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 the datacenter operations and management services market through the IDC MarketScape model. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the strategies and capabilities of ...
This IDC study is designed for IT and business leaders as well as functional leaders and their teams responsible for the creation and delivery of business capabilities. This study presents the mining results of IDC’s 2018 DX ...
This IDC Market Note provides an analysis of the impact that ServiceMax's acquisition of Zinc will have on the service life-cycle management (SLM) space. SLM is no longer a result of equipment or products being sold, and technology vendors ...
"Internet of things (IoT) in South Korea and Taiwan is at an inflection point at the end of 2018 as smart home, utilities, connected cars and telematics, Smart City/homeland security, wearables, embedded manufactured electronics goods, freight ...
This IDC Market Perspective investigates the smartphone's role in the development and delivery of current and future connected vehicle use cases. This document includes background and perspective on the modern smartphone, analysis of connected ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the top areas that Indian organizations want their current and future ERP systems to improve. Through this study, ERP vendors can identify the immediate focus areas to drive customer adoption, which will ...
本調査レポートは、製造業を中心とするIoT（Internet of Things）に対する関心の高まりと共に注目されてきた国内産業用ネットワーク機器市場の現状と企業ユーザーの動向を捉えながら、国内産業用ネットワーク機器市場に参入しているベンダーランドスケープと動向を分析している。IoTの進展と産業用ネットワーク機器需要は緩やかである一方で、産業用ネットワークで用いる技術や設計、アーキテクチャは明確に変化を続けている。また、国内産業用ネットワーク機器市場に参入しているベンダーは、産業用ネットワーク機器専業、産業用コントローラーベンダー、一般用企業向けネットワーク機器ベンダーの3タイプに分類でき、「コントローラーからの独立」「機能性重視」に向かっている。IDC ...
Intel has long tried to get into the mobile phone semiconductor market and only had momentum with Apple until Apple settled with Qualcomm.
While its first-quarter earnings show that IBM continues to manage earnings well (improving margins broadly across its business units), to thrive, IBM needs to drive faster revenue growth in its high-growth (3rd Platform) product and services ...
This IDC Market Glance provides a look at the current vendors participating in the expanding and rapidly evolving market of government network and telecommunication solutions, plus associated services. It includes participants in government ...
This IDC Perspective discusses the results from IDC's Quantitative Research Group that had conducted its Global Internet of Things (IoT) Decision Maker Survey in October 2018 to understand the current adoption trends of IoT ...
CloudBees, a provider of continuous delivery software services known predominantly for its Jenkins-based CI/CD solutions announced the acquisition of Electric Cloud, a well-known continuous delivery and application release automation (ARA) ...
At Google Cloud Next '19, there was a markedly sharp focus on addressing enterprise customer needs. This was the first major conference led by Google's new CEO, Thomas Kurian. While Kurian is still new to Google, his presence was clear in ...
In recent years, Google has made a tremendous push into the enterprise, tailoring its offerings and strategies on cloud and mobility fronts to address industry-specific solutions for customers in media and entertainment, retail, healthcare, ...
本調査レポートは、B2B2X（Business to Business to Consumer/Business）型の第5世代移動通信システム（5G）の産業応用分野開拓という視点から国内MNOの動向を分析し、コマーシャルユース領域での5G市場の成長性を展望すると共に、B2B2X型の5G産業応用におけるMNOの課題や新しいビジネスモデルの可能性を考察するものである。IDC Japan コミュニケーションズのリサーチマネージャーである敷田 康は「5Gの産業応用を意図したB2B2X型共創／協創におけるサービス開発では、MNOは自社の顧客基盤やポイントプログラムなどの所有アセットをフル活用して、「顧客企業」と「エンドユーザー」とのエンゲージメントを継続的に強化する仕組みの導入を検討すべきである。その仕組みによって生まれる顧客企業の収益から、レベニューシェアやシステム使用料を得るビジネスモデルを描くことが可能となる」と述べている。...
This IDC Market Perspective explains some of the business strategies and operational IT challenges that comm. SPs and other industry verticals face. Growing top-line revenue means that business model innovation must be a key part of the ...
"The Chinese game market bore a slowing revenue growth in 2018. Under the influence of environmental variation, the overseas market became the game vendors' focus area," said Turian Tan, gaming market analyst at IDC China. "Although the ...
This IDC Market Note defines cloud-native development as a practice of application development that leverages the conjunction of microservices, containers, container orchestration frameworks, and DevOps. While cloud-native applications deliver ...
IDC attended Atos' annual Global Analyst Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, earlier this month. The event proved enlightening for the company's security business, highlighting two levels on which security is driving the company's performance. ...
This IDC Perspective identifies five practices that IT executives should consider when modernizing their approach to digital certificate management. Many of the practices currently followed by enterprise IT teams use outdated approaches ...
This IDC Market Note examines the recent mobile enterprise announcements made by vendors at MWC19 such as the news of closer collaboration between Google and Samsung. Operator strategies discussed at the show with IDC Europe highlight the ...
This IDC Market Note provides an analysis of the recent Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) event held in Singapore in March 2019. Oracle announced its efforts toward shifting gear in the OOW San Francisco in October 2018. This conference was an opportunity ...
Switzerland has become one of the first European markets to make 5G mobile services commercially available. In our view, the main driver for bringing 5G to market quickly in Europe is to increase network capacity and efficiency, rather than ...
This Market Note assesses the likely implications of the South Africa Supreme Court of Appeal's ruling that permits Vodacom to use Telkom SA's ducts to deploy fiber-optic infrastructure in an estate in Cape Town. In addition, the note examines ...
This IDC study reviews worldwide service provider router revenue for 2018.
"Carriers invested aggressively across the world in 2018 in building backbone capacity to support the growth in users and video content across the current generation ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in the oil & gas industry (O&G). This document also sheds light on the AI adoption across the O&G subvertical and highlights the type ...
Google Cloud's introduction of the Anthos multicloud Kubernetes management platform introduces a sophisticated container-native approach to standardizing multicluster Kubernetes operations at scale, across public cloud and on-premises container ...
This IDC Survey analyzes a portion of the IDC Energy Insights Annual Survey for the European utilities sector. The survey was carried out between July and October 2018, and targeted managers with IT responsibilities. The survey analyzes ...
This IDC study assesses eight IT and business services providers offering digital transformation (DX) services including digital strategy and digital agency services. Providers in this assessment are capable of providing services ranging ...
This IDC Perspective provides a review of Atos AI Lab efforts based on IDC visits to the Atos office in London. This highlighted not only the significance of the lab-style approach to co-creation, but also the importance to this effort of ...
Slack takes another step to become the "hub of work" as the collaboration platform company announced a collection of integrations with Microsoft Office 365. These include Outlook for email and calendaring, OneDrive, and other Microsoft applications. ...
This IDC study is the first worldwide and U.S. logistics business process outsourcing (BPO) services forecast. This study also includes an analysis of key market and industry trends, market drivers and inhibitors, and essential guidance ...
Zoho introduced its new cloud-based Commerce solution and enhancements to its marketing automation capabilities to significantly strengthen its position as an end to end customer experience platform for SMB. In addition to new products, ...
This IDC study provides a five-year forecast for the APEJ security software market.
"In an 'application economy' where software architectures such as microservices and efficient business processes such as Agile and DevOps can create ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at U.S. enterprise deployment plans for enterprise mobility management (EMM) software in IoT and nontraditional endpoint deployment use cases. Survey data shows U.S. enterprises are already using EMM to manage ...
This document provides a holistic view of the enterprise communications and collaboration market in Europe, covering fixed data, fixed voice, as well as unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) and related technologies. This market ...
IBM continues to divest applications as it pivots to cloud infrastructure services. Business applications sold as standalone offerings (especially that don't leverage large IBM cloud deals) are obvious candidates – especially given the enormous ...
This IDC PeerScape explores the topic of insourcing for optimal results with digital transformation initiatives. This study describes the approaches taken by five IT leaders across the healthcare, building products distribution, workwear/apparel, ...
This IDC PlanScape presents a digital transformation road map framework that enables financial institutions to develop their own DX road map for a unified payments infrastructure. Unified payments use cases represent a subset of those identified ...