Forrester Research, Inc., (Nasdaq: FORR) and Doculabs today announced a research partnership in which the two companies will share information about eBusiness technologies and collaborate on future research projects. The research will combine Forrester’s leading market insights with Doculabs’ objective benchmarking practices.
“Doculabs is the leading provider of hard data on the rapidly emerging technologies that make eBusiness possible,” said William M. Bluestein, Ph.D., president and chief operating officer at Forrester. “Most vendors are long on promises and short on facts about how their products perform. Forrester is pleased to be working with Doculabs, whose unsurpassed knowledge base and product understanding is the perfect complement to Forrester’s research on eBusiness technology architecture.”
One of the biggest challenges companies face after developing an eCommerce strategy is selecting and integrating the right applications. Doculabs’ research is focused on evaluating the emerging technologies used in eBusiness, including content, commerce, fulfillment, and infrastructure applications.
“Companies need to keep pace with today’s fast-changing technologies while simultaneously avoiding risk,” said James Watson, President of Doculabs. “The combined resources of Forrester and Doculabs will help companies understand technology trends and product specifics so they can make the best decision for their environments.”
In addition to the research partnership, Forrester announced that it will make an equity investment in Doculabs. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Doculabs is an independent industry analyst firm specializing in providing product assessments of the technologies that drive e-business, including e-content, e-commerce, e-fulfillment and delivery, and e-business infrastructures. Founded in 1993, Doculabs was one of the first industry analyst firms to base its research in reality-based product assessment for both vendors and end users.
Doculabs’ product assessments are built upon benchmarking of technology products combined with trend and market analyses. The results of these assessments provide an end user company with the information needed to make a technology investment decision and provide a vendor with the information required to pursue market opportunities. The company’s unique focus on hands-on assessments makes its broad spectrum of advisory services, market analyses, and research among the most practical and valuable in the industry.
Doculabs is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For more information about Doculabs, visit Doculabs’ Web site at www.doculabs.com.