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 presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide IoT software platform market as of September 2019.
"IoT platforms sit at the heart of value creation in the IoT," says Stacy Crook, research director, IoT. "Market growth ...
This IDC Market Note reviews two recent announcements: UPS' announcement of seven-day delivery and My Choice for Business Platform for SMBs and Alibaba's announcement of the company's online marketplace being made available to U.S. SMBs....
This IDC Perspective provides an overview and analysis of telecom and cable service provider network M&A deals, joint ventures (JVs), and IPOs disclosed in 1H19. The document is limited to M&A deals in which the acquirer would take ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides a view of the worldwide corporate tax management applications market. It is designed to summarize key trends driving the industry and provide clients with an opportunity to engage with IDC analysts ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an update on office and consumer-class shipment activity in 2Q19 for the U.S. region in our ongoing "What We Saw" series.
"While next-generation models are helping OEMs with the replacement market ...
This IDC Presentation provides IDC's perspective on the future of retail and emphasizes how important it is to adapt for the modern customer now. In this IDC Presentation, IDC Retail Insights answers three questions for the retail technology ...
This IDC Market Note discusses the key developments associated with the Datacenter Facility Domain of Huawei Network Energy announced at its Analyst Summit held in Shenzhen China from April 16 to 19, 2019. Key aspects of Huawei Network Energy's ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides detailed information on the Western European smart home market. It addresses key trends and market dynamics in the region, shifts in the competitive landscape, and market forecasts. Advice ...
This IDC PlanScape outlines a framework for merchandising and IT leaders in retail organizations to better understand and communicate the need for revisiting their investments in the critical foundational system for retailers — merchandising ...
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #JPJ44016519 and provides the results from the qualitative and quantitative analyses of the Japan AR/VR market based on ...
This IDC Market Glance provides an overview of the current makeup of the digital commerce software market landscape, illustrates the participating vendors, and depicts the segments and structure of the market.
This IDC study provides an analysis of the U.S. traditional multichannel pay TV services market shares for 2Q19.
"The total market size for U.S. multichannel pay TV across cable, satellite, and telco TV services for residential and ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes the role and potential of the network connection within automotive vehicle to everything or V2X. This analysis includes addressing whether cellular networks (with the availability of 5G) will be able ...
This IDC Market Perspective presents the 5G network trends, service strategy, market preparedness, and pre-commercial trials of leading telecom service providers and other vital information that will leave an impact on the 5G industry.
This IDC study provides an analysis of the U.S. traditional multichannel pay TV services market shares for 1Q19.
"The total market size for U.S. multichannel pay TV across cable, satellite, and telco TV services for residential and ...
This IDC Market Note discusses the key themes from telecommunications company Spark New Zealand's FY19/20 full-year results conference from August 21, 2019.
On August 22, 2019, Salesforce announced FY 2Q20 earnings. Earnings this quarter were strong, with total revenue of $4 billion for the quarter, a 22% year-over-year increase from FY 2Q19. Salesforce increased the third-quarter revenue guidance ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides a snapshot of the U.S. and worldwide market for smart home solutions and looks at the key factors shaping this emerging category.
"Although in its relative infancy, the smart home market ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides detailed information on the Western European wearables market. It addresses key trends and market dynamics in the region, shifts in the competitive landscape, and market forecasts. Advice is ...
Telecommunications company Chorus New Zealand released its 2019 full-year results on August 26, 2019.
Chorus reported net profit after tax of NZD53 million for FY19, down from NZD85 million in FY18. The decline in earnings is a result ...
On Wednesday, August 28, Fitbit announced a subscription service offering consumers a personalized exercise and action plan called Fitbit Premium; its Alexa-powered smartwatch with the Versa 2; and a sub-$50 connected scale with the Aria ...
On August 2, 2019, held an analyst day event in its flagship Technology and Innovation Hub in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company focused much of the content of the day on its growing U.S. onshore presence, internal human capital innovations, ...
This IDC study focuses on what IDC Europe considers to be the key emerging technologies for 2020 and their impact on technology domains and industries. It highlights what the IDC European analyst community expects to be the six "next big ...
This IDC study presents assessment of eight CDN vendors that provide commercial CDN services on a global basis. The assessment is based on their current capabilities and future strategies for delivering CDN services. This is the first comprehensive ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight provides an overview on the evolution of the customer journey model in the past three years. The results, coming from IDC's 2019 Global Retail Innovation Survey, offer a specific focus on customer ...
This IDC Perspective presents an overview of key takeaways from SAP Industry Analyst Base Camp (IABC) in SAP's Newtown Square headquarters, with a focus on SAP's retail vision. During the event, SAP executives presented the company's mission ...
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 report discusses the power of emerging technologies in enhancing the patient experience in the healthcare care delivery system. This report is built on a platform of innovation accelerators and anchors its approach on IDC Digital ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the stages of augmented reality (AR) technology deployments of small-, medium-, and large-sized United States-based companies and the types of hardware they are currently using. Data comes from the IDC's ...
This IDC Market Note provides an assessment of the market opportunities for smart speakers in the United States and evaluates whether room still exists for new market entrants.
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the stages of virtual reality technology deployments of small, medium-sized, and large United States–based companies as well as the types of hardware they are currently using. Data comes from IDC's 2019 ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines what percentage of small-, medium-, and large-sized United States–based companies are currently testing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies. Data comes from the IDC's 2019 AR/VR ...
This IDC Market Note discusses South Africa's new policy regarding spectrum licensing and the creation of a WOAN in the country. This new policy was established by the South African communications minister and will be enforced by ICASA. ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes the relationship between a vehicle owner's age and his/her willingness to participate in the sharing of vehicle and driving data. This IDC Survey Spotlight is based on data from IDC's U.S. Consumer Connected ...
This IDC Perspective presents a study of the development of the China gaming cloud market in 2018. Major vendors including Alibaba, Tencent, and others are compared and analyzed, and the present situation of related cloud platforms in the ...
On August 13, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it would move the effective date of 10% tariffs applied to some of the List 4 goods imported from China (which includes mobile phones, notebooks, monitors, ...
"As the Asia/Pacific region starts to roll out 5G services, the leading integrated and mobile operators in the region have already begun the process of migrating their network architecture to a cloud-native service architecture, which will ...
This IDC Market Note highlights the technology evolution of the fan experience leveraging data, edge, IoT, cloud, and other digital technologies managed by NTT Ltd. IDC had the pleasure of joining NTT (formerly Dimension Data) at the 2019 ...
This IDC presentation compares Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) organisations in how they deploy augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) as part of their workspace transformation strategy. It uses the results from the 2018 Asia/Pacific ...
This IDC Web Conference discusses how digital transformation is having a significant and lasting impact on the global economy. As investment strategies shift from defensive approaches to counteract disruptors to offensive ones to ensure ...
On August 15, Lenovo announced results from its fiscal 1Q20 ending June 30, with revenue reaching $12.5 billion, up 5% year over year (YoY), resulting in a net income increase to $162 million. Once again, the company's Intelligent Devices ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight focuses on adoption trends in European Education related to the Future of Work. This IDC Survey Spotlight is based IDC European Vertical Markets Survey H2 2018 and IDC European Vertical Markets Survey ...