IDC Announces Launch of Government Insights Company

Framingham, MA – March 2, 2006 – IDC today announces the launch of Government Insights, a new, independent research and advisory practice focused on providing government executives with fact-based research, business cases, benchmarking, and best practices on the use of information technology (IT). Government Insights provides decision-makers within government and the vendor community with actionable information to better select and implement technology to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government performance and service.

"IDC is pleased to introduce Government Insights as the newest member of our family of Insights companies," says Kirk Campbell, President and CEO of IDC. "These companies serve the unique research needs of business executives in specific industries, with Government Insights addressing the needs of decision-makers within government and the vendor community that serves them."

Adds Teresa Bozzelli, chief operating officer and managing director of Government Insights, "Technology is changing the way governments, on a global scale, are operating today. Government Insights’ research and advisory services will empower executives to demonstrate and maximize the value of their technology investments, as well as implement technology to improve government performance."

Government Insights provides deep domain, research-based advisory and consulting services that enable executives and senior managers to:

• Better justify, select, and implement technology to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of performance and service;

• Manage technology programs with increased confidence of success; and

• Demonstrate results through the integration of technology as a strategic investment – and not as an expense.

For more information, please visit http://www.government-insights.com.

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 technology 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.

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