What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format that is used primarily by creators
of regularly published content. In addition to publishing timely content
on our websites, IDC uses the common format of RSS to make some of our
information available to other websites and applications for syndication.
In other words, by using RSS, IDC information can be distributed to news
aggregators, weblogs, websites, and desktops all over the world in near
Why use RSS?
By using these content aggregation methods, users can combine feeds, or "channels",
from their favorite sources of content into one source for updates without
having to read multiple web sites.
How do I get content delivered to my desktop?
RSS feeds are read by many common applications today, including "news aggregators" - a piece of downloadable
software that resides on your PC. There are many different readers
available. A list of popular readers can be found here.
Once installed, look for the XML icon on www.idc.com or
other sites, which typically identifies that an RSS feed is available. Then
copy and paste the URL into your news aggregator application.
What IDC content is available?
Over time, IDC will provide new channels of content in RSS format. Please check
this list regularly for new channels.
May I use content from IDC's RSS feeds for my
You may link to our RSS feeds for your personal, non-commercial use only. To
license IDC and Insights content for your corporate web site, please contact our Go-To-Market
Services group at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.