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.
In facing COVID-19, the drive by the respective governments in Asia/Pacific to embrace digital is obvious. This roundtable, conducted by AWS, could evolve with certain factors that are essential for seamless digital transformation for national ...
This IDC Market Perspective examines the role that 5G plays in accelerating and intensifying the transformation of mobile operators' networks. The advent of 5G brings tremendous promise, with the potential for advanced use cases and the ...
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 discusses the changing dynamics of the roles of managed SPs as related to cloud service providers (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS). These roles are defined by the changing dynamics involving collaboration across partners, ...
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This IDC Market Perspective examines the sustainability and environmental strategies of cloud providers in Europe as related to the efficiency of their datacenters. From an environmental perspective, this document highlights the benefits ...
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 ...
This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes the partnership between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SAP as well as their company strategies, SAP service offerings on AWS, as well as their future opportunities, challenges, and the migration to S/4HANA. ...
This IDC Perspective provides responses from 100 U.S. federal government respondents to the IDC's May 2020 Worldwide Industry CloudPath Survey. This is the second of two documents derived from this survey and includes ...
This IDC Vendor Profile examines initiatives and programs led by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support organizations that are interested in furthering the achievement of social good and social justice. Examples of social good and social justice ...
This IDC Market Note covers Computacenter's announcement of a strategic collaboration with AWS for public cloud adoption. On June 8, 2020, Computacenter announced a new enterprise transformation service with AWS: Adopt the Public Cloud for ...
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes the opportunity for cloud service providers in the European Internet of Things (IoT) market. It analyzes the growth of public cloud spending on IoT software, highlights the most important cloud-related ...
This IDC Perspective examines Hubert Burda, which is rapidly pivoting to be a tech, data, and media company delivering engaging customer experiences. It has put cloud, data, and modern development practices front and center of its 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 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 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 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 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 Market Note examines the impact that the entry of global hyperscale cloud providers will have on the South African market.
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 Perspective looks at the current state of operations management, how it is transforming, and the implications for technology buyers and suppliers. Borrowing from the quality management analog of a "house of quality," the document ...
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 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 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 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 Perspective discusses franchise cloud businesses as means of driving cloud services opportunities.
As enterprises expand their use of cloud services, they are showing increased interest in using new business models ...
This IDC Perspective highlights key areas of interest for the public sector discussed at AWS re:Invent 2019 in Las Vegas on December 2–6 and at the event's AWS Analyst Summit on December 2–3. Solution announcements and meetings with AWS ...
This IDC Perspective explores the service mesh ecosystem from the point of view of enterprise workloads and provides best practices on adopting service mesh infrastructure including various consumption options. Service mesh infrastructure ...
This IDC Market Note discusses the infrastructure services–related announcements at AWS re:Invent 2019.
"One key message conveyed at re:Invent 2019 was the breadth and depth of foundational cloud capabilities at AWS," said Deepak Mohan, ...
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 Perspective provides an analysis of the cloud marketplace as a digital procurement enablement platform and explores the AWS Marketplace, one of the most feature-rich and progressive cloud marketplaces in the industry.
"A confluence ...
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 Market Perspective discusses AWS' efforts to become increasingly channel friendly through the Consulting Partner Private Offers (CPPO) program, Cloud marketplaces have emerged as an increasingly important route to market. Traditional ...
This IDC Market Note highlights Lemongrass Consulting, a global SAP-on-AWS specialist founded in 2008 and headquartered in the U.K. The company focuses on SAP Enterprise, Business One, and Business ByDesign on AWS. This document is part ...
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 ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview on how application management is transforming. Throughout 2019, IDC performed several studies analyzing the application management services market. This document represents an aggregation ...
This Market Note presents an overview of Leaven, Spark's new division that was announced on August 13, 2019. Leaven is a digital transformation (DX) consultancy built to assist organisations as they shift to new and more digital ways of ...
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 Perspective discusses the worldwide managed cloud services deal penetration for the IT outsourcing (ITO) services market for 2014–2018.
"Competing for managed cloud services deals is becoming much more intense with ...
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 Market Note analyzes what the Capital One breach at Amazon could mean for the industry. The latest data breach at the Amazon cloud affecting customers of Capital One may be the trigger for increased scrutiny from regulators around security ...
Overall, IDC sees the quoted US$39 million contract value as likely to be quickly exceeded. IDC has observed that the use of 3rd Platform technology by enterprises building innovative new business services can drive their spending to consistently ...