[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 →

Around Phil Hassey from capioIT in 10 questions

Following on from the recent IIAR APJ panel discussion on New Analyst Firm Business Models, we hear from Phil Hassey – Founder of capioIT. Phil set up the company two years ago having established the Australian and Services business units at Springboard Research  where he was Vice President and been Services Director for IDC. He is… Read More →

Gartner completes acquisition of IDEAS International

By Dave Noble, IIAR board member & APJ chapter lead Gartner has completed the acquisition of Australian competitive analysis firm, IDEAS International, and integrated the research team into the Gartner for Technical Professionals business (formerly Burton Group). Gartner made a takeover offer for IDEAS in April this year (see Gartner gets the IDEAS from Forrester),… 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 APJ Forum: Forrester continues to expand its operations in Asia/Pacific

By: Dave Noble, IIAR Board Member & APJ Chapter Lead Just over 12 months since acquiring Asia/Pacific firm Springboard Research, Forrester Research continues to invest in the region with a view to significantly increasing its market share, particularly in the end-user space. Speaking at the IIAR’s APJ Forum in Sydney last week, Forrester vice president… Read More →

Claus Egge – Rest in Peace

We’re very sad to hear that Claus Egge has passed away. Claus was a lovely man and a great analyst.  For those who knew him, the world is now a poorer place. Our sympathies go to his family, friends and colleagues. If you would like to send a message, his colleagues at Rainmaker Files have… Read More →

Analyst ethics?

I strongly believe that any time a vendor gives money to an analyst firm for paid-for work it needs to be referenced and authentic. Our industry needs firms it can trust to help them make informed decisions – without them, and if it’s reputation is tarnished by the acts of a few who practice methods… Read More →

Reminder to Register for IIAR London Forum – Thursday, Sept 16th

There are still a few places left for next Thursday’s Forum featuring a European analyst panel with Laurent Calot, LeCXP and Jean-Christophe Bodhuin, PAC.  If you are not a member of IIAR and have not attended an IIAR Forum before, you can also register for this event. Please RSVP to the secretary at jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org.

Around Douglas Hayward from IDC in 10 questions

Today’s star analyst in our reasonably priced Around in 10 Questions series is Douglas Hayward from at IDC. You can find Douglas at Twitter under @douglashayward. 1. What are your coverage areas? From October 2010 (earlier in reality), I’ll be co-ordinating IDC’s Western European IT services and business services forecasts (business services basically means business… Read More →

Recap – IIAR Teleconference on Best Practices in Sourcing Advisory Relations

The IIAR hosted a Best Practices teleconference on Sourcing Advisory Relations on August 11th. The panel led by Ed Gyurko, IIAR Board Member, featured panellists, Amber Wagenknecht, Senior Executive, Global Sourcing Advisor Relations, Accenture, Ed Gardiner, Advisor Relations Director at HCL, and Simon Knowles, Managing Director, Essential Edge Ltd.  The discussion, led by Ed Gyurko… Read More →

(Job Posting) Sourcing Advisor Relationship Manager-Influencer Marketing

An exciting opportunity to join a leading IT Solutions company as part of their Influencer Relations team is available now. This role leads on outreach and all aspects of communication to and with Sourcing and Executive Advisors and their firms, whilst liaising with internal Executives to drive relationship development in the long-term and maximise sales… Read More →

IIAR Appoints New USA West Coast Chapter Lead

I am delighted to announce that Hannah Hyman has been appointed as our new Chapter Lead representing the IIAR west coast. Hannah is currently part of the IT Influencer Relations team at SAP, covering analyst relations for Services and Support topics. Hannah has been in the technology industry for most of her career. Most recently,… Read More →

IIAR UK Gets Festive!

IIAR FORUM and CHRISTMAS NETWORKING WITH THE ANALYSTS  Thursday 8th  December, 3pm onwards   What better way to end the year with than to hear about analyst predictions for 2012 and then meet with your analyst buddies and AR colleagues at an informal networking event over a celebratory glass. It’s an action-packed afternoon with two analyst presentations plus… Read More →

IIAR USA Virtual Forum: 2012 Predictions

A distinguished panel of US analyst experts will be discussing hot trends for 2012 in the world of IT services and software for 1-hour on Wednesday 30th November at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm GMT. Guest speakers: Phil Fersht, Founder & CEO, HfS Research Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research Moderator:… Read More →

Gartner publishes MQ FAQ

The Gartner Ombudswoman has just blogged >link< about a new frequently asked questions document on the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Overall it’s really useful and contains many points that AR pros should know. For instance, did you know the analysts had to raise a business case for every new MQ? This is meant to limit their… Read More →

Social media for the APJ AR pro

IIAR Asia-Pacific recently held a virtual forum to discuss social media. It was a great opportunity to talk more about one of the current hot topics in the AR industry and how it relates to the local APJ markets. Discussion centred on different uses of varying social media channels leading to the conclusion that social… Read More →

IIAR Bangalore Forum meet to discuss the Indian AR community

The recent IIAR Bangalore Forum, hosted by Aarti Patil (WNS / IIAR India Chapter Lead) proved a huge success and the perfect networking opportunity for AR professionals in India. Discussion focused on key highlights of the changing landscape of the Indian analyst relations (AR) community. This encompassed the evolving approach needed, maturing expectations and tools… Read More →

IIAR Bangalore Forum: RSVP for this event

The IIAR Indian Chapter is organising an event in Bangalore this Thursday, the 13th October from 1300 till 1700 IST. At this in person event, members will be able to connect and catch up on latest trends in India and most importantly what’s happening on the Indian analyst relations landscape. Non-members can attend once as… Read More →

Analysys Mason Taps Steve Hilton to Lead Enterprise and SMB Practice

Analysys Mason has strengthened its enterprise practice with industry expert Steve Hilton joining the senior ranks. Most recently with Yankee Group, Hilton will lead the research division’s Enterprise program, which identifies the key issues facing the enterprise, small enterprise and small office, home office (SOHO) ecosystems and enables leading players to make the right decisions…. Read More →

Info-Tech Research Group Partners with ATA Research

Info-Tech Research Group has partnered with ATA Research. Effectively immediately, ATA Research will sell and distribute select Info-Tech Research Group content. The first Info-Tech Research Group content offered through ATA Research is “IT Fundamentals”, a set of zipped files containing business tools, IT templates, IT policies, IT job descriptions and RFP templates … More at… Read More →

[GUEST POST] Briefing tips and best practices from Lisa Rowan / IDC

Our guest post today is from Lisa Rowan (@lisarowan), IDC’s Program Director for HR, Learning and Talent Strategies.  Read on for Lisa’s tips for briefing analysts from the analyst perspective. There are excellent resources available to assist the AR profession including IIAR but on this side of the briefing table, it seems like that advice… Read More →

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Gideon Gartner on the IIAR Blog!

Well, almost…. Ovum kindly gave us an exclusive for the video below. Following Datamonitor’s re-launch of their consolidated IT research brands under the Ovum name, they have held two back to back events in London and New York: Collaborative Intelligence launch event. The London event featured “the Patriarch” Gideon Gartner (the founder of Gartner and… Read More →

Celent expands coverage of India financial market

Celent, a research and advisory firm and member of the Oliver Wyman Group, is launching a service dedicated to the Indian financial market. The research service will focus on the Indian financial services space, cutting across Celent’s established service offerings in the areas of Banking, Insurance, and Securities & Investments … more at Tekrati

Agenda for today’s IIAR London Forum with Forrester

Here’s the agenda for today’s Forum –action packed as usual… and with the proverbial curry at the end! Agenda 1500-1530   Social media tutorial 1545-1600   Registration 1600-1605   Introductions and welcome 1605-1620   Report back from Gartner Symposium 1620-1655   Discussion groups: – AR and social media – Planning for 2010 – Gaining and maintaining executive… Read More →