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SIIA and Outsell Settle Legal Dispute
Exploring Opportunities to Collaborate to Support B2B Content Industry
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 1, 2020) –
The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading trade association representing the information and digital content industry, and Outsell, the voice of the data and information industry, jointly announced today they have settled their legal dispute currently pending in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.
“We are pleased to bring this case to a close to the benefit of our members and the business information industry at large,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “Litigation is often business by other means. Our goal from the outset of this suit was to meet our fiduciary responsibilities to our members and protect our business interests. We commend Outsell for negotiating in good faith to reach this joint agreement and resolving this dispute amicably.”
“It is always best to solve disagreements through business negotiations and we are pleased to have resolved this misunderstanding amicably and with the interests of Outsell clients and SIIA members in mind,” said Outsell Co-founder & CEO Anthea Stratigos. “We appreciate SIIA working with us to reach a good conclusion for all.”
SIIA and Outsell have further agreed to explore collaborative opportunities to help support their shared customers and the broader business information community.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major negative impact on the revenue streams of many of our members,” said Joseph. “While there is no silver bullet, we look forward to combining resources with the expertise and excellent services provided by Outsell to support the industry during these challenging times.”
“The word unprecedented is an understatement with respect to COVID-19 and what it has wrought,” said Stratigos.“Our members and clients will benefit from the combined focus of SIIA and Outsell.”
SIIA is an umbrella association that represents constituencies from technology, data and media companies. Through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations, SIIA provides a network of resources for its 800+ member companies that drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit www.siia.net.
Headquartered in California, and with offices in New York and London, Outsell is the leading research and advisory firm serving executives operating in the data, information and analytics economy. Our solutions leverage proprietary data, leading industry analysts, a partner network, thriving peer-to-peer communities, and world-class events. Through deep relationships, we ensure our clients make great decisions about their strategy, competition, markets, operating best practices, and M&A. We stand by our work 100%, guarantee results, and are fanatical about our clients’ success. 330 Primrose Road, Suite 510 Burlingame, CA 94010 – 650-342-6060 outsellinc.com