Bloor Research is able to offer you the breadth of services, reach and geographical coverage normally only available from a major international organisation. The way we achieve this is partly through proactively seeking superior partners who offer complementary services and/or who can better service other international regions—then forming joint ventures and alliances.
A selection of our alliances is described below:
Incoming Thought offers solutions to help secure the business advantage our clients have worked so hard to create, and in turn enable them to save money, increase profits or avoid legal and compliance issues. We aim to assist you to continue focusing on your core business activities while you are working with us on protecting what’s important to you—your business advantage.
Our team consists of professionals who have years of experience, having worked across a range of technical and strategic projects. We cover all aspects of information security, physical security, hardware, software, infrastructure, compliance, governance and assurance.
Typical engagements may include reviewing security effectiveness, to the creation of security strategies, through to implementation, content creation and end user training. Based on a wealth of real life experience we focus on your business advantage and how best you can protect it.
Incoming Thought [www.IncomingThought.com]
The SureFire Sales Success™ process enables those selling IT products or services to rapidly and consistently identify sweet-spot sales opportunities, to build a robust and differentiated proposition and to keep their sales and marketing resources constantly focused on addressable and winnable new business. We provide constant market and competitor assessment and intelligence to ensure your sales and marketing teams are always up to date and able to focus their efforts ruthlessly.
Once SureFire is in place, our team of industry and sector experts are available to provide additional and on-going coaching and development (for example, in depth and specialist market knowledge or CIO /CFO "exposure" and proposition testing), deal and bid support, collateral development and advice on sales and marketing approaches and initiatives.
In some instances we are also able to provide a direct introductions service to broker a meeting with the decision makers of your choice.
Concertant is a unique consultancy specialising in all aspects of multi-core processors and parallel computing, which is a very fast-growing business. Concertant's partners have been working together and separately for over twenty years on a wide variety of aspects of multi-processor and parallel computing: advising national and quasi-national governmental organizations, running national and multi-national projects and developing hardware, software and related tools. They have covered application areas as diverse as: data-mining, finance, aeronautics, transportation, embedded systems, working with supercomputers, grids and high-performance workstations. As part of various bodies they have also helped to specify language modifications to take advantage of parallelism. This gives Concertant an almost unrivalled breadth of experience.
Through Bloor Research's partnership with Hurwitz & Associates, IT suppliers and purchasers gain from a greatly enhanced physical presence that spans the US and European markets and a larger pool of analysts.
Hurwitz & Associates [www.hurwitz.com]
In 2005, Bloor Research was a launch partner for what is becoming the most important global IT information source for IT decision-makers. At the heart is an independent web portal — IT-Director.com — which brings together research, analysis, comment and opinion from across the entire technology analyst community. The service now also delivers an information feed directly to IT users and suppliers, including organisations with strong communities such as the BPMG and FAST.
Those responsible for IT strategy and purchases will gain key decision-making insight. Regular contributions from over 30 analyst companies (and growing) such as Bloor, Hurwitz, Quocirca, and MWD Advisors—plus other independent experts from organisations such as Cranfield University—ensure wide, deep coverage that toes no company line and above all carries authority.
IT Director [www.it-director.com]