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Palo Alto, CA, United States, 2007/04/02 - Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, announces its Choice Survey Program that will independently measure the "best" products, processes and services within various industries.
The objective of the Choice Survey Program is to measure brand preferences of various products, processes and services among those within the chosen industries who are deemed as "experts." The research will result in Frost & Sullivan naming the "best" companies for their performance as judged by industry experts.
Thus, the unbiased and non-sponsored research results of this program may widely impact the industries in which this research is conducted as the participants may be very influential to colleagues and professional peers, as well as to general consumers.
The following lists some of the surveys that have been conducted:
U.S. Enterprises' Choice: Evaluation of 3rd Party Logistics Service Providers
The objective of the U.S. Enterprises' Choice survey was to measure Enterprises' preferences for domestic and international logistical service providers. The 2006 survey was conducted in November using Frost & Sullivan's U.S. Enterprise panel that consists of sole decision makers or those who either have influence on the decision making process or deal much with logistics service providers. The research results yielded two main industry leaders: Overall Best Domestic 3PL Service Provider and Overall Best International 3PL Service Provider.
U.S. and U.K. CIOs' Choice: Evaluation of Network Security Hardware Products
The objective of the CIOs' Choice survey was to measure brand preferences of Network Security Hardware Products. The regional surveys were completed in December 2006 and January 2007 using Frost & Sullivan's CIO panels that consists of Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Vice Presidents of IT, Senior Executives of IT, or any other C-level executives whose primary role is IT- related in his or her organization. The research results yielded several industry leaders for the following product categories: DNS Servers, Gateway Appliances, Home Networking Products, Network Interface Cards, Network Storage Products, PC Servers, Routers, Switches, VPN Technology, and Wireless LANs.
U.S. Paint Contractors' Choice: Evaluation of Architectural Coatings and Paint Equipment
The objective of the Paint Contractors' Choice survey was to measure brand preferences of paint products among professional Paint Contractors.
The 2007 survey was completed in January using Frost & Sullivan's Paint Contractors' panel that consists of professional full-time Paint Contractors across the U.S. working with architectural coating and paint equipment products. The research results yielded several industry leaders for the following product and service categories: Brushes, Clear Finishes, Enamels, Opaque Finishes, Primers, Retail Customer Service, Rollers, Stains, and Spray Equipment.
About Competitive Benchmarking Services
Frost & Sullivan's Competitive Benchmarking Services is a division of the Customer Research team that conducts independent, non-sponsored research among end-users to evaluate and measure companies that are top performers for their products, processes and services. Specifically, Competitive Benchmarking Services surveys respondents that are deemed experts (i.e., CEOs, CIOs, Automotive Technicians, Paint Contractors, etc.) in the wide range of industries that Frost & Sullivan supports.
About Best Practices
Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Competitive Benchmarking Services analysts conduct the survey research and perform analysis on the results in order to identify best practices in the industry.
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1,000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics.