IDC Launches ICT Market Intelligence Industry’s First Global Data Mobile Application

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., October 1, 2012 — International Data Corporation (IDC) today launched the IDC Tracker® Charts app, the first mobile application that provides hundreds of data charts covering market size, vendor share, and forecast data for dozens of information and communications technology (ICT) markets worldwide.

The IDC Tracker Charts app for iPhone and iPad allows users to view data charts from the most recent IDC Tracker products. New charts are added each week, based on when IDC issues IDC Tracker press releases, with dozens of new charts added each quarter. IDC Tracker Charts are interactive, taking advantage of Sencha Touch charting tools, and are organized and searchable by geography, market, time period, and chart type. Each chart links back to a press release with additional market context and a product description of the respective Tracker. Users can share these charts via Facebook and Twitter.

"Our goal in creating this first-of-its-kind app was to provide a quick and easy way for the broader technology community to access IDC Tracker data to learn more about technology trends from a numbers perspective," said Eric Prothero, senior vice president, Worldwide Tracker Research at IDC. "The IDC customers that have seen the app in beta have already commented on the benefits of having these data views readily available."

The data featured in the IDC Tracker Charts app comes from IDC Trackers, the ICT industry's largest portfolio of market data products. IDC Trackers provide accurate and timely market size, vendor share, and forecasts for hundreds of technology markets around the globe. Using proprietary tools and research processes, IDC Trackers deliver data on a semiannual, quarterly, and monthly basis. With the largest analyst team in the ICT market research industry, IDC delivers Tracker data on more than 100 countries across the globe.

The IDC Tracker Charts are based on the same high-level data that IDC issues in its press releases. This new app is a quick and useful format for viewing broad technology trends. The IDC Tracker Charts application may be downloaded from the Apple iTunes store and is available now for both iPhone and iPad. An Android version is currently under development.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (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 110 countries. For more than 48 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.