IIAR Webinar Report – Progressive Digital Media Acquires CurrentAnalysis

Following the Progressive Digital Media Group’s acquisition of CurrentAnalysis Inc in July 2014, Simon Pyper (CEO Progressive Digital Media Group) and key members of his team, kindly agreed to provide a Webinar for IIAR Members. This well attended webinar took place on the 5th September and provided a great overview of their combined strategy, synergy… Read More →

Keep calm and follow the rules

IIAR Best Practice Paper: The 7+7+7 Golden Rules of Engagement

  We’ll hold a webinar to discuss our latest IIAR Best Practice Paper: Analyst Relations and Industry Analysts –The 7+7+7 Golden Rules of Engagement byLudovic Leforestier & Caroline Dennington Date: September 11th, 2014 Time: 4pm BST, 5pm CET, 11am EST, 8am PST Location: IIAR Webinar – Register here AR Pros and the Industry Analysts work on the basis… Read More →

The Gartner Godfather, illustration from the 1972 movie for a blog post by Jonathon Gordon / EMI on Gartner on the IIAR website

[GUEST POST] Analysts’ Dirty Little Secrets

NetScout is crying foul against Gartner. The NetScout lawsuit against Gartner has raised the ‘pay-for-play’ specter once again. Whether this is a case of a vendor just peeved at their spot on the GMQ or they have a legitimate grievance, I am not in a position to judge Whether NetScout will be successful with their… Read More →

IIAR – EMEA Service Providers AR Virtual Chapter – 9th Sept 14

Subject: IIAR – EMEA Service Providers AR Virtual Chapter Date: 9th September 2014 Time: 4pm BST, 5pm CET, 6pm EET Location: IIAR Webinar Lead: Maria Forss – Director, Industry Analyst & Media Relations at Tieto, Finland This is the first meeting of the new “IIAR – EMEA Service Providers AR Virtual Chapter”. With an objective to hold… Read More →

What does analyst influence mean to you?

What does analyst influence mean to you? If you’re in AR, how do you get it, and how do you measure it? If you’re an analyst, how do you know whether you have it?   “Influence” is a goal for many Analyst Relations programs–and a factor of analyst effectiveness–yet there is little agreement about how… Read More →

IIAR Webinar: Progressive Digital Media Group Acquires CurrentAnalysis – 5/9/14

IIAR Webinar: Progressive Digital Media Group Acquisition of CurrentAnalysis Inc. Date: 5th September 2014 Time: 4pm BST, 5PM CET, 11am EST Location: IIAR Webinar – Register HERE   Summary: On the 30 July 2014, the Board of Progressive Digital Media Group Plc, the provider of high quality premium business information to the consumer and technology markets, confirmed… Read More →

Henrietta Lacey-Gutsell / CGI (IIAR)

[GUEST POST] Gartner Updates: Notes from the AR regional briefing in the UK

By Henrietta Lacey-Gutsell / CGI (@henriettalacey, LinkedIn) Gartner has its ‘listening hat’ on at the UK AR Regional Briefing Gartner recently opened its doors to AR professionals with a day of presentations and interactive workshops targeted at the influencer relations community. The idea was to build on the AR forums given at the Gartner Symposium conferences and… Read More →

[Guest Post] Analysts are treated inhumanely

By: Duncan Chapple, Consultancy Director at Loudhouse  This is an independent opinion piece submitted by an IIAR member and AR professional – it does not represent the official views of the IIAR. Analyst relations (AR) programs have a substantial opportunity for improvement. This month I’ve been reviewing ten years’ worth of data from the Analyst… Read More →

[Guest Post] Why IT Vendors Should Take Industry Analysts (More) Seriously

By: Dr Neil Pollock, University of Edinburgh Business School After several years’ research on industry analysts and IT Research firms there are some interesting conclusions to be reached on how industry analyst firms are exerting influence on IT vendors and their product markets. This is just a snapshot of some of Dr. Pollock’s findings. 1…. Read More →

[GUEST POST] Maximizing the impact of an analyst briefing – 2 of 2 by Richard Stiennon / IT-Harvest

 By: Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest and a former VP of Research at Gartner The second of a two-part blog on ’Maximizing the impact of an analyst briefing’. This is an adapted excerpt from Richard Stiennon’s book – Up and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence. You can read part 1 here. The IIAR will be… Read More →

Constellation Research continues expansion with digital marketing appointment

By Dave Noble, IIAR board member & APJ chapter lead Constellation Research has added to its research portfolio with the appointment of an Australian digital media veteran to lead its coverage of digital marketing transformation, a new research theme which again shifts focus away from traditional IT purchasers and on to business buyers. Based in… Read More →

[GUEST POST] Maximizing the impact of an analyst briefing, by Richard Stiennon / IT-Harvest

By Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest and a former VP of Research at Gartner (LinkedIn, @rstiennon) In a two-part blog, the IIAR will be publishing an adapted excerpt from Richard Stiennon’s book – Up and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence. In this post Richard provides some advice to AR pros on ‘Maximizing the… Read More →

IIAR Teleconference – Measuring the Success of AR: HP Case Study

On Wednesday 29th August at 11am EST / 8am PST / 4pm BST Gerry Van Zandt (IIAR Board Member / Global Corporate AR Manager, HP) will be providing a case study on how his AR team at HP measure the success of their analyst programs and prove the investment to the company’s top executives. During this… Read More →

IIAR Discussion Group: Running Great Analyst Events on 16 August, 4pm BST / 11am ET

If you’re in the thick of preparations for an upcoming analyst event, or thinking of holding an event next year, this discussion is for you! We have an extremely distinguished line-up of four great panellists for our next panel discussion on Thursday 16th August, 4-5pm BST / 11-12pm ET / 8-9am PT all about running… Read More →

IIAR UK Forum – Save the Day – 4th December 2013.

On 4th December the IIAR UK Chapter will be hosting the November forum delayed by the storms. As advertised before this will be a unique session. For our panel discussion we already have confirmed: Ron Baillie (Strategy and Architecture Director at Tullow Oil), Simon Niven (Global Head of Technology Services at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) Alistair… Read More →

Peyman Mestchian / Chartis (IIAR)

Around Peyman Mestchian of Chartis Research in 10 questions

Today we ask our infamous ten probing questions to Peyman Mestchian (LinkedIn) from Chartis Research. 1. What are your coverage areas? I cover risk and compliance technology or “RiskTech” for short. This is a relatively broad market sector. Sub-segments of our coverage include financial risk (market, credit, liquidity), operational risk, financial crime risk and energy trading… Read More →

IIAR AR Café – Gartner Symposium, Barcelona – 13 Nov 2013

On Wednesday 13th November, 7:30am CET, IIAR member Ludovic Leforestier (AR Director at Bearing Point, @bearingpointar, LinkedIn) will be hosting an IIAR AR Café. This will be an informal get-together to discuss AR-related matters and network with peers. It will no doubt be a welcome break in-between the ever hectic schedule of Symposium. It is also… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Seagate – Senior Manager, Corporate Communications EMEA – Maidenhead, UK.

Seagate – Senior Manager of Corporate Communications The Senior Manager of Corporate Communications will be located in our Maidenhead, U.K. location. The Senior Manager will be a key member in helping to develop and execute strategic media and analyst relations initiatives to increase awareness of the Seagate brand and adoption of Seagate product lines. The successful candidate will have… Read More →

[GUEST POST] “This position has now been filled” – IIAR and Job Postings

By Caroline Dennington / Symantec (@CDennington, LinkedIn). When the IIAR was first formed, one of its goals was to enable members to help each other achieve their goals. Primarily this has taken the form of sharing best practice, but we also recognised the value in publishing job postings – analyst relations is quite a specialist field, after… Read More →

IIAR UK Forum: 24th September 2013 – Report

On Tuesday September 24th the UK chapter held its latest forum. There were three separate presentations and discussions at this forum: reviews of the research focus and relevance of both IHS electronics & media and Analysys Mason telecoms research. The final session was a presentation and discussion led by The Skills Connection. This gave attendees a chance to peek behind… Read More →

“Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM”

“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… Read More →

IIAR UK Forum – The Next BIG Event – CIO Discussion Panel Chaired by CIO-Connect

SAVE THE DATE – 30th October, 16:00 – 18:00 (UK Time) This will be a really exciting event that no IIAR member (or prospective member) should miss. The main session will be a panel of CIOs, chaired by CIO-Connect. In this session we will hear from the CIOs the research they rely on, why and what… Read More →

IIAR US Teleconference: Getting to Know Nucleus Research

On Thursday 19th April at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm BST the CEO of Nucleus Research, Ian Campbell, will be delivering a presentation to the IIAR. If you’ve ever wondered what the company is about and their area of research then this is the perfect opportunity to learn more. Discussion will also include how… Read More →

Has time come for a disruptive analyst firm?

Wine connoisseurs take as much pleasure talking about drink than savouring it…. so let me indulge you into an analogy between research firms and some of my favourites. As with fine wines and corporate buying trends, so goes analyst firms.  The shift of power from IT to Business signifies a move from Wine to Champagne……. Read More →

Drinks with Constellation Research: London – Wednesday 14th March

In London tomorrow and want to meet R “Ray” Wang (@rwang0, LinkedIn) and other members of the Constellation Research team? This is your chance. Constellation Research and the IIAR are organising drinks at a bar in central London (Chancery Lane area) on Wednesday 14th March 2012, from 6.15pm. As well as Ray, we’re delighted to have… Read More →

IIAR London Forum: Meet R “Ray” Wang and discuss the future of the industry analyst

You’ve almost certainly heard of R “Ray” Wang. First with Altimeter and now with Constellation Research, Ray is positioning himself at the forefront of a new breed of analysts. He and his colleagues are setting out to challenge the monopoly of the existing big firms by introducing new business models and approaches.  Agree with him or not, Ray is… Read More →

Informa presents on “Operator Strategies”

We are pleased to announce that Informa will be presenting some of its latest research around, “Operator Strategies: The Growing Lure of B2B2C Opportunities” on Thursday 9th February at 4pm GMT / 11am ET / 8am PT. Delivering the presentation will be Informa’s Chief Research Officer, Mark Newman (pictured). Discussion agenda: How over-the-top players took the value out of consumer… Read More →

[GUEST POST] Timing is everything

There’s no penalty for jumping the gun On your marks. Get Set. Go. When the starting gun goes off, there is always going to be a rush of adrenalin, a surge of excitement, and a striving to get up to speed and do your best. But when the starting gun goes off in relation to… Read More →

Frédéric Munch named President of the Board of Pierre Audoin Consultants

December 15, 2011 – The Supervisory Board of Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), European leader in market research and strategic consulting on the software and IT services market, has named Frédéric Munch as Head of the Board. Frédéric Munch will take official charge of his new responsibilities from December 15, 2011. Frédéric Munch brings with him a rich… Read More →

Cloud Set to Dominate 2012

The UK’s recent IIAR Forum saw both IDC and Ovum present their predictions for the IT industry in 2012. Cloud came through as the area of focus for 2012 and will be the dominant platform. While SaaS spend will be more discretionary, PaaS will be the fastest growing platform accounting for 80% of the volume… Read More →

HfS Research and Sylvan Advisory combine to form HfS Consulting – a service line of HfS Research

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. … Read More →