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Eric Samuel

Program Manager, IT Services, Middle East and Africa

As a senior research analyst with IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, Mr. Eric Samuel's key responsibilities include tracking market developments and conducting research on IT services, and contributing to consulting projects across the region. He contributes to IT services market sizing for other Gulf Cooperation Council (OGCC) countries, and has co-authored several syndicated competitive reports in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, OGCC, South Africa, and other Middle Eastern and African countries.

Prior to joining IDC, Samuel worked as a senior analyst with KPMG India. Previously, he worked as a research analyst at Springboard Research and as a junior research analyst with Pipal Research. Samuel has experience in market sizing, competitive analysis, go-to-market strategy development, new business opportunity identification, and market entry strategy.

Eric Samuel holds a Master's of Business Administration degree from Christ College, Bangalore, with a specialization in finance, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics and communication.

Toward Consolidation: Changes in the IT Channel

Nov 2017 - Market Perspective - Doc # CEMA42705418

by: Eric SamuelSamar El SayedRoberto Alunni

This IDC Market Perspective analyzes some of the key IT trends in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and their impact on channel partners. "To stay relevant to end-user needs, channel partners are adopting new go-to-market models. The acceler...
This IDC study presents an overview of the UAE IT services market and forecasts expenditures through 2021. The study includes market size and distribution analysis by vertical market and IDC's 12 foundation market categories. The study answ...
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