Posted on Tuesday 1st October 2013 by Trevor IIAR
“Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM” – a widely used cliché (FUD) from the 70s and 80’s. This would not work as a sales line now and perhaps, the days of “No one ever got the sack for using Gartner” and the role of AR professionals are also numbered ?
Disrupting the status quo of the legacy analyst firms with their “Fiery Fireside Chat“, on 26th September, were R “Ray” Wang (@rwang0)of Constellation Research and Phil Fersht (@pfersht) of HfS. This great discussion raised many points of interest for all Analyst Relations professionals; like: Do you have the right boss? Who do the analysts speak to in your company? and Do you spend too much time completing surveys ? Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 23rd September 2013 by Trevor IIAR
A Fiery Fireside Chat with R “Ray” Wang of Constellation Research and Phil Fersht of HfS.
Disrupting the status quo of the legacy analyst firms:
An IIAR Webinar with les enfants terribles of the industry research industry. Speak with two disruptors, they’re both loud, they claim to break away from what they call legacy research but what are they really doing differently? Are they influential other than on Twitter?
Don’t miss the opportunity to join R “Ray” Wang and Phil Fersht in what promises to be a “fiery” discussion. Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 25th February 2013 by shiprakhanna
The next IIAR London Forum will be held on March 7th at 1600 GMT in London (near Victoria)!
For this event we have two great topics on the agenda:
- Best Practice session on ‘Sponsoring and Exhibiting at Analyst Events’. Which events and sponsorship types work, what are some of the best practices to get the best value from your investment and which specific analyst events work (and which don’t). Led by a panel of expert AR professionals including Caroline Dennington (Symantec) and Julian Dobbins (Micro Focus).
- Analyst Roundtable on ‘Hot Buttons for Financial Services’. Where will the analysts be focusing their research in this sector in 2013 and how can you best position your company’s products and services as a result. Confirmed for this panel are Peter Redshaw (Gartner), Daniel Mayo (Ovum), Catherine Stagg-Macey (Celent), Alex Kwiatkowski (IDC Financial Insights) and Ralph Silva (SRN, HfS and often times the BBC) with Sally Yates (Metia) as chair.
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Posted on Wednesday 31st October 2012 by iiarsecretary
The IIAR is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s IIAR Analyst of the Year and Analyst Firm of the Year
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
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Posted on Wednesday 25th July 2012 by hlaceygutsell
Today we learn more about Phil Fersht, CEO at HfS Research. Phil has become a household name in the BPO business with a long track record of analysing this technology sector. Having worked as a Director at IDC for five years and then as VP at Yankee, Phil went on to work for Deloitte Consulting and AMR Research before joining HfS Research in 2009. You can follow Phil’s updates via twitter and LinkedIn or hear more from him and his team via the HfS blog.
- What are your coverage areas?
Business and IT Services: Business Process Outsourcing, ERP implementation strategies, Shared Services and Outsourcing, CFO and Business Operations strategies
- What are your opinions of the IT Analysis Marketplace and where do you see it going?
It’s struggling to change the status quo of the last 15+ years. The traditional analyst firms are still making money so they have no burning platform for change. All their research is firewalled and very slow to market and their analyst blogs are rarely read and clearly regulated. Too many of the analysts, especially in services, are not from real industry/practitioner backgrounds, which frustrates clients because they want to talk to analysts who’ve done more than pontificate from an ivory tower. At the same time, I do not see many analyst firms challenging their dominant position, so do not expect to see much change anytime soon. Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 21st May 2012 by hlaceygutsell
By: Simon Levin, The Skills Connection / IIAR UK Co-Chapter Lead
We saw an interesting blogging spat last week between Stanton Jones of ISG and Lydia Leong at Gartner, with the flames fanned by tweeted comments from Phil Fersht of HfS. The row was centred on some research published recently by Lydia on managed hosting providers, but its ramifications are much wider.
For those who haven’t yet followed the Twitter feeds and blog links, let me try to summarise what’s going on.
Stanton’s charge is that Magic Quadrants serve a purpose by offering insight into vendors and products, but that the high-level nature of the analysis means they are poor primary tools for making choices. He emphasises the lack of nuance possible in a written article, compared with the detailed, customised insight that can be provided via a consulting engagement. And, of course, he is right. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading
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