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Global IT Advisor

Busy executives rely on IDC's Global IT Advisor service for its agile, flexible, cross-disciplinary research coverage, granularity in market data and analysis, and world-class support. Company profiles, technology forecasts, market sizing and trends, and international market analyses are critical to staying apprised of the IT marketplace. IT decision makers and market makers rely on this service for strategic IT planning support, vendor validation, product planning and marketing, and competitive analysis. IDC's Global IT Advisor service is designed for a select client base whose needs span a wide range of technology areas, players, industries, and geographies.

Address Key Business Issues

Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:

  • Identify and evaluate business development opportunities around the world
  • Assess and select the best technologies, IT suppliers, and products
  • Support and maximize the value of your recommendations
  • Capitalize on market change
  • Enhance your IT knowledge

Receive Customized Service

Dedicated Client Relationship Manager (CRM)

The dedicated CRM is your single point of contact for all IDC information requests. The CRM is chartered with understanding the client's changing focus and needs, providing relevant IDC resources best suited to fulfilling the mission.

Direct Analyst Inquiry Access

Through the dedicated CRM, clients have access to the global expertise of more than 1,100 industry and market experts. IDC analysts help you extend your in-house planning and intelligence; obtain strategic and tactical advice on specific markets, companies, technologies, and products; and provide third-party validation.

Flexible Support

Clients receive a pool of inquiry hours. These hours may be applied toward inquiry time with IDC analysts, consulting engagements, onsite analyst presentations, custom telebriefings, event registrations, and/or the purchase of additional IDC products.

IDC's personalized Web site allows instant access to the most up-to-date information and analysis anytime, anywhere. Clients are able to personalize alerts based on what they care about and receive immediate updates.


IDC events cover the hottest trends shaping the IT and communications industries. IDC clients receive invitations to participate in conferences, breakfast briefings, telebriefings, Web conferences, and other IDC events held throughout the year.

Technology Coverage Areas

IDC's research activities span a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • Big Data/analytics
  • Business and consulting services
  • Channels
  • Cloud technologies
  • IT hardware
  • Consumer technology
  • Digital transformation
  • Infrastructure software
  • Innovation accelerators (3D print, AR/VR, IoT, etc.)
  • IT services, support, and integration
  • Mobility
  • Networking
  • Print and digital output
  • Security and business continuity
  • Semiconductors
  • Small and medium-sized business
  • Social media and business
  • Software application development and deployment
  • Software application and information access
  • Storage
  • Telecommunications
  • Industry perspectives

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