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Converge360 Launches Redmond Intelligence

New research and consulting service will help CIOs and IT managers make sense of the complex and fast-moving Microsoft technology stack and ecosystem.

Irvine, CA, Oct. 2, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Converge360 on Tuesday launched Redmond Intelligence, a new research and consulting service to address the need for authoritative and independent guidance on Microsoft-related technology and business issues.

Redmond Intelligence brings together Converge 360's deep experience at keeping technology professionals and managers up-to-date on Microsoft technology trends through trusted media properties, such as and, and educational events, such as Live! 360, Visual Studio Live! and TechMentor. The service will leverage Converge360's extensive network of respected expert authors and speakers to create sponsored reports and custom research that will be backed by surveys of Converge360's massive audience of readers and conference attendees.

"Redmond Intelligence will be the premier source of original research on Microsoft, its technologies and their implementation in the enterprise," said Andrew Brust, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Regional Director and co-chair of Converge360's Visual Studio Live! series of developer conferences. Brust and other top Microsoft MVPs and Visual Studio Live! veterans, such as Rockford Lhotka, Brian Randell and Vishwas Lele, are among the analysts engaged with Redmond Intelligence.

"With Microsoft's transition to public cloud services, integration with open source and drastically accelerated development cycle, companies need more help than ever before to figure out where Microsoft is going next with its technology and how to derive the most business value from it. Our research will distill key trends to help companies make the right moves," said Scott Bekker, editorial director of the Converge360 business unit.

For modern marketers, sponsoring Redmond Intelligence research reports will provide a key new avenue to help clarify the value of their technology offerings and to show how the technology meshes with and enhances buyers' Microsoft-based infrastructure. "With Redmond Intelligence, Converge360 can help marketers with an even broader array of marketing options, from lead generation and custom reports to media branding campaigns and, now, the ability to sponsor authoritative research that demonstrates the market need for their approach," said Dan LaBianca, chief revenue officer and general manager for Converge360.

Redmond Intelligence consists of four core offerings:

  • Redmond Intelligence Research Report -- The flagship offering is a lengthy, thought-leadership research report done by one of our expert analysts on a central technology question involving Microsoft platforms.
  • Redmond Intelligence Best Practices Report -- These five- to eight-page reports cover the best choices IT administrators or developers can make on a narrow technology question involving the Microsoft stack. The finished product consists of five to 10 concrete, actionable tips, with explanations and instructions backed by real-world knowledge.
  • Redmond Intelligence Solution Spotlight – A custom solution in which an expert takes a look at the purpose, functionality, intended configurations and market positioning of a Microsoft ecosystem product in objective detail.
  • Redmond Intelligence Consulting Hours -- Redmond Intelligence analysts are the foremost authorities on Microsoft-related questions. Consulting hours either by phone or in-person at a Converge360 event are an opportunity to get expert guidance on architectural choices, platform directions and other questions.

Learn more about Redmond Intelligence at

About Converge360
Converge360, an 1105 Media Inc. company, is the leading B2B media and marketing solutions provider for today's most important technology issues and the go-to source for tomorrow's technology innovations. Converge360 media brands include,,, MSDN Magazine, PURE AI, Redmond, Redmond Channel Partner, Virtualization & Cloud Review and Visual Studio Magazine.

About 1105 Media Inc.
1105 Media Inc. is a leading provider of B2B media services in the ABM, Big Data, education technology, enterprise computing, government technology and infrastructure markets. 1105 Media's offerings span print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; marketing and Web-based services.

Posted on October 2, 2018 at 1:19 PM