Clients of 451 Research — at end-user, service-provider, vendor and investor organizations — rely on our insight and data to support both strategic and tactical decision-making. 451 Research delivers specific, measurable value to each core segment:
451 Research enables end users such as early-adopter corporate IT strategists to get a first look at emerging technologies and the vendors and service providers bringing them to market. 451 Research’s focus on startup technology vendors provides unique insight into alternative and innovative suppliers -- a key building block to running IT for competitive advantage. In addition to analysis of the supply-side, detailed survey and case-study analysis of what is happening in datacenters around the world provides peer comparison insights.
451 Research offers Service Providers such as management consultants a view into IT marketplace competition – identifying realignment and M&A activity that could impact future product development and support and have longer-term impact on early-stage implementations. Solutions integrators receive a first look at emerging vendors whose new technologies have the potential to substantially change the marketplace and deliver strong competitive advantage for clients.
451 Research provides executive managers a holistic picture of their competition in key areas of enterprise IT innovation that spans from the largest IT vendors to under-the-radar startups. Corporate development and strategic M&A professionals benefit from 451 Research's forward-looking analysis of potential M&A activity within emerging enterprise IT segments and our comprehensive database of M&A transactions. Marketing communications and sales executives receive frontline, in-depth updates on competition within key growth segments of the enterprise IT marketplace. Product managers and market strategists benefit from in-depth assessments of vendor company technology and product strategies from the perspectives of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
451 Research provides investors such as investment bankers, venture capitalists and private equity investors insight into areas of enterprise IT innovation that are gaining commercial traction, with emphasis on implications for existing competitors in the marketplace. Equity research analysts benefit from our current data and impact assessment for M&A activity, including relative valuations and deal volumes. Investment bankers receive under-the-radar insight into early-stage commercialization of technologies that supports investment decisions based on marketplace momentum and individual companies' establishment of true competitive advantage.