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The trusted hub for IT people and organization best practice  

About Diaz Research

Diaz Research is completely independent and is funded solely by those who use its research and services. There is no sponsorship whatsoever from suppliers. Founded in 2001 by Iain Smith, then head of the Hay Group's London-based Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) consulting team, Diaz Research has over 15 years' of data and information about IT people management and IT HR. This forms an unrivalled picture of underlying practices and long term developments and trends.

Diaz Research was initially a pure research company that focused on IT employee issues, but soon launched its first subscription service, providing a mix of research and meetings to clients across the UK and Ireland. In 2010, services moved beyond that historic base by setting up the Global Best group for large globally co-ordinated companies both in Europe and elsewhere.

Now, in 2017, a review of new ways of reaching out beyond traditional markets is underway, including the testing and trialling of new approaches. The intention is to enhance the position as a trusted hub for large companies' IT functions.

If you want to keep in touch with developments in such services, and in the IT HR field generally, sign up for the (free) Diaz e-newsletter.


Clients traditionally are large blue-chip companies that employ hundreds or thousands of IT people, including many of the biggest banks, pharmaceutical and FMCG companies, insurance companies and many more in other sectors.


Diaz Research Limited is registered in England: 4038195. VAT registration number is (GB) 761254244. See Contact page for registered address.

The Name

'Diaz' was chosen because of its strong connection to exploration: Bartolomeu Diaz was the man who first went round the Cape of Good Hope.