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 Market Note examines the May 16 Amazon Web Services Summit in Stockholm, part of its world tour. 3,700 participants (up from 1,700 the year before) attended the well-organized event and its high-quality presentations and forums. ...
This IDC Market Perspective explores the service provider market in Western Europe from an infrastructure standpoint. "Service providers are becoming increasingly important consumers of infrastructure in Western Europe, to the extent that ...
This IDC study is the eighth yearly assessment of next-generation telecom operators in Asia/Pacific. The primary focus of this study is to assess SPs' capabilities to meet the telecommunication and ICT needs of various customer segments. ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview analysis of the top 100 worldwide outsourcing-managed services deals in 2017 as well as trending analysis of these deals for 2015–2017.
"The makeup of the worldwide top 100 outsourcing-managed ...
In January 2018, NTT Com announced the launch of and its expansion through the Cyberjaya4 Annex Datacenter and Sora Building to provide one-stop, end-to-end business solutions on cloud and colocation services to local as well as global enterprise ...
This IDC Market Note discusses Mozaic, a U.K.-based start-up focused on IT architecture and operating model advisory and how to combine the traditional IT world with advantages from the digital world. Its founders have created a solid business ...
This IDC Market Note provides highlights from the Siemens Innovation Day 2018 held at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai on May 10, 2018.
"Siemens has been investing heavily in developing applications that could support a highly connected ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an update on the convergence of enterprise asset management (EAM) and field service management (FSM) software. This document provides a view of both the potential of combining EAM and FSM in EAM applications ...
This Market Note discusses Adel Al-Saleh's plans to revitalize T-Systems and drive growth and profitability. These plans were revealed to the investor community on May 25, 2018, and discussed with analysts on a separate occasion. The document ...
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the business analytics consulting and systems integration services market through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that ...
This IDC Perspective deals with the use of digital technology to drive patient engagement. Today's healthcare system does not meet the needs of consumers, it is inconvenient and lacks continuity and personalization. The need to augment traditional ...
This IDC Market Perspective reviews OpenText's more recent acquisitions and product announcements, providing a view of the dedicated content services market and how a leading player is striving to both outpace technology advancements and ...
This IDC study identifies product management best practices and recommends how government IT organizations can transfer and apply these capabilities to innovative digital transformation (DX) service delivery teams. The new ITPM role and ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines practices in software development for chatbots used for the customer service, HR, and compliance use cases.
"While developers enjoy an embarrassment of riches with respect to developer tools used ...
Indonesia, with the fourth largest population in the world with 260 million people, is progressing the digital transformation of its financial services industry. Driven by the top-level banks in the country, the transformation promises great ...
This IDC study is designed for business and IT executives who are responsible for procuring managed services to support digital needs (e.g., cloud, analytics, mobility, IoT, cognitive, and social media). This study presents the results of ...
This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes AWS' APN (AWS Partner Network) program for managed service providers, referred to by AWS as MSPs. This profile provides an in-depth view of the value AWS offers managed service providers in driving opportunities ...
This IDC Vendor Profile provides an overview of CloudVelox, a cloud migration software provider. The report will provide detail into the company's background as well as the various migration solutions offered for datacenter and cloud infrastructure ...
This IDC Perspective offers advice and describes business impact software buyers should expect from their enterprise SaaS and cloud-enabled software. Key takeaways include SaaS and cloud-enabled software are a different experience and lifestyle ...
This IDC Perspective offers advice and describes best practices that end users should employ after implementing enterprise SaaS and cloud-enabled software. Key takeaways include the need for minor issue resolution during the first year or ...
This IDC Perspective is the second of a four-part series and presents the key research findings and strategic advice around the implementation of SaaS and cloud-based enterprise software. The key takeaway is that the time-honored software ...
This IDC Perspective offers advice and describes best practices that end users should employ selecting their enterprise SaaS and cloud-enabled software. Key takeaways include digital transformation (DX) is driving investment in SaaS and ...