IDC is one of the leading providers of market intelligence and advisory services worldwide. The company serves the information technology and telecommunications markets. IDC offers research reports that provide information about market forecasts, vendor profiles, customer requirements and buying patterns. The company provides investment research services for brokerage firms, money managers, venture capitalists and commercial banks. IDC provides a range of information technology advisory tools to help customers optimize technology purchasing and deployment decisions. The company is a subsidiary of IDG, which is one of the world s leading technology media and research companies. IDC s subsidiary, Government Insights, offers consulting and market research services. It also operates Financial Insights and Global Retail Insights. IDC has operations in more than 110 countries.