METRI Research

METRI expands its portfolio around sourcing advice and benchmarking with Research. Fact-based insights from benchmark studies and customer centric studies will regularly appear in the form of research products such as white papers and knowledge articles. The content provides inspiration on a wide range of IT issues and provides concrete arguments for new solutions.

As always with METRI Research is fact based and demonstrably contributes to a better application of information technology. The information products are compiled from multiple sources, including sourcing surveys and benchmarking, market research, online desk research and interviews with leading external experts and opinion leaders.

Fact-based insights from benchmark studies and customer centric studies will regularly appear in the form of research products such as white papers and knowledge articles. The content provides inspiration on a wide range of IT issues and provides concrete arguments for new solutions.

This Research will be of absolute value to customers and prospects of METRI. In the coming years organizations need to implement major changes to remain competitive and create a distinct added value in their products and propositions. The proper use of technology is becoming a decisive factor for success more than the enabler it has been in recent years. Knowledge of information technology and expertise of the dynamic and diverse sourcing market is pivotal to make the right technology decisions for the future.
On the platform you will find news, blogs and feature stories. Be inspired by relevant cases and blogs, or download whitepapers.

A Management Primer: How Agile Development Teams Can Deliver Value

Organizations will overcome challenges in quantifying Agile value by embracing a solution that assesses, benchmarks and course corrects Agile development teams. Agile development is challenging to manage and measure, especially when compared with traditional development models like Waterfall.   Management is often uncertain when functionality will be delivered and at what cost, whether it delivers required quality, and with what inherent risks. Due to its inherent nature of using Story Points to assess progress, Agile value is challenging to quantify.  […]

IDC Named Analyst Firm of the Year by the Institute of Influencer and Analyst Relations (IIAR>)

NEEDHAM, Mass., December 3, 2021 – The Institute of Influencer and Analyst Relations (IIAR>), a not-for-profit organization established to raise awareness of analyst relations (AR), has announced that International Data Corporation (IDC) is its Analyst Firm of the Year 2021. This is the second consecutive year that IDC has earned the award, which is one of […]

Follow the facts

In the course of this corona year, a commotion arose. A somewhat hastily drawn up contract for the supply of 100 million mouth masks turned out not to be quite as promised, and on top of that they turned out to be lying unused in the warehouse because of inadequate quality. The Dutch research organization […]

A good estimate is expensive

IT-projects are expensive and have a tendency to fail or to become more expensive. That is a persistent image. And according to long-standing research also true in about 40% of the cases. A growing number of board members are demanding a proper substantiation of the investment in new IT. That sounds like good news. Yet […]

IDC Acquires Metri

Creates End-to-End Data Source for IT Buyer Benchmarks Deal Significantly Expands IDC’s Sourcing Advisory Capabilities to Meet the Needs of Today’s IT Buyers NEEDHAM, Mass., May 18, 2021 – International Data Corporation (IDC) has acquired Metri, an independent IT benchmarking, sourcing, and performance measurement firm. The deal adds IT budget and operations benchmarking capabilities to […]

Financial savings for beginning CIO’s

Businesses need to understand the quality of the code in their applications if they are to avoid unnecessary costs and glitches. Whether a multibillion-pound financial firm or an online training company, software is the lifeblood of an organisation. If core applications don’t work, business stops. The move to digital business models puts pressure on software […]

IDC Metri market analysis – software project estimation and benchmarking

IDC Metri Market Update 2016 – Software project estimation and Benchmarking In this market analysis, we are looking at a few trends in the use of software metrics in software project estimation and benchmarking.

METRI Market Analysis

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