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 Presentation provides practical ways to overcome alliance and ecosystem barriers to success based upon recent IDC discussions with senior enterprise executives. In addition, guidance is provided on how to enhance your dialog ...
This IDC FutureScape covers the global and regional outlook of the Internet of Things (IoT) industry along with top 10 predictions for 2020. Each prediction is presented based on the timeline projection, complexity assessment, and organizational ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight illustrates containers and microservices adoption and maturity levels within the enterprise for 2020. The document contains data from IDC's Application Services Survey, which was completed in December ...
This IDC Survey examines the current state of adoption of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions in Canada. This survey draws responses from 394 organizations surveyed as part of IDC Canada's 2019 IT and Business ...
This IDC presentation discusses the New Zealand and Australia results from the Global Internet of Things (IoT) Decision-Maker Survey focusing on how and for what reason organisations are deploying ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight provides insights into the major pain points facing organizations because of data privacy regulations like GDPR, CCPA, PIPEDA, and others.
This IDC Market Presentation provides insight to recent research on the creation, acceptance, and challenges related to joint alliance metrics and compensation plans. In addition, guidance is provided on areas of focus to maximize both internal ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides IT budget benchmark data and priorities for the asset-oriented value chain (AOVC) — those manufacturers that are heavily influenced by the capabilities, capacity, and efficiency of their assets, ...
Surveillance cameras in New York City in two separate instances captured video of a group of men attacking two Hasidic Jewish men on December 24. The video clearly showed the nature of the attacks and the perpetrators. The New York City ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the preferred location for "training" the models and running the "inferencing" of the AI applications by use cases for enterprises across all the industries in the United States and with 500+ employees. ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides IT budget benchmark data and priorities for the brand-oriented value chain (BOVC) — those manufacturers that invest significantly in protecting and promoting their brands, specifically the consumer ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides IT budget benchmark data and priorities for the engineering-oriented value chain (EOVC) — those manufacturers that must deal with complex products, such as automotive, aerospace and defense (A&D), ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides IT budget benchmark data and priorities for the technology-oriented value chain (TOVC) — those manufacturers that must deal with the iterating cycles of key underlying technology (e.g., processors) ...
The China-US trade war has been ongoing through nearly a year and a half and has exerted negative impact on both countries and the global economy – with even greater negative impact on global enterprises with business operations in both ...
The presentation aims to investigate and understand enterprises across the Asia/Pacific region from the following perspectives:
- Driving factors that lead the evolution of managed security services
- Top attributes in selecting ...
This IDC Survey presents key findings focused on the employee-assisted channels, primarily the branch and ATM, from IDC Financial Insights' 2019 U.S. Consumer Channel Preference Survey.
This survey has been conducted ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides data, insights, and perspectives on how innovation is central to the digital transformation (DX) journey for retailers in China. With the backdrop of China's online retail sales commanding almost ...
This IDC Presentation provides a graphic overview of the state of the mobile phone market, including smartphones and feature phones, in Asia/Pacific. Figures include units per product category, screen size segment, and top vendors according ...
This IDC Survey document presents results from a face-to-face survey conducted by IDC META in May 2019. The survey sample included 768 CIOs and IT directors from a range of industries. IDC questioned these individuals about their current ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes the trends in adoption of prescriptive IoT analytics over the past three years (2017–2019) and considers the relationship to increasing use of AI to suggest and implement actions based on IoT data.
This IDC Survey uses both traditional and advanced segmentation of the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market to provide a comprehensive view of which security capabilities have been adopted in different segments of the SMB market ...
This IDC Survey provides the survey results and analysis for the desktop section of IDC's 2019 U.S. Commercial PCD Survey. While it's clear attrition from desktops to mobile will continue unabated, desktops still offer specific benefit ...
This IDC Survey report discusses digital trust among Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) organisations, using results from the 2018 Digital Trust and Cybersecurity Economics Survey. This survey was conducted across 12 ...
This IDC Market Presentation focuses on the per-capita annual consumer purchase rates of desktop PCs, traditional/mini notebooks, ultrabooks, convertible notebooks, detachable tablets, slate tablets, and smartphones and is exceptionally ...
This IDC Market Presentation was presented to client of IDC's Enabling Technologies: Processors and Architectures research program after the market results from the third quarter of 2019 were gathered and analyzed.
This IDC Survey focuses on adoption, spending, and vendor preferences across a broad range of communication services and technologies in Canadian enterprises. This Survey is a refresh of IDC Canada's annual survey conducted with businesses ...
On December 12, 2019, Oracle announced its fiscal 2Q20 earnings. Here are the top financial highlights for the quarter (all growth rates are presented in constant currency terms):
- Total revenue for the fourth quarter was $9.6 ...
This IDC Survey discusses the results of the Australia IT Services Ecosystem Survey, 2019. This report is the second of two reports providing a deep dive into the Australian IT Services ecosystem. Part 2 provides an in-depth analysis ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the increasing adoption of advanced security solutions by organizations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a trend that has been driven by the increased prevalence of high-profile targeted attacks ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines how European organizations benefit from using internal and external data to train artificial intelligence (AI) models and algorithms. When enriching internal data with external data, the training process ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight presents IT security budgets split by hardware, software, and services in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It contains data from a survey among CIOs conducted in GCC countries in 2019 to obtain ...
This IDC Presentation examines the results of IDC's Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker in Western Europe in 3Q19, focusing on the business segment. IDC follows more than 120 mobile device manufacturers in 16 countries, providing detailed shipment ...
This IDC Presentation gives an overview of the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) PCD market qualitative analysis for 3Q19, including a historical analysis and forecast by region and country. This includes a summary of key events that impacted ...
On December 11, 2019, Quadient hosted media and industry analysts from around the world at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia. The event was comprised of product and strategy presentations, analyst interaction, ...
On December 19, 2019, Accenture reported its FY 1Q20 results, including $11.4 billion in quarterly revenue, a 7% YoY increase in U.S. dollars and 9% in local currency. The earnings call was led by Julie Sweet, Accenture's CEO, and KC McClure, ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the progress governments are making toward improving citizens' experience in using public services. The analysis is based on data from the European Union's eGovernment Benchmark 2019, Empowering ...