IDC Insights to Reveal Top 10 Predictions for 2011

New Research Provides Essential Guidance on Technology Investments Across Energy, Financial Services, Government, Health, Manufacturing and Retail

FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 15, 2010 – Leading industry analysts from the IDC Insights businesses will join forces to present a series of complimentary Web conferences announcing the Top 10 Predictions for 2011 for executives in energy, financial services, government, health, manufacturing and retail.

WHO: The series kicks off on January 10, 2011 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:

— Rick Nicholson, Research Vice President, IDC Energy Insights

— David Potterton, Research Vice President, IDC Financial Insights

— Thom Rubel, Research Vice President, IDC Government Insights

— Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President, IDC Health Insights

— Robert 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 10th. Start

times noted are U.S. Eastern time.

Monday, January 10 11:00 a.m. IDC Insights (a cross-industry

discussion)

Monday, January 10 2:00 p.m. IDC Financial Insights

Tuesday, January 11 11:00 a.m. IDC Energy Insights, Utilities

Tuesday, January 11 2:00 p.m. IDC Energy Insights, Oil & Gas

Wednesday, January 12 11:00 a.m. IDC Government Insights

Wednesday, January 12 2:00 p.m. IDC Health Insights

Thursday, January 13 11:00 a.m. IDC Retail Insights

Thursday, January 13 2:00 p.m. IDC Manufacturing Insights

WHERE: For more information on the Top 10 Predictions series, go to

http://www.idc.com/predictions2011 [http://www.idc.com/predictions2011]. For registration and Web

conference details, select the "Events" tab.

MORE: Additional IDC Insights Web conferences will be held starting January

18th, focusing on specific industry sectors and on the EMEA and

Asia/Pacific regions. For information on all Predictions Web

conferences, select the events tab at

http://www.idc.com/predictions2011 [http://www.idc.com/predictions2011].

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