IDC and Advantiv Inc. announced a partnership aimed
at improving the process of assessing, selecting, and implementing
mission-critical enterprise application systems. The companies will combine
their expertise to offer an Internet-based platform that provides software, a
methodology, and intelligence on technology-specific topics.
Under the terms of the agreement, Advantiv will provide the
software and infrastructure to power the solution, while IDC will provide
intellectual capital on specific technology products, including feature
function criteria, operating environment, and critical business issues. The
partnership will provide customers with critical information and a structured
environment to improve their decision process. The product is scheduled to be
launched before the end of the year and will be available under IDC’s IT
Advisory Tools product set. – Isaac Slepner
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