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Gartner Wields the Most Influential Influencers, Peers, Not Analysts

A Glimpse into Peer Connect

Every AR person knows that many of the most influential analysts in the information technology industry work at Gartner.  But analysts are not the most influential influencers out there, peers are – IT buyerPicture showing ranking of influencerss and practitioners most trust the insights of other IT buyers and practitioners who have been through similar buying and implementation processes. The historical blockades to peer-to-peer exchange, however, have been (a) finding qualified peers and (b) providing a safe harbor for peers that prefer to remain anonymous in order
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Around David Vellante from Wikibon in 10 questions

David Vellante (@dvellante) is co-founder of The Wikibon Project. David graciously accepted our invitation to answer our infamous “Around in 10 questions” interview – many thanks to him for sharing his insights!

  1. What are your coverage areas?
    Infrastructure 2.0, cloud, virtualization, servers, storage, networking, security, information management, sustainability, CIO strategies
  2. What are your opinions of the IT Analysis Marketplace and where do you see it going?
    The IT analysis market is dominated by a small number of large players however because of the Web, the influence model is shifting.
    We see peers as the most trusted source of information and analyst communities that can foster information sharing amongst peers will
    become increasingly useful to practitioners.
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