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.
Splunk Expands AI and Machine Learning Capabilities to Deliver Predictive IT Service Intelligence
This IDC Market Note provides information and commentary on the Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) 4.0 announcements made during the 2018 Splunk user conference. New AI and machine learning capabilities that provide predictive intelligence ...
This IDC Survey reviews data collected in late 2018 in which we polled 301 consumer smartwatch owners on what features — enabled by a cellular connection — on their smartwatch.
"The market for cellular-enabled smartwatches goes back ...
본 보고서는 세계 디지털 트랜스포메이션 2019 예측에 있어 한국 시장에 대한 시사점을 제공한다. 기술 주도의 트랜스포메이션을 통해 비즈니스의 사회의 변화를 모색하는 디지털 트랜스포메이션(DX)의 다음 챕터가 열리는 가운데 변화, 제공, 운영 등의 속도 측면에서 성공하는 그룹(thrivers)과 가까스로 견뎌내는 그룹(survivors)이 더욱 차별화되고 있는 것으로 보인다. 또한 플랫폼 기반 위에서 센싱, 컴퓨팅, 행동 ...
This IDC survey discusses the European regionalization of the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions (IDC #US43001718, October 2018). ...
Two announcements on November 22, 2018, illustrate how New Zealand telcos continue to focus on digital services. While one incumbent telco is making big bold moves, the other is taking a steadier pace.
This IDC Presentation provides the top 10 predictions for enterprise communications and networking business transformation in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) for 2019. It is designed to provide Asian CIOs with an understanding of the ...
Western Digital's SweRV Represents a Strategic Milestone for Data-Intensive Computing and Infrastructure Composability
This IDC Market Note reviews Western Digital's December 2018 announcement of SweRV, an open source RISC-V core, along with several related tools and technologies. The document discusses the announcement's key implications for the information ...
This IDC FutureScape provides the Australian view of the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2019 Predictions (IDC #US44475818). It delivers a detailed ...
Market Analysis Perspective: The Blueprint for the Future Workforce in APEJ — Digital Skills, Changing Demographics, Rise of AI and Gig Workers, 2019
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides insights into the current state of Future of Work and deep dives into the key trends and considerations for the future of workforce. IDC defines the Future of Work as a fundamental change to ...
This IDC Energy Insights Perspective analyzes worldwide smart customer operations in the energy sector and outlines major customer care and billing; customer engagement, smart metering, digital transformation, and emobility developments; ...
On January 29, 2019, Verizon released its 4Q18 and full-year 2018 earnings results. The company's full-year 2018 revenue was $130.9 billion, an increase of 3.8% over full-year 2017 revenue. The company's reported revenue for 4Q18 was $34.3 ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the utilities industry in 4Q18, covering M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; new financing deals; major traditional infrastructure projects; major renewables ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of utilities asset operations in 4Q18, covering M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; new financial deals and major traditional infrastructure projects; major ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides IDC Health Insights' review of key Q4 2018 IT deals, news, and digital initiatives in the European life sciences industry. In the evolving industry environment in Europe, it is critically important for ...
This IDC study presents the top 10 DevOps and developer predictions for 2019 in Europe.
Application development and deployment tooling, processes, and methods are on a path of major transformation, with tremendous changes expected ...
This IDC Perspective looks at the demographic profile of Canadian bank clients along with their use of technology to support their banking needs. Data was obtained via an online survey involving more than 1,000 respondents. The survey results ...
本調査レポートでは、国内スマートシティ関連IT市場の展望について、IDCが定義するDXユースケースの解説、スマートシティに関わる関連企業や官公庁へのアンケート調査、国内市場や関連する政府／自治体／企業の動向、国内スマートシティ関連IT市場の支出額予測およびDXユースケースに基づく上位5つのユースケース別支出額予測と事例の解説を行った。IDC Japan ITスペンディングのリサーチマネージャーである村西 明は、「世界的なスマートシティ関連IT市場の動向である、自治体が主導して民間を巻き込み、地域の課題を解決しつつ新たな産業創出を行う流れは今後さらに活性化するとみている。ITサプライヤーは、スマートシティの成功モデルの創出に向けたコスト削減だけではないKPI策定、上位のコンサルタント機能や官民連携および異業種連携を推進する人材育成の強化、およびクロスインダストリー間のデータ連携を活性化させるための仕組み作りが求められている」と分析している。...
本調査レポートは、国内商用ドローン市場において、ドローン市場開拓を目指す国内のITサプライヤーの取り組みや事業機会と課題を分析している。IDC Japan コミュニケーションズのシニアマーケットアナリストである藤村 成弘は、「国内商用ドローン市場において、企業の労働力不足と人の危険を伴う作業の代替要求が企業のドローンの活用を促進している。ITサプライヤーは、今後需要の高まりが見込まれる、ドローン運航におけるセキュリティリスクを抑え安心安全な運航を実現するセキュアな運航管理サービスを提供していくべきである」と述べている。...
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 ...