Published Research Results: Network Life-Cycle Services
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 Perspective examines how Hard Rock Stadium and Miami Dolphins' Chairman of the Board and Managing General Partner Stephen Ross and Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Garfinkel are digitally transforming the brand and the fan ...
This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of several providers participating in the worldwide network consulting services market. IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework and a set ...
Once again HPE Pointnext services were front and center at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the highlight on HPE GreenLake flexible consumption. This IDC Link discusses announcements made in support of HPE Pointnext and the services ...
The international businesses of NTT Communications, Dimension Data, and NTT Security are being integrated into a new global operating company called NTT Ltd. as per July 1, 2019. IDC believes that the new entity will have a profound effect ...
As Cisco invests more heavily in software and subscription services, Cisco Customer Experience (CX) is one of the key bets of CEO Chuck Robbins. To drive growth in subscription offerings, (on-time) renewals, and professional services, Cisco ...
Tech Data's Updated Global Lifecycle Management Services Enhances Capability for OEMs to Release Capital for Strategic Initiatives
This IDC Market Note revisits Tech Data's Global Lifecycle Management services and the enhancements and offer refinements it has made over the past year.
"As the market evolves toward services-led engagements and, more importantly, ...
IDC at Interop 2019: Leveraging AI-Enabled Network Automation from the Datacenter to the IoT Edge
This IDC Presentation explores how the network continues to evolve across multiple areas.
Enterprise networks today are under pressure with more users, devices, and applications than ever before relying on the network for essential ...
Worldwide and U.S. Enterprise Network Consulting and Integration Services Forecast, 2019–2023
This IDC study discusses market dynamics that influenced enterprise network consulting and integration services revenue in 2018 and provides insight into developments that will influence demand for the 2018–2023 forecast period.
This IDC Market Note provides a snapshot of key highlights and announcements specific to Dell Technologies Services from the Dell Technologies analyst summit held at Dell Technologies World 2019.
"As the industry undergoes transformation, ...
Dell Technologies held its annual Dell Technologies World user conference in Las Vegas from April 29 to May 2. This IDC Link provides a summary and analysis of the announcements as well as a review of Dell Technologies' business strategy....
This IDC Market Note discusses announcements made at the annual Cisco Customer Experience (CX) Summit. During the Cisco CX Summit, the company articulated that Cisco CX is more than an organization (formerly Cisco Services) but is a strategic ...
Huawei Analyst Summit 2019: Services Continue to Be a Growth Driver for Enterprise Business Group
The Huawei Analyst Summit 2019 was held April 16–18, 2019, in Shenzhen, China. The event highlighted Huawei's strategy of how it will enable its customers though its investments in innovation that challenge current limitations and enhance ...
Determining the best use of public cloud, private cloud, and traditional infrastructure is a top challenge for IT customers. HPE Right Mix Advisor (RMA) leverages HPE Pointnext expertise, methodologies, and automation tools to design the ...
Regional Opportunities for Network Consulting Services; Best Practices and Network and Business Alignment Consulting
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the regional differences and opportunities for why enterprises require the assistance from third-party services firms for network transformation. This Survey Spotlight illustrates that countries with ...
Better Alignment of Network and Business as well as Acquiring Best Practices Drives Need for Network Consulting Services
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights data from the recent IDC's 2017 and 2019 Worldwide Network Consulting Services Study of 500 senior IT and network decision makers on the key factors for selecting to ...
This IDC Link discusses the announcement made at IBM's Think 2019 event held in San Francisco, February 11–14. This document specifically discusses strategic comments surrounding IBM Services — Global Business Services (GBS), Global Technology ...
This IDC Market Note discusses how Computacenter, a United Kingdom–based IT services provider that provides sourcing, consulting and advisory, and managed services to enterprises worldwide, has expanded its European footprint by establishing ...
At Cisco Live in Barcelona, Spain, Cisco announced new architectures and services that support data and applications wherever they reside or are deployed. These announcements extend the "data center anywhere" vision through a series of products ...
This IDC Market Note provides a snapshot of key highlights and announcements in services from Juniper Networks' analyst summit held at NXTWORK 2018.
"Enterprises are struggling to optimize IT systems management in a multicloud world, ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses how telecom providers are shifting their infrastructure and the opportunities this presents to professional services firms.
"Market forces are requiring telecom service providers to innovate — ...
Nokia's Future X Architecture Is Now a Business Reality for Network Carriers as well as Enterprises
This IDC Market Note assesses Nokia's Future X vision and delivery approach for enabling communications service providers (comm. SPs) and enterprises in select industries to harness the full load of 5G capabilities — low latency, high-throughput ...
This IDC Market Perspective discusses the impact that design thinking will potentially have on the network life-cycle services market. Design thinking will become a beneficial component of network life-cycle services as the methods will ...
Wipro's 2019 Big Bets Include Digital, Cybersecurity, Cloud, and Engineering to Bolster the Portfolio
On November 30, 2018, Wipro held its Analyst Day in Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss its big bets for 2019. This IDC Link discusses the vision and strategy along with the investments that Wipro is making to help customers reinvent business ...
Amdocs Repositions for 5G, IoT, and Virtual Networks Convergence — Unified Operations, Monetization, and Business Management Cloud-Native Solution Delivery
This IDC Market Note assesses Amdocs' market positioning as a business solution provider rather than just as a software systems supplier. The amdocsONE methodology emphasizes modern IT development and delivery methods including microservices ...