IDC's Worldwide Black Book Taxonomy, 2020: Live Edition

IDC's Worldwide Black Book Taxonomy, 2020: Live Edition

This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Black taxonomy for total ICT spending. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Black Book: Standard Edition. Technology suppliers may utilize this structure to create an overview of the total ICT industry and to understand where their own products and services are captured within IDC's view of the total market opportunity."IDC's Worldwide Black Book taxonomy presents a comprehensive view of the marketplace," said Stephen Minton, vice president, IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis group. "It is an invaluable resource to help vendors define and standardize their overall ICT market definitions."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC's Worldwide Black Book Taxonomy

Black Book Taxonomy Changes for 2020



Personal Computing Device

Traditional PC


Mobile Phone

Feature Phone



Hardcopy Peripheral

PC Monitor




External Storage System

Network Equipment

Enterprise Network

Telecom Equipment




Application Development and Deployment

System Infrastructure Software

IT Services

Managed Services

Application Management Services

Hosted AM

IT Outsourcing

Network and Endpoint Outsourcing

Hosting Infrastructure Services

Project Oriented

IT Consulting

Systems Integration

Network Consulting and Integration

Custom Application Development

Support Services

Hardware Deploy and Support

Software Deploy and Support

IT Education and Training

Business Services

Business Consulting

Business Process Outsourcing

Telecom Services

Fixed Telecom Services

Fixed Voice

Fixed Data

Mobile Telecom Services

Mobile Services

Mobile Data

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