The Best of Latest IT Market Intelligence from IDC

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. Here are the best of the latest market intelligence metrics from IDC:

Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments Surpass One Billion Unit Mark in 2006: IDC

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 25, 2007 02:55 PM

Led by strong demand in emerging markets including India and China, worldwide mobile phone market reached a new milestone as vendors shipped a total of 1.019 billion units in 2006, a 22.5% increase from 832.8 million units they shipped in 2005, according to IDC. 

Verizon Leads the $12 billion Mobile Data Services Market

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 25, 2007 10:20 AM

More than 229 million U.S. wireless subscribers are spending an average of $6.00 per month on data services, contributing a total of $4.1 billion in revenue for 3Q06 alone, according to the latest IDC research.  Ringtone sales set to...

IDC: HR Outsourcing To Small Businesses is a $44 billion Market

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 25, 2007 10:17 AM

The estimated value of the total addressable market for comprehensive HR outsourcing to the small market is a staggering $44 billion per year in potential recurring revenue in the United States, based on 2004 employment figures, according to IDC. ...

Global IT Spending to Reach $1.48 Trillion by 2010:

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 12, 2007 11:42 AM
Services  : $587B
Hardware: $562B
Software : $327B
Worldwide spending on information technology by end users hit $1.16 trillion in 2006, and will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% to reach $1.48 trillion in 2010, according to new IDC forecasts on worldwide vertical market IT spending. 


IDC: IT Consolidation to Drive the $150 billion Government IT Investments in 2007

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 5, 2007 10:28 AM

Global IT consolidation will heavily influence the direction and magnitude of worldwide government information technology (IT) investment for 2007, according to Government Insights, an IDC company. ...

IDC: Mobile Game Purchasers to Reach 50 million by 2010; Subscription Model Emerges

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 2, 2007 06:21 PM

Mobile game purchasers will grow more than 16% annually reaching nearly 50 million customers by 2010, which will substantially increase total mobile gaming revenue by the end of the decade, according to IDC....

Worldwide PC Shipments Grew at 9.1% in Q3; Total Units to Hit 229M in 2006

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 21, 2006 10:20 AM

IDC reports that worldwide PC shipments grew at a strong 9.1% in the third quarter of 2006 despite a flat quarter in the United States. Outside the United States, the third quarter shipments were up 13.5% in Q3. Worldwide...

IDC: $5.6B Application Server Software Market Forecasts 2005-2010

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 21, 2006 09:59 AM

The worldwide application server software revenue is expected to grow under 5% CAGR between  to reach $5.6 billion in 2010 from $4.5 billion in 2005, according to a latest IDC study. However IDC estimates that the number of servers...

IDC: Mobile Enterprise Application Market to Reach $3.5 Billion by 2010 

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 15, 2006 10:58 AM

Driven by mobile employee, the mobile enterprise application market reached $1.2 billion in 2005 and is expected to grow at double digit 23% CAGR to hit $3.5 billion in 2010, according to IDC. ...

IDC Survey: Americans Complain Mobile Data Services Too Expensive

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 13, 2006 11:47 AM

Americans are big spenders of entertainment content and services for consumer electronics, but they show less enthusiasm for purchasing mobile phone entertainment services, according to an IDC survey.  72.5% of respondents did not use any data services outside of...

IDC Study: Windows Vista Will Create 100,000 Jobs

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 11, 2006 04:39 PM

Microsoft's Windows Vista could create up to 100,000 new I.T. jobs in the U.S., according to a Microsoft-commissioned study by research firm IDC. Another IDC study found that Vista's launch will create about 50,000 jobs in six European countries....

IDC: 783 petabytes of Disk Storage Shipped in 3Q, a 50% Jump YoY

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 1, 2006 01:12 PM

Worldwide external disk storage systems revenues in the third quarter of 2006 grew 9.9% from a year ago to $4.3 billion, according to IDC.  For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market grew to $6.2 billion, up 7.9%...

IDC Projections on Microsoft Windows Vista Penetration at Home and Enterprise

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 1, 2006 01:00 PM

In calendar year 2007, deployments of Windows Vista are projected to hit 90 million units, according to IDC. Through 2010, IDC forecasts Windows client operating environments to experience a 2005-2010 CAGR of 8.2%. ...

Worldwide AMS Market to Hit $32.2B in 2010; IDC Announces Top 10 Vendors

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on November 24, 2006 09:49 AM

Worldwide Application Management Services (AMS) market is expected to grow to $32.2 billion in 2010, at a 9.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to IDC. The more mature U.S. AMS market accounts for over 40% of the worldwide...

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