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(1) (International Data Corporation, Framingham, MA, A major market research, analysis and consulting firm in the information field. Founded in 1964, it provides annual briefings and in-depth reports on all aspects of the industry. IDC is a subsidiary of the International Data Group (IDG).

(2) (Internet Database Connector) A component of Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) Web server that is used to access ODBC-compliant databases. IDC uses two file types. The .IDC file contains the query statement that is sent to the database. The results of the query are placed into an HTML extension file (.HTX file) and returned to the user's browser via IIS. IDC is an ISAPI DLL named HTTPODBC.DLL.

(3) (Internet DataCenter) See telecom hotel.

(4) (Insulation Displacement Connector) A type of connector that strips off the insulation of the wire to make contact with it. The wire is pushed into the connector with a punchdown tool. See punch block.

An IDC Block
Note the "V" teeth on this 66 punch block. As the wire is pushed down into the teeth, the insulation is stripped and the wire makes contact with the conductor.
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As per International Data Corporation (IDC) report, this year 1.8 billion mobile phones will be selling.
One in every three people risks exposing their computer to Malware (Malicious Software) that captures users' data and damages devices, he said, noting that consumers and medium-sized enterprises are anticipated to spend $22 billion and 1.5 billion hours to handle the damages caused by Malware, according to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC).
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), a market research analysis and advisory firm specializing in information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology, the launch of Win 8 has intensified competition among tablets; in addition to the Chromebook from Google and conventional netbooks, brand operators developed a variety of tablets to suit several types of central processing unit (CPU) including AMD, Intel, and ARM.
The choice of Polycom by Tunisie Telecom is justified by the positioning of Polycom as the leader in the global market for video conferencing, "RealPresence" and unified communications with a market share of 33% as published in the latest report of August 21, 2012 by specialized global firm "Forrester Research Inc." and also confirmed September 5, 2012 by comparative studies of specialized international firms "International Data Corporation (IDC)," Synergy Research Group "and "Wainhouse Research.
According to International Data Corporation, or IDC, total data will jump by 50 times by 2020, while unstructured data, like videos, e-mails and files, will account for 90% of the data stream.
Business integration solutions have emerged as an integral and essential element for combining differing sets of data for today's companies and organizations, said the report released by the International Data Corporation (IDC), a global provider of market intelligence and events for the ICT and consumer technology markets.
Claus Hougesen, CEO, said he was very satisfied with a double-digit growth in a market which will expand by 6.3% in 2011, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest report predicts public Cloud spending will rise dramatically by 2014 with hosted email and other Cloud applications looking at wide-spread adoption in the next three years.
A recent International Data Corporation study shows that the Software as a Service (SaaS) market had worldwide revenues of $13.1 billion in 2009.
According to The International Data Corporation DC), the amount of data in the world doubles every 18 months and is expected to hit 18,000 exabytes (1 million terabytes) by 2011.
An International Data Corporation (IDC) report says that Qatar topped the list of fastest growing PC markets with a year-on-year growth of 103.38 per cent, followed by the UAE with 88 per cent, Saudi Arabia 76.14 per cent, Oman 56.88 per cent, Bahrain 50.85 per cent and Kuwait 43.33 per cent.
Last year IT spending in the GCC totalled $7.67bn, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report.

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