Posted on Tuesday 4th March 2014 by Simon Jones
It’s big, and it’s just around the corner – it’s CeBIT time again. For AR professionals attending the show, the IIAR has put together a new paper sharing expert tips, both from ARs and analysts, on how to best use CeBIT to connect with and build relationships with analysts. This is available free of charge in our IIAR Members Area.
Even though CeBIT looms large – many vendors begin media briefings in Hanover on Sunday – both ARs and analysts also agree that it is still possible to set up meetings at short notice. However, CeBIT is not the place to expose analysts to a full-on deep dives into a new or revised strategy. See the white paper (link, membership required) to learn more about what leading Forrester analyst Pascal Matzke (LinkedIn, bio, @pascalmatzke) recommends for AR professionals. Continue reading
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Posted on Tuesday 4th March 2014 by Trevor IIAR
The IIAR will be in attendance at the AR Luncheons at IDC Directions 2014
on the 11th of March in Santa Clara
, CA and the 19th of March in Boston
, MA. Please come by the IIAR table and say hello to John Gallagher
(IIAR Member and US West Coast Coordinator) of Brunswick Group in Santa Clara and Alyssa Gilmore
(IIAR Board Member and US Chapter Lead) of Bloomberg in Boston.
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Posted on Monday 3rd March 2014 by AGilmore
Constellation Research, Inc.
–the award-winning research and advisory firm focused on how disruptive technologies transform business models–announced today
the addition of Peter Kim to the research team as Chief Strategy Officer and Principal Analyst. Kim, whose research focuses on Digital Marketing Transformation, expands Constellation’s ability to provide marketing leadership research/solutions to its early adopter clients worldwide and cement its unique position “somewhere between an analyst firm and a futurist firm” as Constellation Research Founder and Chairman R “Ray” Wang describes it. Continue reading
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Posted on Thursday 20th February 2014 by yvekaupp
As an analyst relations manager you may ask yourself the question: Should I do any specific German AR? Should I run an activity at CeBIT in Hanover, or at the Supercomputing show in Leipzig or set up exclusive f2f meetings with analysts at some location like Munich or Frankfurt, and maybe do it in local language? Should I send my stakeholders to a local analyst event like the Gartner CIO summit in Berlin?
How does the German analyst landscape look like. Which industry and analyst events are relevant? How big is the German analyst firms’ influence? Continue reading
Filed under: AR Best practices, Gartner, IIAR Germany, IIAR Webinar | Tagged: analysts relations, AR community, CeBIT, Gartner, IIAR, IIAR Germany, IIAR webinar, industry analysts | 1 Comment »
Posted on Wednesday 19th February 2014 by Trevor IIAR
Date: 19th March 2014
Time: 4pm (UK Time)
Location: IIAR Webinar
Everest Group is to provide an IIAR Webinar covering the Market trends in BPO and ITO Services with a deep dive on selected markets. Everest Group is an advisor to business leaders on the next generation of global services, who have a worldwide reputation for helping Global 1000 firms dramatically improve their performance by optimizing their front-, mid-, and back-office business services. Its research is the central source of strategic intelligence, analysis, and insight for business leaders within the global services market. Research areas covered include a range of information technology, business processes, locations, and service delivery models. You are promised an insightful Webinar – SAVE the DATE. Continue reading
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Posted on Tuesday 11th February 2014 by Trevor IIAR
The IIAR Webinar with NelsonHall’s CEO, John Willmott (@John_NH, LinkedIn), on the 6th February 2014, provided an overview of NelsonHall’s new vendor evaluation tool “NEAT” (NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool.
According to Purchasing Insight the terms “Purchasing” and “Procurement” are often used, incorrectly and as alternatives. So what is the difference between purchasing and procurement? Procurement is the overall function that describes the activities and processes to acquire goods and services. Importantly, and distinct from “purchasing”, procurement involves the activities involved in establishing fundamental requirements, sourcing activities such as market research and vendor evaluation and negotiation of contracts. Where as Purchasing refers to the process of ordering and receiving goods and services.
Calculations suggest the NelsonHall their vendor and assessment tool, NEAT, can take 50% out of the research side of the procurement process. Want to know how? How NEAT could save you time and cost through improving your procurement process and help “bridging the gap between procurement and purchasing”? John Willmott’s presentation and a recording of the IIAR Webinar is available here, for IIAR Members. (Another good reason for joining the IIAR)
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Posted on Thursday 30th January 2014 by David Rossiter
It was good to hear from Brett Azuma last week. He got in touch to let me know he’s just been appointed to lead the 60-strong analyst team at 451 Research.
If you don’t know him already, Brett’s an experienced and well-respected leader. He’s previously held senior positions at Ovum, where he was managing director, and Gartner, where he was group vice president/chief analyst. Continue reading
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Posted on Wednesday 22nd January 2014 by Trevor IIAR
Today we ask our infamous ten probing questions of Rajesh Ranjan (LinkedIn, Blog) from the Everest Group. Rajesh Ranjan, is the Vice President of the Everest Group’sBusiness Process Outsourcing (BPO) research program. Rajesh is also a frequent participant and presenter at industry forums.
- What are your coverage areas?
I cover Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and associated next generation global services themes such as Business-Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS) and Analytics. Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 20th January 2014 by Trevor IIAR
IIAR Webinar: NelsonHall’s New Vendor Evaluation – 6th February 2014
The IIAR is delighted to host a webinar on NelsonHall’s new vendor evaluation and sourcing managers’ tool which was launched in October last year. The call is scheduled for Thursday, February, 6th at 4:00pm GMT/11:00am EST.
John Willmott (LinkedIn, @John_NH), CEO at NelsonHall, present the demo and discuss their new tool. He will talk through the process of engaging with NelsonHall from the vendor perspective as well and information how this can be used by the buy-side. It will also be a good opportunity to ask John any questions you might have about NelsonHall. Continue reading
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