Info-Tech Research Group

345 Ridout Street Northview map

London, Ontario

Company Overview

Info-Tech Research Group is a global leader in providing IT research and advice. We have extensive experience, covering a wide breadth of topics, and providing practical solutions that are ready to implement. Our research is created using a solution-based model that incorporates analysis, advice, and the tools you need to get things done. This unique approach to IT research provides you with the knowledge you require to make critical decisions paired with the necessary templates to complete each project. Our solution sets drive improved productivity, easier knowledge sharing and training, and provide unbiased resources.

Info-Tech clients use their membership to make measurable improvements that create a positive impact on their organization’s bottom line.

Want to learn more about our membership options, pricing, or get a product demo? Get in touch with one of our reps or try us out with a Trial Membership at 1-888-670-8889 or

Core products & services

Best Practice Research Library
Analyst Advisory Calls
Vendor Landscapes – comparative analysis
“How- to” Tools & Templates
Info-Tech Exchange - events in their local area
MeasureIT: Benchmarking Program
CIO Business Vision
Peer to Peer Consultation
Purchase Optimization – vendor contract review
World Class Operations Workshops
Assisted Implementation
On-Site Coaching
Custom Research

Key Personnel

info-tech-joel-mcleanJoel McLean, President and CEO

Joel McLean founded Info-Tech Research Group to develop research products and tools to meet the unique IT needs of enterprises. Info-Tech research and advisory memberships offer practical solutions to the challenges faced by the IT departments at organizations of all sizes.
Info-Tech’s doors opened in 1997 with a small group of employees. Today, with over 300 employees and a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group is one of North America’s fastest growing full-service IT analyst firms.

Under Joel’s leadership, Info-Tech has established itself as the global leader in providing tactical, practical IT research and analysis, with an innovative business model and a suite of products that help IT leaders work faster and more efficiently.

As a recognized leader in the research industry, Joel is frequently invited to speak in public and private executive forums on IT issues and business entrepreneurship. Joel is a graduate of The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.


info-tech-chris-oconnorChris O’Connor, PhD, Senior Consulting Analyst

Chris O’Connor is a Research Analyst at Info-Tech Research Group focused on storage, backup and server virtualization. Chris has a strong research background with extensive experience with quantitative methods and analysis.

Most recently Chris’ areas of coverage have included strategy and vendor selection around networked storage, backup, and server virtualization. Chris also handles Info-Tech’s Purchase Optimization service for infrastructure, including vendors such as Dell, EMC, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp, and others.

Prior to joining Info-Tech, Chris completed his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from The University of Western Ontario, specializing in Memory and Neural Network Simulation. Chris also holds both a BA in Honors Psychology and a Bachelor of Music (Theory) from UWO.

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