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16 May 2016

New IDC Innovators Research Focuses on Emerging Companies Changing the Way Business is Done in the 3rd Platform Era

Framingham, Mass., May 16, 2016 – Today, International Data Corporation (IDC) is launching IDC Innovators, a new portfolio of research that recognizes emerging vendors who offer a pioneering or innovative technology and/or groundbreaking new business model.

"IDC's focus on providing leading research about the 3rd Platform and Digital Transformation (DX) continues with our new IDC Innovators coverage," said Crawford Del Prete, executive vice president, Worldwide Research Products & Chief Research Officer. "Highlighting these companies and technologies offers IT buyers a view into innovative solutions in a shifting and rapidly scaling technology landscape."

IDC Innovators research focuses on uncovering new solutions and strategies from companies with less than $50 million in revenue that have implications for IT buyers. These documents highlight new technologies, ways of doing business, and approaches to solving strategic challenges.

The IDC Innovators research launch includes assessments of companies providing solutions for:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms
  • Cloud-Enabled Mobile Security Products
  • Enterprise Platforms for Smart Eyewear
  • Smart City Open Data Platforms
  • Enterprise Mobile Application Development Platforms
  • Financial Compliance, Fraud, and Risk Analytics
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Behavioral Analytics and Identity Awareness
  • Cloud Services Enablement
  • Container Technology
  • Virtual Care Solutions
  • Location-Based Smart City Civic Engagement Tools

For more information about IDC Innovators research, please contact your IDC Account Manager or visit

About IDC Innovators

IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.

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Michael Shirer