IDC Appoints Noted Analyst to Vice President & IT Executive Advisor for IDC’s IT Executive Programs

Framingham, MA - 26 June 2012

Industry veteran to focus initial research efforts on cloud economics

International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets, have announced the appointment of Joseph C. Pucciarelli as Vice President & IT Executive Advisor within IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP), an exclusive family of research programs intended to help today's time-constrained IT executives more effectively apply technology to their business challenges. In this role, Mr. Pucciarelli will continue to use his 20-plus years of business and technology experience to provide ongoing insight and guidance to business and technology executives seeking to leverage the critical technologies of cloud computing, mobility, social business, and big data/analytics that have begun transforming both business and consumer technology usage and interaction models.

As business and IT leaders continue to struggle with strategizing, applying, and quantifying how these changes are affecting their organizations, Mr. Pucciarelli will focus his research on operational, organizational, and financial implications confronting clients. Specifically, in this new role, Mr. Pucciarelli will focus on facilitating and enabling IDC's clients as they rethink their business and IT strategies, architecture, and platforms.

Building on his IT economics experience, Mr. Pucciarelli will be spearheading innovative research into cloud decision economics. He recently led the IDC team that published a Cloud Decision Framework Tool that helps inform those seeking insights into their application and workload hosting strategies by enabling the comparison of an existing workload hosted on a traditional IT architecture with both a private and public hosting platform. Mr. Pucciarelli will build on this momentum and publish new research to help IT executives navigate the overwhelming choice in cloud platforms and make strategic business decisions regarding a cloud strategy.

For the last six years, as Program Director, Technology Financial Strategies for IDC, Mr. Pucciarelli has provided wide-ranging research on IT funding and financing strategies for both providers and IT organizations. A noted analyst with more than 20 years of broad-ranging business experience in the financing and technology industries, Mr. Pucciarelli has held a variety of consulting, product marketing, risk management, and senior management positions with companies including Gartner, GE Capital, Peregrine Systems and his own company, ComplianceOfficerForum.com. In addition, his research on IT security and the U.S. financial system prompted a Congressional hearing before which he was called to testify.

"IDC's IT Executive Programs provide a unique opportunity to engage with CIOs and IT executives directly and offer customized insight that best supports their strategic business needs," Pucciarelli said. "Cloud economics is just one of the many increasingly complex issues facing CIOs and IT executives today and it is our goal to help arm business leaders with the most valuable information possible to support sound business decisions with regard to their technology initiatives/investments. I am pleased to be part of the IEP program and help leverage my experience to offer thoughtful insight and recommendations to our participating members."

The goal of IDC's IT Executive Programs is to offer accurate and timely research that will assist IT executives in mitigating technology risks, maximizing the effectiveness of IT investments, identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities, and bringing forth solutions that are aligned with the organization's business objectives.

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