IDC Australia has named Shayum Rahim as the organisations senior analyst and lead for software research across Australia and New Zealand.
Head of research Matt Oostveen says Sydney-based Rahim will be responsible for leading research through out the region's software industry, while also heading IDC's Big Data and Enterprise Application Software practices.
"Shayum brings years of software industry experience to the role," Oostveen says.
"His background coupled with exposure to many aspects of the industry gives him a unique perspective and IDC is very excited to have him aboard."
Rahim joins IDC from Microsoft, where he worked as a business development manager for the company's Dynamics, Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence platforms, including a role with Oracle prior.
"It is a great time to be joining IDC, as the industry is undergoing a transformation and there is a technical renaissance not seen since the introduction of the personal computer," Rahim says.
"Now more than ever there is a need for evidence based research and analysis to cut through the hype."