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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
At Cisco's annual analyst conference, Cisco C-Scape (colocated with Cisco's annual customer conference, Cisco Live), Cisco's new IoT leadership team presented a view into the evolution of the company's IoT strategy. Cisco IoT sits within th...
At Microsoft Build 2018, CEO Satya Nadella put forth a vision of the world as a computer and said that this new pervasive paradigm requires a computing fabric that is device agnostic, distributed, and event driven. At the show, Microsoft sh...
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Extending the IoT Platform to the Edge

Jun 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # US43303518

by: Stacy Crook

This IDC Market Perspective discusses IoT edge software platforms."Edge computing is growing increasingly important in IoT environments with intermittent access to connectivity, low tolerance for network latency, or high security requiremen...
This IDC Market Perspective considers the announcements made at the Microsoft Build 2018 conference."Microsoft's aggressive rollout of AI, ML, IoT, container, PaaS, and Visual Studio technologies is breathtaking, but similar in scope and ma...
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