Features Drive Worldwide Security Appliance Market Expansion in Q1 2018, According to IDC
This IDC TechBrief describes visibility platforms for experiential retail. Visibility is being enabled in experiential retail to connect the dots between people and things, infusing retail processes and assets with intelligence that ultimately ...
This IDC Market Glance highlights the healthcare provider operational IT solutions for 2Q18. "The ever-increasing abundance of data, industry focus on cost reduction, EHR 2.0 era, and the shift to value-based and consumer-driven care will ...
This IDC Presentation provides an analysis of Canadian brand perceptions of security appliance vendors. It is part of an annual series of brand perception documents that covers the various security markets in Canada. Brand awareness, along ...
Check Point Announces New Consumption-Based Pricing Model, SaaS Protection at European Summit
The IDC Market Note summarizes the key announcements made at Check Point's CPX360 event in Barcelona, held on January 23-25, 2018. It highlights Check Point's new consumption-based pricing model and the extension of its CloudGuard proposition ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) covers the India security products market. The MAP is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's security software and appliance analysts on the key issues impacting the current ...