IDC Reveals Top 15 Worldwide IT Education and Training Vendors

FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 13, 2003 – Falling IT spending and altered IT spending priorities have had a direct impact on the IT training industry in 2002, yet IDC remains optimistic about the corporate IT training marketplace, particularly after 2003.


"The IT education and training market has been challenged by economic circumstance during the past two years. 2002 was the low water mark for the industry, and recovery has begun,"says Cushing Anderson, program director of IDC's Learning Services Research. "Those vendors positioned to leverage their brand value, incorporate learning services where appropriate and facilitate enterprise sales, will catch the wind first and begin to sail toward the horizon."

IDC ranks the top 15 IT education and training vendors by 2002 revenue in its new study, Top 15 Worldwide IT Training Providers, 2002 – Segments and Strategies, (IDC #29897). This study presents calendar year revenues for the top vendors for 1999 though 2002. Companies at the top of the list include:

IBM

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

SAP AG

Oracle Corporation

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

The study also contains a brief description of the key developments or insights for each of the top vendors along with what factors each considers to be driving its business and keys to its success. The document concludes with key opportunities IT education and training vendors might explore along with essential guidance vendors should consider when addressing long-term global market opportunities.

For more information about IDC's IT Education and Certification research, please contact Virginia Lehr at 508-935-4188 or email vlehr@idc.com.

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About IDC

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