|Dialog Corp. has announced an expanded, exclusive licensing and content
alliance with San Jose, California-based Frost & Sullivan, an international
marketing-consulting and -training company.
The agreement allows Dialog to offer worldwide users of its three online
services—Dialog, Profound, and DataStar™—site licensing rights to electronically
access Frost & Sullivan's analytical information. Site licensing arrangements
enable Dialog to customize highly tailored packages for its customers that
offer unlimited searching and document retrieval of Frost & Sullivan
materials at fixed monthly subscriptions.
The agreement also increases the flow of Frost & Sullivan's in-depth
and extensive strategic analysis added to the three Dialog services and
is available for online retrieval.
An expanded roster of strategic research databases covering industrial,
healthcare, and communications/information technology industries, companies,
and topics are now being added to the Dialog services. Approximately 40
newly released Frost & Sullivan analyses are added monthly. No other
online information service offers access to Frost & Sullivan strategic
insights, according to the announcement.
In 2001, Frost & Sullivan acquired technology analyst Hewin International.
Strategic analysis dealing with technical and international marketing issues
produced by Hewin's researchers is now fully integrated into the Frost
Sullivan content pool that's available through Dialog services.
New this year, Frost & Sullivan's Executive Summits division has
redefined the traditional conference format for executive clientele. Through
a reconstructed, client-centric philosophy, Frost & Sullivan has unveiled
a new concept for high-level strategic learning and sharing.
Frost & Sullivan's Market Insights provides strategic solutions
for critical challenges and opportunities in a changing marketplace. Using
Frost & Sullivan's Market Engineering research methodology, each Market
Insight presents summarized market analysis in a concise document.
This agreement expands a 1997 exclusive partnership between Frost &
Sullivan and Dialog, called Frost & Sullivan Electronic Distribution,
through which the online information offered by both companies was offered
to each other's clients. That cross-marketing program continues to be provided
by the two companies.
On Dialog services, the Frost & Sullivan content may be found in
Files 765 and 767. On the DataStarT service, the materials are in Files
FSER and FSMR. On the Profound service, the content is available through
Source: Dialog Corp., Cary, NC, 800/3-DIALOG; http://www.dialog.com.