How To Login and Logout
When you register on idc.com, a personal My IDC page is created for you. You can see recently published research; a list of the Subscription Services you have access to you, as well as direct links to other IDC Interactive Database products.
If you are a Corporate Administrator, you will find links to the Account Management pages which will help you manage your users and obtain reports on their usage and research access.
You will find a "login" link in the upper right-hand corner of every page on idc.com. You have the option when you login to have the site remember you on future visits, so you won't have to enter your email or password again. If you forget your password, click on the "Forgot my Password" link to have the site send it to you via email.
To logout, click on the logout link at the top right-hand corner of the site. Your session will be ended and you will need to re-enter your password to login again.
The My Products page allows you to view IDC research, events and Trackers as well as see the Subscription Services you have access to. You can also edit your profile by clicking on the button in the top right.
The Documents tab gives you several options to personalize your view. You can select the appropriate radio button to view All My Research (everything your company purchases that you have access to); My Preferences (everything you have selected on your My Preferences page whether you have access to it or not); or All IDC Research (everything at IDC whether you have access to it or not). Once you have made a selection, click on "Save" and your my IDC page will always open with this preference. You may also filter the documents displayed using the "Show Only" drop down to see only certain document types.
The Events tab shows you the events for which you have registered on IDC.com.
The Subscription Services tab gives you a list of all the Subscription Services purchased by your company.
The Trackers and Data Products page gives you a list of all the Trackers, Data products or any Interactive Products you have access to.
Edit My Profile
Your profile contains your user information such as Name, Company, Address, email and password assignments. You can update it at any time by clicking on the Edit Profile link in the My IDC tab or on the Edit Profile button in the top right hand corner of every page. For more information, please read the "Change Password" link in the Help Topics menu.
Every user account on idc.com has a Bookcase. The Bookcase is a fast way to find links to research and event proceedings that you want to save. You can access your Bookcase at any time simply by clicking on the My IDC tab then clicking the My Bookcase link underneath the tab.
Whenever you see a link called "Save To Bookcase" on idc.com, clicking on that link will add the item to your bookcase.
You can create "shelves" in your bookcase to keep your links organized, and can name them for projects, topics, or teams that you participate in. Copy, move and delete the links at your convenience.
Members of Corporate Accounts may create Team Bookcases, which allow you to invite other idc.com account members to access the same Team Bookcase, creating workgroups of research and shared links.
Note: team members must also be subscribers of an IDC research service in order to have access to a Team Bookcase, but do not need to be members of the same account.
Saving links to the Bookcase
- Login to idc.com and browse or search IDC research.
- When you find a document or event proceeding that is of interest to you, click on the link called "Save To Bookcase" underneath.
- A small window will pop-up. Select a shelf to save it under, or create a new shelf. You can also type a small note to describe the link.
- Click on "Submit".
Creating a Team Bookcase
- Login to idc.com and click on the My IDC tab.
- Click on the My Bookcase link in the My IDC tab bar.
- Click on the Create Team Bookcase link in the Related Links box on the right hand column.
- A small pop-up window will appear. Create a title for your Team Bookcase and enter a brief description if you like. When you click on "Create", the name of the Team Bookcase will be added to your Bookcase Related Links box.
Click on the Team Bookcase name you created in the Related Links box to see your Team Bookcase. Links to invite other users and delete other users will appear at the top. You may send invitations to as many members as you like, but remember they must be registered users on idc.com, and have access to subscription services like yourself.
You can set preferences for the topics and regions of interest that supply your My IDC page with recent research, and also send you email alerts when new research is published to your subscription services. To edit your preferences:
Click on the Set Preferences sub-navigation link
Choose topic areas, subscriptions, analyst names and regions in the available list by clicking in the checkbox provided.
If you would like to receive email alerts on new research published to your preferred areas, click on the "frequency" menu at the top of the page. Choices are Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Do Not Send. By default, Do Not Send is selected when you first register.
You can also sign up to be emailed when IDC Links are published and again, select the frequency of notification. The options are Full Research as Published, Daily Digest, Weekly Digest, Do Not Send. By default, Full Research as Published is selected when you first register.
Click on Submit at the bottom of the page to update your preferences.