Posted on Tuesday 29th November 2011 by hlaceygutsell
HfS Research announces revolutionary new on-demand service division to support enterprises with complex decision-making around outsourcing and business operations strategy
New York, New York, November 29th, 2011 – HfS Research, the leading global analyst advisory firm covering outsourcing and shared services strategies, today announced it has joined forces with Sylvan Advisory to form HfS Consulting. This revolutionary new service offering of the HfS Research organization is geared to support global enterprises’ complex decision making around outsourcing, shared services and global business operations.
HfS Consulting is a unique coming together of acclaimed research, benchmarking analytics, market insight and strategic consulting expertise. It is revolutionary in the fact that enterprise clients can access ongoing analysis, data and expert advice via an annual, affordable and on-demand subscription relationship model, as opposed to solely buying costly “hourly billable” consulting services. Moreover, HfS Research and Sylvan Advisory have developed a reputation over the years for delivering unbiased, practical, clear-sighted insight and advice for enterprises. (more…)
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Posted on Monday 28th November 2011 by hlaceygutsell
The IIAR is delighted to announce the election results of its new Board Members effective as of 1 December 2011 for 12 months.
The new Board is as follows: (more…)
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Posted on Friday 25th November 2011 by Ludovic Leforestier
Funny post here with a “Magic Quadrant” (albeit a 3×3 matrix rather than 2×2): (Humor) The Rosetta Stone of IT Industry Analysts | ZDNet
Well worth a read if you have a minute.
More seriously, the point is all about selecting analysts in function of the intended audience and desired results. IMHO, tiering should be not individually and based on objectives rather than preferences, availability or brand.
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Posted on Wednesday 23rd November 2011 by hlaceygutsell
The IIAR APJ will be getting together ahead of the Christmas holidays for an in-person Forum and networking drinks on Tuesday 6 December in Sydney.
The IIAR APJ Forum meeting will be held from 4pm – 6pm in North Sydney to discuss member requirements and plans for the coming year. This is a members-only session.
This will be followed by a Christmas drinks event at a nearby venue open to anyone in the AR or analyst communities. This one’s not sponsored so everyone will be buying their own drinks but it’s a great opportunity to catch up and network. No agenda. No messaging. No PowerPoint!
Time: Tuesday December 6, 6pm until late
Place: The Treehouse, 60 Miller St, North Sydney
If you would like more details about this event please contact Dave Noble via email.
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Posted on Tuesday 22nd November 2011 by hlaceygutsell
I am delighted to announce that Hannah Hyman has been appointed as our new Chapter Lead representing the IIAR west coast.
Hannah is currently part of the IT Influencer Relations team at SAP, covering analyst relations for Services and Support topics. Hannah has been in the technology industry for most of her career. Most recently, she worked at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide with the Microsoft Dynamics team as an analyst relations manager, covering both CRM and ERP. Prior to her work with Microsoft, Hannah was at Forrester Research and Oracle in a sales capacity.
Hannah will be helping to ensure the west coast receives regular communication and access to events as well as hosting local meet ups.
To contact Hannah please email her directly or get in contact with me and I can pass the message on.
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Posted on Monday 21st November 2011 by Ludovic Leforestier
A picture describes things better than a thousand words. In this case, the logos above depict quite well the changes Ovum experienced over the past few years. It will indeed be quite interesting to hear an update from the firm, now under Informa Telecom and Media (and no longer Datamonitor). There’s been some speculation about the future of Informa, so this call promises to be quite interesting. (more…)
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Posted on Thursday 17th November 2011 by hlaceygutsell
Sponsors of the IIAR Christmas Event, UK
IIAR FORUM and CHRISTMAS NETWORKING WITH THE ANALYSTS
Thursday 8th December, 3pm onwards
What better way to end the year with than to hear about analyst predictions for 2012 and then meet with your analyst buddies and AR colleagues at an informal networking event over a celebratory glass. It’s an action-packed afternoon with two analyst presentations plus a formal introduction to the new IIAR Board.
The event will be held on Thursday 8th December in central London with the networking celebrations taking place immediately after. It’s a great opportunity to wish your analyst friends and AR colleagues a Happy Christmas while meeting some new faces too.
This event is very kindly being sponsored by Metia – a global digital marketing agency with vertical experts in PR, AR, partner marketing and customer advocacy.
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Posted on Monday 14th November 2011 by hlaceygutsell
The AR / PR Manager will be responsible for driving awareness and foster relations with key influencers and customer segments within our market. The role requires responsibility for building and executing a measurable strategy that improves Numara’s awareness and understanding at the analyst, press, consultant, strategic partners, channel and end user levels.
The AR/PR Manager will be responsible for 2 key initiatives:
1. GLOBAL PR STRATEGY
To build and manage the central and global PR strategy in conjunction with our Global PR agency, and ensuring coordination with the regional PR resources and agencies.
2. GLOBAL AR STRATEGY
To build and manage the global AR strategy, ensuring Numara is briefed on market trends and data, and the analysts are briefed on our vision and product status / roadmap (more…)
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Posted on Wednesday 9th November 2011 by hlaceygutsell
A distinguished panel of US analyst experts will be discussing hot trends for 2012 in the world of IT services and software for 1-hour on Wednesday 30th November at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm GMT.
Phil Fersht, Founder & CEO, HfS Research
Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research
Moderator: Gerry Van Zandt, HP
We are delighted to have such a distinguished line up of panellists. Both Mark and Phil are IIAR Analyst of the Year award winners having been voted by you as the most respected analysts in the business.
If you would like to take part in this call please email me to confirm your place and receive dial-in details. This call is for IIAR members only.
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Posted on Tuesday 8th November 2011 by Ludovic Leforestier
The Gartner Ombudswoman has just blogged >link< about a new frequently asked questions document on the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Overall it’s really useful and contains many points that AR pros should know.
For instance, did you know the analysts had to raise a business case for every new MQ? This is meant to limit their numbers (there’s been in the past some MQ’s ranking very few vendors for instance) and ensure consistency, but as a potentially it can contribute curb the number of local magic quadrant (i.e. EMEA MQ’s for instance) -so watch this space.
I’ve also added a comment on Marketscopes, what do you think?
Other posts on the subject:
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