Minneapolis, MN (July 13, 2009)
- AIC today announced that iModerate Research Technologies, a leader in online qualitative research, has selected AIC to deliver leading edge technology that will enhance iModerate's solutions. Working in collaboration with the iModerate team, AIC will develop the new platform that powers iModerate's online qualitative research offerings, Research > iMpact and Optimum!nsight. The new architecture will be based on Microsoft's Silverlight technology and will provide an interactive and feature-rich solution that is both robust and scalable.
"We selected Analysts International for this project because of the organization's technical expertise, its proven methodology and collaborative approach," said Carl Rossow, Co-founder and CEO, iModerate Research Technologies. "Even in a down economy, we feel it is vital to innovate by investing in technology, and AIC is helping us do just that. This state-of-the-art technology will enable us to communicate with respondents in a more effective manner, extract more comprehensive information and provide greater accessibility to clients in terms of reporting and monitoring results."
In addition to his role with iModerate Research Technologies, Rossow is also the founding partner of Benenson Strategy Group (BSG), a nationally recognized strategic research and consulting firm. The firm's clients include President Barack Obama, U.S. senators, congressmen, governors, international labor unions, Fortune 100 companies and major non-profits. BSG and its clients are expected to utilize the new research platform when it becomes available in the fall of 2009.
"We are honored to be chosen by iModerate to deliver an innovative solution that will take the company's unique offerings to the next level," said Elmer Baldwin, President and CEO, AIC. "The technology development expertise and business savvy of AIC's consultants, coupled with Microsoft's innovative platform solutions, will enable us to support iModerate's strategic vision and help them better serve their clients."
Microsoft Silverlight is a cutting-edge internet technology used to develop "next generation" web sites and will enhance the functionality and increase the effectiveness of iModerate's real-time web-based interview sessions between a moderator (iModerate) and a respondent (survey participant). The result will be a heightened user experience with comprehensive research results delivered virtually instantaneously.