TeleGeography and RampRate Anounce Partnership
June 26, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2006 – TeleGeography Research anounces a strategic partnership with RampRate, the authority on Information Technology Outsourcing Services. Together, both companies will leverage an IT services data sharing relationship, providing immediate value to enterprise customers. Only RampRate’s SPY Index™ and TeleGeography’s continuously updated repositories provide clear guidance on the availability and pricing of IT services with in-depth data on how specific deals shape the actual market. “TeleGeography’s studies can model buying scenarios on the way that real market movers from RampRate’s customer base are buying connectivity for low-latency, high-reliability uses and how the total cost for these services is impacted by the negotiation process and contract provisions,” said Jason Kowal, Managing Director, TeleGeography. “Our partnership with RampRate marks a critical milestone in TeleGeography’s services for corporate users.”
Increasingly, enterprise buyers are turning to industry sourcing advisors, such as TeleGeography and RampRate, for the expertise and due diligence they have neither the time nor resources to commit internally. As a result, companies speed the IT services decision making and procurement processes, accelerate time to market and improve quality. “Communications services are no longer defined simply by costs. Service levels, performance guarantees, risk, flexibility, availability, scale and corporate culture all play a part in price and strategic differentiation,” said Tony Greenberg, CEO of RampRate. “Our business is to provide our customers with the right information to ensure they make fast, smart and informed decisions about sourcing IT processes and services. Our partnership with TeleGeography allows us to better identify custom solutions that fit our customers’ needs perfectly, regardless of whether it’s a top-notch data center in Kentucky or TV-quality stream connectivity to Dubai.” As a result, customers will benefit from understanding gaps between list prices or default contracts and actual market costs or custom-built SLAs for top customers, thus improving the bottom line.