IDC Research Types
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IDC MaturityScape Benchmark
- Financial announcements
- Product announcements
- Mergers and acquisitions or divestitures
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Methods and Practices
Top 10 Predictions
IDC Survey Spotlight
Market Analysis Perspective
Customer Needs and Strategies
Focuses on the important decisions that business and IT professionals make every day.
Industry Developments and Models
Provides a study and interpretation of the results of a demand- or supply-side survey.
Vendor Needs and Strategies
This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for digital transformation for 2017.
According to Shawn Fitzgerald, research director, Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies, "This year's DX predictions represent the latest thinking ...
This IDC study presents IDC's enterprise infrastructure top 10 predictions for 2018.
"Digital transformation has given rise to new IT imperatives, which span modernizing enterprise infrastructure, developing data-centric strategies ...
This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 Smart City predictions for 2018.
"Cities and other local governments have historically been considered laggards in terms of technology and innovation, but Smart Cities are really at the forefront ...
This IDC study provides manufacturers with the top 10 predictions and underlying drivers that we expect to impact shop floor IT and OT investments in 2018 and beyond. Technology leaders and their counterparts in the line-of-business (LOB) ...
This IDC study lays out the most important decisions we believe organizations in the hospitality, travel, and transportation sectors will confront over the next few years. They are meant to guide senior IT executives in the formation of ...
This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for the 2018 CIO agenda. These predictions provide a strategic context that will enable CIOs to lead their organizations through a period of multiplied innovation over the next 36 months. ...
This IDC study discusses the worldwide datacenter top 10 predictions for 2018.
"IT organizations will constantly be rebalancing three workload priorities: low latency, rapid resource delivery, and control," noted Richard Villars, vice ...
This IDC study discusses the worldwide connected devices and AR/VR 2018 predictions.
"The device landscape continues to change at breakneck speed as more organizations support mobile devices, and new technologies such as augmented ...
This IDC study contains the outlook of IDC Energy Insights' analyst team for the worldwide utility industry for 2018, as well as the planning horizon for the next 24 months and beyond. The outlook is presented through the lens of the 10 ...
This IDC study explores how strategic CIOs have learned that the best way to demonstrate the value of IT to other business executives — and guide their own IT staffs — is to focus on the business metrics that spell success in their organization ...
This IDC study discusses our predictions that once again present a strategic blueprint for enterprises on their digital transformation (DX) journey, focusing on 10 key ingredients for becoming a digital-native enterprise. Six of these themes ...
"Smart intersections are dynamic, connected, signalized intersections that reach far beyond intersections themselves for the safe, efficient, and fluid movement of people and goods and emergency and transit vehicles. Offering a broad range ...
This IDC study provides details about building a security operations center.
"The security operations center serves as the nerve center of an organization's cybersecurity program," says Mike Chapple, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive ...
This IDC study examines core system modernization in banking.
"Core system modernization is a fundamental component of a digital transformation strategy at the bank," said Jerry Silva, global banking research director at IDC Financial ...
This IDC study discusses the many aspects of building a business case for an agency cloud transition strategy. A business case can be, in its simplest form, a simple motivation to purchase something; alternatively, it can be a thorough analysis ...
This IDC study assesses the market for print and document security solutions and services among the top global hardcopy vendors and identifies their strengths and challenges. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics ...
This IDC Perspective provides IT leaders with a strategy for handling a public relations crisis and lays out 10 best practices for dealing with a crisis. This strategy can be deployed for the most common threats to technology systems, including:
- Cybersecurity ...
This IDC Perspective discusses IT financial management for the new IT business model. With the digital transformation forcing IT to compete on the open market, IT needs a new business model to run IT as a viable service business. This requires ...
This IDC study provides an assessment of the leading SaaS and cloud-enabled ERP software solutions for large enterprises and discusses what criteria are most important for companies to consider when selecting a SaaS and cloud-enabled ERP ...
This IDC study provides a systematic assessment of technologies related to software-defined infrastructure (SDI) technologies. The IDC TechScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assess vendors ...
This IDC study assesses IT services providers catering to healthcare in Western Europe through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected ...
This IDC study provides details about building compliant cloud environments.
"Compliance has come to the cloud," says Mike Chapple, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "Enterprises planning a large-scale cloud migration ...
This IDC Perspective examines the soft skills required for digital transformation (DX). The successful implementation of digital transformation projects hinges on more than just the underlying technologies. While these are paramount to DX-related ...