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 focuses on the updates and strategies shared on cloud, SaaS, and networks across Infor's horizontal and vertical applications. Infor held its annual Innovation Summit, June 3–4, at the Infor headquarters in New York, ...
This IDC Government Insights Perspective describes key Smart City activities across Europe that occurred between April and June 2019. The study provides insight into major ICT contracts, projects, and pilots, product announcements, and business ...
Five Phases of Cloud Migration: A Workload-Centric Discussion on Planning Through the Journey
This IDC Perspective provides a workload-centric approach to plan and execute workload migrations into a public cloud. Cloud-based infrastructure provides an incredible opportunity to modernize IT infrastructure, which can enable enterprises ...
This IDC TechBrief provides IT and business executives with an executive snapshot of intelligent virtual assistants specifically in the delivery of customer service and support in manufacturing.
According to Aly Pinder Jr., program ...
This IDC Perspective looks at the usage of drones for public safety and transportation. At the intersection of public safety and transportation, drones provide a range of useful applications, from general inspections and surveillance operations ...
This IDC Perspective studies the primary factors CMOs consider when designing organizations today, including six case studies analyzing decisions made by CMOs in companies with differing sizes and business models. Agility, speed, and customer ...
This IDC Perspective provides a glimpse into IDC's recent visit to Odense for the Odense Investor Summit. Robotics innovation is happening all around the world. There are, however, a few locations that have been capable of accelerating innovation ...
This IDC Market Note offers commentary on Accenture's blockchain analyst event convened on May 16, 2019, in New York City. The company's blockchain leadership discussed the company's efforts to help clients derive real value from the technology, ...
Overall, IDC sees the quoted US$39 million contract value as likely to be quickly exceeded. IDC has observed that the use of 3rd Platform technology by enterprises building innovative new business services can drive their spending to consistently ...
This IDC Market Note includes news and IDC's point of view of 3D, production, and industrial printer news and announcements that occurred in June and early July 2019.
This IDC Market Note reviews IDC's findings from Atos' Tech Days held in Paris, France, on May 16-17, 2019, with a focus on the newly established position in the Edge Computing segment. It also briefly discusses future areas of opportunity ...
This IDC Market Notes covers EskoWorld 2019, the annual event for Esko users' conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 24–26. EskoWorld 2019 was record setting in the number of attendees, as Esko users gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, ...
本調査レポートでは、ネットワンシステムズのサブスクリプションサービス「NetOne “all in” Platform」の拡大の取り組みと、同社が2019年4月に設立した新会社であるネットワンネクストの取り組みについてまとめ、サブスクリプションサービスの国内エンタープライズインフラ市場への影響について考察する。「ITインフラのサブスクリプションサービスにおける再生品の活用は、より幅広いユーザー企業におけるITインフラの潜在需要を具体化させ、より深いサービス提供や的確な提案活動の礎となる」とIDC ...
Softomotive is a London-based process automation vendor that provides both desktop (WinAutomation) and enterprisewide robotic process automation (ProcessRobot), with several nifty capabilities across bot environment management and dashboarding. ...
TIBCO NOW Features Event-Driven Product Enhancements and Unification of Data Integration Acquisitions
This IDC Market Note provides an overview of announcements at the June 2019 TIBCO NOW user conference. Even as TIBCO extends its collection of products into three pillars — Connect, Augment, and now Unify — it remains true to its heritage ...
This IDC Perspective addresses the June 2019 back-to-back outages at Target and provides context on what these events mean for retail infrastructure strategy and for other retailers. Leveraging key pieces of IDC data and research on retail ...
This IDC Perspective covers the Money20/20 conference held June 3–5, 2019, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and provides an analysis of key themes emerging from the event. Between open banking and retail payments, banks are facing the need ...
The Future of Financial Institutions in Light of New Technology Risk Management Policies and Cybersecurity Regulations
This Market Perspective provides an overview of the updated technology and cybersecurity regulations in the financial services industry in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand and their impact on financial institutions. The ...
Boomer Tech Canada: Opportunities in Age-in-Place, Independent, and Assisted Living Environments
This IDC Market Perspective looks at the opportunities in age-in-place, independent, and assisted living environments. In just one generation from now, half of the Canadian population will be 55 and older. Over that period of time, over ...
This IDC Market Note discusses the Ethiopian government's decision to sell a minority stake in Ethio Telecom to outside investors and auction a new mobile telecom license. It also assesses the conditions necessary for the new entrant's success ...
HP's Acquisition of OneFlow Systems Highlights the Importance of Automation in Digital Printing
This IDC Market Note examines the significance of HP Inc.'s acquisition of OneFlow Systems and discusses the overall importance of automation in digital print and how it will help print service providers profit from existing and new business ...
How Oracle and Microsoft's Cloud Interoperability Partnership Affects European Oracle Blockchain Platform Customers in a Multicloud World
This IDC Market Note discusses how Oracle and Microsoft's cloud interoperability partnership affects how and where customers can operate blockchain networks using Oracle Blockchain Platform — in particular, those with nodes hosted in Europe....