NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 451 Group, a leading technology-industry analyst company, today announced the acquisition of the ChangeWave Research division of InvestorPlace Media, LLC. Cofounded by Paul Carton, Ph.D. in 2000, the Rockville, Maryland-based ChangeWave Research specializes in identifying and quantifying change in corporate IT purchasing demand, industry and company trends, as well as consumer spending behavior.
ChangeWave publishes syndicated research reports based on a weekly series of proprietary large sample surveys of its ChangeWave survey network, a group of more than 25,000 business and technology professionals – along with early-adopter consumers. These individuals represent a broad cross section of vertical markets – including software, hardware, telecom, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and multiple retail sectors.
The business and investment intelligence provided by ChangeWave provides a real-time view of changes in both corporate demand and consumer spending, as well as company, technology and business trends in key market sectors. ChangeWave offers research reports via subscription to its three different survey series – Corporate Buying & Business Trends series, ChangeWave Telecom series and Consumer Spending & Electronics series.
"The addition of ChangeWave Research to The 451 Group’s portfolio of companies dramatically enhances our ability to provide 451 Group clients with key proprietary survey data and statistically significant insight,” said Martin V. McCarthy, CEO of The 451 Group. “With ChangeWave and our recent acquisition of TheInfoPro, we are able to deliver a deep and valuable reservoir of primary data sourced directly from IT buyers, enabling timely strategic senior-level decision-making," added Mr. McCarthy.
"The 451 Group's reputation for independent insight and their focus on the business of IT innovation is a perfect fit for ChangeWave. I look forward to combining our unique proprietary demand survey data with The 451 Group’s overall ability to analyze emerging IT trends, technologies and companies," said Dr. Carton, who will lead the new ChangeWave division of The 451 Group as its Vice President of Research.
Previous acquisitions of The 451 Group include Uptime Institute, “The Global Data Center Authority” and a pioneer in the creation and facilitation of end-user knowledge communities to improve reliability and uninterruptible availability in data-center facilities, and Tier1 Research, a single-source research and advisory firm covering the multi-tenant datacenter, hosting, IT and cloud-computing sectors, blending the best of industry and financial research. Less than a month ago, at the beginning of March 2011, The 451 Group acquired TheInfoPro, a leading IT advisory and research firm that provides real-world perspectives on the customer and market dynamics of the enterprise information technology landscape by using a unique research methodology that harnesses the collective knowledge and insights of leading IT organizations worldwide.
About The 451 Group
The 451 Group is a leading technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Clients of the company – at vendor, investor, service-provider and end-user organizations – rely on The 451 Group's insight to support both strategic and tactical decision-making. The 451 Group is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, Washington, DC, London, Boston, Seattle and Denver.
For additional information on The 451 Group, go to: www.the451group.com. For additional information on Tier 1 Research, go to www.tier1research.com. For additional information on Uptime Institute and its services, go to www.uptimeinstitute.com. For additional information on TheInfoPro, go to www.theinfopro.com.
About ChangeWave Research
ChangeWave Research, based in Rockville, Maryland, is an independent research firm cofounded in 2000 by Dr. Paul Carton, who has an extensive background in online survey research. ChangeWave identifies and quantifies "change" in consumer spending behavior, corporate purchasing, and industry, company and technology trends. This is accomplished through a weekly series of large sample surveys to its network of 25,000 accredited business, technology and medical professionals – along with early-adopter consumers – working in more than 20 industries. ChangeWave offers research reports via subscription to its three different survey series – ChangeWave Telecom series, Consumer Spending & Electronics series and Corporate Buying & Business Trends series. To learn more, visit www.changewaveresearch.com.