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 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 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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 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 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 ...
EU（欧州連合）の一般データ保護規則（GDPR：General Data Protection Regulation）や米国カリフォルニア州消費者プライバシー法（CCPA：California ...
This IDC Market Share study derives from information collected from hardcopy manufacturers and other print services providers, IDC primary research, and publicly available information. This IDC document provides Central and Eastern European ...
This IDC study provides IDC's digital transformation (DX) use case taxonomy for higher education. This taxonomy is organized by six strategic priorities, which are common in priorities in college and university settings around the globe ...
This IDC study quantifies the U.S. production page volume market in detail by technology, analyzing issues, trends, and changes in device usage. It contains IDC's review and forecast of the U.S. production page volume market by technology ...
This IDC study examines the growth of the Czech security solutions market in 2019, which was driven by increased adoption of security services and upgrades and renewals of security appliances to provide greater throughput. Security software ...
This IDC Market Forecast presents the datacenter services industry in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Western Europe (WE) in 2019 and forecasts expenditure on datacenter services through 2024. The study contains market size and distribution ...
This IDC study reviews the top IT service providers in Canada. Market share is derived from information collected from IT and business services providers, as well as additional IDC primary research and information presented in the public ...
The total Japan office and home print spending in 2019 was 1.585918 trillion yen, down 1. 0% from the previous year. The breakdown of the spending is as follows: hardware purchase spending is 504.14 billion yen (31. 8% of the total), hardware ...
This IDC Technology Segment study presents the top 95 IT services providers in Hungary, including their market shares as based on their performances in 2019. It examines in detail the performances of the top five IT services providers, including ...
This IDC Market Share examines the Western Europe printer market, split by technology for color page, inkjet, monochrome page, dot matrix, line, high-end color, and highlight color. It also provides 2019 vendor shares for shipped units, ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of technology spending categories found in IDC Government Insights' United States State and Local Government IT Spending Guide. This structure provides the foundation for research and U.S. state ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of technology spending categories found in IDC Government Insights' U.S. Federal Government IT Spending Guide. This structure provides the foundation for research and U.S. federal government ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Security Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Security Spending Guide data deliverable and all of IDC's worldwide ...
This IDC study provides IDC's forecast and spending for the worldwide managed cloud services (MCS) market across eight major regions for the 2020–2024 forecast period. IDC views managed cloud services as an extraction view of IDC's technology ...
This Market Forecast includes market data on hosting infrastructure services spending in Europe split by Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe regions. The source for all data herein is the IDC Semiannual Services Tracker — Forecast ...
This study is the second part of IDC's research on the Russian IT services market. It presents the top 100 IT services suppliers, including their market shares, based on their 2019 performances. It examines in detail the performances of ...
This report provides the 2019 unified communications (UC)/collaborative workspace market performance and market forecast from 2020 to 2024. IDC categorizes the market into four solution segments: the IP telephony market, the IP conference ...
This IDC study examines the IT services industry in Hungary in 2019 and forecasts expenditure on IT services through 2024. The study includes market size and distribution by vertical market and 13 foundation market categories.
This IDC Market Share is derived from information collected from hardcopy manufacturers and other print services providers, IDC primary research, and publicly available information. This IDC document provides Western European BPS and MPDS ...
한국 IDC 김경민 수석연구원은 "코로나19로 인해 국내 IT서비스 시장은 신규 투자가 감소하면서 성장세 조정 압력을 받을 것으로 보인다. 특히, 글로벌 경제 악화와 내수 부진에 직접적인 영향을 받는 제조, 유통 등의 IT투자가 다소 급격히 위축될 것으로 예상된다."라고 하면서도 "이러한 상황에서도 비대면, 자동화를 위한 디지털 기술 기반 신규 수요는 증가하면서 지난 몇 년간 점진적으로 진행된 디지털 기반 IT서비스 수요 ...
This IDC study examines the worldwide and U.S. unified communications as a service (UCaaS) service provider market for 2019-2024, with market growth forecasts by the United States versus the rest of the world. A five-year growth forecast ...
This study also presents information about the top 50 IT services providers in Austria, including their market shares, based on their respective performances in 2019. It further examines in detail the performances of the top five IT services ...
This IDC study forecasts the worldwide team collaborative applications market for the 2019–2024 period.
"The user adoption of collaboration technologies accelerated by almost five years in the first six months of 2020. We are not going ...
This IDC study presents IDC's spending forecast and historical sizing for the worldwide AI services market for historical year 2019 and forecast years 2020–2024. A range of forecast assumptions are factored in. This study does not contain ...
This IDC Technology Segment study covers Egypt and provides HCP market unit, value ($M), and share (%) data for the 2015–2019 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top performing vendors, covering local presence ...
This IDC study provides a review of the top 10 AI services vendors as ranked by total worldwide and U.S. AI services revenue.
"Rising demand for expertise in embedding AI-enabling technologies into business analytics and intelligent ...
This IDC study provides an overview of the market size and forecast for global spend on external enterprise storage systems to power enterprise workloads. Infrastructure vendors that build storage platforms, cloud service providers that ...
This IDC Market Share analyzes the Western European device and print management market for 2018 and 2019.
"Document solutions market players have expanded their portfolios, which include device and print management solutions as major ...
"The Saudi Arabian HCP market declined in 2019. Inkjet devices struggled in the retail space as consumer spending fell considerably, but ink tank devices grew thanks to their popularity among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The ...
This IDC study provides historical market share data (2018–2019) for the worldwide external enterprise storage systems infrastructure market for workloads. This historical data illustrates top enterprise storage vendor shares overall and ...
This IDC Technology Segment study covers Kenya and provides hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market unit, value ($M), and share (%) data for the 2015–2019 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing vendors, ...