In a move to integrate market research and consulting services, Netroscope Inc., the leading Internet market research company, last week announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Silicon Summit Technologies (SST), the leading provider of Internet development and support services.
In today’s customer-centric market, Netroscope and SST’s alliance offers organizations a one-stop source for acquiring both market intelligence and consulting services. It is designed to help organizations systematically manage their business risks with a well-defined process to follow. It also offers a competitive pricing model that spans the entire project cycle, from initial research to development and deployment.
Netroscope forecasts the U.S. market for the Internet and e-commerce research, consulting, and outsourcing services will exceed $30 billion by 2002. Netroscope and SST are working together to develop and market a family of integrated market research and consulting services that support the growing needs of customers for customized integration and outsourcing solutions.
“This agreement is an outstanding progression for both Netroscope and SST as it allows us to join forces to develop and deliver compelling outsourcing and integration solutions that will put us at the top of the Internet consulting ladder,” said Natalie Shaheen, President, Netroscope. “The addition of SST to our resources adds another exciting dimension to our firm’s capabilities and expands our research range to meet every aspect of the strategic market planning top to bottom. The strategic priorities of this partnership include leveraging and expanding existing client relationships, further identifying a competitive pricing model, and combining extensive skill sets in existing and emerging technologies.”
“Our customers want tightly integrated and complete project life-cycle services and a strategic alliance with Netroscope allows SST to deliver just that,” said Larry Gusto, President, Silicon Summit Technologies. “Netroscope has quickly become recognized as a premier Internet market research firm and perfectly complements SST’s existing development and support organizations. By combining and leveraging the strengths of both companies the big winner here will be the customer.”
Among the industries that would benefit from the Netroscope and SST alliance are financial services and securities industries. Commenting on the alliance, John Valente, Senior Vice President in charge of the Information Application Development Division for Visa International, said, “As we implement the Internet into our strategic business processes, deploying comprehensive and cost-effective e-commerce solutions and infrastructure become critical issues. By linking market intelligence with consulting know-how, Netroscope and SST are well equipped to better serve the industry’s outsourcing needs. They can help organizations take a more efficient approach for rapid deployment and development of eBusiness solutions.”
“With the financial services industry operating more and more on Internet time, the SST-Netroscope alliance will be invaluable in helping ePIT offer trading on a level playing field to the Internet community,” said Steven Smith, Vice President of Business Development at ePIT, Inc. “This alliance will give ePIT a leg up as we work closely with existing financial institutions to bring their customers the experience and benefits of trading shoulder to shoulder with other traders over the Internet.”
Silicon Summit Technologies, Inc. () develops, implements and supports technically progressive systems for the world’s largest companies in the Securities Brokerage, Card Payment Systems, Banking and Legal Services industries.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Silicon Summit Technologies’ expertise lies in keeping abreast of the latest technology and utilizing this technology to the benefit of their clients. Since 1988 SST has specialized in the development of leading-edge applications for the securities industry. The majority of current products are written in Java and provide valuable business solutions based on the Financial Information Exchange (FIX) communications protocol.
Netroscope, Inc. () is the leading Internet market research and consulting company focused on evaluation and assessment of leading-edge technologies and market trends, with the objective of supporting strategic business requirements of the industry. Netroscope’s services include syndicated and customized research, marketing and sales support services, assessment of corporate and vendor trends, “thinking council” advisory services, monthly newsletters, and daily alerts.Details