Data Valuation: Industry Perspectives

IDC's Data Valuation: Industry Perspectives market research and advisory service provides organizations with a method for estimating returns on data utilization in economic output and principles for investment in and deployment of data.

By leveraging IDC's Global DataSphere data and content management, analytics, enterprise intelligence, and other related IDC information and communication technology (ICT) research as well as third-party data sets, this IDC service focuses on the value and impact of investments in data at the business function, firm, industry, and macroeconomic levels.

The rapidly growing utilization of digital data versus human information processing in economic activity raises questions for enterprises about the value of data as an economic resource and its place in enterprise structure. IDC's Data Valuation: Industry Perspectives service provides accurate statistics of data utilization by industries globally in producing economic output as well as a framework to understand the growing economic value of data.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Economic Value of Data Globally by Industry
  • Model of Data Utilization in Enterprise Structure
  • Deep Dive into Data Utilization in Industries
  • Patterns of Investment in Data-Centric Resources

Core Research

  • Worldwide Global Data Value Forecast by Industry
  • Industry Data Adoption Rates
  • Future Economic and Social Impacts of Data Use
  • Case-Based and Survey Research Highlighting Allocation of Resources to Data Utilization and Data Activation

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.

Key Questions Answered

  1. How will data utilization in economic output change over the next five years?
  2. What principles guide data adoption, storage, and processing for enterprises?
  3. How is data use changing the utilization of labor, capital, and materials by industry?
  4. What factors should executives consider when allocating investments toward data?
  5. How should executives, boards, investors, and policy makers view and articulate the economic value of data?
  6. What is the impact of data valuation on future investments in technology R&D, skills development, and data-centric ICT?

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Meet the Experts
Thomas Jackson

Research Director, Data Valuation: Industry Perspectives