Research Analyst, Networking & Security

Requisition #
2021-1975
Functional Area
Research
Location
CA-ON-Toronto
# of Openings
1

Overview

IDC Canada is seeking a Research Analyst to join our Infrastructure Solutions team to support networking and security research.

 

The ideal candidate seeks to understand the nature of today's networking priorities and internet threats and the implications to enterprises as they build and upgrade their infrastructure to support business goals. The successful analyst will work with a small team as they delve into cutting edge technology platforms, technology risk management, cost-benefit economics, and produce key guidance for infrastructure vendors, large enterprises and solution providers.

 

The analyst will be responsible for researching, writing, and advising clients about trends and solutions in networking and cybersecurity. 

 

This position is based at IDC's Toronto, ON, Canada office, but is currently remote due to COVID-19.

 

Responsibilities

  • Analyze and write market reports on networking and security market development, forecasting and vendor strategies with an emphasis on data security platforms, web security, and application security
  • Build and/or enhance data models for new and existing security markets
  • Design and conduct surveys, interview guides and data analyses
  • Participate in custom research projects
  • Develop and/or customize networking and cybersecurity research and consulting projects to meet the specific needs of the external customers
  • Travel to customer meetings and events, as required

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree required; advanced degrees a plus
  • Excellent writing skills
  • 3+ years of applicable technology industry and/or analyst experience, and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of written deliverables
  • Ability to rapidly develop content based on analyst conversations, vendor briefings, and customer interviews
  • Strong research and Excel skills are needed – additional abilities in other data management or analytics platforms and tools a plus
  • Networking and/or security certifications preferred

 

 

IDC Canada is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company's policy to recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best qualified person for the job. Applicants must have a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) card. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

 

About IDC:  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.

 

 

 

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