International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,300 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG, Inc.), the world's leading tech media, data and marketing services company. IDC Insights lines of business assist business and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making technology decisions by providing timely and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research team advises on business and technology issues facing todays IT leaders. IDC Insights coverage includes: Energy, Financial, Government, Health, Manufacturing, and Retail.