IDC's Private Vendor Watch Service (PVWS) provides competitive intelligence on emerging technology vendors, markets, and deals. The Private Vendor Watch Service tracks and builds proprietary research, combining the collective resources across IDC's vast network of market experts. The PVWS focuses on private vendors with the potential to disrupt their markets. The service also includes mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory and tracks all technology M&A and IPO activity, providing trend analyses, large quarterly assessments, and weekly deal feeds. It is designed to provide strategic and in-depth insights to technology consumers and influencers.