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Gallup and TEC Form Alliance to Meet Government and Industry Demands for Successful Enterprise Transformation

Published On: September 14 2006

Gallup and TEC Form Alliance to Meet Government and Industry Demands for Successful Enterprise Transformation

Gallup teams up with TEC to add IT assessment to its comprehensive business transformation assurance services, and to drive growth for public and private sector clients

Washington, DC, and Montreal, Quebec, Sept 14, 2006

The Gallup Organization and Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. have joined forces in a strategic alliance. The mission: to complement Gallup's Transformation Success Assurance services with TEC's experience and methodologies in IT evaluation, analysis, and decision support.

Although Gallup is mostly known for its polling and survey expertise, the majority of its business is generated from consulting services for government and industry. The alliance with TEC adds an IT evaluation component to Gallup's management consulting businesses. The two companies have a very similar fundamental philosophy: independence. Gallup's objectivity in consulting and TEC's unbiased approach to IT evaluation are the perfect complements.

TEC is a global and impartial player in the enterprise software evaluation and selection market. Its easy-to-use online tools integrate business process modeling, content management, and decision support capabilities on its proprietary information management platform. Gallup's full life cycle consulting approach extends TEC's capabilities from the building of solutions, through launch, and into steady state continuous improvement.

"Our alliance with TEC provides Gallup with a comprehensive IT selection capability, broadening our transformation success assurance program by leveraging all of TEC's accumulated expertise," says Carl Sara, Partner, The Gallup Organization. Gallup differentiates its services by focusing on the organic growth of an organization through a proven body of behavioral science. "Our research shows that most transformations are challenged not only by programmatic or technical factors, but by human capital elements," says Sara. "The alliance helps extend our brand, by aligning our capabilities with the transformation demands of businesses today." TEC and Gallup are marrying capabilities to bring new approaches to the uncertain world of IT transformation.

"There's a lot at stake, when making enterprise software decisions," says Barry Melsom, TEC's vice president of global marketing. "Collectively, organizations lose billions of dollars each year due to misperceptions or insufficient information and data about the selection and implementation processes." TEC has a wealth of customer feedback. "This strategic alliance with Gallup," Melsom continued, "will allow us to expand the type of valuable market feedback we can make available to our respective clients."

About Gallup
The Gallup Organization has studied human nature and behavior for more than seventy years. Gallup employs many of the world's leading scientists in management, economics, psychology, and sociology. Gallup performance management systems help organizations boost organic growth by increasing customer engagement and maximizing employee productivity through measurement tools, coursework, and strategic advisory services. Gallup's 2,000 professionals deliver services at client organizations, through the Web, at Gallup University's campuses, and in 40 offices around the world.

Contact:
Carl Sara, Partner
The Gallup Organization
901 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004 USA
(202) 715-3211

About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC)
Established in 1993, TEC ( www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press ), the first Web-native software industry analyst, is an impartial advocate for buyers of enterprise software. TEC provides decision support solutions that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their companies' unique business and systems requirements, and contribute most effectively to superior business performance.

From ERP ( ERP.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press ), SCM, CRM, business intelligence, and outsourcing, to financial, health services, radio frequency identification (RFID), and open source, TEC's network of knowledge bases, with data vetted by its analysts, continues to expand in keeping with the growing needs of enterprise IT professionals.

More than 500,000 global subscribers turn to TEC for research and analysis via its daily newsletter, and refer to its extensive archive of articles and white papers.

Contact:
Lynne Brash, Marketing Manager
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC),
740 St. Maurice, 4th floor,
Montreal , Quebec
Canada
H3C 1L5
(1-800) 496-1303, ext. 254

 
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