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 Glance provides a high-level view of technology suppliers across key segments, addressing strategic objectives for the digital transformation (DX) of future-ready restaurants. Restaurants in various stages of digital transformation ...
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 Market Presentation offers an overview of the worldwide largest 15 cloud service provider infrastructure demand trend for the first quarter of 2020.
This IDC Market Presentation provides an overview of developments linked to digital transformation (DX) in Europe in 1Q20. It covers news, significant deals, policy announcements, regulatory actions, and investments that could impact markets ...
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 Glance provides a view of the enterprise network infrastructure market for third quarter of 2020.
It is a dynamic time in enterprise networking. As the world responds to a global health crisis and ensuing economic disruption, ...
This IDC TechBrief outlines the importance of data historians and time series databases for operations. In asset-intensive industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, and mining, data historians have served as the bedrock of ...
This IDC Presentation was presented to client of IDC's Enabling Technologies: Processors and Architectures research program after the market results from the first quarter of 2020 were gathered and analyzed.
This IDC Market Perspective discusses IDC views on the impact of edge offerings and solutions on managed cloud services and the competitive environment. IDC believes that the COVID-19 pandemic is going to tip the balance of enterprise use ...
The Market Note highlights AWS' approach to the Indian public sector, with a view on how AWS is aligning itself to the stated public sector priorities and a focus on citizen enablement.
This IDC Survey Spotlight explores the growing relevance of IaaS clouds to WAN connectivity and modernization initiatives. The document contains data from IDC's latest Worldwide Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Survey, conducted in November ...
This IDC Perspective looks at key developments and news in the European healthcare provider industry in 1Q20.
"The first quarter of 2020 saw a rise in investments related to countries' COVID-19 epidemic response. European healthcare ...
This IDC Market Glance provides a snapshot of current landscape of service life-cycle management (SLM) technology solutions, products, platforms, and services, offering a perspective on some of the notable players and detailing the segment ...
This IDC Perspective shares key health IT considerations for U.S. healthcare providers in the response to COVID-19.
"COVID-19 marks an unwelcome challenge for the world," says Mutaz Shegewi, research director, IDC Health Insights. ...
This IDC Market Perspective highlights why the shift to the edge is gaining strong momentum and its impact on business models and ecosystems and implications for CDN providers.
"Ongoing edge developments are important steps toward ...
This IDC Market Glance provides an overview of the telecommunications ecosystem, including hardware and software vendors, standardization bodies, open systems players, infrastructure suppliers, network service providers, communications platform–as-a-service ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides an overview of the EMEA European enterprise infrastructure market in 2020, including trends around the impact of COVID-19, digital and IT transformation, multicloud adoption, and partnering ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines overall trends impacting European enterprise infrastructure in 2020. It studies the impact of the COVID-2019 pandemic on ongoing investments in IT infrastructure, funding, and support and details responses ...
This Market Presentation presents IDC's view of the cloud services market for the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) financial services industry, with insights into cloud adoption and buyer needs, a competitive assessment of key players, ...
This IDC Market Glance provides a snapshot of the current data-driven policing landscape globally, including the definitions of the major segments of the market, the structure of the market, and the key vendors within each segment.
This IDC Market Presentation offers an overview of the worldwide largest 15 cloud service provider infrastructure demand trend for the fourth quarter of 2019.
This IDC Market Glance provides insights into the manufacturing sector worldwide. Creating a collaborative ecosystem requires the right technology, integrated into a functional and transparent technology landscape. Tools and solutions should ...
This IDC Market Note examines the portfolio and progress of the various public cloud storage and data management services available from NetApp and its public cloud partners in Europe.
This IDC Presentation discusses the Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) results of the Asia/Pacific Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cognitive Adoption Study focusing on deployments, drivers, and challenges, ...
This IDC Survey examines the overall state of cloud adoption in small and medium-sized business (SMB) markets across software as a service, infrastructure as a service, and platform as a service for key technologies relevant to most SMBs. ...
This IDC Market Presentation contains advice for services providers in the battle against COVID-19 and contains examples of how organizations outside the service industry are mobilizing to overcome the crisis.
COVID-19 is first and ...
This IDC Market Glance provides a glance at the landscape of vendors playing in various segments of the IoT application development and deployment market. It includes vendors that offer IoT-specific software suites as well as vendors that ...
This IDC Market Glance provides a glance at the current makeup of the cloud system and service management software landscape, illustrates the participating vendors, and depicts the segments and structure of the market. This document is a ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses coprocessors as a critical component of hyperscale infrastructure security.
The current silicon-centric architecture deployed in datacenters, edge devices, and consumer handhelds has started to ...
This IDC Survey examines the spending intentions and behaviors of buyers of analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and intelligent automation (IA) services, with a specific focus on analytics services. It includes data taken from respondents' ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides Big Data and analytics (BDA) software technology vendors with an overview of the Western Europe BDA market to support them in their strategic planning and strategic marketing initiatives. ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective examines the main challenges facing telcos and how best to overcome them. Like all enterprises, telcos need to transform how they operate their core businesses. For telcos, this not only means their network ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes how European cloud adoption patterns are evolving as cloud becomes the de facto foundation for digital transformation and technology modernization. Today, cloud is becoming distributed, nuanced, and hybrid ...
This IDC Market Perspective defines and discusses the varying manufacturing levels utilized by ODMs in their engagements with cloud service providers (SPs) and hyperscalers, as well as how the ODMs seek to expand their relationships beyond ...
This IDC Market Presentation highlights major topics driving the IT delivery agenda in Europe in 2020, as well as key pain points affecting the release of application code into production. This document also provides a view on customer attitudes ...
This IDC Market Note highlights four key automotive themes observed at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES is an annual event that highlights new consumer products and technology, and it continues to ...
This IDC Survey examines trends in IT leasing and flexible consumption. In October 2019, IDC's Technology Flexible Consumption and Financing Strategies for IT Infrastructure team conducted a survey of 300 United States–based ITDMs to understand ...
The Market Note reviews the AWS re:Invent Summit held on December 2019. It witnessed over 65,000 attendees across customers, analysts, partners, and employees. The event highlighted AWS' work in providing machine learning in the hands of ...
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 Market Perspective looks at Amazon Web Services' (AWS') re:Invent 2019 event, held December 2–6 in Las Vegas. The event attracted 65,000 attendees and featured the announcement of dozens of new and enhanced products and services. ...
This IDC Market Perspective focuses on the important practices that have been adopted by organizations that have demonstrated their ability to accelerate software delivery.
"The notion of 'high velocity' software organizations refers ...
This IDC Market Presentation explores the fast-changing AI ethics landscape in Europe, explaining why artificial intelligence (AI) ethics is such a hot topic in Europe and providing recommendations for vendors wanting to succeed with AI-powered ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective discusses the current state of the Big Data platforms and tools market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ), including ongoing trends, emerging players, buyer perspectives, and a future outlook. The ...
This IDC Market Note reviews the AWS Summit Bahrain on September 15, 2019. The event, attended by more than 2,000 people, explored trends in cloud innovation and adoption across the Middle East, with a focus on the public sector. Success ...
This IDC Survey provides an overview of buyers' preference for how a blockchain network should operate including the ideal number of participants, preferred cloud and blockchain platforms, and type of network (a major supplier or technology ...
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 ...
IDC Japan エンタープライズインフラストラクチャのリサーチマネージャーである下河邊 雅行は「国内IoTエッジインフラストラクチャ市場は注目すべき成長市場であり、IoTインフラベンダー間の競争が激化すると予測される。IoTインフラベンダーは、IoTエッジ専用製品の製品戦略、ITとOTを俯瞰した提案が重要になる」と分析している。...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective presentation encapsulates IDC insights and data on technologies, industry dynamics, and trends influencing the worldwide Internet of Things ecosystem and trends market.
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides a view of the worldwide datacenter networking market. This MAP presentation is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's datacenter networking analysts on the key ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides big data and analytics (BDA) software technology vendors with an overview of the BDA market, offering the information required to support strategic planning and strategic marketing initiatives. ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) summarizes key demand and supply trends driving the public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. The MAP includes market forecast (2018–2023) and vendor share (2018) data, as well as ...
This IDC Market Glance identifies the vendors providing datacenter-related facility, IT infrastructure, and services to the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) enterprise market. Vendors are classified according to technology segmentation. ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective analyzes the state of the market for persuasive content management software and includes commentary on market drivers and trends in website software, digital asset management, product information management, ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective reviews the market forces that are reshaping the IT leasing and financing industry, specifically the demand for "flexible consumption" models that offer flexibility, transparency, and simplicity. Currently, ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides insight into the current state and outlook of the rapidly evolving artificial intelligence (AI) software platforms market. As an innovation accelerator market, analysis of artificial intelligence ...
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 ...
本プレゼンテーションは、『2019年 国内ビッグデータ／アナリティクス市場 企業ユーザー調査（IDC #JPJ44003419、2019年3月発行）』『国内BDAソフトウェア市場予測、2019年～2023年（IDC ...
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 Presentation discusses the growth of the combined public cloud IaaS and competitive PaaS market as a share of the overall public cloud services market and the share of the market represented by the top 5 market share leaders ...
This IDC Market Glance is intended to define and illustrate the component building block of data protection as a service (DPaaS) solutions and the vendors that participate in those building block segments. Data protection as a service is ...
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation highlights the state of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) in enterprises. Leading organizations across the globe are increasingly deploying AR/VR to capitalize on the benefits the technology offers. As ...
This IDC Perspective provides an overview of available methods to consume AI/ML capabilities. This Perspective also provides an overview of the evolution of AI/ML consumption models and recommendations to select the right consumption model ...
This IDC Perspective discusses how cloud adoption in a healthcare organization is critical in executing a business strategy based on a reliable, scalable, and sustainable information management structure able to support patient-value-driven ...
This IDC Market Note discusses AWS' July 31, 2019, announcement of the company's acquisition of NVMe-based all-flash array vendor E8 Storage. This acquisition gives AWS access to proven and highly optimized NVMe capabilities that IDC expects ...
This IDC Market Glance provides an overview of the broad spectrum of technology and services providers that make datacenters more resilient and sustainable.