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.
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This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. This document should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Artificial ...
This IDC study defines IDC's cloud systems and services competitive software market. The products, vendors, and revenue covered by this taxonomy represent a subset of IDC's systems and services management functional markets. Each segment ...
本調査レポートでは、国内ファイル／オブジェクトストレージ市場における支出額と出荷容量を4つのセグメントに区分して、2019年～2022年の予測を行っている。IDC Japan エンタープライズインフラストラクチャのグループディレクターである森山 正秋は、「ファイル／オブジェクトストレージはデジタルトランスフォーメーション（DX）を支える「データ基盤」としての役割が強く求められるようになっている。そうした要求に対応してファイル／オブジェクトストレージが成長していくためには、ハイブリッドクラウド環境やマルチクラウド環境において、オンプレミスとオフプレミスを連携したデータ管理ソリューションの提供が重要になる」と分析している。...
This IDC study provides a functional structure of the global insurance industry. It focuses on the business lines and functions within insurance that drive technology spending and provides the fundamental organization behind IDC Financial ...
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This IDC study provides IDC's forecast for the converged systems support and deployment services market for the 2019-2023 period.
"The hardware support and deployment market is overall a slow growing and very mature segment," says ...
IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or an innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles five fintech-enabled wealth management ...
Worldwide Global StorageSphere Forecast, 2019–2023: Meaningful Shifts in How and Where Data Is Stored
This IDC study presents the forecast for the worldwide Global StorageSphere market for the 2019–2023 period. The Global DataSphere measures how much new data is created and/or replicated each year. In contrast, the worldwide Global StorageSphere ...
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This IDC study provides a comprehensive overview and definitions for IDC's enterprise storage systems research, outlining market segmentations and measurement methodologies for the storage industry including classification by technology, ...
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This IDC study analyzes and sizes the Western European SCM applications market for 2015–2017 and includes a forecast for 2018–2022. IDC segments the SCM applications market by functional segment (3 functional segments), deployment model ...
This IDC study provides key considerations for technology suppliers in this evolving and complex market as well as some of the drivers and inhibitors of growth throughout the forecast period. This forecast is created from IDC's Worldwide ...
本調査レポートでは、国内SDS市場における支出額と出荷容量について、2017年～2022年の分析と予測を行っている。市場予測はブロック、ファイル、オブジェクトと、ハイパーコンバージドのセグメント別に分けて行っている。IDC Japan エンタープライズインフラストラクチャのグループディレクターである森山 正秋は、「国内Software-Defined Storage市場でビジネスを展開するベンダーにとっては、競合が激しくなる市場において、自社のソリューションをどのような提供モデルで展開すれば自社の差別化や競争力強化につながり、将来の製品開発のロードマップに適合するかについて、判断することが重要になる」と分析している。...
本調査レポートでは、国内ストレージソフトウェアの市況を考察すると共に、ベンダーの競合状況について分析する。「ユーザー企業がデジタルトランスフォーメーション（DX）に向けてITの改革に取り組む中で、ストレージソフトウェア市場にも競争環境の変化が起きつつある。ハイパーバイザーへの対応がベンダー間で一巡した後に登場したコンテナ技術への対応、ハイブリッドクラウドの効率的な連携、ユーザーに負担を負わせない形でのSCM（Storage Class Memory）導入など、新たな要件が複数生まれたことで、開発競争が活発化していくであろう」と、IDC ...
Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan and Greater China) Carrier Equipment Spending Analysis, 2016–2017 and Forecast 2018–2022
This study analyzes the network equipment spending (capex) and total capital expenditures (CAPEX) in the region in both fixed-line and mobile networks. Mobile network spending represents roughly 59–66% of the total network equipment spending ...
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