IDC Bolsters Mobility Research Team with the Addition of Two Experienced Analysts

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 27, 2012 – International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the addition of two experienced analysts to its worldwide mobility research team.

John Jackson has been hired as Research Vice President of Mobile & Connected Platforms to provide research and advisory support on content and service distribution strategies across mobile and connected platforms and execution environments. Jackson has more than 12 years of research experience in the mobile computing sector. His areas of expertise include application development and delivery platforms, mobile devices, communications semiconductors, operator and channel strategies, network technologies and standards, as well as market forecasting and business strategy. Prior to joining IDC, John worked for two other well-known market research firms.

"We are excited to have John join our mobility research team," said Danielle Levitas, Group Vice President, Consumer, Clients, Broadband & New Media Research at IDC. "He brings a depth and breadth of knowledge that will be a real asset to our research agenda while customers will get the insight and advice they have come to expect from IDC."

In addition, Ryan Reith has been named Program Manager for IDC's Mobile Device Tracker suite, which includes theWorldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, and the forthcoming Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Devices Tracker. In this role, Reith will oversee IDC's research on the quantitative aspects of the mobile device industry, including market sizing, forecasting, vendor market share analysis, and technology trends. He will also be engaging with mobile device vendors to discuss market trends and provide forward-looking analysis. Reith has more than eight years of background in mobility, starting with IDC's Mobile Phone research team in 2005, where he was a Senior Analyst focused on market sizing and forecasting. He has also worked for Palm (now HP) where he managed Competitive Intelligence and was responsible for product forecasting and analyzing competitive landscapes

"We are very pleased to have Ryan leading our strategic pillar for mobile device trackers," said Eric Prothero, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Tracker Research at IDC. "He brings a wealth of experience from not only the product side but from the business side that will quickly be appreciated by our client base."

With the addition of these two new analysts, IDC now has more than 50 research analysts worldwide covering a broad range of mobile and wireless topics, including mobile connected devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.), mobile applications, wireless infrastructure, wireless services (carriers), and trends in consumer and enterprise use of mobile devices.

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