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Independent Analyst Firm Expands Team to Provide CIO-specific Insight

London, January 14, 2008 – The 451 Group has expanded its research team to help meet the demand for CIO-specific insight into enterprise IT innovation. The independent technology industry analyst company has appointed Janice McGinn, former editor of CIO Magazine UK, as research director of The 451 Group's CIO Practice.

The 451 Group has also expanded its European presence by appointing Csilla Zsigri to the position of EU Business Development Manager, who will develop The 451 Group’s relationships with the EU. Zsigri is based in Barcelona.

McGinn and Zsigri join The 451 Group's EMEA team – which includes analysts John Abbott, William Fellows, Andy Lawrence, John Barr, Matt Aslett, Chris Noble, Krishna Roy and Simon Robinson.

"Our clients rely on us to provide them with independent and objective assessment of the competitive dynamics of innovation," said Martin V. McCarthy, chief executive officer of The 451 Group. "We want to be responsive to key growth areas within enterprise IT and to ensure our research agenda reflects a focus on assessing viability in emerging market segments. These additions will be a key component for delivering groundbreaking insight to a more widespread audience."

Janice McGinn brings close to 20 years’ of experience working in the IT industry. Before joining The 451 Group, McGinn was editor of CIO Magazine UK. Prior to that, she was editor of MIS UK and The C Magazine, and worked at City brokerage Killik & Co as editor and equity analyst. She also has worked for other well-known IT publications including ComputerWire's Computergram International.

Csilla Zsigri is an economist who joins The 451 Group from Atos Origin SAE's Research and Innovation unit. Zsigri was a senior business consultant with Atos, coordinating business activities in numerous EU-funded ICT Research and Technology Development projects.

For more information about the analyst team at The 451 Group, please visit: http://www.the451group.com/about/our_team.php

About The 451 Group

The 451 Group is an independent technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Clients of the company – at vendor, investor, service-provider and end-user organisations – rely on 451 insight to support both strategic and tactical decision-making for competitive advantage.

The 451 Group is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, London and Boston. The company also operates Tier1 Research – an independent division of The 451 Group – which analyses the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the IT, communications and Internet sectors.

For additional information on The 451 Group or to apply for trial access to its services, go to: www.the451group.com

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William Fellows
The 451 Group
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7299 7766
Email: william.fellows@the451group.com

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