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Benjamin McGrath

Senior Research Analyst, SaaS and Cloud Software

Benjamin McGrath is a Senior Research Analyst at IDC, covering SaaS and Cloud Software and responsible for IDC's CloudView surve.  CloudView is IDC’s global cloud benchmarking survey, measuring trends in behavior and attitudes of cloud buyers. In this role, Benjamin provides valuable insight into the SaaS industry. He is also responsible for maintaining IDC’s CloudShare database and assisting with IDC’s SaaS and Cloud Software program.


Benjamin started his career at IDC in 2010 as an Intern on the Vertical Markets team. He returned to IDC as an Intern in 2012, working for IDC's CIO Agenda before joining IDC full time.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud Software, 2017

Sep 2017 - Market Analysis Perspective - Doc # US42014417

by: Benjamin McGrath

This IDC Market Analysis Perspective presents IDC's view of the worldwide SaaS and cloud software market, with views into emerging industry trends, buyer needs, a competitive assessment of key players, and long-term market opportunities. It...
Worldwide Software as a Service and Cloud Software Forecast, 2017–2021

Jul 2017 - Market Forecast - Doc # US42014217

by: Benjamin McGrath,  Amy Konary,  Robert P. Mahowald

This IDC study examines the SaaS and cloud software markets for the 2012–2021 period. Worldwide market sizing is provided with 2016 as the base year and a five-year growth forecast for 2017–2021."IT buyers are shifting steadily toward cloud...
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