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The International Data Group

Who are they and what do they do?

When looking into the construction of large data centres for some of the largest technology companies in the world I stumbled across one name quite a few times. That name was IDC, the International Data Corporation, and by extension the larger International Data Group (IDG).

  • IDG News Service is IDG’s own international news agency.
  • IDG Ventures USA, founded in 1996, invested in USA-based and South-East Asian-based operations. It is an international network of venture capital funds with approximately $3.6 billion under management, and over 220 companies formed over the last 17 years.
  • The International Data Corporation (IDC) is a global provider of market intelligence within information technology and has more than 1,100 analysts worldwide. It was founded in 1964.

IDC — Analyse the future

As such one could argue that the clients of IDC are to be found within the technology industry.

  • Fosters innovation.
  • Advising vertical industry advising on technology strategy.
  • IDC’s DecisionScape methodology.
  • A portfolio of decision-making methodologies.

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AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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