Ventana Research Inc. is a new research and advisory service focused on performance management. Fueled by a commitment to extensive primary research, Ventana Research enables organizations to achieve superior performance by delivering true understanding of how to leverage investments in information technologies and apply industry best practices and methodologies. Ventana Research provides services to organizations and vendors, delivering insight on the business and IT issues, as well as the supporting technology vendors, financial services and consulting firms affecting business performance management.

Ventana Research defines performance management as the strategy and process of managing organizational performance by optimizing assets and resources to achieve a common set of goals and stakeholder objectives. The company employs a proven set of methodologies to apply performance management practices throughout organizations providing the ability to align technology to business goals and objectives.

Founded by former SAP Portals vice president and META Group research program director Mark Smith with a team of technology vendor and research veterans, Ventana Research uses a new decentralized approach to providing research access to people within organizations. An advisory service subscription to Ventana Research may be leveraged by any individual in the organization, rather than residing in the hands of select individuals, eliminating the type of bottlenecks decision-makers face accessing research through other analyst firms. Ventana Research delivers direct access to both written research and advisory services through its Web site,

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