ABI Research Opens European Office in the U.K.

Technology consulting firm branches out, beefs up presence in E.U.

Technology consulting firm branches out, beefs up presence in E.U.

Oyster Bay, NY  January 12, 2006  Technology market researcher ABI Research has announced the opening of a new London office in the United Kingdom as the consultancy looks to beef up its presence in the European Union.

"While ABI Research has had research and sales teams in the U.K. for some time, we felt it was important to establish a new presence in the heart of one of the world's great financial and business cities," said ABI President Tim Archdeacon.

The firm's key executive management, back office staff, IT, marketing and production operations remain in Oyster Bay, near New York. But ABI said that the new operations center, near Chancery Lane in the heart of London, gives the company a strategic location to address not just British, but wider European markets.

"It will consolidate the company's research, analysis and sales efforts in one location and provide greater convenience for meetings with clients, as well as more direct access to the research talent demanded by the company's rapid growth," ABI said in a statement.

"ABI Research regularly gives face-to-face television interviews with CNN, CNBC and the BBC on a variety technology subjects," said Jake Saunders, the firm's European director of research. "Chancery Lane's close proximity to London's media enterprises helps us to respond to these requests more effectively. Furthermore we can reach out to clients and industry participants in a very timely manner."

The new office adds one more location to list of the company's global research bases that now includes New York, Hong Kong and Scottsdale, Ariz.

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