April 22, 2008 15:31 ET Selects Norway's Comperio as New Search and Retrieval Implementation Partner

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) -, the world's largest and continuously updated online collection of market research, is partnering with Norway's Comperio in the development of advanced search solutions to support's growing collection of research services.

Now in its tenth year, has moved to the forefront of the online research community through extensive organic growth and competitor acquisitions. Comperio will be assisting through the designing, implementing and operating of information access platforms utilizing the FAST ESP technology. anticipates the completion of a comprehensive new search and retrieval system to be implemented across their complete line of research services by Fall of 2008.

"After a lengthy tendering process for a new search platform, we settled on FAST ESP and immediately recognized the need for a professional services technology partner to achieve our goals," notes Patrick Allen, CTO of "Without hesitation, we chose Comperio, for their proven expertise with FAST and the ability to deploy their productized FRONT technology, which provides commercially hardened search engine encapsulation. Comperio has a reputation in the EU for being an exceptional developer for customized search and retrieval. We are looking forward to this partnership and the opportunity to bring their expertise and technology to bear fruit in the United States."

A Phase I assessment of's core capabilities and needs is currently being undertaken by members of the Comperio staff. "We expect to deliver a large number of solutions to over the next six months," explains Managing Director of Comperio, Jørn Ellefsen. "This will benefit not only's interfacing with customers, but their internal operations as well."

Established in 1998, has positioned itself as a forerunner in the distribution of market research. provides business professionals with diverse opportunities to purchase both syndicated and custom market research through a variety of services. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, has offices in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Germany.

About is the world's largest and continuously updated collection of market research. offers more than 160,000 market research reports from over 600 leading global publishers and a full range of custom research services. Research Specialists provide unbiased insights on which reports and publishers will best meet the needs of business professionals. For more information visit, or contact Tom Ehart at 240-747-3014, or

About Comperio AS

Comperio offers solutions related to search and retrieval of information and knowledge, based on the technological platform FAST ESP, and has a "Global FAST Gold Partner" status. Comperio offers a complete service concept, and develops search solutions in close collaboration with the market's most demanding customers. The company employs a total of 40 people, with headquarters located in Oslo, Norway.

For further information, please visit, or contact: Jørn Ellefsen, Managing Director Comperio, tel.+47 905 61 572,

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