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.
IDC's Worldwide and United States Datacenter Deployment Model is a semiannual pivot table–style data product that provides datacenter installed base, new build, rebuild, and spending trends by datacenter type and ownership. The product ...
IDC Retail Insights: Worldwide Grocery and Convenience Transformation Strategies provides an in-depth analysis of drivers, priorities, and technology investment trends in the grocery and convenience subsegments. We will do an in-depth ...
国内クラウド市場は普及期を迎えました。クラウドはITの効率化を進めると共に、ITを活用した事業や社会変革を促進します。すなわち、クラウドは、従来型IT市場を縮小に導くと共に、新しいIT市場を創造します。IDC Japan年間情報提供サービス「Japan Cloud Services (Japanese Version)」では、年間を通じて国内クラウド市場の調査、分析を行います。本サービスではクラウドをサービスモデルや配備モデルに区分して市場調査を実施し、クラウド市場において成功するための情報を提供いたします。2021年は、ITやビジネスの効率化から、デジタルトランスフォーメーション（DX）へと発展するクラウドジャーニーに関わる市場動向を明らかにし、ITサプライヤーに対する提言を強化します。...
The Asia/Pacific DevOps, Developers and Platform Strategies service explores paradigm shifts in software applications, development platforms, and architectures. It examines modern software development and deployment trends, practices, ...
IDC's Japan Internet of Things: Infrastructure and the Intelligent Edge (Japanese Version with Key English Language Reports) service provides in-depth analysis and forecasts IT infrastructure to realize IoT. In this service, the definition ...
Virtual client computing (VCC) is a desktop computing model, including virtualization software and delivery to endpoint devices. Technology vendors and service providers have recognized the importance of this emerging market and its opportunities ...
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting the global and China economy at nearly every level and IT markets will not be spared. Based on early indicators from the first quarter 2020, IDC expects to see a significant slowdown in spending ...
The annual subscription to IDC's Services Contracts Database: Europe, Middle East and Africa provides a comprehensive tool for sales enablement and competitive intelligence in the enterprise services and software market. The database ...
The service addresses environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics holistically in the context of business sustainability, assessing how business services providers and their ecosystem partners can leverage ESG to help clients drive ...
IDC's Japan Artificial Intelligence Systems and Strategies (Japanese Version with Key English Language Reports) service studies and analyzes key artificial intelligence (AI) system solutions–related hardware, software, and services. ...
The Russia ICT Market Opportunity and Digital Transformation Strategies service provides detailed information about Russia's cloud computing, Internet of Things, services, enterprise software, hyperconverged infrastructure, and artificial ...
IDC's Pricing Evaluation Service: Enterprise Security Solutions is utilized widely by internal competitive intelligence, marketing, sales support, and field sales teams. The service provides security solution vendors with the intelligence ...
Companies need to create new digital platforms that allow them to collect, analyze, and share an ever-expanding range of data sets from internal systems, customers, and things. The vision for every digital platform is underpinned by modern ...
IDC’s European Technology for Sustainability and Social Impact service aims to investigate the impact the ICT industry has on key sustainability subjects — people, corporations, communities, and the planet — beyond the obvious economic ...
IDC Japan年間情報提供サービス「Japan Internet of Things: Infrastructure and the Intelligent Edge (Japanese Version)」は、ユーザーのIoT利用を実現するITインフラストラクチャに関する市場分析、市場予測などを報告します。本製品では、IoTの基本アーキテクチャーであるIoTの三層モデル*に基づき、クラウドまたはデータセンター層で使用されるIoTインフラストラクチャを「IoTコアインフラ」、エッジコンピューティング層で使用されるIoTインフラストラクチャを「IoTエッジインフラ」として定義します。これらの国内市場の現状や動向をデータとして捉え分析することで、国内市場におけるIoTインフラストラクチャの新しいビジネス機会を論じます。年間を通じて発行される調査報告書はすべて、同市場で成功を収めるためのビジネス戦略策定、プロダクトマネージメントや開発計画、マーケティング、販促活動などにお役立て頂けます。2021年は、調査対象を、IoTエッジインフラを含む、エッジコンピューティング市場全体に拡大し、エッジコンピューティングに資するインフラストラクチャの市場分析、市場予測を報告する予定です。
Virtual Client Computing（VCC）は、仮想化ソフトウェア技術とエンドポイントデバイスへのデリバリーを融合させたコンピューティングモデルです。ソリューションベンダーとサービスプロバイダーは、この成長市場の重要性と機会を認識しており、市場、技術、およびエンドユーザの傾向を見ています。IDC Japan 年間情報提供サービス「Japan Virtual Client Computing (Japanese Version)」は、IT サプライヤーが戦略上重要な判断を下せるように必要な情報を提供します。2021年は、IDCが開発したフレームワークMarketGlanceをベースに、VCCの市場動向およびベンダーポジショニングについて考察します。...
Virtualization has transitioned into a mainstream technology in today's datacenters and is widely used to increase hardware utilization as well as lower server operational costs in the datacenter. Virtualized infrastructures are proving ...
IDC's Asia/Pacific Internet of Things: Infrastructure and the Intelligent Edge research analyzes IT and OT infrastructure that is needed to enable fog computing, edge IT, and the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes networking ...
Japan cloud market has entered the period of maturity. Cloud services is evolving to hybrid/multicloud and cloud-native environment; it's accelerated the digital transformation (DX). It is important for IT suppliers to focus on their ...
Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) is a strategic imperative for enterprises to accelerate their legacy to digital transformation, through radical improvements in process efficiency, productivity, employee performance and operational intelligence. ...
IDC's European Small and Medium Business and Startup Strategies service focuses on key market dynamics impacting ICT buying behavior in organizations with less than 500 employees in Europe – including traditional SMBs as well as digital-native ...
Cloud is the future of digital infrastructure. Multicloud and hybrid cloud are natural evolutions as enterprises undergo core modernization. European Hybrid Multicloud Management Technologies analyses the management trends, challenges, ...
Today's communication service providers (communication SPs) are facing a double-edged sword in the form of a fast changing and an increasingly unfamiliar market environment. To overcome the challenges born out of rapidly evolving enterprise ...
IDC Japan 年間情報提供サービス「Japan Artificial Intelligence Systems and Strategies (Japanese Version)」では、国内におけるAIシステム（人工知能関連システム）、プロセスオートメーションに関するさまざまな分野についてユーザー企業調査、市場動向分析、市場予測、ITサプライヤー動向などをご提供します。本サービスでは、ハードウェア、ソフトウェア、サービスの各テクノロジー領域について、AIシステムとの関連について分析します。2021年はAIの持続的活用に重要であるライフサイクルと国内のFuture ...
国内ソフトウェア市場は、第3のプラットフォーム、デジタルトランスフォーメーションの台頭によって、目覚ましく変化しています。Japan Applications and Customer Experience Strategies (Japanese Version)では、国内ソフトウェア市場の中でも変化の大きいアプリケーション市場（フロントエンドアプリケーション、バックエンドアプリケーション）、ユニファイドコミュニケーション、コラボレーティブワークスペースおよび顧客エクスペリエンス（CX）に関するさまざまな分野について、市場動向分析、予測、競合状況などを提供します。年間を通じ発行される調査報告書、プレゼンテーション資料、インクワイアリサービスは、同市場における市場機会の分析、競合分析、Go-to-Market ...
Future of Workstyle（「働き方の未来」、以降FoWと略す）とは、ワークモデルを根本的に変えるコンセプトであり、人とマシンの協働を促進し、従業員スキルと従業員エクスペリエンスを向上させ、時間や物理的な場所といった制約から解放された労働環境を実現するためのフレームワークです。FoWは企業における価値創造に関わる領域を網羅しており、具体的には「ワークカルチャー」「ワークスペース」「ワークフォース」３つのピラー（柱）で構成されます。
The Middle East and North Africa ICT Market Opportunity and Digital Transformation Strategies subscription service provides an in-depth view of ICT markets across the Arab Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The service provides ...
IDC's Industry Clouds, Solutions and Technology Verticalization Strategies service covers the market for industry cloud offerings, industry platforms, and industry ecosystems. This service tracks the emergence of industry clouds in ...
IDC's Cybersecurity Analytics, Intelligence, Response and Orchestration service covers security software and hardware products related to analytic security platforms, security and vulnerability management (SVM), and security orchestration ...
- Industry markets covered include retail, financial, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, health, government, energy
- Smart personalization, emotional engagement, customer adventures
- Customer data management ...
IDC's Australia and New Zealand Data and Information Transformation research is focused on the areas of big data — which is a new generation of software and architectures designed to economically extract value from very large volumes ...
IDC's Infrastructure Trends and Strategies: Artificial Intelligence and Analytics service looks at the impact of machine and deep learning workflows, artificial intelligence (AI)–infused applications, and analytics technologies ...
IDC's Africa ICT Market Opportunity and Digital Transformation Strategies service analyzes emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Combining detailed market forecasts with market insights and outlook, key indicators and analysis, ...
IDC's Internet of Things: Infrastructure and the Intelligent Edge research analyzes IT and OT infrastructure that is needed to enable fog computing, edge IT, and the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes networking devices and access, ...
New software technologies and infrastructures are fueling the transformation of the communications industry. IDC's Communications Service Provider Operations and Monetization service examines communications service provider (SP) investments ...
IDC's Digital Transformation: The Professional Services Opportunity provides IT buyers and IT vendors with analysis on digital transformation initiatives. Coverage includes the implementation of cloud services and the ...