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 make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 47 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. IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, events and research company. In 2009, IDG had revenues of $3.05 billion and approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. Still privately held, IDG was founded 46 years ago in 1964 with the objective of helping people improve their quality of life around the world by providing information about technology that increases the information and analytical resources available to the human mind. IDG's Founder and CEO Patrick McGovern has had a lifetime interest in understanding the brain and its impact on human behavior. Over ten years ago in 2000, Patrick McGovern and his wife Lore Harp McGovern, committed the largest gift ever to a university to establish the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. Through their ongoing support of neuroscience research, they are committed to improving human welfare, communication and understanding.