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    Case Studies

    Read Case Studies to see how financial services clients utilize IDC's global research.

    Mutual Fund

    Objective

    Determine the potential impact of EU antitrust regulations on Google

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    Hedge Fund

    Objective

    Update market model and projections for hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)

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    Private Equity

    Objective

    Determine historical and projected trends of IBM z systems and Power Systems

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    Investment Bank (Equity Research)

    Objective

    Financial modeling for Samsung

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    Investment Bank (Banking)

    Objective

    Determine market potential for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) for an emerging technology company

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    Custom Project

    Objective

    Create total cost of ownership model for enterprise storage company

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    Sample Data

    Check out examples of frequently used datasets by financial services clients


    Lenovo Reclaims the #1 Spot in PC
    Rankings in Q3 2018

    Preliminary results for the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18) show that shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled nearly 67.4 million units, marking a decline of 0.9% in year-on-year terms, ...

    Source Document

    Global Smartphone Shipments Down
    6.0% in Q3 2018

    According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 355.2 million units during the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), resulting in a year-over-year decline of 6.0%. .

    Source Document

    WW Spending on Cloud IT Infrastructure Continued Its
    Double-Digit Growth)

    Vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 48.4% year over year in the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18), reaching $15.4 billion.

    Source Document

    Worldwide Server Market Revenue Grew 43.7% Year
    Over Year

    According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 43.7%, year over year to $22.5 billion during the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18). Worldwide server shipments increased 20.5% year over year to 2.9 million units in 2Q18.

    Source Document

    Leaders Dominate Public Cloud Services
    Market

    The worldwide public cloud services market grew 29% in 2017, reaching a total of $132 billion, according to results from the 2H 2017 release of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker.

    Source Document

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    Doug Bell
    Research Vice President, Investment Research
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    Sloane Calvert
    Senior Client Relationship Manager
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    Frank DeLuca
    Client Relationship Manager, Investment Research
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    Deborah Devine
    Sr. Client Relationship Manager, Investment Research
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    Meaghan Drennen
    Research Manager, Investment Research
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    Michael Hennessey
    Group Vice President, Investment Research
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    Kevin Kane
    Group Vice President, Investment Research
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    Justin Sessions
    Client Relationship Manager