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IDC's Worldwide Industry and Company Size Taxonomy

Figure: IDC's Standard Industries, 2017

Industry and Company Size Taxonomy Changes for 2017


What Is a Vertical Industry?

Economic Entities, Enterprises, and Establishments

IDC's Sector View and Associated Primary Vertical Markets

What Is a Sector?

Table: IDC's Worldwide Sector and Vertical Taxonomy: Company Examples of Primary Markets by SIC Codes, NACE Codes, and JSIC

IDC's Company Size Taxonomy

Classification Systems

Employee Count

Company Revenue

Technology Spend

Industry-Specific Measurements

Defined Size Bands

Basis of Economic Analysis

IDC's Standard Company Size Segmentation

Table: IDC's Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide by Industry and Company Size Program Coverage


Personal Computer





Feature Phone

PC Monitor

Hardcopy Peripheral


Multifunction Peripheral

Single-Function Digital Copier

Enterprise Server

External Storage System

Enterprise Network

Telecom Equipment



Collaborative Applications

Content Applications

Enterprise Resource Management Applications

Supply Chain Management Applications

Operations and Manufacturing Applications

Engineering Applications

Customer Relationship Management Applications

Application Development and Deployment

Structured Data Management Software

Application Development Software

Quality and Life-Cycle Tools

Application Platforms

Integration and Orchestration Middleware

Data Access, Analysis, and Delivery Software

System Infrastructure Software

System Management Software

Network Software

Security Software

Storage Software

System Software


Project Oriented

Business Consulting

IT Consulting

Systems Integration

Network Consulting and Integration

Custom Application Development


Business Process Outsourcing

Application Management

Hosted Application Management

IT Outsourcing

Network and Endpoint Outsourcing Services

Hosting Infrastructure Services

Support and Training

Hardware Deploy and Support

Deployment Services

Decommissioning Services

Support Services

Managed Support Services

Software Deploy and Support

Deployment Services

Support Services

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