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Stacy Crook

Research Director, Internet of Things

Stacy Crook is a Research Director with IDC’s IoT Ecosystem and Trends Research Practice.  In this role, she provides coverage of key software trends across the IoT landscape, including the platforms organizations leverage to: manage IoT endpoint devices and connectivity; collect, process, visualize, and analyze IoT data; and integrate IoT data into other applications, systems, and services.


Previously, Ms. Crook was an analyst within IDC’s enterprise mobility programs providing coverage of mobile enterprise applications and platforms, mobile device management, mobile security software, mobile operating environments, as well as broader trends in enterprise mobility strategy.

Before joining IDC in 2005, Ms. Crook was a Program Manager for the CIO Executive Council at CIO Magazine.


  • BS in Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield
  • MA in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University
  • Ms. Crook has been quoted in tech industry publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ComputerWorld, ITWorld, BizTech Magazine and others
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