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."
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Analytic applications, Application development services, Application management, Archiving software, Business process outsourcing, Cloud system software, Collaborative applications, Content management, Customer relationship management applications, Data access, analysis and delivery, Data protection and recovery software, Desktop, Enterprise IP telephony, Enterprise server, Feature phone, Financial resource management, Global IT and economic markets, Governance, risk and compliance infrastructure, Hosted application management, Hosting infrastructure services, Human capital management, IT consulting services, IT education and training, IT maintenance and support, Multifunction peripherals, Network and desktop outsourcing services, Notebook, Printers, Procurement, Quality and life-cycle tools, Search and discovery, Small and medium-sized business, Smartphone, Storage systems, Structured data management software, System and network management software, Systems integration services, Virtual machine software