This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's worldwide vertical and company size methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide by Industry and Company Size and all of IDC's worldwide vertical research. Technology suppliers may utilize this approach and structure as well as to help them build an industry-focused organization.
"IDC's worldwide vertical and company size taxonomy presents a comprehensive view of the marketplace," said Stephen Minton, vice president, IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis group. "It is an invaluable resource to help vendors define and standardize their vertical definitions."