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 Share analyzes the Nordic enterprise applications market for 2017-2019 and provides the market shares of each vendor. It segments the ERM, CRM, SCM, production applications, and engineering applications market by functional ...
本プレゼンテーションは、国内ユニファイドコミュニケーション（UC）／コレボレーティブワークスペース／CRM（Customer Relationship Management）アプリケーション／EA（Enterprise Applications）ソフトウェア市場に関連する2019年の市場動向、各市場セグメントの動向、および2020年～2024年の予測を提供する。IDCでは、国内UC／コラボレーション／CRMアプリケーション／EAソフトウェア市場の調査レポートを年間情報提供サービスとして提供している。このサービスでは、国内の企業向けアプリケーションに関連する市場を定義し、各市場の動向と市場規模を調査、分析して報告する。...
This IDC Presentation provides an overview of the Australia Federal Government ICT spending trends and forecast up to 2024. This report incorporates an overview of the digital transformation (DX) trends and initiatives as well as digital ...
This IDC Market Presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the entire New Zealand ICT market, specifically focusing on shifting business attitudes, vertical growth breakdowns, and vendor performance. New Zealand organisations continue ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes how the main cloud providers are responding or have responded to the COVID-19 crisis. It details cloud providers' strategy, interprets internal survey results on the impact of COVID-19 in Europe, and ...
Multicloud and hybrid cloud are the way to go for enterprises today. However, today's public cloud is not carrier-grade. This IDC Market Analyst Perspective highlights why and how telcos should compete and cooperate with public cloud hyperscalers ...
This IDC Market Presentation provides an executive summary of the worldwide findings from IDC's 2020 Industry CloudPath Survey.
Industry CloudPath provides deep insight into how each industry is moving to the cloud, ...
This IDC study provides historical market share data (2018-2019) for the worldwide compute infrastructure market for workloads. This historical data illustrates top server vendor shares overall and by workload category. IDC reported these ...
This IDC study discusses the market for AL4 platforms, which remains strong at $3.5 billion worldwide. The siloed AL4 platforms of the past have been opened up and can now be fully leveraged for digital DX while the rest of the datacenter ...
The objectives of TM Forum's Open Digital Architecture (ODA) are to help communications service providers (SPs) lower the amount of spend on IT systems (OSS/BSS) that will run their existing business, address the needs of new network technology, ...
This week, Oracle announced that it has been selected by Zoom Video Communications to help it scale its growth that, at this writing, includes a jump from 10 million to 300 million daily Zoom Meetings participants in just a few months. Oracle ...
This IDC Market Note provides a high-level overview of the Oracle OpenWorld Europe 2020 event, with implications for European manufacturers.
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 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 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 Glance provides an overview of the current makeup of the facility management software market landscape, illustrates the participating vendors, and depicts the segments and structure of the market.
This IDC Market Presentation provides an overview of developments linked to digital transformation (DX) in Europe in Q4 2019. It covers news, significant deals, policy announcements, regulatory actions, and investments that could impact ...
本調査レポートでは、国内企業におけるITインフラ（サーバー、ストレージにフォーカス）の導入状況や今後の投資意向を踏まえて、システムタイプといった視点から分析している。具体的には、SoR（Systems of Record）としての基幹業務システムと、SoE（Systems of Engagement）やSoI（Systems of Insight）で重要度が高いと考えられる機械学習やAI（Artificial Intelligence：人工知能）に着目して、その活用状況や採用しているITインフラストラクチャについて分析している。さらに、ハイブリッドクラウドの活用状況について考察している。...
This IDC Market Glance updates a high-level representative view of major unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) vendors and providers in each of the technology categories presented. UC&C solutions are designed to enhance ...
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 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 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, ...
本プレゼンテーションは、国内ユニファイドコミュニケーション（UC）／コラボレーション／CRM（Customer Relationship Management）アプリケーション／EA（Enterprise Applications）ソフトウェア市場に関連する2018年の市場動向、各市場セグメントの動向、および2019年～2023年の予測を提供する。IDCでは、国内UC／コラボレーション／CRMアプリケーション／EAソフトウェア市場の調査レポートを年間情報提供サービスとして提供している。このサービスでは、国内の企業向けアプリケーションに関連する市場を定義し、各市場の動向と市場規模を調査、分析して報告する。...
This IDC study analyzes and sizes the Western Europe ERM applications market for 2016-2018 and provides the respective market shares for each vendor. It segments the ERM applications market by functional market (eight functional markets), ...
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 Special Study presents IDC's Enterprise Infrastructure Market Pulse: Vendor View, which is designed to provide clients with a demand-side view on IT infrastructure spending sentiments in the early stages of each calendar quarter. ...
This IDC Presentation provides results from the IDC European Vertical Market Survey, 2018-2019, focused on European banking. This study provides an overview on how the European banking industry is evolving across countries and segments.
This IDC study discusses the worldwide market for financial application software. The worldwide financial applications market increased in 2018 to reach $27.5 billion, with revenue increasing by 10.2% over 2017's $25 billion. The market ...
This IDC study discusses the market for enterprise asset management applications in 2018.
"Businesses are demanding more from their EAM solution than ever before, including using the most up-to-date and advanced systems found in EAM ...
This IDC Market Glance provides a look at the current vendors participating in the expanding and rapidly evolving market of government network and telecommunication solutions, plus associated services. It includes participants in government ...
This IDC Market Glance provides a high-level representative view of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) vendors and service providers in each of the technology categories presented. UC&C solutions are designed to increase ...