This IDC Market Presentation provides a semiannual update of the Industry Cloud Directory, which was presented to our Industry Cloud group on August 20, 2019. IDC's Industry Cloud Directory is a semiannual research effort that tracks and monitors the development of industry cloud platforms by vertical, across healthcare, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, retail, government, oil and gas, utilities, media and entertainment, agriculture, transportation, automotive, and other industries. Research is captured through a combination of primary and secondary research. At a current count of 153, new industry cloud profiles are added to the Directory semiannually, as our 50+ Insights analysts around the globe are continually searching for new industry cloud platforms.
The purpose of IDC's Industry Cloud Directory is to provide detailed visibility into the formation and development of industry cloud platforms. Usage of the Directory can be for identifying IC developments and digital transformations within verticals, finding potential alliances and technical integrations, learning new ways to enable collaboration, and finding pockets of opportunity to create own industry cloud services.