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 provides an updated sizing and five-year forecast (2019-2023) for the worldwide system and service management software market. According to IDC estimates, the worldwide IT system and service management software market achieved ...
This IDC study provides a forecast for the worldwide edge computing and storage infrastructure market for the 2019–2023 period.
"Edge computing has evolved significantly from the days of isolated IT at ROBO locations," said Kuba Stolarski, ...
This IDC Market Note provides an overview of several recent developments in Y Soft's cloud-first strategy. On September 30, the firm unveiled plans to work with select partners and SMBs to beta test its YSoft SafeQEdge Core, a cloud-based ...
This IDC Market Note provides a summary of select ICT market developments that occurred across the Middle East and North Africa in August and September 2019 and assesses the potential impact that these developments could have on related ...
This IDC Presentation discusses strategic considerations for carriers mulling MEC investments. This presentation was presented as a keynote session at the SDN NFV World Congress 2019, The Hague, Netherlands, on October 16, 2019.
This IDC Market Presentation highlights the latest IDC Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker results for the Western Europe wearables market. In this tracker, IDC follows more than 80 wearables makers in 16 countries, providing detailed shipment ...
IBM's third-quarter overall revenue declined modestly. But under the covers, the company continued to ramp up its high-growth, cloud-centric product and services portfolio; brought Red Hat into its portfolio and strategy; and continued to ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights key results from IDC's 2019 Consumer Internet of Things Survey, with a focus on examining consumer usage patterns of smart assistants. The survey includes 1,502 respondents ...
This IDC Perspective provides enterprise cloud management software buyers with an overview of strategies and management and governance portfolios of top three Russian public cloud vendors. In addition to providing basic access and visibility ...
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) adoption continues to accelerate as organizations race to modernize and transform their infrastructure. Lines of business are increasingly demanding the ability to roll out new applications and data-driven ...
This IDC study provides a forecast by operational categories, segments, deployment types, and subregion market distribution for the APEJ DevOps software tools market for the 2019–2023 period.
The APEJ DevOps software tools market reached ...
Using the IDC MarketScape model, IDC studied 9 organizations in 2019 that offer managed cloud services in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan). The assessment reviews against a large set of parameters, such as breadth of service offerings; portfolio ...
This IDC study presents a comprehensive view of the cloud services market in CEE, including market sizing for public and private cloud delivery models. It contains quantitative data from 2018 and market forecasts for 2019–2023. It summarizes ...
This IDC presentation talks about the top-level business concerns, government initiatives, and technology trends that have a direct impact on the growth of smart manufacturing in India. The presentation also includes some recommendations ...
This IDC perspective provides an overview of LTTS' capabilities in the engineering services domain that can help organizations to embark on a DX journey. The report also covers LTTS' key services, along with IDC's point of view on the regional ...
Business Technology Platform, Cloud Data Fabric, and Intelligent Automation were among the most frequently discussed topics during the executive talks and analyst sessions at SAP TechEd 2019 in Barcelona, surpassing S/4 HANA, the usual suspect. ...
This IDC study provides a five-year forecast update for the worldwide smart home device market.
"While it's still early days for the smart home market, we expect to see considerable growth over the next few years, especially as consumers ...
This IDC Presentation provides a detailed analysis of the market and competitive landscape in China's cloud services from July to December 2018 (2H18). It covers the market size movements and growth trends in cloud-related project-oriented ...
This IDC Survey details results from IDC's 2019 Consumer Internet of Things Survey, which was fielded in May 2019. The survey asked respondents questions regarding consumer adoption of and attitudes toward a variety ...
This IDC Perspective presents an overview of the key takeaways from the recent SAP Industries Analyst Base Camp (IABC) in Newton Square, Pennsylvania. During the annual event, SAP executives presented the company's mission via keynotes, ...
This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide IT operations analytics software market as of September 2019. This study updates the previous forecast published in Worldwide IT Operations Analytics Software Forecast, 2018–2022 ...
This IDC Market Forecast study provides an examination of the Russian hyperconverged systems market from 2018 to 2023. It includes a summary of the general market dynamics, together with an overview of the vendor landscape.
"With growing ...
This IDC study discusses our forecast for the worldwide smartwatch market for 2019–2023.
"The appeal of smartwatches will reach a broader audience in the years to come and resulting from that is a steady increase in shipments each ...
This IDC study discusses the worldwide workspace management software forecast for 2019–2023.
"Since the dawn of client computing, each application has created its own 'workspace,' with humans creating the connection between them. In ...
This IDC MarketScape assesses providers offering managed cloud services through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected buyer needs for ...
This IDC Presentation provides an overview of the tectonic shifts changing the landscape of enterprise infrastructure buying behavior. It provides context on current and future market trends in the European marketplace by defining and explaining ...
This IDC Market Note highlights Sopra Steria, a European SI with a long-standing presence in the U.K. Cloud is one of its three strategic priorities, and the company follows a multipartner cloud strategy that includes AWS, Google, and Microsoft ...
This IDC Market Share study provides an analysis and sizing of the Western European HCM and payroll accounting applications market for 2016-2018 and market shares per vendor. The study segments the combined market by functional segment (two ...
This IDC Vendor Profile examines Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a global player in the worldwide unified communications and collaboration market, with a focus on Avaya cloud offerings. Data and information for this profile has been gleaned ...
U.S. tier 1 operators remain on track to commercially launch 5G at scale in 2020. The plan all along has been to focus on consumer eMBB use cases up front, with expansion into other use cases and industry verticals as 5G's capabilities are ...
At the McAfee MPOWER 2019 user conference, executives unveiled a streamlined and tightly integrated set of cloud-native data security and threat detection and prevention capabilities designed to reduce the complexity of managing sensitive ...
This IDC Market Note reviews the AWS Public Sector Summit held on September 6, 2019 in New Delhi, India. The summit witnesses the attendance of AWS key customers, analysts, and developers. It highlights AWS's work with different state governments ...
This IDC Market Note analyze Roc Technologies, a fast-growing services specialist that uses organic and inorganic growth to fuel its cloud and services strategy. This document forms part of a wider series that shines a spotlight on the strategies ...
This IDC Market Note highlights Lemongrass Consulting, a global SAP-on-AWS specialist founded in 2008 and headquartered in the U.K. The company focuses on SAP Enterprise, Business One, and Business ByDesign on AWS. This document is part ...
This IDC Presentation provides a detailed analysis of the market and competitive landscape in cloud services in Malaysia from July to December 2018 (2H18). It covers the market size movements and growth trends in cloud-related project-oriented ...
This IDC Perspective details the journey of POS systems in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) retail context. POS systems will undergo a parallel evolution with traditional supply chain transformation, from a margin-driven linear ...
This IDC Market Note examines Happiest Mind Technologies, an IT solutions and services company. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in India, it has had a presence in the U.K. since 2012. Happiest Minds is a born-in-the-cloud provider that ...
This IDC Market Note reviews Claranet UK, a managed services provider whose multipartner cloud strategy is supported by the highest audited certifications from the top 3 hyperscale cloud providers. This document forms part of a wider series ...
Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) delivers a much-needed update in functionality to Microsoft's virtual desktop solutions and points to an AI-first design paradigm for the end-user client that is divorced from the constraints of ...
PagerDuty held its annual Summit user conference September 23–25, 2019, in San Francisco. This IDC Link provides a summary and analysis of key announcements made at the conference
This IDC Survey presents findings from IDC Canada's recent consumer surveys focusing primarily on consumer wearables (such as smartwatches, hybrid watches, and wrist-worn fitness trackers). The showcased data highlights consumer interest, ...
This IDC Market Forecast is the first report that analyzes the Western Europe capture software market. It provides 2017 and 2018 revenues and a five-year forecast to 2023 by deployment type (public cloud versus on-premise/other).
This IDC study represents the first IDC channel forecast for the public SaaS and PaaS markets.
"The SaaS and PaaS markets and the partner ecosystem's role in expanding its reach and value is very strong and growing stronger. This can ...
This IDC study introduces IDC's concept of massively parallel compute (MPC) that is being applied as an infrastructure approach of choice across three major and fast-growing use case categories: modeling and simulation, AI, and big data ...