IDC Invites Software Vendors to Participate in Its Annual “Innovative Companies to Watch” Survey

FRAMINGHAM, MA. – April 15, 2010 – International Data Corporation (IDC) is inviting independent software vendors to participate in its annual “Innovative Companies to Watch” survey for the applications, application development and deployment, and information access markets. This research, to be published by IDC, highlights software vendors who exemplify innovative solutions around emerging software trends that in turn clearly demonstrate an improved ROI for their clients.

“Senior IDC software analysts have determined a set of key trends shaping the applications, application deployment and deployment, and information access markets, and we are now asking vendors in those areas to share with us the ways in which they are capitalizing on these developments,” stated Henry Morris, senior vice president, Software and Services Research at IDC. “This is an opportunity to highlight software vendors who exemplify innovative solutions around emerging software trends that in turn clearly demonstrate an improved ROI for their clients.”

IDC is now inviting qualified independent software vendors to participate in its 2010 Innovative Companies to Watch program for the Applications, Information Access, and Application Development & Deployment markets. Companies participating in the survey must have less than $100M in revenue. Survey participants will also be asked to supply a customer case study from an implementation completed in 2009 or before March 2010.

Those selected as “Innovative Companies to Watch” will be highlighted in a forthcoming series of IDC research documents.

Each of the three market areas has its own qualifying top trends. Software vendors can learn more about the study criteria and access the survey by visiting www.idc.com/innovativecompaniestowatch2010 [http://www.idc.com/innovativecompaniestowatch2010].

About IDC

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 100 countries. For more than 46 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com [http://www.idc.com].

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