IIAR UK Summer Networking Event: Thurs 5th July, 5pm

Our ever-popular UK summer networking event is back! On Thursday 5th July, 5pm BST onwards the IIAR will be holding the networking event of the year.With many of the UK’s top analysts in attendance it’s a great opportunity to mingle with your regular analyst targets and meet some new faces from less familiar firms too…. Read More →

Around Keith Humphreys from euroLAN Research in 10 questions

Today is an opportunity to find out more about Keith Humphreys at euroLAN Research. Keith is a consultant based in the UK and has been with euroLAN since 1994 studying networking vendors, analysing their markets and competitors. He holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Westminster and can be found on twitter and Linkedin.  What are your coverage… Read More →

IIAR Gartner exclusive: Your questions answered on great presentations

Ever spent a frustrated hour arguing with an executive on why you shouldn’t have 30 slides for a 30-minute presentation? Or time and again had to insist that a Gartner VP doesn’t need to be told about basic market trends proven with stats from a competing analyst firm? The IIAR, working with the Gartner AR… Read More →

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[Guest Post] Does the consulting approach beat published research?

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… Read More →

IIAR Teleconference: KCG and Intelligen present an APJ view of the global analyst landscape

Due to popular demand we will once again be holding KCG’s presentation on the global analyst landscape. It proved a huge hit among US and EMEA AR audiences so we would like to extend the opportunity to those of you in Asia-Pacific to take part. The teleconference will be held on Wednesday 6th June at… Read More →

[Guest Post] The Secret Sauce and the Secret Sorcerers by Simon Levin

I was sitting in the middle of a noisy intellectual ruckus about the future of research and advisory services some weeks back when an odd thought struck me. It was at the London IIAR meeting in March, where R “Ray” Wang and his Constellation all-stars were agitating for radical change in the research industry. Ray… Read More →

Gartner is growing, its end-user influence as well

Interesting comment from Carter in his post about Gartner’s earnings Gartner Q4 and full year 2009 earnings – implications for analyst relations and research clients » SageCircle Blog: AR teams should use Gartner’s growth in enterprise clients as an education tool with stakeholders and executive sponsors. Rather than experiencing shrinking influence in this recession, Gartner… Read More →

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[GUEST POST] Measuring online influence

This second post on online influence looks at how one might measure influence using online metrics. Those do not measure whether a target community is influenced by online channels. So, if online metrics if they don’t, if they measure a vague notion of industry activity or sentiment, then do they really reflect the ecosystem of… Read More →

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[GUEST POST] Vendors: suggestions to maximize briefing value, by Carol Rozwell / Gartner

Carol Rozwell from Gartner (blog, @CRozwell, bio) kindly allowed us to reproduce here her post on Vendors: suggestions to maximize briefing value. It neatly complement her peer Linda Rowan from IDC’s Briefing tips and best practices.   Last week, I was treated to a number of interesting vendor briefings, the most engaging of which was… Read More →

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[Guest Post] Identifying influencers by apparent importance vs real trust

Analyst relations professionals are dealing with more types of analysts and analyst-like influencers every day. How do you know who’s important among these new faces? Some insights from a pharma influencer relations study can give you fresh perspectives on identifying, differentiating and prioritizing your AR targets. Share this…

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Next IIAR discussion group call on AR measurement and evaluation

Our next monthly discussion group teleconference is next Wednesday, January 20th, on the topic of AR measurement and evaluation. The call will be lead by Ellie Warner, who recently authored a Best Practice white paper on this topic for the IIAR. IIAR members who would like to join the call, please contact Hannah Kirkman for… Read More →

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Best practice AR at the Mobile World Congress: panel discussion highlights

Yesterday the IIAR had a great turn-out for its teleconference on best practice analyst relations at the Mobile World Congress this February in Barcelona. The discussion was exceptional and the featured panelists included: • AMDOCS, Brian McManus • CCS Insight, Ben Wood • Ericsson, Peter Olofsson • Vodafone, Janine Aitken-Young. Here are some of the… Read More →

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IIAR Asia/Pacific Virtual Forum: Value of Social Media to APJ AR

The IIAR will be holding is first Virtual Forum in Asia/Pacific with a guest panel to discuss: What’s the value of social media to Asia/Pacific AR professionals? Steven Noble – Senior Analyst (eBusiness & Channel Strategy), Forrester Mandi Bateson – Director, Digital, Hill & Knowlton Dave Noble – Asia/Pacific Chapter Lead, IIAR (moderator) (more…) Share this…

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IIAR USA Virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, Gartner

The IIAR USA will be holding its next virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, GVP, Product Management, Gartner on Thursday 22nd September, 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST. This is your opportunity to offer constructive feedback for changes to Gartner practices that impact AR – so bring your best ideas.   In particular Jeff is… Read More →

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From the horse’s mouth

We tweeted earlier this week about some changes afoot at the Horses (formally known as HfS Research) and Phil came back galloping with some comments, which we’re only too happy to relay below. This answers a few questions indeed. I’ll write up something later. (more…) Share this…

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[Job Posting] PR/AR Manager – Tampa, US

Public Relations/Analyst Relations Manager for I.T. Asset Management & Service Management Software – Tampa, Florida THE COMPANY AND SITUATION: A global leader in the provision of Service Management and Asset Management software solutions to I.T. Professionals now has a market-beating USP and requires an articulate person with experience in either or both of Public Relations… Read More →

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[IIAR Teleconference] Phones hot up over a crisis in the industry

Last week the IIAR hosted a discussion group in which members directly tackled issues relating to the industry affecting both analysts and analyst relations professionals. Led by Ed Gyurko, IIAR Board member, the conversation addressed how AR professionals can better communicate with analysts and get stronger internal buy-in. Duncan Chapple, MD  (Lighthouse AR) told members,… Read More →

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Softcopy formats

I first need to start this post with an apology to Merv, as I’ve kept calling him Adrian -it’s probably that it sounded more like a first name than Merv to my little French brain. So, apologies Adrian Merv! Anyway, Merv started a poll on should AR Provide Soft Copies of Briefing Content? and asked me… Read More →

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MQs, accreditation and a debate on IT services – all in the same evening

Those of us fortunate enough to be able to attend* yesterday’s IIAR Forum enjoyed a treat. Ed Gyurko presented the latest IIAR whitepaper on Magic Quadrant submissions (available from Monday, free of charge to members).  It will prove immensely useful to those who have to work on the seminal Gartner reports. Following Ed was David… Read More →

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Team Work Needed for 2009!

For 2009, the AR and IT research community will need to work closely together. The year won’t be very easy economically, and we believe it is crucial to keep the exchange of viewpoints alive. This post also contains part one of two of a podcast with an IIAR board member. Share this…

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Gartner engages in debates on their blog

Following some critical comments from a vendor on a Magic Quadrant, Gartner analyst Andreas Bitterer posted an answer on his own blog: Setting the Record Straight While personally I would not say that publically challenging a research piece is likely to produce a positive outcome for a vendor, it’s refreshing to see a Gartner analyst… Read More →

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Around “JC” Jung, SVP Consulting Services from PAC in 10 question

Today we have the pleasure to welcome our guest analyst for the world famous IIAR ten questions interview: Jean-Christian Jung is a Senior Vice President Consulting Services at PAC (Pierre Audoin Consultants). JC is based in New York and you can read his thoughts on their collective blog. What are your coverage areas? IT Services and sourcing… Read More →

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Around Michael von Uechtritz / Gartner in 10 Questions

Today, we’re delighted to welcome Michael von Uechtritz, Research Director with the Outsourcing and IT Services research team at Gartner, into the interview hotseat. What are your coverage areas? Business and IT Consulting What are your opinions of the IT Analysis Marketplace and where do you see it going? With some businesses being challenged by… Read More →

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AR Cafe at Gartner Symposium in Cannes

If you’ll be at Gartner Symposium in Cannes next week, come along and meet the IIAR at an informal breakfast meeting on Wednesday November 5th. For more information, please contact IIAR secretary Hannah Kirkman at hkirkman at analystrelations dot org. Share this…

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Analysis 2.0 = now?

Great post from Jeremiah Owyang from Forrester on the The 7 Tenets of the Connected Analyst. My question to him is: how do you devise a research agenda and how maintain the right distance to separate reporting/blogging from analysis when your online life is connected, virtual and immediate? Share this…

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Kudos to the Gartner Ombudsman for asking tough questions

I read this post on the new Gartner Ombudsman blog today: How confidential is “confidential” information? It’s about what happens when an analysts defects to join your competitors. Granted, there is no simple answer and in reality we’re in a very incestuous industry, but kudos to Nancy Erskine for asking tough questions. Personally, my sense… Read More →

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