I typically describe my coverage as all things in the data center that you can kick, not that I would advise it. Percussive maintenance is not a first option! This translates to servers, storage, integrated systems, Hyperconvergence, and a special interest in in-memory computing. I also run a global team of analyst who specialize in Data Center Infrastructure technologies. We focus on both technology provider and end-user advice. Continue Reading →
Today we ask our 10 probing questions of Ray Wang from Constellation. Ray (Linkedin, @rwang0) was runner up in this years IIAR Analyst of the Year for 2015 as voted by analyst relations professionals.
1. What are your coverage areas?
Digital transformation, disrupting technologies, service providers transition, cloud bill of rights, vendor selection, software licensing and pricing. Continue Reading →
The board would like to thank them for their support in 2015 and is looking forward to John and Debleena’s continued engagement.
Two candidates have stepped forward for those positions and therefore were confirmed immediately. From January, the new board for the next 12 months is presented below. Continue Reading →
1. What are your coverage areas?
Business Consulting, specifically strategy, operations, human capital management, and risk assurance. Also cover some aspects of technology consulting.
2. What are your opinions of the IT Analysis Marketplace and where do you see it going?
Increasingly, there is little done in business that does not have some technology impact. Continue Reading →
The Christmas season took off with a bang last night with the IIAR Christmas Party taken place in the heart of DIGITAL UK in the Shoreditch Hotel. Attending were around 100 people from the Analyst community including around 70 industry analysts and 30 AR Pros. The analyst community was represented by analysts from Gartner, Forrester, PAC, IDC, IHS, Constellation and many others.
The event was kindly sponsored by Dell. From their perspective, the evening provided a fantastic networking opportunity in a fun and festive setting. The impressive turnout and the wide variety of analysts and AR professionals in attendance, created the ideal environment to catch up with existing analyst connections as well as establish new relationships with the ever-growing EMEA analyst community. 2015 has certainly been a busy year for all and the IIAR Christmas drinks were a great way to celebrate the successes of the year as we look towards an exciting 2016.
The other highlight of the evening was the announcement of the Analyst Firm and Analyst of the year. See Analyst of the Year 2015
A massive thanks to Jaqui and Carol for helping organize the event
Wishing Everyone a Fantastic Christmas Holiday and a Prosperous New Year !!
The IIAR is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s
IIAR Analyst of the Year 2015 and IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2015
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
Keep reading below for the IIAR Analyst of Year 2015, IIAR Global Analyst Firm of Year 2015, IIAR Independent Analyst of the Year 2015 and the best new entrants.
The IIAR analyst of the year 2015 was a close run thing this year round. Unlike previous years there was a lot more variety in the numbers and kinds of analysts chosen. Analyst relations professionals voted for over 150 different individual analysts, rating them along a wide range of criteria that included: their knowledge of the domain, does their research give actionable advice, is it novel and thought provoking etc; through to questions about their impact on technology adoption; and whether they were easy and flexible to work with from an analyst relations point of view. Continue Reading →
The IIAR mainframe has been humming… and the winners will be announced tomorrow ( 1st December 2015) at the IIAR Christmas Party in London.
The IIAR Analyst of The Year has been running since 2008, see below the past winners.
- The IIAR Analyst of the Year 2014
- The IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2014
- The IIAR “Tragic Quadrant”
- The IIAR Analyst of The Year 2012 was Alex Soejarto, Gartner
- The IIAR Analyst of The Year 2011 was Phil Fersht / HfS Research
- The IIAR Analyst of The Year 2010 was Phil Fersht / HfS
- The IIAR Analyst of The Year 2009 was Ray Wang back then at Forrester
- The IIAR Analyst of The Year 2008 was Ray Wang / Forrester
It’s been a lively discussion. The third German chapter IIAR Stammtisch end of October, in Munich gathered AR professionals and analysts speaking about the strategic role that analyst relations play in companies of different sizes and countries.
In a group of 9 we kicked off the AR discussion with an intro round at 7pm and didn’t stop until we realised it has gotten late. As a topic we had chosen “how is AR for medium-sized companies different to AR for large companies” and while it is clear that smaller companies can learn from the big players, we raised the questions, whether there is anything to learn as well the other way around. Continue Reading →
There’s a mere 70-odd days to go before Santa is due. The shops are setting out their Yuletide wares, Christmas jumper days are being arranged and the IIAR is aiming to be the first “must attend ” Christmas party in everyone’s diaries.
This year, we’re holding our Christmas festivities in the heart of digital London in Shoreditch, on Tuesday 1st December, from 6.30pm and we aim to surpass our Summer Party in venue, numbers and fun – not an easy task given the success of our summer parties !!
Free food and drinks await those who venture out amidst the winter snow. Continue Reading →