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International Data Group Research Manager, Infrastructure for Enterprise Workloads in Needham, Massachusetts

IDC is seeking a Research Manager to lead and grow our research on Infrastructure Trends and Strategies for Enterprise Workloads. We are seeking an individual with a broad understanding of IT infrastructure needs for current and emerging enterprise workloads (applications and their data sets), including workloads hosted in enterprise datacenters, at the edge, and in the cloud. The role requires solid working knowledge of computing technologies and general understanding of the adjacent markets, e.g., storage, network, software, and infrastructure and platform solutions delivered as a service. The position requires working knowledge of infrastructure and infrastructure services, regular writing on industry developments, including insightful thought leadership covering emerging trends, creation of custom deliverables for specific clients and broad collaboration across IDC.

Why IDC?

IDC is the most respected global technology market research firm. We are changing the way the world thinks about the impact of technology on business and society. Our people, data, and analytics create global technology insights that accelerate customer success. IDC was recognized by the Institute of Industry Relations (IIAR) as the 2020 Analyst Firm of the Year for delivering critical, timely insights in coordinated efforts around the world, during a time when our customers faced unprecedented challenges.

Our collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future!

  • Develop and deliver market intelligence to support IDC's IT Infrastructure needs related to current and next generation workloads (applications and their associated data sets)

  • Build on technology expertise and vendor-buyer interactions to develop thought leadership themes for the IT infrastructure industry, and evaluate the anticipated impact to the various market players

  • Analyze primary and secondary data to develop a data-driven point of view of trends in the market

  • Author syndicated and custom reports on IT infrastructure needs for specific workloads

  • Effectively communicate key themes (market trends, technology considerations, trade-offs, etc.) to clients in a compelling manner

  • Stay abreast of new developments and trends in the workload IT infrastructure market to effectively engage and guide IT decision makers and influencer's

  • Collaborate with analysts across IDC's broader technology coverage domains (infrastructure, software, and services) to deliver cross-domain content

  • Build and maintain relationships with analyst relations partners and product owners at technology vendor clients

  • Attend and/or present at relevant vendor, industry, and IDC events

  • Bachelor's Degree required, advanced degree a plus

  • 5-7 years of experience required; IT vendor or other IT market research firm experience considered a plus

  • Good working knowledge of IT infrastructure needs for various enterprise applications and datasets

  • Familiarity with IT environments at enterprise and service provider organizations, and computing platforms and technologies

  • Ability to travel 15-20% (POST COVID)

  • This position can be based in Needham, MA OR and approved remote location with accessibility to a major airport

About IDC: 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 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.

ID: 2021-1946

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

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