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 presents the top 96 IT services providers in the UAE, including their market shares, based on their respective performances in 2019. Furthermore, it examines the performances of the top 10 IT services providers in the UAE. ...
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the Oracle cloud implementation services ecosystem through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the ...
In a joint press event at Elisa's flagship store in Helsinki, Nokia and Qualcomm joined the mobile operator to live demo record breaking 5G speeds, on November 17, 2020. When launched commercially, Elisa will be able to offer top speeds ...
To help streamline the flow of work and minimize application switching, Asana (NYSE:ASAN) announced new and improved integrations including those for Atlassian Jira, Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. As productivity hinges more on smooth ...
On November 5, IBM announced a broad range of partners for its recently launched IBM Cloud for Telecommunications. IBM's goal is to differentiate its unified architecture by facilitating an open platform with broad industry support to enable ...
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 ...
The IDC study provides a visual representation of the process of technology adoption, dividing technologies into three major categories based on their impact on the organization and assessing technology relative adoption levels within their ...
This IDC study provides a detailed view of IDC's taxonomy for the extraction market called managed cloud services (MCS) that incorporates IDC's five technology outsourcing services foundation markets and its relationship to the overall portfolio ...
This IDC study provides a forecast for and analyzes key trends affecting the worldwide market for datacenter networking.
"Similar to other markets in 2020, the datacenter networking market has been impacted by COVID-19. While the market ...
This IDC study presents the 2019 market size and vendor shares of players in the IT security market in Hungary and highlights key trends in this market.
"The upcoming period will be critical for companies in Hungary. New approaches ...
After two years of its debut, Google's Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) program will now formally include Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Samsung Galaxy devices have historically been positioned as the default enterprise-grade ...
This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to review, analyze, and assess vendors in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) datacenter services market. The research employed quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate the strategies ...
WPP is merging two of its key agencies: the relatively young design and innovation agency, AKQA, and the venerable creative powerhouse, Grey. The combination should help WPP offer more joined-up services to its clients and compete better ...
This IDC MarketScape discusses how European cities and communities — particularly those with more than 500,000 residents — that want to embrace technology innovation should consider engaging with the professional services suppliers analyzed ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for retail. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for retail. ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for securities and investment services. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform ...
This IDC study analyzes the outlook for the postpaid and prepaid wireless segments of the U.S. mobile services market for the 2020–2024 period.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has put an unexpected focus on the prepaid market during 2020," ...
IBM announced 3Q20 revenue and operating gross margin performance that was fairly consistent with the dynamics that the company began to experience in the second quarter. The most significant comments related to IBM's announcement on October ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's worldwide company size methodology and taxonomy. This document should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Small and Medium Business Spending Guide and all of IDC's worldwide ...
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 the 2020–2024 period, based on 2019 vendor revenues. It includes ...
On November 10, HP Inc. unveiled the LaserJet M200, OfficeJet Pro 8025e/8035e, and OfficeJet Pro 9015e/9025e series. More significantly, HP Inc. debuted HP+ with these product introductions that bring new levels of a simple, seamless, and ...
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of cloud enterprise performance management (EPM) software for planning, budgeting, and forecasting through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative ...
This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of the IT consulting providers supporting service life-cycle management processes. This study specifically analyzed these offerings from a manufacturing industry vertical ...
This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of the services providers supporting service life-cycle management processes. This study specifically analyzed these offerings from a manufacturing industry vertical ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for banking. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for Banking. ...
This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of service providers participating in the Salesforce implementation services market with specific offerings and capabilities in the segment. It discusses both the quantitative ...
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering enterprise AM services on the cloud through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market ...
This IDC study provides a detailed taxonomy for the IT infrastructure elements at the backbone of enterprise private cloud deployments and the delivery of dedicated cloud services. The document covers the definitions of private cloud and ...
This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the U.S. managed network services market.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance and demand for managed network services to the foreground. Enterprises are overwhelmed with ...
On October 29, Apple announced its fiscal 4Q20 results, with revenue growing to $64.7 billion, representing 1% year-over-year (YoY) growth. For the full fiscal year, the company reached $274.5 billion. Apple pushed its new iPhone launches ...
This IDC Technology Segment study presents market share data for the top 75 IT services providers in Saudi Arabia, as based on their 2019 performances. It contains market size and share details for the top 10 service vendors according to ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of the methodology and taxonomy for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for insurance. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide for insurance. ...
This research presents the 2019 performance of the professional services market for the 3rd Platform and the market forecast from 2020 to 2024 by four major technology areas (for cloud, business analytics [BA], enterprise mobility, and social ...
This IDC study presents forecasts for the number of connections and revenue or spending in the Japan key telecommunications services markets from 2019 to 2024: enterprise WAN, mobile telecommunications, enterprise wireless IoT telecommunications, ...
"As the Asia/Pacific region starts to turn its attention to 5G/5G-ready network construction, the region’s leading operators have already begun the processes of migrating and/or upgrading their IP and optical fronthaul and midhaul network ...
This study analyzes the network equipment spending and total CAPEX, including the region's nonequipment structures and facilities in both fixed-line and mobile networks.
"At the end of June 2020, with over 110 million connections, ...
Marvell's announced acquisition of Inphi will bring additional high-speed data interconnect portfolio and silicon photonics technology to complement Marvell's Ethernet silicon and network infrastructure processors.
The companies' ...
Verizon is looking to establish a more prominent role as a managed service provider in the private 5G networks space, especially as more countries outside the United States appear poised to allocate spectrum directly for enterprise use. ...
This IDC Market Forecast study provides an overview of market trends, drivers, and inhibitors shaping the network consulting and integration services market in Western Europe. It provides IDC's spending forecasts for 2019-2024 for the region ...
AMD's announced acquisition of Xilinx will provide AMD with discrete FPGA accelerators and processor-based FPGAs and Intelligent NICs that complement its CPUs and GPUs and enable AMD to compete with a more complete product portfolio against ...
T-Mobile claims to be taking on the cable industry with a new suite of streaming TV services. But, in a market in which cord-cutting is eroding pay TV subscribers across cable and other traditional pay TV segments, pay TV is not the real ...
This IDC study provides 10 predictions for the growing blockchain and distributed ledger technology market.
"Blockchain and distributed ledger technology, as a distinct technology discipline, has evolved rapidly in the past two years," ...
This IDC study discusses the worldwide connected devices and consumer DX 2021 predictions.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way people and companies use technology, forcing many to work and learn from home," said Tom ...
This IDC study provides our top 10 predictions for the digital automotive and transportation market. These predictions reflect IDC's vision for 10 of the most important market trends over the next 60 months (through 2026). Technology buyers ...
This IDC study presents the worldwide education top 10 predictions for 2021.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated online learning into full-production digital services, such as personalized student learning journeys, which connect ...
This IDC study discusses top 10 predictions for worldwide future of connectedness for 2021.
"Enterprises continue to pursue digital transformation initiatives to optimize operations, take advantage of advanced technologies, and delight ...