Group Manager, Software & Security, IDC Japan
Enterprise Collaboration and Social Solutions
Japan Software and Security Team
Social, Unified Communications and Collaboration
Takashi Manabe is the Group Manager of Software & Security research team in IDC Japan. Mr Manabe's primary responsibility includes the analysis of the dynamics and trends, vendor strategies, and market sizing/modeling of Japan’s enterprise applications and IT security market. He also covers primary area of Unified Communications in Japan, including IP Telephony equipment, IP Contact Center Systems market, IP Conference systems market, Enterprise Mobility system and Messaging/Presence Management system.
Before joining IDC, Mr. Manabe worked at Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and Toshiba TEC Corporation. 25 years his experience in the communications market, Mr. Manabe started his business as a system engineer for PBX/enterprise data communications equipment in Toshiba Corporation. He was also act as product planning and marketing manager for communication equipment. He also acted as business planning, business management in Toshiba America's age for cable TV Internet business in the enterprise and consumer communication market. Just prior to join IDC, Mr. Manabe worked at Toshiba TEC Corporation, for document solution such like MFP remote management system, as product planning manager.
Mr.Manabe graduate of Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan, holds a Master Degree of Electronic Engineering. He also holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Managed Machinery Systems from Muroran Institute of Technology.