Sally Hudson Research Director, Security Products and Services, IDC

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Sally Hudson is a research director within IDC's Security Products and Services group, focusing on identity and access management (IAM) products. She analyzes and forecasts market trends and provides expert insight and intelligence on the evolving security landscape. Additionally, Ms. Hudson produces numerous in-depth annual research studies, and works with both vendor and user clients to formulate and implement effective IT strategies. Prior to her work in the security field, Ms. Hudson was a member of IDC's Infrastructure Software Overview service.

Ms. Hudson has been a staple in the information technology industry since 1986. Prior to joining IDC, she was a research analyst and regular columnist for Application Development Trends Magazine, where she followed the component development strategies and the enterprise middleware markets. In addition to Java and component development, Ms. Hudson has a comprehensive research background in the enterprise middleware and OLTP market space.

Over the years, Ms. Hudson's articles have appeared in most major industry publications, including Computerworld, InformationWeek, Software Magazine, Datamation, and the San Jose Mercury News. She is a regular speaker at industry events, has co-chaired trade shows, and often moderates panels for special interest groups.