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 represents a vendor assessment of PaaS and developer services through the IDC MarketScape model. The ramp-up of public cloud adoption by enterprises in building applications, accompanied by steady investment in expansion of ...
This IDC MeasureScape focuses on how to design a new set of KPIs that can evaluate the effectiveness of DevOps within today's DX-centric enterprise. Also, this document includes a self-assessment tool that enables organizations to:
- Assess ...
"Manufacturers that fail to leverage and combine the capabilities of a broader ecosystem for their products in a way that allows continuous business model innovation and world-class customer experience at any time will not survive in the ...
This IDC study outlines the technology, skill sets, and processes necessary to get the full value out of the data collected. A calculated, methodical, and collaborative approach to developing smarter datacenter facilities includes not only ...
This IDC Perspective explores the importance of "soft skills" to enhance technical training and certification. Regardless of the specific technology or IT professional vocation, technical skills, so-called "hard skills," can be used more ...
This IDC PeerScape identifies four leading practices to help approach the selection and adoption of IaaS as part of the overall cloud strategy. IaaS is a major component of any enterprise cloud adoption strategy. Selecting what workloads ...
This IDC Perspective illustrates what a digital-native enterprise looks like and can achieve when it has "digital" ingrained in the most important aspects of its culture and business. Digital transformation has progressed to where it is ...
This IDC PeerScape describes how CIOs are working to escape the grip of outdated IT, which is impeding their efforts to compete in the digital economy. They are migrating critical workloads to the cloud or creating an integration layer that ...
This IDC PeerScape highlights best practices for deploying Android devices in enterprise environments based on interviews with several companies (all of which requested to remain anonymous) with expertise in energy, healthcare, manufacturing, ...
This IDC study assesses the market for Big Data and Analytics (BDA) solutions among 11 top global vendors with a presence in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) and identifies their strengths and challenges. This assessment discusses both quantitative ...
This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion by the IDC Worldwide CIO Agenda team on the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide industry over the next one to three years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business ...
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This IDC Perspective provides key considerations in device management choices. Device management has evolved significantly since the debut of the iPhone and the Android smartphone. Some early deficits are now long solved, while new challenges ...
This IDC Perspective identifies five crucial questions that IT executives should ask vendors claiming to offer cybersecurity solutions that incorporate machine learning technology. These questions are intended to identify the data and algorithms ...
本次研究对象包括中国政务云市场具备一定规模的领导厂商，及各种不同类型政务云厂商中的典型企业，涵盖IT基础设施厂商、系统集成商、互联网公司等。IDC针对入选的政务云厂商的能力和战略进行评估，主要标准包括技术产品和解决方案、市场和商业表现，以及公司业务管理运作等三个维度，各维度根据市场情况进一步划分为若干细分项，并配以不同权重，从而形成IDC MarketScape综合评分体系，IDC分析师针对厂商和最终用户的深入访谈，集中分析并确定各厂商在IDC MarketScape中的相对位置，并探讨厂商的特点和战略，总结发展趋势，为政府用户选择云厂商提供参考。
This IDC Perspective explores ways to measure the work of external digital transformation (DX) providers that offer digital products, services, and integration. These providers will be critical to digital transformation success in the marketplace. ...
This IDC Perspective is the third of a three-part series that describes business models in the context of IDC's Leading in 3D (L3D) model, focusing on the incorporation stage. Incorporation is the stage where digital transformation (DX) ...
This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of vendors participating in the subscription relationship management market.
"For many companies, the shift from physical products to digital services is 'make ...
This IDC Perspective explores succession planning, a core management practice that is an essential aspect of many companies' annual talent review cycle. Primarily, succession planning is a process for identifying key talent that possess ...
This IDC Health Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the worldwide healthcare industry IT opportunity. This Pivot Table provides IT spending forecasts for the provider and payer markets by key subindustries. ...
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software for Ruggedized/IoT Device Deployments 2017 Vendor Assessment
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering enterprise mobile mobility management (EMM) software specific for IoT and ruggedized device deployments through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation focuses on developing a service-based IT budgeting and forecasting model, with a focus on planning services, not cost centers. The digital transformation of many industries and businesses is creating significant ...
This IDC Perspective highlights some potential risks related to the "indirect use" of software that many enterprises are not aware of and offers advice on key actions that may be taken to assess and mitigate such risks. The document explores ...