Purchasing Research and Event Attendance
Purchasing Subscriptions to IDC Research
You can purchase research documents or event attendance online with a credit card or an open account.
To pay for an event registration online, click on the "Register Now" button next to an event, then complete the information form and click on "Submit". Note: Some events require authorization for attendance. An IDC Event representative will always confirm your registration and payment methods.
Click on the "Purchase Document" link to add it to your shopping cart.
If you are not a registered user on idc.com, you will be prompted to register before you complete your purchase. If you are already registered but have not yet logged in, you will be asked to do so before continuing. Once logged in to your account, you will continue to the Shopping Cart where you will find your selected items.
The Shopping Cart will save your selected items, even after you log out. You can delete them at any time by clicking on the Delete button under each item. When you are ready to finalize your purchase, click "Checkout" at the bottom of the page.
There are two options to pay for your purchase online: credit card, or an open IDC Account. If purchasing via credit card, you will be prompted to enter your credit card information. The transaction occurs over SSL, so all information is encrypted. Once you have entered all required information, click "Continue". Note: if you are previously registered and logged in, your user information will already be filled in. Simply verify that it is correct or make any necessary changes.
After filling in the required information, you will have the opportunity to verify it is correct. Your purchase is still not complete. You can make any necessary changes by clicking the "Edit" link next to your payment information. If everything is satisfactory, click "Continue".
Once your online purchase is approved, print the page as your receipt. You will receive a confirmation of your purchase via e-mail to the address your provided.
You may now view your document purchase online or download a copy to your local computer.
To access your document via idc.com immediately, click the document title, or the "view now" link. This will take you to the document's synopsis page. All document sections will now be accessible.
To download the PDF version of the document (if available), click the "download PDF" link. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view in PDF form
To save a link to this document in your Bookcase for easy access in the future, click the "Save To Bookcase" link.
If you would like to become a subscriber to IDC Continuous Intelligence Services (CIS), please contact an IDC Sales representative at +1-508-988-7988.
Subscribing to an IDC CIS provides ongoing information and analysis through a variety of channels, including written research, personal inquiries with our analysts, web conferences, access to our on-site research libraries, briefings, and conferences.
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