See the following pages for more information about INPUT, its founding, financial reports, business plans and staff:

Company History – Profile of INPUT history.

Founder History  – Peter Cunningham Oral History by Computer History Museum, 2014 (includes text and video).

Additional pages coming soon. Within the next few months we will add INPUT:

  • Financial Reports
  • Business Plans
  • Staff Rosters

Brief History and Achievements
Formed in 1974 by Peter Cunningham, INPUT provided planning information, analysis, and recommendations to managers and executives in the information processing industries (aka IT Software and Services Industry). Through market research, technology forecasting, and competitive analysis, INPUT research and advisory services supported client decision making.

  • More than 5,000 organizations, worldwide, charted business directions based on INPUT’S research and analysis.
  • INPUT clients controlled an estimated 70% of the total information industry market.
  • Many clients invested more than $50,000 each year to receive INPUT recommendations and planning information through syndicated research services.
  • INPUT regularly performed custom research studies for many of the world’s largest companies.
  • INPUT clients controlled an estimated 70% of the total information industry market.

INPUT’S professional staff members had many years’ experience in their areas of specialization. Most had held senior management positions in operations, marketing, or planning.  Their experience was well-reputed and respected in the industry. This expertise enabled INPUT to supply practical solutions to complex business problems.

INPUT became a leading international planning services firm. INPUT grew to employ more than 100 professionals in several offices throughout the U.S. and Europe. Clients included hundreds of the world’s largest and most technically advanced companies during the time 1975-2000.