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 looks at the recently submitted STABLE Act, a bill introduced into the U. S. Congress. The bill represents an attempt by U.S. legislators to control growth of stablecoins — currency tokens with a value pegged ...
This IDC Market Perspective video series episode explores China's governmental and corporate response to the COVID-19 pandemic and China's progress along the five stages of enterprise recovery. Watch as IDC President, Crawford Del Prete; ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the blockchain trilemma. DLT creators must manage a careful balancing act between decentralization, scalability, and security. This document looks at the advantages and disadvantages of maximizing each ...
On October 5, 2020, the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) together with IBM Malaysia and A.P. Moller, announced that the RMCD will be adopting the TradeLens blockchain platform in Malaysia. In this IDC Market Note, we will discuss ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses blockchain platform-as-a-service solutions. The development and support of modern software applications can be very complex. Companies have to regularly update their apps to address security issues and ...
This IDC Market Perspective leverages the 2020 Global DataSphere to analyze, calculate, and report on the state of data for the healthcare and life science industry. Key data challenges and opportunities are identified.
This IDC Market Perspective examines the importance of interoperability in the widespread adoption of blockchain technology and the dangers of blockchain fragmentation. This document looks at technological developments that have led to a ...
This IDC Perspective looks at three blockchain startups in the region that provide solutions that are already in the production phase and how their customers are leveraging blockchain in their everyday business processes.
"The technology ...
This IDC Market Perspective looks at some important efforts by U.S. agencies and legislators to address the lack of certainty in the way digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and tokens will be treated by regulators. Though the regulatory outlook ...
This IDC Perspective discusses how COVID-19 is accelerating transformation of the global banking industry. Although the banking industry is better able to monitor and plan for loan losses arising from the market disruption that took place ...
This IDC Perspective details Oracle and its innovation in a new generation of cloud applications. A new generation of sophisticated users who expect more from the technology they rely on to get their jobs done exert greater influence over ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides IDC Health Insights' review of key IT deals, news, and digital initiatives in European life sciences and pharma in Q2 2020. In the unfolding scenario of COVID-19, it is critical for European life sciences ...
This IDC Perspective analyzes the status of blockchain technology in the energy industry, describing opportunities for utilities, the status of prominent use cases in the sector, and examples of collective industry efforts. Utilities need ...
This IDC report covered the innovative and unique Smart City case studies across 14 functional eservice categories. These technology-based projects, shortlisted as part of the IDC’s Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA), recognize the progress ...
This IDC Market Note provides highlights of the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW Reimagined conference, including highlights of the key announcements, with an emphasis on the customer experience successes discussed during the conference.
"SAP continues ...
Since the start of 2020, IBM has organized more than 10 IBM Analyst eXchange sessions with Asia/Pacific–based analysts across a wide range of topics, such as blockchain, quantum computing, natural language processing (NLP), security, services, ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines how blockchain technology is applied in supply chain management. Blockchain is a natural fit for supply chains, and we look at current adoption rates in European enterprises, popular use cases, and the ...
This IDC Perspective discusses blockchain opportunities. While best known as the platform through which Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies are created, blockchain is fast being adopted by leading enterprises. Fortune 500 financial ...
This IDC Perspective discusses how Australia and New Zealand are positioned in the IDC Future Enterprise Maturity Framework, and the role of security as a key enabler in driving organizations to further progress on their digital transformation ...
This IDC market perspective offers insights into the adoption of innovation accelerators in Nigeria. It focuses on the current state of adoption, highlights potential use cases, and provides technology suppliers with advice on how to increase ...
This IDC Market Perspective outlines and discusses IDC's views on the impacts and effects of COVID-19 by industry and use case. This document quantifies the impact on technology spending by industry and provides a framework for how technology ...
Blockchain is on pace for wider acceptance and adoption. As more transactions and services are getting shifted to digital platforms, governments are interested in the accuracy and legitimacy in the system that can be obtained by blockchain-supported ...
In this report, we discuss the various deterrents of blockchain adoption in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) region and understand why the maturity of this technology is not progressing as quickly as expected.
본 연구에서는 최근 코로나19로 인한 팬데믹 (Pandemic) 상황에서 재평가 및 재검토가 요구되고 있는 스마트 시티 산업의 국내 상황을 업데이트하면서 시장의 발전 방향과 도전과제를 분석하고 이를 기반으로 국내 스마트 시티 시장 참여자들에게 제언을 한다.
한국 IDC 김경민 수석연구원은 "데이터가 IoT, 빅데이터, AI 등의 디지털 기술을 통해 통찰력을 확보한 정보로 진화하는 과정에서 탄생한 스마트 시티의 ...
This IDC Perspective reviews the multiple types of voting in use across the United States.
"As some jurisdictions move toward evoting and online voting, it has become increasingly important to build a foundation of trust in local voting ...
This IDC Perspective summarizes the new payer IT variables about COVID-19 and subsequent legislation and consumer-oriented actions that have been introduced in the past month.
"Just when payer IT had gotten its feet under it after ...
This IDC Market Note provides an overview of the Hyperledger Global Forum convened in Phoenix, Arizona, in March 2020. The event brought together blockchain developers, Hyperledger staff, and thought leaders to discuss the evolution, development, ...
This IDC Market Note analyzes Oracle's offering and route to markets in the emerging technology arena based on information collected at the Oracle OpenWorld analyst event held in London in February 2020.
"Emerging technologies can ...
This IDC Market Note discusses Wipro's Innovation and Talent Hub in Reading, U.K., and the related graduate and apprenticeship initiatives.
This IDC Perspective provides an overview of existing and potential use cases of blockchain in the mining industry. It also looks at what companies are offering and the potential benefits of blockchain adoption.
"Consumers are increasingly ...
In this report, IDC covered the proceedings and discussions at the NEC iExpo 2019, held in Tokyo November 7 & 8, 2019. This event occurred alongside the NEC C&C User Forum and iExpo 2019, where analysts had the opportunity to walk ...
This IDC Perspective analyzes how increased urbanization and changing commerce business models are driving growth of urban deliveries that exacerbate traffic congestion, safety issues, and pollution problems in cities.
"European city ...
This IDC Market Note provides an Australia and New Zealand perspective of the announcements made during the Unisys Global Analyst and Advisor Conference, held last November 11—12, 2019 in New York City.
This IDC Market Perspective highlights key trends in government IT in the United States and EMEA, focusing on how agencies feel about the success and costs of their ongoing DX efforts. It's clear that government agencies are still struggling ...
This IDC Perspective offers areas of consideration for finance blockchain use cases, third-party service investments, and blockchain platforms and discusses challenges that could create barriers to adoption.
"Buyers should look to ...
The logistics industry is now fully ramping up to adopt blockchain-enabled documentation at a global level. With 61% of all container shipping coming through ports in Asia/Pacific, the impact on logistics firms in this market will be apparent. ...
This IDC Market Note describes the key takeaways of IDC analysts who participated in SoftServe's recent industry analyst meeting held on October 10, 2019, in New York.
This Market Note provides IDC's analysis of the recent IBM Analyst Day held in Singapore last August 2019. IBM is able to firmly establish its credentials with its long-term client base with whom it is able to strategically develop new and ...
This IDC Government Insights Perspective presents Smart City developments in Europe during July–September 2019. It covers major ICT contracts, projects, pilots, product announcements, and business activities. The document organizes European ...