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This excerpt taken from the IDC DEF 14A filed Apr 9, 2009.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

The aggregate fees billed for professional services by (i) Ernst & Young LLP with respect to services performed in 2008 and (ii) Ernst & Young LLP with respect to services performed in 2007 were:

 

Type of Fees

   2008    2007

Audit Fees

   $ 1,801,800    $ 1,939,600

Audit-Related Fees

     —        —  

Tax Fees

   $ 225,000      126,000

All Other Fees

     —        —  
             

Total

   $ 2,026.800    $ 2,065,600
             

In the above table:

 

   

“audit fees” are fees for professional services for the audit of our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and reviews of financial statements included in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, or for services that are normally provided by the registered independent public accounting firm in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements;

 

   

“audit-related fees” are fees for assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our financial statements and which are not reported under audit fees. • “tax fees” are fees for tax compliance, tax advice, and tax planning services. Tax advice and tax planning services relate to certain international and domestic tax planning advice or tax return review. In 2008, the tax fees relate to research and development for a tax credit and a meals and entertainment review. In 2007, all of the tax fees related to research and development for a tax credit; and

 

   

“all other fees” are fees for any services not included in the first three categories.

 

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The fees for 2008 in the above table have not yet all been billed by Ernst & Young LLP and reflect Ernst & Young LLP’s estimate of fees for 2008.

The audit committee has reviewed the fees paid (or estimated to be paid) to Ernst & Young LLP as part of its review of Ernst & Young LLP’s independence.

This excerpt taken from the IDC DEF 14A filed Apr 17, 2008.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

The aggregate fees billed for professional services by (i) Ernst & Young LLP with respect to services performed in 2007 and (ii) PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with respect to services performed in 2006 were:

 

Type of Fees

   2007    2006

Audit Fees

   $ 1,939,600    $ 2,802,112

Audit-Related Fees

     —        25,806

Tax Fees

     126,000      127,329

All Other Fees

     —        —  
             

Total

   $ 2,065,600    $ 2,955,247
             

 

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In the above table:

 

   

“audit fees” are fees for professional services for the audit of our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and reviews of financial statements included in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, or for services that are normally provided by the independent auditors in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements;

 

   

“audit-related fees” are fees for assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our financial statements and which are not reported under audit fees. These services relate primarily to mergers and acquisitions due diligence as well as advisory services as it pertains to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related rules and regulations;

 

   

“tax fees” are fees for tax compliance, tax advice, and tax planning services. Tax advice and tax planning services relate to certain international and domestic tax planning initiatives. In 2007, all of the tax fees related to research and development for a tax credit. Tax compliance services, which relate to the review of certain original and amended tax returns, accounted for all of the total tax fees billed in 2006; and

 

   

“all other fees” are fees for any services not included in the first three categories.

The fees for 2007 in the above table have not yet all been billed by Ernst & Young LLP and reflect Ernst & Young LLP’s estimate of fees for 2007.

The audit committee has reviewed the fees paid to Ernst & Young LLP as part of its review of Ernst & Young LLP’s independence.

This excerpt taken from the IDC DEF 14A filed Apr 18, 2007.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

The aggregate fees billed for professional services by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with respect to services performed in 2006 and 2005 were:

 

Type of Fees

   2006    2005

Audit Fees

   $ 2,802,112    $ 2,481,725

Audit-Related Fees

     25,806      596,020

Tax Fees

     127,329      246,666

All Other Fees

     —        52,000
             

Total

   $ 2,955,247    $ 3,376,411
             

In the above table:

 

   

“audit fees” are fees billed by PricewaterhouseCoopers for professional services for the audit of our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and reviews of financial statements included in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, or for services that are normally provided by the independent auditors in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements;

 

   

“audit-related fees” are fees billed by PricewaterhouseCoopers for assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our financial statements and which are not reported under audit fees. These services relate primarily to mergers and acquisitions due diligence as well as advisory services as it pertains to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related rules and regulations;

 

   

“tax fees” are fees for tax compliance, tax advice, and tax planning services. Tax compliance services, which relate to the review of certain original and amended tax returns, accounted for $127,329 of the total tax fees, billed in 2006 and $90,000 of the total tax fees billed in 2005. Tax advice and tax planning services relate to certain international and domestic tax planning initiatives; and

 

   

“all other fees” are fees billed by PricewaterhouseCoopers to us for any services not included in the first three categories. These services for 2005 primarily consisted of UK Financial Services Authority registration support for our eSignal business.

The fees for 2006 in the above table have not yet all been billed by PricewaterhouseCoopers and reflect PricewaterhouseCoopers’ estimate of fees for 2006.

The audit committee has reviewed the fees paid to PricewaterhouseCoopers as part of its review of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ independence.

 

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This excerpt taken from the IDC 10-K filed Feb 28, 2007.

Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services

That portion of our definitive Proxy Statement appearing under the caption “Principal Accountant Fees and Services” to be filed with the SEC and to be used in connection with our 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders is hereby incorporated by reference.

 

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