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 TechBrief discusses the value and benefits of using an in-memory database (IMDB) that supports persistent memory (PMEM). It indicates the benefits, risks, current adoption, and critical success factors associated with this technology ...
This IDC Perspective provides a current overview of the mobile app development platform landscape, including a discussion of key market trends and profiles of numerous companies that offer mobile app development software.
"As businesses ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses dynamics of platform services from software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors.
Variations in business demand bring the expectations of a high degree of flexibility and adaptability requirements from ...
This IDC Perspective discusses the drivers that will impact that deficient communications infrastructure on which the COVID-19 event rested upon. This pandemic event and concurrent regulation have finally driven payers to the realization, ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes the most important cloud-related use cases based on IDC's latest Internet of Things Spending Guide. The document focuses on the European market and includes the split per industry and growth, as well ...
This IDC Market Note provides a high-level overview of the Oracle OpenWorld Europe 2020 event, with implications for European manufacturers.
This IDC Perspective discusses the current COVID–19 crisis that has displaced or furloughed millions of workers. Many human capital management (HCM) companies are making some of their capabilities available on a complimentary basis to their ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines how IT vendors are responding to the challenges of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by using their corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandates for social good. The report further details some of ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes the multiplying effects of deploying IoT and AI in combination. We examine how the two technologies bring greater benefits to organizations deploying them together than if they were deployed separately.
This IDC Market Perspective provides the biggest takeaways from the National Retail Federation Big Show 2020 (NRF 2020), according to IDC's Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce team. The top takeaways from the event included sustainability, ...
This IDC Perspective shares key takeaways from the second annual Oracle Food and Beverage Connect 2020, which took place on March 2–4 at the InterContinental Miami. The gathering of 400+ restaurant operators and technology partners offered ...
This IDC Market Note analyzes Oracle OpenWorld's Dragons' Den–style pitching session held on February 12, 2020, featuring companies under the Oracle for Startups program. During this session, eight start-ups selected to form part of the ...
This IDC Market Note analyzes Oracle's offering and route to markets in the emerging technology arena based on information collected at the Oracle OpenWorld analyst event held in London in February 2020.
"Emerging technologies can ...
This IDC Market Note provides a high-level overview and commentary on main takeaways on the Oracle Open World Europe event that took place on February 12 and 13, 2020, in London.
This IDC Perspective discusses the takeaways from the Oracle Hospitality Connect conference that took place January 28–30 in San Diego. The event brought together hospitality technology buyers and industry leaders to review the latest innovations ...
This IDC Perspective highlights some benefits and challenges associated with AML and KYC SaaS offerings. It also profiles three SaaS technology providers.
It is increasingly difficult for banks to maintain pace with evolving financial ...
This IDC Perspective provides an overview of existing and potential use cases of blockchain in the mining industry. It also looks at what companies are offering and the potential benefits of blockchain adoption.
"Consumers are increasingly ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses franchise cloud businesses as means of driving cloud services opportunities.
As enterprises expand their use of cloud services, they are showing increased interest in using new business models ...
This IDC Market Note outlines IDC's perspective on Oracle's Digital Experience for Communications (DX4C) solution and how it provides the delivery, management, and monetization functions needed to support digital services for both business ...
This IDC Perspective provides an overview of the IoT-enabled asset performance management (APM) market and provides guidance on how to approach the buying decision in this emerging space.
"When a new technology solution emerges with ...
This IDC Perspective summarizes key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019 for technology buyers, including discussion around new product releases, future product road maps, and Oracle's overall strategy.
"Oracle OpenWorld 2019 delivered ...
This IDC Market Note discusses the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle's journey in support of Asia/Pacific enterprises to transform itself from a database and software company to an integrated solutions, ...
This IDC Market Note details Oracle Corp.'s annual global user conference, Oracle OpenWorld 2019, that was held September 16–19, 2019, in San Francisco. Three key solutions for public sector clients are highlighted in this document — the ...
This IDC Market Note provides a summary of Oracle's Financial Services Group's vision and framework for better financial services, which was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019.
"Oracle's strategy is based on the view that corporations ...
This IDC TechBrief provides IT and service executives with an executive snapshot of warranty and service contract management applications and its impact on how manufacturers can execute of service while delivering enhanced customer experiences.
This IDC Perspective provides a perspective on how enterprises can take advantage of key capabilities of the second-generation EPYC architecture available for on-premises deployments via server platforms or in the public cloud as infrastructure-as-a-service ...
This IDC Market Note looks at the Oracle Analytics Summit 2019, held in San Francisco, June 24–25. The event was a showcase for the next-generational analytical solutions built with enterprise in mind. A breadth of partners and customers ...
This IDC TechBrief provides IT and business executives with an executive snapshot of intelligent virtual assistants specifically in the delivery of customer service and support in manufacturing.
According to Aly Pinder Jr., program ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the changing and increased interest in BI and analytics solutions in the small and medium-sized business markets. Demand for BI and analytics among SMBs follows the shifts in top business priorities ...
This IDC Market Note discusses how Oracle and Microsoft's cloud interoperability partnership affects how and where customers can operate blockchain networks using Oracle Blockchain Platform — in particular, those with nodes hosted in Europe....
This IDC Perspective considers the dizzying range of options facing most users looking to build or implement new data applications addressing new workloads, modernize their existing workloads, or introduce new data-driven capabilities into ...
This was the first time where the two demonstrated cloud-robot integration that allows the control from the cloud to be directly extended to the robot's actions. The on-site integrated systems also demonstrated the collection and ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses key market developments in enterprise applications ecosystems. On March 4, 2019, IDC analysts across Europe contributed to an online brainstorming conference and explored large enterprise applications ...
This IDC Perspective outlines the role of analytics software and ecosystems in the success of Internet-of-Things (IoT) projects in asset maintenance across industries. Traditionally, asset maintenance has often been seen as no more than ...
This IDC Perspective provides our view of the Oracle Modern Business Experience (MBX) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, from a manufacturing and supply chain perspective. Oracle continues to migrate its applications to be cloud-first offerings ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides our summary and analysis of Oracle Modern Customer Experience conference held March 17–19, 2019. Oracle made numerous product announcements related to improving customer profile and audience management, ...
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 ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the practical challenges in AI adoption and the top technical innovations that will help fuel the adoption of AI. It also reviews example vendor offerings to understand the varied approaches ...
This IDC Market Note discusses Oracle's Blockchain Applications Cloud in the context of a nascent movement toward packaging blockchain capabilities (alongside AI and IoT) into dedicated applications that address specific use-case problems. ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides the biggest takeaways, according to IDC's software team, from the National Retail Federation Big Show 2019 (NRF 2019) and the broader implications about the digital commerce market. It discusses the role ...
This IDC Perspective describes the benefits of moving throughout the stages of cloud strategy in a quick and efficient manner. The purpose is to stress the importance of a longer-term vision when planning a cloud migration. The content describes ...
This IDC Market Note provides our analysis of the Oracle Food and Beverage (F&B) Connect 2019 event, which is the inaugural event for the Oracle F&B global business unit (GBU). The Oracle F&B GBU was announced in July 2018, and ...
This IDC Market Note provides commentary and analysis of Oracle's business momentum in Europe and is based on discussions between IDC analysts and Oracle executives at Oracle's European Analyst Day in London on January 17, 2019.
The role of supply chains has become extremely important in the last decade with the Indian manufacturing organizations looking to focus beyond the shop floor for increasing profitability. The recent surge in the investments around initiatives ...
This IDC Perspective covers the current state of AI deployments and provides actionable guidance to businesses on the need to create an AI strategy. The document also discusses an approach to effectively realize an AI strategy and create ...
This IDC Market Note provides a quick view of Oracle's latest work, current offerings, and future plans for Smart Cities, as presented or uncovered at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco in October 2018.
This IDC Market Note summarizes three key learnings in the digital strategy space from IDC's interactions with customers at the Oracle OpenWorld event in San Francisco in October 2018. The learnings are, first, don't digitize the customer ...
This IDC TechBrief provides a snapshot of conversational commerce and discusses its benefits for the utilities industry. For energy retailers in the course of transforming into full-blown, digital service providers, conversational commerce ...
This IDC Perspective examines recent changes to the commercialization and release model for Java SE and the implications of these changes for technology buyers of Java SE.
"The conjunction of a new release cadence and a new commercialization ...
This IDC Market Note reviews key data management announcements from Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and Amazon, delivered at their user conferences in October and November 2018. It also provides analysis and reflections based on those announcements.