Press FAQ

Who can register as press?

If you have a press id number, please provide it when filling in the registration form. If you do not have an id number, or are a freelance journalist, please provide further credentials in the 'additional comments' section. Your form will be reviewed by a member of the IDC PR team who will contact you in due course.

What benefits do I get as a journalist if I register?

  • You will be able to create your personal myIDC page where you can personalize your site options, as well as store and share IDC content in a personalized bookcase.
  • You will be able to keep up-to-date with new research through saved searches. 
  • You will be able to receive targeted communications based on your specific interest areas and register to receive IDC analyses such as Event Flashes, a digest of the week's news etc.
  • You will be invited to IDC events providing executive updates on the ICT industry.
  • You will receive a list of IDC analyst contacts by region with extensive information on analyst coverage areas, and their direct contact details.

Why does IDC not provide free access to all its research?

IDC invests considerable financial and intellectual capital in its research. Analysts spend weeks and months researching and writing reports, developing insights and forecasts, and drawing important conclusions about various technology markets. In order to protect these investments and maintain the value of its research, IDC must be selective about when and how its research is presented in the public domain.

How can I set up an interview with an IDC analyst?

Please go to the Press Contacts section and contact a member of your regional team. They will endeavour to put you in touch with the most relevant IDC analyst as soon as possible. Alternatively you may request to receive a list of IDC analyst contacts by region with extensive information on analyst coverage areas, and their direct contact details. IDC supports direct journalist-analyst relationships.

What are IDC 'Industry Watch/Event Flashes'?

These are timely opinion pieces on events that have happened very recently in the ICT industry. Examples would include IDC's opinion on a company's decision to reorganise its divisions and the effects of this, or a company making an acquisition announcement and the likely consequences etc.

Does IDC provide historical data?

Although IDC has been following the ICT marketplace for more than 40 years, we cannot guarantee that historical data will be available for every market.  If you have a request for historical data, please let us know and we will investigate whether the request can be fulfilled.

Will IDC analysts write editorial pieces or contribute whole articles?

Yes, IDC would certainly consider such requests. Please contact a member of your regional press team for further information.

Can journalists register to attend IDC webcasts?

IDC Web conferences and Telebriefings are also open to the press. Please select the Web Conference you wish to attend and follow the instructions to register on

Can journalists attend IDC events?

In most cases journalists will be able to attend IDC events and the admission fee will be waived. Please note that travel and accommodation fees will need to be covered by yourself/your publication.

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 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 44 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. Learn more about IDC