Informa Tech announces new research entity, Omdia following acquisition of the majority of IHS Markit’s technology, media and telecommunications research business


The formation of Omdia sees Informa Tech combine its portfolio of market leading analyst houses, Ovum, Heavy Reading, Tractica, and the majority of IHS Markit’s technology, media and telecommunications research business, into a unified capability. The combined research offering comprises the insights of more than 400 analysts and consultants covering 150 technology markets.

“Like the technology market that we serve, Omdia is greater than the sum of its parts. Accelerated innovation across domains such as 5G, AI, IoT, Cloud and Edge is transforming our world. This in turn drives new requirements into domains such as Cybersecurity and microchip design. Omdia analysts work collaboratively to strengthen our insights into each individual domain, and to address sector-wide challenges such as data privacy and sustainability. We are excited about the new benefits and enhanced services we can now bring to our customers.” said Mike Phillips, President and Managing Director at Omdia.

“Omdia underpins Informa Tech’s mission to inspire the technology community to design, build and run a better digital world. Engaging with the millions of technology decision-makers served annually by our high-quality events and media brands, Omdia helps Enterprises make better technology choices for their business and Technology innovators better understand and reach the markets they hope to serve,” commented Gary Nugent, CEO at Informa Tech.

5G and beyond: Connecting the dots, the first research paper produced by Omdia connects the dots between strategies, technologies, companies and market trends impacting industries as they transition to 5G. Covering areas as diverse as sports, autonomous vehicles, gaming, wireless components, IoT, cybersecurity and AI – this indispensable preview of the 5G developments provides a holistic overview of the interrelated opportunities and challenges.



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