Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), a leading emerging-technology research firm, today announced its second equity investment in Doculabs, Inc. For more than a year, Forrester and Doculabs have collaborated on developing eBusiness TechRankings™, a powerful research assessment tool designed to help companies save time and money when selecting and implementing the best technologies for eBusiness. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

“Doculabs’ product assessment has helped us provide eBusiness TechRankings clients with invaluable product insights and vendor analysis that, in these uncertain economic times, empowers businesses to make the right long-term technology investments,” said William M. Bluestein, Ph.D., president and chief operating officer at Forrester. “Forrester’s follow-on investment in Doculabs demonstrates our confidence in our partner and our commitment to making TechRankings an essential element in our clients’ technology investment decisions.”

eBusiness TechRankings launched in October 2000. Five TechRankings categories are now available: Integration Server, Customer Service Application, Application Server, Content Management, and Commerce Platform. Future TechRankings categories will be announced later in 2001, while existing ones will be updated monthly. For more information about TechRankings, visit

About Doculabs
Doculabs, Inc., an independent industry analyst firm, is a leading source for research and strategic advisory services on the emerging technologies that drive business, including eCommerce, content and communities, customer relationship management, fulfillment, and Web infrastructures. Based in Chicago, Doculabs¿ capitalizes on its unique research by providing project-based services for the end-user and software provider communities. For more information about Doculabs, call +1 312/433-7793 or visit the Web site at