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 Perspective discusses reported semiconductor shortages and inventory issues, the causes, how companies are currently addressing the issue, the outlook for different markets, and potential strategies to address the market.
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the evolution of Ricoh's service lines, its rapid reaction to the business impact of COVID-19, and the development of a customer engagement model including the launch of print devices that ...
This IDC Market Note looks at the latest edition to Konica Minolta's expanding industrial and production printer portfolio and how the new product will enable the vendor and its partners to profit from growing demand for short-run corrugated ...
This IDC Market Note includes industrial and production print news that occurred in January 2021.
This IDC Market Note examines how purpose and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives can improve the employee experience. While CSR typically represents a normatively driven, non-standardized approach to sustainability, programs ...
This IDC Market Note discusses Infinidat's continued evolution along with an opinion on the company's future prospects under new leadership. In January 2021, enterprise storage vendor Infinidat announced Phil Bullinger as the new CEO. Infinidat ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides insight into five key trends that will impact the worldwide unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market in 2021 and beyond.
"The importance of UC&C solutions, supported on robust ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a framework of three sustainability pillars for the IT industry: Technology Vendor Performance, Technology as an Enabler, and Technology for Good. Using this framework, this document quantifies over 200 ...
本調査レポートは、2020年の新型コロナウイルス感染症（COVID-19）の感染拡大が国内ドキュメントイメージングスキャナー（Document Imaging Scanner：以下、DISとする）市場に与えた影響について分析した結果をまとめたものである。2020年上半期、COVID-19の感染拡大によって国内経済が落ち込む中でDISの出荷台数は前年同期比で増加した。IDCでは、在宅勤務においてビジネス文書をスキャンするニーズ、および在宅勤務環境でも文書を利用できるようオフィスの紙文書をスキャンするニーズが高まったためであると考えている。IDC ...
This IDC Market Perspective updates and expands analysis originally presented in Analyzing Intel's 2020 Industry Analyst Summit; Considering Patrick Gelsinger's Return as CEO in 2021 (IDC ...
This IDC Market Note provides an overview of the recently launched VMware Cloud Foundation v4.2. VMware announced VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2, featuring updates to help customers further improve the storage, networking, management, and security ...
This IDC Market Note looks closely at the new and improved large-format printers introduced by HP and examines how the enhanced features and benefits will enable PSPs to create business opportunities by tackling newly addressable print applications....
This IDC Market Perspective assesses the key strategies of cloud providers in the telecommunications sector. The first wave of the establishment of the telecom cloud is well underway. Over the past five years, most tier 1 operators have ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines the reasons behind the rapid consolidation taking place in the European market of specialist cloud-native application services providers by major vendors.
"Major services players are now turning ...
This IDC Market Note examines Microsoft's initial progress toward its goal of becoming carbon negative by 2030, a year after it was announced. By linking executive pay to the achievement of its "moonshot goals," the IT vendor hopes to encourage ...
This IDC Market Note provides news impacting the European managed print and content services market and its market players in late 2020 and throughout January 2021.
This IDC Market Note highlights the Xerox Everyday Toner and its potential impact on the print supplies market. Its Everyday range of compatible toner enables Xerox to compete with different types of players operating in the print consumables ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a long-range strategic outlook of the markets and emerging technologies for the rise of the 5G cellular and the expected 6G network infrastructure. It highlights the upcoming 3GPP standards release under ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines the production and large format printing markets in 2021 and the impact of COVID-19 on these markets.
The large format and production printing markets have been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 ...
This IDC Market Perspective looks at how prevailing market conditions and innovation are accelerating the migration to cloud print and document management. Dramatic market disruption and incremental technology advancements are accelerating ...
This IDC Perspective contains excerpts from public financial disclosures by leading hardcopy vendors and details the impact of COVID-19 on performance and forecasts.
"The COVID-19 headwinds lessened in the third quarter, as OEMs try ...
This IDC Market Note outlines key developments for NetApp in the Asia/Pacific (APAC) region during 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over this period, NetApp has expanded its offerings by developing new solutions, strengthening ...
This IDC Market Note reviews the vendor's midrange offering, commenting on its prospects in enterprise storage going forward. In mid-2020, Hitachi Vantara introduced a midrange version of its flagship, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines the top 5 trends to expect in the U.S. mobile market for 2021 and beyond. 2020 was a year like no other, bringing unexpected changes and shifts in the U.S. mobile market. The coming year and beyond will ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a preliminary unit shipment range for worldwide hard disk drive (HDD) units by HDD drive class and estimated supplier market share for 4Q20.
"Reasonably healthy levels of demand from cloud hyperscale ...
This IDC Market Note summarizes key messages from KPN's annual Industry Analyst Day for its Business division on October 8 and corporate strategy update on November 24. It also provides IDC's perspective on both events.
本調査レポートは、2020年までの国内クライアント仮想化市場、関連企業およびユーザー企業、それぞれの動向分析を基に、2021年の市場に影響を与える10項目についてIDCがまとめたものである。IDC Japan PC、携帯端末＆クライアントソリューションのシニアマーケットアナリストである渋谷 寛は、「2021年は、「ネクストノーマル」へ向けたIT戦略が試される年になるであろう。クライアント仮想化事業者は、サステナビリティやレジリエンシーを考慮した最適なハイブリッドソリューションを提案することが求められている」と指摘している。...
This IDC Market Perspective examines the influence of artificial intelligence on the achievement of sustainable and social goals as well as its related ethical and fairness challenges. The document highlights the use cases of AI in Europe ...
This IDC Market Note includes industrial production printer news that occurred in December 2020.
This IDC Market Note includes imaging, printing, and document solutions news for November and December 2020.
This IDC Vendor Profile examines Germany-headquartered Computomics, a start-up founded in 2012 that has developed AI software systems to support the activities of plant breeders. Computomics aims to bring the power of advanced machine learning ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the amount of operational data generated by commercial aircraft and analyzes the amount of data stored by key data recorders.
"Today's connectivity and storage technologies are very capable of ...
今後発行予定である調査レポート「IDC MarketScape: Japan Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy 2021 Vendor Assessment」の市場定義と評価基準について説明している。IDC US イメージング、プリンティング&ドキュメントソリューションのバイスプレジデントであるRobert Palmerは「セキュリティは、あらゆる企業において最重要課題になっており、現在ではMPS（Managed ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the emerging enterprise network as a service (NaaS) market, including the evolution of this market and trends driving the market from both the enterprise and network vendor perspectives, ...
This IDC Market Note captures IDC's observations and discussions on the compute-related announcements at AWS re:Invent 2020.
This IDC Market Perspective video series episode identifies the five stages of enterprise recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch as IDC President, Crawford Del Prete; Chief Research Officer, Meredith Whalen; and Chief Analyst ...
The IDC Market Note covers the launch of Konica Minolta's AccurioPress C4080 family of color toner presses, targeting the midproduction class segment.
This IDC Market Note covers the key lessons learned and future priorities that will drive CIOs agenda in 2021 and beyond. It summarizes key takeaways from the CIO Advisory Roundtable held in November 2020 and moderated by IDC, capturing ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes the emerging approaches to accelerating datacenter compute around key workloads such as AI, security, media encoding, and cryptocurrency mining as well as long-established elements such as data compression ...
IDC Japan エンタープライズインフラストラクチャのシニアマーケットアナリストである宝出 幸久は「ハイパーコンバージドシステムがITインフラをSoftware-Defined化し、俊敏性、効率性、拡張性を向上することでITインフラの刷新を進めている。今後、ハイパーコンバージドシステムは、PaaSやセキュリティなどのITプラットフォームのさらに多くのコンポーネントを統合するソリューションへと進化する方向にある。ハイパーコンバージドシステムの成長性は高く、ハイブリッドクラウドを実現し、デジタルトランスフォーメーション（DX）の推進に貢献するためのITインフラ変革を担う有力なソリューションの一つである」と分析している。...
本調査レポートは、Society 5.0に求められる分野横断型のデータ流通サービスプラットフォームに求められる要件を議論したものである。Society 5.0では、さまざまなソースからのばらばらのデータを、デジタルツインなどによって統合し、アナリティクスやAI処理を行うことで、データによる社会経済課題の解決を実現する。そのベースとなる分野横断型のデータ流通サービスプラットフォームでは、スケーラビリティ、相互運用性の確保、トラストの確立などが重要な要件となる。「今後、デジタル保護主義によって、国／地域を越えたデータ流通が制約を受ける可能性がある。データ流通サービスプラットフォームを提供する事業者は、こうした事態に対応できるようデータローカリゼーションなどの各国／地域の規制などに対応可能なビジネススキームを持つべきである」とIDC ...