Government Insights Releases Confidence of Success Indicators for U.S. Federal Government ; New Ratings Assist Government Officials in Selecting System Integrators for Specific Program Requirements

FALLS CHURCH, VA – JULY 30, 2007 – Government Insights, an IDC Company, announces today the release of their Confidence of Success Indicators (CSI) research that is designed to assist government in matching their specific project requirements to System Integrators (SI) capabilities. The CSI research includes two types of ratings: first, CSI Ratings which evaluates suppliers' capabilities, defense and civilian penetration, and process maturity focus; and second, Market Influence Ratings which depicts a relative measure of the government influence on each evaluated supplier.

"The purpose of Government Insights creating these CSI ratings is to apply a transparent methodology and fact-based research to independently access and rank SI vendor performance," says David Perara research director for Government Insights. "Our CSI research is designed to assist government officials by delivering an assessment of how System Integrators can best fit their needs based on government-specific criteria, metrics, and surveys – and to assist System Integrators by offering our analysis of government perceptions and levels of satisfaction across a range of planning and design, implementation, and support and training experiences."

The firms exhibiting the highest government confidence, based on Government Insights analysis, are located in the confidence, or upper-right quadrant of the CSI grid. According to Perara, "These firms demonstrate broad service capabilities and extensive market penetration, and government has greater influence on these firms because it controls a larger portion of the firm's revenue relative to other System Integrators who serve this market. An example of a firm in the confidence quadrant is Lockheed Martin, which received the highest ratings due to civilian and defense penetration, commitment to CMMI process certification, and percentage of overall revenues obtained from government contracts."

Additional quadrants in the CSI grid include: legacy, for firms that have lower federal SI focus as a percentage of total IT services revenue; specialty, for firms with a significant focus on the federal market but limited reach across both the civilian and defense markets; and emerging, for smaller firms with less presence in the federal government market segment.

Government Insights CSI grid is available in the report Confidence of Success Indicator: System Integrators in the Federal Marketplace (Doc.#GI207161). This report also covers future outlook, and actions to consider for government and SI suppliers.

About Government Insights, an IDC Company

Government Insights, an IDC company, provides government organizations and IT vendors who serve them with research-based advisory and consulting services that enable government executives to maximize the value of their technology investments; minimize technology risk through accurate planning; benchmark themselves against industry peers; adopt industry best practices for organizational/technology alignment; make more informed technology decisions; and drive technology-enabled performance and innovation. Government Insights provides full coverage of the government value chain, with special emphasis on developing and employing strategies that leverage IT investments to maximize organizational performance. Staffed by senior analysts with significant experience in government, Government Insights provides a portfolio of research and advisory services that are relevant to the needs of both the government and IT vendor communities. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and events company.

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