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Who can register as press?

If you have a press id number, please provide it when filling in the registration form. If you do not have an id number, or are a freelance journalist, please provide further credentials in the 'additional comments' section. Your form will be reviewed by a member of the IDC PR team who will contact you in due course.

Why does IDC not provide free access to all its research?

IDC invests considerable financial and intellectual capital in its research. Analysts spend weeks and months researching and writing reports, developing insights and forecasts, and drawing important conclusions about various technology markets. In order to protect these investments and maintain the value of its research, IDC must be selective about when and how its research is presented in the public domain.

How can I set up an interview with an IDC analyst?

Please go to the Press Contacts section and contact a member of your regional team. They will endeavour to put you in touch with the most relevant IDC analyst as soon as possible. Alternatively you may request to receive a list of IDC analyst contacts by region with extensive information on analyst coverage areas, and their direct contact details. IDC supports direct journalist-analyst relationships.

Does IDC provide historical data?

Although IDC has been following the ICT marketplace for more than 40 years, we cannot guarantee that historical data will be available for every market. If you have a request for historical data, please let us know and we will investigate whether the request can be fulfilled.

Will IDC analysts write editorial pieces or contribute whole articles?

Yes, IDC would certainly consider such requests. Please contact a member of your regional press team for further information.

Can journalists register to attend IDC webcasts?

IDC Webinars are also open to the press. Please select the webinars you wish to attend and follow the instructions to register on

Can journalists attend IDC events?

In most cases journalists will be able to attend IDC events and the admission fee will be waived. Please note that travel and accommodation fees will need to be covered by yourself/your publication.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,300 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology, IT benchmarking and sourcing, and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading tech media, data, and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on LinkedIn and Twitter/X at @IDC. Subscribe to the IDC Blog for industry news and insights.