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 Health Insights Presentation gives an overview of cognitive computing trends in European healthcare.
This deck, presented at the IHE-Europe Connectathon in Venice, Italy, analyzes the opportunities offered by cognitive computing ...
Pivot Table: Worldwide IT Spending 2015–2020 — Worldwide Capital Markets IT Spending Guide, CY 2Q17
This IDC Financial Insights Pivot Table provides an updated forecast for worldwide capital markets and securities IT spending for the 2015–2020 period. Overall, worldwide IT spending is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of ...
In this IDC Presentation, IDC Energy Insights presents examples of innovation that key vendors are delivering to their mining customers. Examples of innovation being delivered to mining customers were provided by:
- Schneider ...
Manufacturing Digital Transformation Strategies: Findings from the IDC European Vertical Markets Survey, 2016
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Presentation details Western European manufacturers' IT adoption strategies and investment plans for 2017. The data has been sourced from the annual IDC European Vertical Markets Survey, 2016, covering ...
This IDC Government Insights Update describes the Western European government sector environment from July to September 2016. The report provides insights into a broad range of the major ICT contracts signed and government initiatives launched ...
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the various manufacturing trends in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ), the possible advantages due to the implementation of smart manufacturing technologies, elements of smart manufacturing, ...
Vertical IT and Communications Survey, 2016: Which digital technologies are US insurers investing in?
This IDC Presentation includes insurance industry-specific data from IDC's Vertical IT and Communications Survey, 2016. IDC's Quantitative Research Group conducted the survey to understand the investment ...
This IDC Health Insights Perspective provides an unranked list and assessment of important news and trends reported in July through September 2016. (Note: Progress attained or subsequent news reported after the initial announcement may not ...
This IDC Energy Insights report delves into how CenterPoint Energy ended up delivering an Outage Situational Awareness (OSA) system. Stuart Ingram, manager of Data Systems at CenterPoint Energy, had a great presentation about outage systems ...
Perspective: CEMA IoT Market Highlights 2016: IoT Soon to Become Mainstream in GCC Healthcare
This IDC Health Insights Perspective discusses the current adoption trends and future prospects for Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within the healthcare systems of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. The study is based on ...
Perspective: The Pulse of IT in the European Healthcare Provider Sector — Key Deals and Initiatives, July–September 2016
This IDC Health Insights Perspective looks at the key developments and the main news in the Western European healthcare provider industry in the third quarter of 2016. It highlights the major ICT deals signed and the key initiatives put ...
This IDC Government Insights Perspective provides a summary of Oracle OpenWorld 2016, held September 18–22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Oracle introduced an array of deployment models designed to assist public sector organizations ...
Perspective: Ericsson and Intel Analyst Roundtable - Delivering Software-Defined Cloud Infrastructure
This IDC Retail Insights Perspective reviews and analyzes the Ericsson and Intel analyst roundtable held on October 11 and their offering in the areas of datacenter transformation, software-defined infrastructure, and hyperscale datacenter. ...
This IDC Government Insights report discusses the ongoing shift from 2nd Platform technologies to 3rd Platform technologies and the adoption of innovation accelerators by national security and defense agencies. According to IDC Government ...
This IDC Government Insights Perspective is a case study that examines the Connected City initiative undertaken by the City of Mississauga, Ontario. With a population of approximately 750,000, Mississauga is Canada's sixth-largest municipality. ...
This IDC Financial Insights report takes a look at the challenges and opportunities that firms face in developing and deploying advanced analytics to improve their know-your-customer (KYC) programs and analysis. Firms are required to know ...
Perspective: The Pulse of IT in the European Healthcare Provider Sector — Key Deals and Initiatives, April–June 2016
This IDC Health Insights Perspective looks at the key developments and the main news stories in the Western European healthcare provider industry for the second quarter of 2016. It highlights the major ICT deals signed and the key initiatives ...
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines the recently held SAP Industries Analyst Base Camp and its implications for the manufacturing industry. Held in the SAP offices of Newtown Square in July, this is an event laser focused ...
This IDC Manufacturing Insights study assesses practices in current use of cloud technologies by leading CEMA manufacturers. It explains why companies should investigate cloud technologies, what benefits they can obtain, and suggests what ...
Business Strategy: CLK Enerji Sets an Ambitious Tone for Business Transformation in the Turkish Energy Industry
This IDC Energy Insights study looks at the extensive transformation program currently ongoing at the Turkish utility group CLK Enerji. The group's eight operating companies collectively distribute and sell nearly 46TWh of electricity per ...
This IDC Health Insights report discusses analytics — one of the most important drivers of growth in spending for provider IT consulting and outsourcing. It illuminates this demand by analyzing provider survey data for midsize to very large ...