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Chris Murphy

Program Vice President, Sourcing Advisory Services

Chris Murphy is a Program Vice President for IDC Sourcing Advisory Service responsible for advising enterprise IT buyers on best in class pricing and deal terms for large-scale contracts with major IT vendors.  Mr. Murphy's research coverage focuses upon a wide variety of IT purchasing areas spanning enterprise infrastructure and client hardware to software as a service, cloud computing, managed print and professional services. Mr. Murphy has led recent benchmarking efforts in emerging categories such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Cyber Security.

BACKGROUND

Previously, Mr. Murphy was a Research Analyst in IDC's Pricing Evaluation Service supporting IT buyers as well as enterprise IT vendors. Prior to joining IDC in 1998, Mr. Murphy was a Project Manager for Mid-America Research.

EDUCATION/INDUSTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • B.A. in Economics from The University of Michigan
Server Price Changes

Mar 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US42385916

by: Teodora TafrovaChris Murphy,  Michael Menechella

This IDC Perspective points out how IT buyers are reacting to the changing landscape in the server marketplace. Over the past several years, server prices have been steadily increasing. IDC explores how IT buyers are reacting to this phenom...
Laptop Price Changes and Buyer Reaction

Feb 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US42302516

by: Teodora TafrovaChris Murphy,  Michael Menechella

This IDC Perspective points out how IT buyers are reacting to the changing landscape in the PC marketplace. Over the past several years, PC sales have been decreasing while prices have flattened out and even increased in some cases. IDC exp...