Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station High Performance Computing Center, Wicksburg, Mississippi
Technology Office, Defence
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Excellent Web site with information about the many IT-related projects that are run under DARPA's (the original Internet sponsor) auspices.
and Activity Servers, National
Coordination Office for High Performance Computing and Communications,
Provides links to many HPCC related centers
Standards & Technology
Provides listing of publications for sale, links to various research projects, and some online standard conformance testing services
in Government, University at Albany, State University of New
Albany, New York
"... pursues new ways of applying computing and communications technologies to the practical problems of information management and service delivery in the public sector."
Media Technology, Stockholm
Technology research institute owned by the graphics industry. Most of the Web site is in Swedish.
Commerce Association, London
Membership organization for companies and consultants in electronic commerce.
National Computing Centre, Manchester
Market research on IT and IS technology, primarily delivered through comprehensive reports.
Holds seminars (overview on Web) on advanced information technology issues.
Research and information on IBM enterprise systems.
American Society for
Industrial Security, Washington, D.C.
Membership organization not specifically concered with IT, but increasingly focusing on information systems security.
AMR Research, Boston,
Market research in "enterprise applications and related trends and technologies."
Economics, Inc., Carlsbad, California
Financial IT market research service, focused on equipment prices and financing terms
Research Services, Computer
Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts
I/S and business strategy meeting and research subscription services. Large library of research, accessible to subcribers only.
The Concours Group,
Kinwood, Texas; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and various European offices
Meeting and research subscription service with Executive, CIO, and Human Resources perspective. Some perspective papers on site. Best practices and participative research under the Re.sults program. Various education programs and a consulting practice.
Holdings, New York, New York
Publishes the widely read monthly newsletter Release 1.0., and arranges the PC Forum, annual very informal meeting of movers and shakers in IT and media. Not a research center in a strict sense, but included because of its industry influence. Nice layout of Web site, contains a few sample issues of Release 1.0.
Information Services, Pennsauken, New Jersey
IT information service, sells publications on line
Research, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Analyzes emerging technologies and IT impact on Global 2,000 companies, consumers and society." Rather slow Website with lots of cookies, no reports without filling out a (longish) form.
Sullivan, Mountain View, California
"Market research and consulting services." Rather broad in scope--high-tech in general rather than just IS.
Group, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut
"IT advisory and market research services." Largest of the commercial IT advisory companies with more than 550 analysts worldwide.Many subsidiaries, among them:
San Jose, California
"IT market research service"
Network, San Francisco, California
Small but highly connected company doing futuristic research. Famous for pioneering scenario analysis. Excellent and very eclectic selection in their Book Club, run by Stewart Brand.
"Gemini's strategic research group, a think tank focused exclusively on the 'converging' industries of computers, communications, consumer electronics, and content (C4)." Content rather thin, but has a glossary of information technology terms.
Group, Newton, Massachusetts
Small consulting/research company focused on client-server and distributed technologies. Content-free web site.
Division, IBM Corporation
IBM's Research Division home page is very updated, content-rich and graphically pleasing with a magazine-like format. The individual research center pages contain visitor information only, no research content, except Zürich). When looking for research material, use IBM's general search facility.)
Market research on IT, geared towards government use.
Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey
Market research and strategic analysis for telecommunications industry.
Data Corporation (IDC), Framingham, Massachusetts
Market research in all aspects of information technology, emphasis on software and applications.
Market research with a focus on high tech, geared towards computer industry. Very slow loading site--lots of gratuitous graphics.
Jupiter Research, New York
Focused on ECommerce and "consumer interactivity". Site requires registration.
IT market assessment and consulting to large end-user organizations and technology vendors, growing rapidly, geared to CIOs and below.
Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), Austin, Texas
Sponsored by many organizations, most known for Doug Lenat's CYC project. Site shutting down, as projects are spun out.
Membership group for CIOs of large companies. Content-free web-page.
Seybold Group, Boston, Massachusetts
Choice between graphical and text-only home page, sells research reports about various aspects of computing on-line.
Interest group focused on how software patents should be set up. Articles and a newsletter that can be downloaded.
Provides software package evaluations, reports can be downloaded after paying. Comprehensive and well organized web site.
Productivity Consortium, Herndon, Virginia
". . . established [..] in 1985 to develop processes, methods, tools, and services that improve the design and implementation of high-quality, software-intensive systems." Membership organization doing research and technology transfer.
Productivity Research, Burlington, Massachusetts
Small consulting/research company, led by Capers Jones, focused on programming languages and systems complexity measurement. Informative web site.
Information Technologies, Inc.
Market research into electrical and electronic components and equipment.
Yankee Group, Boston, Massachusetts
"[...] market research on communications and computing technologies to vendors and users."