Welcome aboard The Clipper Group's home page.

Last updated on November 14, 2017  New research was published 11/13/2017.

The Clipper Group, Inc.

Technology Acquisition Consultants and Publisher Since 1993

Navigating Information Technology HorizonsSM

1 Forest Green Road - Rye, NH 03870 - U.S.A.

781-235-0085 - 781-235-5454 Fax

Research Bulletins Recently Published


Linux is Linux but Even More on IBM LinuxONE  (Updated November 13, 2017)

Captain's LogTM

Riding the Dinosaur for 51 Years (July 17, 2017)


IBM z14 - The New Standard for Modern Digital Enterprises  (July 17, 2017)

Go to Our Publications Page to see more than 860 reports published since January 1, 2000.

Index to this Site

What We Do

Established in 1993 in Wellesley, Mass., and since 2010 in Rye, NH, we are technology acquisition consultants, strategic advisors, and Internet publishers on enterprise-class information technology and infrastructure.  We specialize in large servers (including mainframes, Linux, UNIX, and Windows); enterprise storage solutions (including SAN, NAS, virtualization, tape, archiving, object management, software-defined storage management, and storage appliances); and enterprise software (applications, database management systems, and middleware), whether deployed in an enterprise or mid-sized data center or in the cloud.

We are independent consultants and do not sell information technology products (hardware, software, etc.). We serve two client sets, to the betterment of both:

Helping mid-sized and large enterprises make the best information technology procurement decisions, in terms of identified business objectives, by focusing on each client's specific situation and critical business requirements

Helping information technology vendors resolve strategic product and marketing issues by better understanding the business needs of the marketplace

The Clipper Group concentrates on critical issues and decisions for information technology buyers, vendors and investors. Our portfolio of services combines technology assessment with business process expertise, specializing in the following:

  • Enterprise servers and systems
    • z Systems, Linux, UNIX, and Windows
  • Enterprise storage solutions
    • Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
    • Storage-Area Networks (SAN)
    • Storage management and virtualization
    • Tape solutions, including virtual tape
    • Object storage and archiving
Applications and Solutions
  • Enterprise business modeling
  • Data warehousing and data marts
  • Database management systems
  • E-commerce and e-business
  • Data center management
  • Enterprise systems/network management & security
  • Finance and banking systems

End User and Buyer Services

  • Business process reengineering
  • Operational readiness assessment
  • Open systems strategies and migration
  • Product/vendor selection criteria and proposal evaluation
  • Transition planning and implementation

Vendor/Distributor Services

  • Strategic assessment and positioning
  • Partnering alternatives and selection
  • Technology assessment and competitive analysis
  • Product marketing
  • Sales training and support

Investors and investment advisors receive our insight into the marketplace and products of selected high-tech companies.

The Clipper Group's full-time consultants average more than 25 years of experience in solving business issues and technology problems for users and vendors of complex technology. Our capabilities are augmented by a team of staff consultants with significant experience across a broad spectrum of applications and environments.

Note: We do not do Clipper programming and are not associated with the Clipper software product, which is owned by Computer Associates.

Contact The Clipper Group

The Clipper Group's commitment to customer satisfaction is second to none. If you need a down-to-earth consulting firm to help you make the best information technology decisions, please contact Mike Kahn, Managing Director, in strictest confidence:

Or Call 781-235-0085 Ext. 121
(Dial "121" when you hear the automated attendant.)

Job Opportunities

The Clipper Group is always looking for talented, self-motivated enterprise systems and solutions analysts and consultants to join the team, either fulltime or parttime. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Be aware that job postings for The Clipper Group on job search web sites, or referrals from them, are bogus. We do not have any such postings and have not authorized any entity to post such positions.

Privacy Statement

No personal data is collected by The Clipper Group's web site. However, if you use the search capability, the search engine may do so.

Site Safety

This is a safe site. All web pages and downloadable PDFs from this site are virus free.


Copyright (c) 1997-2017 by The Clipper Group, Inc. The clipper ship drawings, "Navigating Information Technology Horizons", and "teraproductivity" are service marks and "The Clipper Group Navigator", "The Clipper Group Explorer", "The Clipper Group Observer", "The Clipper Group Captain's Log", "The Clipper Group Voyager", "Clipper Notes", "The Clipper Group Calculator" and "clipper.com" are trademarks of The Clipper Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Copyright Warning

No vendor, reseller, distributor, or other business engaged in the supply of information technology - including components, software, systems, solutions, or services, or investment, legal, accounting, market research or other provider of advisory, consulting or other services - may reference, quote, forward, link from another web site or email, or reproduce this web site, or any document contained herein, by any means for any purpose without licensing appropriate rights from the copyright owner, The Clipper Group, Inc.