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.
국내 IT인프라 시장 리서치를 담당하고 있는 김민철 책임연구원은 "기업에서는 최소한의 비용으로 데이터센터의 민첩성, 유연성, 확장성을 요구하고 있으며, 그에 대한 일환으로 최근 하이퍼컨버지드 시스템에 대한 관심이 증가하고 있다"고 말했다. 또한 그는 "컴퓨팅 리소스가 가상화되며 여러 노드에서 다양한 애플리케이션의 개발 및 운영이 하나의 어플라이언스에서 가능해졌으며, 스토리지 역시 소프트웨어적인 구현을 통해 하이퍼컨버지드 ...
국내 IT인프라 시장 리서치를 담당하고 있는 김민철 책임연구원은 "기업의 IT비즈니스가 강화되면서 이로 인해 발생하는 데이터는 지속적으로 증가하고 있으며, 기업에서는 로그 데이터 혹은 실무 현장에서 발생하는 데이터를 기반으로 기업의 생산성을 향상하고 수익을 증대하기 위한 방안을 모색하고 있다"고 말했다. 또한 그는 "보다 효율적인 데이터 관리를 위한 기업의 스토리지 도입은 점차 신중해지고 있으며, 향후 비즈니스 성장을 위한 ...
국내 IT인프라 시장 리서치를 담당하고 있는 김민철 책임연구원은 "제3의 플랫폼 시대에 폭증하는 데이터를 처리하고 관리하기 위한 서버의 성능과 역할이 어느 때보다 중요해지고 있다"고 말했다. 또한 그는 "서버는 보다 쉽게 사용하고 운영할 수 있도록 사용자에게 편의성을 제공하면서 앞으로도 서버의 역할은 확대될 것이다."라고 언급하였다.
한국IDC 한은선(Steffi Han) 상무는 "클라우드 퍼스트 전략은 이제 모든 IT 시장 참여자에게 있어 매우 당연한 과제가 되었고, 그 가운데 퍼블릭 클라우드 모델은 한층 탄력을 받고 있는 것으로 보인다. 전통적인 IT 환경이 클라우드 기반 환경으로 이동하고 있고, 클라우드는 새로운 디지털 혁신 작업의 핵심 플랫폼이 되고 있는 것이다. 이에 따라, 선두 권 클라우드 업체들의 시장 생태계 확장을 위한 경쟁이 더욱 가속화되는 ...
본 IDC Market Perspective 보고서는 국내 하이브리드 클라우드 시장의 주요 동향과 벤더의 움직임에 대한 분석을 제공한다. IT 구매자들이 클라우드 퍼스트 전략으로 이동하는 가운데, 전통적인 IT환경과 클라우드 환경에 걸쳐 엔드 유저들이 하이브리드 모델에 어떻게 접근하는 가를 먼저 살펴본다. 그리고, 이에 대한 주요 벤더들의 시장 행보에 대한 분석을 제공한다.
한국IDC 한은선 상무는 "IT 구매자들이 ...
본 보고서는 세계 디지털 트랜스포메이션 2019 예측에 있어 한국 시장에 대한 시사점을 제공한다. 기술 주도의 트랜스포메이션을 통해 비즈니스의 사회의 변화를 모색하는 디지털 트랜스포메이션(DX)의 다음 챕터가 열리는 가운데 변화, 제공, 운영 등의 속도 측면에서 성공하는 그룹(thrivers)과 가까스로 견뎌내는 그룹(survivors)이 더욱 차별화되고 있는 것으로 보인다. 또한 플랫폼 기반 위에서 센싱, 컴퓨팅, 행동 ...