IDC Research Vice President, Cloud, Hosting and SD-WAN in Framingham, Massachusetts


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 seeking a Research Vice President.

  • This is an individual contributor role. The analyst will be responsible for tracking Service Provider Hosting services, Colocation Services, secure Cloud Connect, and emerging NFV based Virtual Networking Services.
  • This position will also provide coverage of Communications Service Provider Managed Services, including. Managed Wide Area Services, WAN Optimization, Performance Management and Virtual CPE.
  • The analyst will be responsible for analyzing the Digital Transformation strategy of Global Service Providers including end-user requirements, and advising Service Providers on positioning of new enterprise networking telecom services.
  • It will include the production of both syndicated research, and custom consulting research.
  • The analyst will also be responsible for contributing to business development and supporting the sales team in attracting new clients and maintaining existing relationships.



  • The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years’ experience analyzing Telecommunications Service Providers and/or IT vendors.
  • This analyst will have an excellent grasp of current Information and Communications Technology trends such as Digital Transformation, Software Defined Networking, Network Functions Virtualization.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to produce quantitative forecasting leverage database tools is also required. A mastery of public speaking is also required.
  • A BA/BS is required.

IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, handicap, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy-related conditions, or political beliefs.

Req Number: 16-0181

Posting Date: 10/21/2016

Title: Research Vice President, Cloud, Hosting and SD-WAN

Job Family: Research

Company: IDC

Unit: IDC

City: Framingham

State: MA

Job Type: Full-Time

Career Level: Executive (Department Head, VP, SVP)