ICT research and consulting firm, Meta Group Inc., has announced that it is introducing custom-packaged solutions based on its proprietary research products for financial services firms. The programs, it says, will be tailored to the individual needs of the firms and their research departments, and will provide access to Meta Group's research capabilities across the full spectrum of ICT. The firm says it is taking this step as the contract between First Albany and Meta Group terminates.
"Our proprietary research should be of value in helping financial analysts and their firms to head of fast-changing ICT trends," says Fred Amoroso, Meta Group CEO and president. "Our ongoing dialogue with thousands of ICT users and vendors provides us with the necessary realities, insights, and perspectives to compare and contrast the strengths and limitations of companies, their product offerings, and their overall market space. As financial services firms look to provide increased value to their customers, Meta Group's research capabilities will offer a strong ICT foundation to their securities analysis."
Amoroso adds, "While in the past we provided limited research on a select basis, we now see an opportunity to expand this product offering and provide financial services firms around the world with the ability to access and benefit from our value proposition."
"The flexibility in our research offerings, which go beyond written deliverables, makes this an ideal fit for financial services firms in need of forward-looking, in-depth CT research and analysis," says Herb Van Hook, senior vice-president and director of research and fulfilment at Meta.
"Our combination of research content, vendor and market evaluations, and one-on-one analyst interaction provides a packaging capability for equity firms that require more than the commoditized ICT content that is currently available from other organizations," concludes Van Hook.