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IDC News Release, 12/2/10
International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the launch of the industry’s first global tracker covering the business intelligence tools market on a semiannual basis. The Worldwide Semiannual Business Intelligence Tools Tracker covers five regions and 13 of the largest country markets, providing biannual market size, vendor share, and forecast data for the end-user query, reporting, analysis, and advanced analytics software market segments.
The Business Intelligence Tools Tracker is one of five new Software Trackers being launched by IDC, with results delivered to clients through both Excel-based spreadsheets and on-line query tools. A critical component to the Software Trackers is the global presence of IDC’s software analysts who interview vendors, channel partners, and integrators on an ongoing basis at the country, regional, and global levels. This information is supplemented by IDC’s software contracts database and carefully analyzed by IDC’s newly established software company model team before it is entered into IDC’s proprietary Tracker data platform.