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.
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This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering enterprise mobile application development and testing (DevOps) services through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics ...
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This IDC Presentation includes comments on key events relating to the services market in 3Q18, an update of the European IT services forecast as well as the 1H18 vendor shares of the top 10 services vendors in Europe and leading India-based ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight presents the results of the IDC's 2017 European Vertical Markets Survey, which involved 1,967 companies with more than 10 employees in over 85% of the European economy (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the ...
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the Oracle implementation services ecosystem through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the Oracle ...
This market presentation highlights the key internet of things (IoT) use cases under trial and production for the healthcare industry in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan). This helps address key questions that end-user organizations in the ...
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Point-of-Sale Software in Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Retail 2018 Vendor Assessment
This IDC study evaluates point-of-sale (POS) software vendors offering solutions into the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retail sector. For purposes of this IDC MarketScape, IDC defines FMCG as including grocery, drugstore, convenience ...
This IDC Market Presentation is an update of market size and vendor shares in the Finnish IT services market in 2017, splitting the market into three macrosegments: project services, outsourcing services, and support and deploy services.
This IDC Market Presentation provides an update on the market size and vendor shares in IT services in Sweden in 2017. It splits the market into three macrosegments: project-oriented services, outsourcing services, and support and deploy ...
Worldwide and U.S. Systems Integration Services Market Shares, 2017: Digital Transformation and M&A Keep Large Vendors Ahead
This IDC study provides a review of the top 10 SI services vendors as ranked by total worldwide and U.S. SI services revenue.
"The top 10 systems integration vendors benefited from the SI services spending revival in 2017 by shifting ...
Western Europe Document Imaging Scanner Market Shares, 2017: Document Scanners and Cannibalization from MFPs
This IDC study provides document imaging scanner data from vendors, forming the basis of this study's 2017 market sizing. Western Europe comprises Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, ...
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #JPJ42926418. It presents market shares analyses based on the vendors' revenue performances in the Japan unified communications ...
IT Services Brand Perceptions, 2018: Familiarity, Awareness, and Brand Associations in Canada
This IDC Survey examines recent survey data that questioned Canadian medium-sized and large business on the brand perception, awareness, and usage of many of the largest IT services providers in Canada. The document primarily assesses the ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an overview of the size, growth, and key trends impacting the global services market in 2018.
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides an overview of the market dynamics, trends, drivers, and challenges in the systems and data management services market. The MAP provides guidance for both enterprises and vendors as well ...
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Software and Hardware Support and Deployment Services, 2018
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides detailed information on the software and hardware support and deployment services landscape. It considers the overall condition of the market in 2018, the key competitors, and evolving trends ...
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #JPJ42859518. It categorizes the Japan system and service management software market by functional segment and provides ...
This IDC Survey provides survey results and analysis for the desktop section of IDC's 2018 U.S. Commercial PCD Survey. The U.S. commercial desktop market is currently aided by the Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration. Survey ...
Japan IT Security Products Market Shares, 2017: External Threat Measures and Internal Threat Measures Market
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #JPJ42860518. It presents the Japan IT security products market vendor shares in 2017. The market is divided into external ...
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide and U.S. IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services, 2018
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an overview of the worldwide and U.S. IT consulting and systems integration services in 2018. "The new IT continues to drive upward momentum in the worldwide IT consulting and systems integration ...