The 451 Group: Focused on long-term sustainable, profitable global growth

The 451 Group, which consists of 451 Research and Uptime Institute, is a top 5 technology research and advisory firm. We are independent, profitable and have experienced double-digit organic revenue growth every year, including in 2016. Over the last six years we have made six acquisitions. We have recently launched several new, innovative products such as Voice of the Enterprise and invested in building our Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance of IT decision-makers, which now stands at over 60,000 strong worldwide.

The 451 Group has consistently invested in our people. In the last year alone, we added 26 analysts to our client-facing research and advisory teams. We now have over 360 employees. Our team is strong and growing with a global focus. We pride ourselves on hiring analysts who are experienced and can go deep.

Our strategy is to lead, not follow the market. As a rapidly expanding firm with a high employee retention rate, good business principles make it necessary to evolve our business and research coverage. As the entire technology market is disrupted as a result of pervasive digital transformation, new growth markets emerge and we have to ensure we are investing in the areas most important to our customers’ needs today and in the future. Yesterday, we unfortunately had to say farewell to eight of our analysts. 451 Research does not take these decisions lightly. Part of the reduction was in research areas where interest and demand has waned, and we also considered other business factors.

Over the past 12 months, we have dramatically expanded our coverage of the IoT market and made significant additional investments in our Managed Services, Security, Software and DevOps coverage. This quarter we launched our Customer Experience & Commerce and Workforce Productivity & Compliance practices. We also launched our premium M&A KnowledgeBase, which better visualizes emerging trends leveraging our private company database.

Our organization has profound respect for all individuals who have contributed to the success of 451 Research over the past 18 years of our business. The company goes forward with more than 125 analysts.

451 Research and its management remain committed to our strategy of sustained, profitable and long-term global growth and serving the needs of our valued clients today and in the future.

Michelle Bailey, Chief Research Officer
Brett Azuma, EVP Research

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