IDC announced the launch of a new service, IDC’s Private Vendor Watch Service (PVWS), which focuses on emerging and disruptive private IT vendors. The new service is designed for venture capital (VC), private equity, and merger and acquisition (M&A) analysts interested in IDC’s business and technology assessment of smaller private IT vendors playing in hot and emerging markets.
The PVWS is an important new offering in the technology research market, addressing major gaps in small vendor analysis. The service centers around company profiles supplemented by deep market assessments. The profiles, written by IDC analysts in the relevant market areas, address corporate strategies, funding activity, technology and market analysis, factors for success, and business enablers.
The PVWS profiles and market assessments are highly complimentary to the due diligence work performed by VCs and private equity organizations when evaluating private companies in the IT space. Additionally, larger organizations reviewing potential technology-related M&A candidates will benefit from the service. IT strategy planners managing technology portfolios for Fortune 2000 companies will also be able to use the PVWS to review emerging technologies that can round out or enhance their vendor portfolios.
Originally posted on April 22, 2008 @ 11:45 pm