A new year a new partnership for CIO UK and Aberdeen Group has been announced. Aberdeen Group have joined CIO UK as the analyst partner for our Business sub-channel of the Analysis area of CIO UK and we hope this will be a valuable resource for the CIO community.

Aberdeen is a well respected research and analysis house and will complement our existing Analysis channel partners as well as the CIO editorial and community. Over the last six months I have been having a series of meetings with the Aberdeen Group team and have been impressed with the way that they conduct their research from a panel of 500,000 IT and business decision makers to create information that is based on solid fact based foundations.
Using this panel and information Aberdeen produce research that focuses on industry sectors; company size, location as well as technology and managerial role.

I'm sure you will all find the Aberdeen Group material useful and insightful. Their first report on the technology impact of mobile on retail and commerce is already live on the site.

It lastly remains for me to take this opportunity to thank Capgemini and Liz Benison for their excellent contributions to the business debate that surrounds the CIO role.