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 Presentation discusses 1Q19 key developments across Europe, with a focus on GDP, Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI), and major developments that are affecting the economy and IT spending, such as Brexit in the U.K. or slow recovery ...
This IDC study presents the situation and trends in the Japan IT services market. In addition to the IT services spending analysis according to user companies' 18 industry segments (subsegments), this study also presents the spending analysis ...
Spending from Central Government Departments Drove the Incremental Growth for Enterprise Storage Systems in Q4 2018, IDC India Reports
This IDC study describes how IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis group evaluates the worldwide blockchain market opportunity, identifying top-ranking regional use cases and providing market forecasts from IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain ...
This IDC Web Conference shares market insights on expectations about technology adoption from the field and key insights on the spending landscape for key blockchain use cases and trends. The future of blockchain remains promising as enterprises ...
This IDC Market Perspective updates IDC Canada's previous analysis of Canadian telecommunications service providers' 2018 capital expenditure forecasts. Communications providers are facing a transition to become service providers of the ...
This IDC study provides a taxonomy for the Worldwide Black Book: Service Provider Edition, which tracks ICT spending by service providers. It is intended as a handbook for usage alongside the Worldwide Black Book: Service Provider ...
IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2019: Release Version 1H18
This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending ...
This IDC Web Conference highlights the seven strategies that can be implemented in IT's broader organizational transformation.
Many enterprises and their IT teams continue to struggle with the accelerating pace of change being brought ...
Security Solution Revenues in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan Will Reach USD 28.2 Billion by 2022, IDC Reports
U.S. Government Blockchain Spending Forecast, 2019–2022: Healthy Four-Year Growth Predicted for Government Blockchain Spending
This IDC study provides the U.S. government blockchain market forecast for 2019-2022.
"We believe asset management, identity management, and smart contracts will be the leading blockchain solutions for government," said Shawn P. McCarthy, ...
Tech's (Un)conscious Bias Problem: What It Means for the Industry and How It Affects Business
This IDC Presentation highlights data from a recent IDC survey about tech's (un)conscious bias problem. Unconscious attributions based on age, race, and gender permeate throughout our daily life and can have an invisible — but very real ...
IDC's Enterprise Infrastructure Market Pulse: 1Q19 Market View — Insights into Private Cloud Deployments
This IDC Special Study provides clients with a demand-side view on IT infrastructure spending sentiments in 1Q19 as well as insights on technology buyer assessments of market trends that will shape the future of the IT infrastructure industry. ...
IDC Forecasts Revenues for Big Data and Business Analytics Solutions Will Reach $189.1 Billion This Year with Double-Digit Annual Growth Through 2022
IDC's Forecast Scenario Assumptions for the ICT Markets and Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates, 4Q18
This IDC Market Presentation provides IDC's forecast assumptions for the worldwide ICT markets in 4Q18 forecasts and historical market values and exchange rate information for 2009–2017 in the attached PowerPoint file. This information complements ...
This IDC Web Conference reviews the latest ICT spending data and leading economic indicators for ICT budget trends and new 3rd Platform technologies, alongside updated market sizing and forecasts from IDC's Worldwide Black Book, answering ...
This IDC Survey presents key findings from the U.S. Healthcare Provider Technology and Services Survey. The goal of the survey was to understand, identify, and track current and future adoption patterns, ...
Smart Cities Spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan Will Reach USD 35.4 Billion by 2022, IDC Reports
This IDC Web Conference presents an overview of the European vertical market digital scenario that is more vibrant than ever — some industries are on the edge of technological change, and others are rapidly catching up and showing interesting ...
IDC Survey: Provider Investment Plans for Technology U.S. Outpatient Centers and Physician Practices, 2019-2020
This IDC Survey presents key findings from the US Healthcare Provider Technology and Services Survey. The goal of the survey was to understand, identify, and track current and future adoption patterns, use cases, and application areas, ...
This IDC Perspective discusses the 2019 Canadian budget, which set all-time highs, coming in at C$355 billion with C$22.8 billion in new spending. With recent revenue higher than anticipated, there was plenty of room and opportunity to reduce ...
Are Telcos Leading or Trailing Other Industries in AI Adoption and Spending? What is Driving their Usage?
This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses where telcos are in their adoption of and spending on artificial intelligence (AI) compared with other industries, and what is driving that adoption.