You can learn all about IT with the the help of IDC. IDC (International Data Corporation) is one of the world's leading providers of market research data and advisory services focused on the technology industry. It offers research in more than 110 countries on a wide array of software and hardware sectors, as well as insights on companies providing business process outsourcing, consulting, and other technology support services. IDC also offers ongoing advisory services, custom research, and consulting services. It produces a number of conferences and other events focused on information technology. As the subsidiary of publisher International Data Group, IDC has more than 70 offices worldwide.
IDC has launched specialized consultancies such as Financial Insights and Health Industry Insights to serve the research and advisory needs of customers in selected industries. Other units focus on energy, government, health care, manufacturing, and retail.
Patrick McGovern, International Data Group chairman, started his publishing empire as a market research business, founding International Data Corporation in 1964. The company was a pioneer in providing insight into the information technology industry. He later reorganized the company's magazines and its core research arm, IDC, under the International Data Group holding company.