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 Small and Medium-Sized Business Spending Guide and all of IDC's worldwide vertical research. Technology suppliers may utilize this approach and structure as it will help them build an industry-focused organization.
"IDC's worldwide vertical and company size taxonomy presents a comprehensive view of the marketplace," said Chris Chute, vice president, IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis Group. "It is an invaluable resource to help vendors define and standardize their vertical definitions."