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Meredith Whalen

Senior Vice President, IT Executive, Software, Services and Industry Research

Meredith Whalen is Senior Vice President of IT Executive, Software, Services and Industry Research. Her global team of analysts leverage research and advisory services to empower business transformation for the Global 2000.


Ms. Whalen is responsible for IDC’s technology professional advisory services, overseeing the research, client services, and marketing activities aimed at technology professionals in IT and lines of business. Ms. Whalen architected IDC’s DecisonScapes, a portfolio of decision-making methodologies that enable professionals to better plan, deploy and optimize their technology initiatives.  Since introducing the IDC DecisionScape in 2014, IDC analysts around the world have published more than 800 research studies.

Ms. Whalen also oversees IDC’s Software and Services groups, serving technology suppliers and buyers. She manages Customer Insights and Advisory Practice, which produces global IT spending forecasts for over 100 technologies in more than 50 countries.


  • IT business consulting, advising clients on mid-range systems
  • B.A. with honors from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. with honors with from Babson's F.W. Olin Graduate School of Management
  • Keynote presenter at CIO summits in North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America
  • Initiated IDC's coverage of application service providers (ASPs), created IDC's first global view of business process outsourcing services, and designed the Services Group's global research process to ensure consistency in market taxonomies, research architecture, and forecasting.


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IDC Market Glance: Digital Disruptors, 2Q18

Jun 2018 - Market Presentation - Doc # US44024718

by: Meredith Whalen

This IDC Market Glance takes a look at the landscape of digital disruptors. We have defined digital disruptors as start-ups that are using technology and alterative business models to disrupt traditional industries.
This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's service provider market taxonomy. At its most basic, any business that generates some portion of its revenue from the delivery of a provisioned resource via a pay as you use, on-demand...
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