NU Online News Service, Nov. 4, 4:15 p.m. – Meridien Research, a financial research and consulting firm in Newton, Mass., has merged with IDC, a technology research company in Framingham, Mass., the companies announced today.

The new group will combine IDC’s specialty with Meridien’s expertise to provide insights into the application of technology in financial services, the companies say.

Meridien publications and client relationships will continue without interruption throughout the transition. The new company will be announcing its product strategy and expanded coverage and product offerings shortly, the companies say.