IDC LEADS THE PACK WITH EXPANDED, ENHANCED RESEARCH COVERAGE
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 25, 1996 — International Data Corporation (IDC), the
global information resource for high-technology research, today announced
enhanced, expanded research coverage for 1997. New services focus on the
hottest technology topics, including in-depth coverage of the Internet and
related markets. IDC offers more than 90 Continuous Information Services
(CISes) worldwide — the most of any technology research firm.
"With both technology and markets moving faster than ever, purchasers and
manufacturers of IT desperately need data, information and insight to make sound
business decisions," said Kirk Campbell, IDC's president and CEO. "IDC designed
its comprehensive 1997 research coverage to provide customers with the value-
added research they need to effectively run their businesses."
Expanded Internet/Intranet Coverage
As the Internet continues to impact all aspects of information technology, IDC
has enhanced existing services and added new ones to provide an in-depth
perspective on this computing phenomenon. Internet-related services for 1997
• Internet (formerly Internet Commerce)
• Internet Software (new)
• European Internet (new)
• Terminals and Intranet Network Computers
• Collaborative and Intranet Computing
• Interactive Services
• Electronic Commerce
In addition, an Internet infrastructure report series will be offered.
Beyond Internet research, IDC has launched three new quarterly market tracking
services on U.S. Personal Computers, Worldwide Smart Handheld Devices, and
Worldwide Printers. "These three new quarterly products not only reflect
customer demand, but build upon our demonstrated experience with the Worldwide
Quarterly PC Market Tracker, which has been an outstanding success for IDC,"
Additionally, IDC has launched or repositioned several worldwide services,
including Information Access Tools, Facsimiles, Scanners, Networking Products
Distribution, System Infrastructure, Residential Broadband Services, Consumer
and Productivity Applications, Education Markets, and Electronic Gaming.
Expanded European/Asia-Pacific Research
IDC also expanded its European and Asia/Pacific research to include more
coverage of key technologies.
In addition to European Internet, the following offerings are being introduced:
•Server Operating Systems Tracking
•Network Support and Integration
•Support and Operational Services