Insight in the age of digital disruption

451 Research is a global research and advisory firm. We generate the data-driven insight that empowers technology and service providers, IT leaders and financial professionals to capitalize on their market opportunity.

We are excited to announce that 451 Research has been acquired by S&P Global. This acquisition will accelerate the expansion of our highly differentiated and proprietary research into high-growth emerging technologies and support our mission to provide essential intelligence to help clients make decisions with conviction. Read more >

Our Clients

  • Technology Vendors

    Understand & engage your customers with insight into the mind of your buyer, competitive landscape, and market opportunity.

  • Service Providers

    Maximize your business value with insight into the innovative technologies, business models, and market dynamics driving your industry.

  • Financial Professionals

    Use our proprietary market and deal data to make your investment, alliance and acquisition decisions with confidence.

  • Enterprise IT Leaders

    Make informed decisions about the innovative technologies and companies that enable your IT transformation plan.

Our Coverage

Analyst insight is delivered across nine Research Channels aligned to the prevailing topics and technologies driving digital transformation.

Market Dynamics

Put your finger on the pulse of the digital economy.

Our analyst team engages directly with IT industry leaders to understand the innovative technologies and competitive dynamics that drive market disruption.

Technology & Business Insight

Long-form reports that provide a holistic view, coupled with detailed perspective, into key market drivers.

Market Insight

Concise reports, delivered on a daily basis, track the competitive landscape and the evolution of enterprise technologies.

Customer Insight

Learn about where the market is really headed, and why.

Each quarter we survey members of the 451 Alliance: an invitation-only community of business leaders, IT professionals, and forward-thinking consumers. Survey results are made fully available, and are complemented by our analysts' insight, giving you a longitudinal view of what's driving market demand.

Voice of the Enterprise

Leveraging 60,000+ senior IT professionals and robust data-collection methodologies, we provide rapid, relevant, and predictive insight on customer sentiment, technology choices, and spending plans across key markets.

Voice of the Connected User Landscape

Voice of the Connected User Landscape (VoCUL) answers key questions for service providers, vendors and investors trying to understand trends and disruptions in how consumer and corporate users buy and use technology.

Voice of the Service Provider

Through quarterly surveys and in-depth interviews with a curated global service provider panel, Voice of the Service Provider helps to qualify and quantify buying behaviors, business drivers and strategic priorities for the expanding universe of public cloud providers, hosters, MSPs, telcos, systems Integrators, SaaS companies, and colos.

Market Size, Composition and Growth

Understand the size, scope and players within key markets.

Our data team is relentless in their pursuit of accurately building market size, share and forecast data for emerging segments of the enterprise technology marketplace. And via industry-informed economic analysis, we can provide transparency into the complex pricing models of public clouds.

Market Monitor & Forecast

Providing size, share and forecast data for evolving technology markets, our Market Monitor & Forecast service exploits our analysts' insight into both startups and established technology vendors to provide a deep and unified view of some of the most disruptive segments in the enterprise and the supply-side of mobile technology.

Cloud Price Index

Transparency into the complex pricing models of the public clouds: helping buyers assess the value of available options, and sellers build a competitive pricing strategy.

The Cloud Price Index (CPI) is the most rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the cost of cloud computing in the industry. For the first time, buyers have complete transparency into the complex pricing models of public clouds, including analysis of the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Featured Data

Cloud & Managed Services Expected to Grow in Value

Custom Research

Make the right strategic decisions and engage your customers.

Our consulting team is ready to support your critical decisions with prescriptive advice. We will draw conclusions from our wealth of data-driven insight or field proprietary research studies. We can also fuel your marketing engine with custom, co-branded content crafted to engage your target audience and build trust.

Case Study

Building a Hyperscale Mobile Cloud Platform Strategy

M&A Data & Analysis

Make your investment, alliance and acquisition decisions with confidence.

Our online M&A database, supported by a team of IT market analysts, tracks more than 650 granular tech sectors and provides proprietary data including values for key emerging technology deals, giving clients more leverage in their valuation discussions. Related analysis digs deep into deal rationales and a separate database provides rich profiles of some of the most disruptive privately held companies in the market.

M&A KnowledgeBase

Illuminate the world of private companies

A valuation database of nearly 60,000 tech transactions plus proprietary intelligence on private companies from inception through liquidity.

Featured Insight

M&A Deal Trends

Market Insight

2020 Tech M&A Outlook

There's a growing bench of well-funded startups that provide analytics into the sales process, coupled with engagement tools such as sales content, communication, and configuration, pricing and quotes (CPQ).