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 the top 106 IT services providers in the UAE, including their market shares, based on their respective performances in 2018. Furthermore, it examines the performances of the top 5 IT services providers in the UAE. ...
This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the European identity and digital trust software market from a base year of 2018, looking at the projected growth for 2019-2023. The report covers the projected growth trends on the European ...
This IDC study outlines IDC Canada's market size and forecast for the Canadian information technology (IT) market by industry for the 2019–2023 forecast period. It updates our previous forecast published in Canadian IT Forecast, 2018–2022: ...
In this study, IDC classifies the 21 industry segments into enterprises that consist of 17 industry segments in Japan and the nonenterprise segment that comprises four industry segments, which are the central government, the local government, ...
This IDC study examines IDC's forecasts for the enterprise applications software market, which is expected to grow quickly at a CAGR of 8.1%. The market is expected to reach $309.9 billion by 2023 and is driven by the demand for public cloud, ...
This IDC study presents the executive summary and key recommendations of a major study conducted for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) undertaken for a broad segment of stakeholders in the Next Generation Network ...
This IDC study provides a description of IDC's future of work technology taxonomy. Work transformation is driven by a broad range of technologies across a large number of technology domains and functional markets. Relevant technologies are ...
This IDC Market Forecast contains data regarding European CSP spending in 2018-2023. It segments opex data by major subcategory. It also discusses major trends that will affect CSP capex and opex.
" CSP spending in Europe will experience ...
This IDC study examines some of the key technologies that are expected to trend upward in 2020, and it looks at ways in which IT and business services firms can address these technologies with customers to advance usage. The document highlights ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Technology Impact Guide methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Technology Impact Guide. Technology suppliers may utilize IDC's use case ...
This IDC Market Forecast analyzes IT investments between 2019 and 2023 in Europe — which includes Western Europe (WE) and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) — and provides a market size and forecast for IT spending by vertical market.
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document (IDC #JPJ44583219) and analyzes vendors' shares in the robotic process automation (RPA) software market in 2018. The RPA software ...
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document (IDC #JPJ45371019) and extracts the ICT market from the Japan workstyle transformation market, and examines and analyzes the ...
This IDC study investigates the enterprise legal management software market. It discusses overall market dynamics, analyzes the competitive landscape, and provides a quantitative assessment of the biggest vendors in the market.
This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending ...
This IDC study describes the most prominent use cases that are being digitally transformed in the precision agriculture space. IDC has created a use case taxonomy for digital transformation for multiple industry segments. The taxonomy follows ...
This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the APEJ manufacturing IT applications industry as of September 2019. It reviews and analyzes market context, including both drivers and inhibitors of IT application growth. It also highlights ...
This IDC study represents the first IDC channel forecast for the public SaaS and PaaS markets.
"The SaaS and PaaS markets and the partner ecosystem's role in expanding its reach and value is very strong and growing stronger. This can ...
This IDC study presents IDC's digital transformation (DX) use case taxonomy for human resource management. It includes descriptions of the strategic priority, programs, and use cases for this horizontal function.
"To address increasing ...
This IDC study discusses the key strategic priority, programs, and use cases that executives leading engineering and R&D teams across industries as diverse as automotive, consumer goods, chemical, high tech, life sciences, and retail ...
"This IDC Special Study quantifies the changing employment landscape and provides technology employment forecast by role and industry sector. The lack of available IT skills will result in over $390 billion in lost revenue annually in the ...
This IDC study examines the market for digital agency services globally. It presents estimates of total demand in 2017 and 2018, and it forecasts future demand for 2019-2023.
"Digital agency services remain in high demand because ...
This IDC study examines the top issues for several vertical market segments with respect to the issues, challenges, and need for external services providers for several 3rd Platform innovation accelerators. The data shows the different priorities ...
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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 analyzes the trends in enterprise infrastructure solutions in Turkey. It examines the drivers and inhibitors of the enterprise server and storage markets and provides a 2018–2023 market forecast outlook.
This IDC Market Forecast analyzes the market for SD-WAN managed services in Europe. Revenue is broken down by type (cloud service provider or CSP vs. cloud-managed) and by country/region.
"The appeal of SD-WAN is not just tied to cost ...
This IDC study includes both quantitative research in the form of market forecasts and qualitative research that assists technology buyers in making better decisions as well as technology vendors in better serving their customers. IDC publishes ...
This IDC study provides a framework for digital transformation (DX) in Smart Cities and Communities and how cities are prioritizing use cases for investment and the strategic priorities that are driving technology spending.
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 study summarizes the 3rd Platform professional services market actual performance in 2018 and the market forecast from 2019 to 2023 into four key technology segments, which are cloud, business analytics (BA), enterprise mobility, and ...
This IDC study describes the most prominent use cases that are being digitally transformed in the hospitality industry. Hospitality organizations can use this document as a guide as they define what and how they will plan for change, innovation, ...
This IDC study discusses the worldwide and U.S. digital strategy consulting services market forecast for the 2019–2023 period.
"Demand for digital strategy consulting services remains high globally, driven by a mixture of defensive ...
This IDC study examines the market for digital transformation professional services, which is forecast to grow rapidly, with a CAGR of 12%, and is expected to reach over $175 billion by 2023.
"Projected spending growth for digital ...
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