Typical Research Projects

Here are brief descriptions of typical research projects that Matrix USA has conducted for Japanese clients, with lists of sample topics that we have covered:

Forecast / Trend Analysis

Analyze the major business, technology, and market trends driving…

  • Computer security
  • Data mining
  • Broadband network applications
  • Government procurement processes
  • Network management
  • Venture capital investment

Best Practices / Case Studies

Through detailed case studies, describe the current best practices and lessons learned in…

Profile the relevant vendors and products that support…

  • Management of Corporate R&D
  • Billing of IP-based services
  • Electronic procurement systems
  • Telecommunications data warehouses
  • Internet-based customer services
  • Outsourcing and ASP services
  • Telecommunications billing systems
  • Object-oriented development
  • Test marketing
  • International roaming clearinghouses
  • Knowledge management
  • Distributed collaboration

Product Surveys

Profile products now or soon to be on the market and make recommendations for which best fit our needs, in the area of…

  • Sales automation software
  • Wireless data middleware
  • Patent analysis software
  • C++ class libraries
  • Electronic publishing tools
  • Internet fax servers
  • Help-desk software
  • Policy-based networking
  • Electronic document security
  • Electronic funds transfer
  • Bioinformatics
  • Retail sales management
  • Curriculum management software
  • Broadband content delivery tools
  • Text mining software
  • Digital content editing tools

Company Background Analysis

Provide all available background information on the markets, finances, management, investors, products, and other resources of a specific company…

  • Potential competitor
  • Potential supplier
  • Potential partner
  • Acquisition candidate

Market Opportunity Assessment/ Business Development

  • What is the market opportunity for our product in the U.S. and what are the trends that drive its growth and profitability?
  • How should it be positioned and what are the relative strengths and weaknesses of its potential competitors? Should we change product features to better address this market?
  • What are appropriate channels and partners? Help us recruit investors, beta customers, and distribution partner

Venture Capital

  • How can we best use investments in venture capital in the U.S. to gather information on emerging technologies and companies?
  • What strategies, organizations, and relationships are most important for achieving our objectives?