International Data Corporation
|Subsidiary of IDG|
|Headquarters||Framingham, Massachusetts, USA|
|Kirk Campbell (President and CEO)|
|Products||Market intelligence, advisory services, events|
Number of employees
International Data Corporation (IDC), a market research, analysis and advisory firm, specializes in information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of the International Data Group (IDG) company (first founded in 1964), IDC has its headquarters in Framingham, Massachusetts, United States (U.S.). The corporation has approximately 70 offices grouped into Latin America, Middle East & Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe, Asia/Pacific and the U.S.. It employs over 1,000 analysts, who provide consultancy in relation to technology opportunities and trends for over 110 countries.
Patrick Joseph McGovern founded IDC in Massachusetts in 1964 after companies such as Univac, Xerox and Burroughs paid McGovern for his research on the future of computer technology. Following inception, McGovern hired high school students to undertake research and after three years, a continually expanding IDC was grossing US$600,000.
McGovern was then engaged by the concept of publishing after IDG research showed a lack of knowledge among computer systems managers of computer industry news and product developments. He consequently launched Computerworld in 1967, which became a flagship weekly magazine and the cornerstone of IDG's subsequent publishing arm.
- "International Data Group, Inc. History". Funding Universe. Funding Universe. 1999. Retrieved 21 April 2014.