October 08, 2012 // By: Alexander Roth // Top 5 Apps for October
It is impossible to work in the IT industry without coming across the big market researcher, IDC. Hardly any sales discussion, investment, or industry opinion occurs which is not based on their current trends and insights. As one the biggest market researchers in IT, IDC regularly publishes statistics that deal with the most important questions in the industry. Individual manufacturers are as much a focus as complete product and service groups.
The free app for the iPhone and iPad (an Android version is planned) summarizes all of the current IDC reports, providing an excellent overview of the IT industry. From printers, to software, to smartphones, every aspect of the industry is covered in this app. Which manufacturer came out ahead last quarter? How is this or that device selling at the moment? Especially practical are the filters that IDC has built in: all charts can be sorted according to region and product area.
The date range of available charts spans the past year, and IDC promises to keep the app up-to-date with the latest news and graphics. The only drawback? A text search capability is not yet available, and an export function is also sorely missed.
Platform: iPhone /iPad