IDC Enhances Management, Hardware, and Software Teams

FRAMINGHAM, MASS., MARCH 31, 2000 – IDC, the world’s most comprehensive resource on worldwide IT markets, today announced the promotion of Crawford Del Prete to senior vice president, Hardware research. The company also expanded its management team, promoting Clare Gillan and Debra Goldfarb to group vice president.

“We’re pleased to promote Crawford, Clare, and Debra, not only for their service to IDC, but for the foresight, enthusiasm and drive they bring to their research,” said Kirk Campbell, IDC’s president and CEO. “Their insights have helped shape their respective industry segments.”

Crawford Del Prete

Mr. Del Prete, formerly group vice president, Computers, Components, and Peripherals, has been with IDC for 12 years. In this new role, Mr. Del Prete oversees IDC’s newly created Hardware Research Group, Mr. Del Prete was a recipient of IDC’s prized James Peacock Research Excellence Award in 1995, IDC’s highest research honor. In his career at IDC Mr. Del Prete has grown sizable storage and semiconductor research programs. As well, he is a noted authority on the storage marketplace. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

Clare Gillan

Ms. Gillan was promoted to group vice president, Applications and Information Access. Formerly vice president of the same area, Ms. Gillan directs IDC’s software research spanning enterprise, collaborative, and consumer applications as well as data warehousing and information access. She focuses on the changing structure of these markets in light of seismic technology and business developments such as the internet, customer, workforce, and supply chain management, digital market places, knowledge and content management, and application service provisioning . Among her many accomplishments, she pioneered application service provider (ASP) research, in 1997 coining the term ASP and initiating the first of numerous ground-breaking IDC ASP studies. She frequently keynotes industry events and conducts strategy workshops worldwide. Ms. Gillan, an IDC analyst since 1988, holds an M.B.A. from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Stonehill College.

Debra Goldfarb

Ms. Goldfarb was promoted to group vice president, Enterprise Systems. Ms. Goldfarb, formerly program vice president of Enterprise Systems research, specializes in high-performance and data-intensive computing segments. She researches and analyzes traditional supercomputing technology and markets, as well as the impact and influence of these technologies on commercial markets. An IDC analyst for 11 years, she has led the company into new market segments like high performance data center evaluation, server consolidation, and channels research. Goldfarb received a master’s degree in political science from Tufts University.

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