This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Black taxonomy for total ICT spending. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Black Book: Standard Edition. Technology suppliers may utilize this structure to create an overview of the total ICT industry and to understand where their own products and services are captured within IDC's view of the total market opportunity.
"IDC's Worldwide Black Book 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 overall ICT market definitions."