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 →

(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 Best Practice Teleconference on Sourcing Advisory Relations – Aug 11th

The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference on Best Practices in Sourcing Advisory Relations. The call is scheduled for Wednesday, August 11th at 4:00pm BST/11:00am EST. The panel will be led by Ed Gyurko, IIAR Board Member Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

[GUEST POST] Analyzing the Analysts: Comparison of Gartner and Forrester by James McGovern

James McGovern has posted this on his blog (Enterprise Architecture: From Incite comes Insight) recently: Analyzing the Analysts: Comparison of Gartner and Forrester and I thought it was too good not to cross-post. So here you go, what do you think? Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

IIAR Discussion Group: IIAR Best Practices Paper “Making The Case for AR”

This teleconference features the Analyst Strategy Group (ASG) and is scheduled for Thursday, June 10th from 16:00 to 17:00 BST/11:00 EST/8:00 PDT. Tom Ryan, Partner and Chief Research Officer (LinkedIn) and Rob at ASG will share their insights on Making The Case for AR. Over the past eighteen months, most companies have been seriously affected… Read More →

How I took the IIAR certification test…and lived to tell the tale

I have to start this post with a confession. I’ve been on the IIAR Board for nearly 10 months and only recently got around to taking the IIAR Certified Professional exam. Shame on me. But like a lot of other IIAR members I suspect, I was put  off by misconceptions about the test. So having gone through… Read More →

IIAR ANALYST OF THE YEAR – Voting open!

The 2011 survey to find the IIAR Analyst of the Year is now open. Our search for the industry’s top-rated analyst and analyst firm has begun. This year, to reflect the changing analyst landscape, we have introduced a new category – ‘Best New Analyst Firm’. This is for a firm that has been set up… Read More →

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…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

[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 →

IIAR Discussion Group: Training the analyst spokesperson

A panel of experts will be sharing their advice in a best practice call on training the analyst spokesperson on Wednesday 21st September, 4-5pm BST / 11-12pm ET / 8-9am PT. If you’ve ever wondered how to tell your CEO he needs training, or been confronted by a salesperson who refuses to believe press and… Read More →

IIAR North American Forum Call

The third in our series of IIAR US virtual meetings will be taking place on Wednesday August 24th at 4-4:45pm PT / 7-7:45pm ET. It’s a chance to learn more about the Springboard acquisition by Forrester and their research coverage in the Asia-Pacific region. (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

[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 →

Four ways analysts must respond to the crisis

The IIAR’s developing discussion on the crisis in AR (reflected by analysts’ declining comfort in recommending solutions) took interesting turn recently. In the the institute’s second conference call on the topic, I was asked to spell out suggestions for how analysts can reverse the falling quality of information sharing by vendors, which is the root… Read More →

Wednesday July 27th: IIAR Virtual Lunch with Mike Harris, GVP, Gartner

The IIAR and Symantec are pleased to host a virtual lunch (noon Pacific, but all are welcome of course) with Mike Harris, GVP at Gartner who oversees the Global Technology & Service Provider research group. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

Jeff Mann on Symposium

Jeff Mann from Gartner has posted an interesting account on How Gartner Symposium Happens. While it won’t be new news to seasonned AR professionals, it should still be worked in your AR plan to time key tactics and ensure your key analysts understand your company positioning and roadmap before they’re on stage. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

Brief summary of the last IIAR Forum presentation by Datamonitor

Duncan Chapple from Lighthouse AR has posted on his blog the following entry: Datamonitor, Ovum & Butler cohabitation makes AR easier (Analyst Equity). It’s a good summary of the last IIAR London Forum, kindly hosted by David Rossiter from Sunesis and at which Mark Meek / Datamonitor CEO and David Mitchell / SVP IT Research…. Read More →

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 →

Tower Bar Frankfurt/Main (IIAR website)

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…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

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 →

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 →

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 →