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 Presentation provides an overview of Industry 4.0 policy, progress, and resultant technology adoption across 11 countries in the Asia/Pacific region (excluding Japan), or APEJ. Industry 4.0 policy creation intends to motivate industrial ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights current investments and plans for digital transformation projects at life science companies from a recent IDC's June 2019 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey.
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective encapsulates IDC's insights and data on the technologies, industry dynamics, and trends influencing the worldwide enterprise mobility platforms and security market.
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) encapsulates IDC insights and data on technologies, industry dynamics, and trends influencing the worldwide 5G monetization and adoption strategies market.
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides a view of the global enterprise communications infrastructure market. This MAP presentation is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's enterprise networking analysts ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective highlights the trends in the consumer and commercial phone market. In particular, this document looks to understand the economic and technological forces and how they are impacting the market for mobile ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes results of IDC's annual U.S. Enterprise Mobility Decision Maker Survey: Devices, conducted in June 2019 among 501 enterprise mobility decision makers in the United States. While Windows-based ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective encapsulates IDC insights and data on technologies, industry dynamics, and trends influencing the U.S. wireless service provider market.
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides a view of the worldwide content delivery networks (CDN) market. The MAP presentation is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's CDN analysts on the key issues impacting ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at the remainder of the U.S. commercial Windows 7 installed base and timing of the migration. The EOS date of Windows 7 is fast approaching (January 14, 2020), but Microsoft has announced paths for organizations ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) looks at the worldwide tablet market. It reviews recent market performance, assesses the competitive landscape, examines key trends, and provides survey results and forecasts. Essential guidance ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) presents an update on the U.S. multiscreen video market. The MAP is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC on the key issues and trends impacting the multiscreen video market. ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight focuses on the investment plans of U.K. government agencies. This IDC Survey Spotlight is based IDC's European Vertical Markets Survey, 2H18. It provides a view on how spending is anticipated to change over ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) looks at the current state of the worldwide wearables market, who the major players are, how technology buyers should consider wearables for business, where the market is heading, and finally provides ...
IDC’s New Zealand State of the Digital Nation provides a comprehensive overview of the entire New Zealand ICT market, with a specific focus on shifting business attitudes, vertical growth breakdowns, and vendor performance. New Zealand organisations ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective reviews the market forces that are reshaping the IT leasing and financing industry, specifically the demand for "flexible consumption" models that offer flexibility, transparency, and simplicity. Currently, ...
This IDC Market Presentation includes results from the European Edge Computing Launchpad research. It focuses on the edge computing vendor landscape, particularly in Europe. The scope of the study is to assess how edge computing players ...
This IDC Survey discusses the results of the IDC U.S. Enterprise Mobility team's survey of 501 United States-based enterprises (firms with 1,000+ employees) to gauge levels of adoption of enterprise mobility, mobility management, and unified ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the results from a key question in IDC's Industry IT and Communications Survey: "At what stage is your organization today in the deployment or usage of blockchain?" This IDC Survey Spotlight ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides detailed information on the Western European mobile phone market. It addresses key trends and market dynamics in the region, shifts in the competitive landscape, and market forecasts. Advice ...
This IDC Market Presentation highlights the latest IDC EMEA Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker results for the Western European mobile phone market. In this tracker, IDC follows more than 110 phone makers in 16 countries, providing detailed ...
This IDC Market Presentation includes results from the European Edge Computing Launchpad research. It focuses on the edge computing vendor landscape, with particular attention to Europe. The scope of the study is threefold: assess the current ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an overview of the enterprise mobility deployment strategies ecosystem in 2019. It includes an industry and market overview, competitive landscape insight, buyer needs and perspectives, a future ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the network services that Canadian companies have outsourced to determine if there are patterns of managed network services that service providers can follow to expand their services footprints in their ...
This IDC Market Presentation covers IT and telecom trends in the four Nordic markets. It highlights the most recent economic developments in each country and presents the latest forecast for the hardware, software, IT services, and telecom ...
This IDC Survey compares which types of providers that current customers use today and those that future users prefer to use for various managed network services. The objective of this IDC Survey is to determine if future users of managed ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides a view of the worldwide carrier network infrastructure market. It is designed to summarize key trends driving the industry and provide clients with an opportunity to engage with IDC's analysts ...
This IDC Market Presentation analyzes the IDC Master Blockchain Use Case Repository, based on continuous IDC research. The IDC Master Blockchain Use Case Repository covers nine geographic regions and more than 557 use cases in 19 industries: ...
本IDC Market Analysis Perspective（MAP）は、国内IT市場における産業分野別、企業規模別（従業員規模別／年商規模別）の2019年の市場動向、および2019年～2023年の予測を提供する。また、ユーザー企業の「第3のプラットフォーム」の利用動向に関しても併せて提供している。IDCでは、国内IT市場に関する産業分野別および企業規模別のIT支出動向の調査レポートを年間情報提供サービスとして提供している。このサービスでは、産業分野別、企業規模別での市場動向と市場規模を調査、分析している。...
This IDC Survey looks at the technology investment priorities that utilities across Asia/Pacific have. In most countries in Asia characterised by government ownership, regulation, and integrated operators across the value chain, the level ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation identifies the digital transformation (DX) use cases associated with life science R&D strategies and provides guidance on how to prioritize them to develop a DX road map.
本IDC Market Analysis Perspective（MAP）は、デジタルトランスフォーメーション（DX）に関連する国内の動向をまとめたものである。本プレゼンテーションでは、DXの現状分析、ITサプライヤーの取り組み比較、ユーザー企業の取り組み分析を提供している。また、DXの今後の予測とユーザー企業のCIOが考慮すべき事項を考察し、ITサプライヤーへの提言を示している。
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides a high-level view of the video game industry in 2019 and projects several key market segments through 2023. Total gamers, revenue/spending, and other metrics are broken down into three main branches ...
This IDC Presentation examines the results of IDC's Quarterly Mobile Devices Tracker in Western Europe in 2Q19, focusing on the business segment. In this tracker, IDC follows more than 120 mobile device manufacturers in 16 countries, providing ...
This IDC Survey highlights the results of ConsumerScape 360 Survey. IDC's global ConsumerScape 360 Survey provides smartphone brand loyalty profiles and insights by comparing ...
This IDC Survey explores the Internet of Things (IoT) edge infrastructure market, with specific focus on IoT networking. The data within is part of IDC's IoT Infrastructure Survey, completed in 2019. The data represents survey work ...
This IDC Market Presentation discusses the growth of the combined public cloud IaaS and competitive PaaS market as a share of the overall public cloud services market and the share of the market represented by the top 5 market share leaders ...
This IDC Presentation examines the results from the IDC European Vertical Market Survey, 2018-2019, which focused on European banking. This study provides an overview of how the European banking industry is evolving across countries and ...
This IDC Survey highlights results from a survey conducted by IDC's Enterprise Mobility team in June 2019. The survey was conducted to gain insight into an extensive array of topics related to enterprise mobility. Key topics of coverage ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides IDC's view on customer consent — one of the key tenets of IDC's Hierarchy of Customer Expectations. The presentation highlights how customer consent becomes a critical point in implementing customer ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides a summary of the digital transformation initiatives within the Canadian healthcare sector. Comprehensive data on the importance, adoption, benefits, and challenges of digital technologies such as ...
This IDC Survey analyzes investments in customer experience (CX) across three European customer-facing vertical markets in 2019: finance, retail, and telecom. More specifically, this IDC Survey focuses on how artificial intelligence (AI) ...