IDC Insights to Reveal Top 10 Predictions for 2010 ; New Research Provides Essential Guidance on Technology Investments Across Energy, Financial Services, Government, Health, Manufacturing and Retail

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – December 14, 2009 – Leading industry analysts from IDC’s Insights research teams will join forces to present a series of complimentary Web conferences announcing the Top 10 Predictions for 2010 for executives in manufacturing, retail, health, financial services, energy, and government.

WHO: The series kicks off on January 11, 2010 with a cross-industry

discussion hosted by Meredith

Whalen, group vice president and general manager of IDC’s Vertical

Markets Business Units.The panel features the following

analysts:

— Jill

Feblowitz, Practice Director, IDC

Energy Insights

— David

Potterton, Research Vice President, IDC

Financial Insights

— Thom

Rubel, Research Vice President, IDC

Government Insights

— Scott

Lundstrom, Research Vice President, IDC

Health Insights

— Bob

Parker, Group Vice President, IDC

Manufacturing Insights and IDC

Retail Insights

WHAT: IDC Insights' Top 10 Predictions are annual complimentary one-hour

Web conferences hosted by IDC's industry-specific research

companies, covering energy, financial services, government,

health, retail, and manufacturing. Discussions focus on how the

Top 10 Predictions in each segment will impact global technology

spending patterns, organizational structures, and overall industry

performance.

WHEN: Top 10 Predictions Web conferences begin Monday, January 11th. Start

times noted are U.S. Eastern time.

Monday, January 11 11:00 a.m. IDC

Insights (a cross-industry discussion)

Monday, January 11 2:00 p.m. IDC

Financial Insights

Tuesday, January 12 11:00 a.m. IDC

Government Insights

Tuesday, January 12 2:00 p.m. IDC

Health Insights

Wednesday, January 13 11:00 a.m. IDC

Retail Insights

Wednesday, January 13 2:00 p.m. IDC