Contentious conversation 1 – integrity of analysts and the future of AR Blog by Tom Bittman from Gartner: A Rant – My Integrity as an Analyst Summary: Gartner analyst angry that he has to justify his integrity My view: Edelman trust barometer consistently shows that over the past few years analysts are the most trusted… Read More →
Come and join the IIAR for an early celebration of Christmas at our next AR Café in Central London from 6:00 p.m. onwards on December 3rd. Members, non-members and analysts are welcome. For more details and to RSVP, please contact IIAR Secretary Hannah Kirkman at hkirkman (at) analystrelations (dot) org.
Last week IIAR hosted a call with AR professionals about sharing best practices for managing the Forrester Wave. The IIAR last month published a paper about the Wave, which outlined common best practices in dealing with this high profile research report. Forrester is also in the middle of reviewing changes to the methodology, although it has… Read More →
The Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) is launching the first certification for the Analyst Relations profession. Read more in this post by Peggy O’Neil from the IIAR board.
London, 1 October 2009: Today, the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) is announcing its Analyst Relations Certification examination, the first independently administered qualification for analyst relations (AR) professional. The examination is aimed at encouraging AR managers to master best practices, analyst protocol, and basic knowledge of the industry. AR professionals who take the examination,… Read More →
Philipp Bohn, Berlecon’s Mobile & Telecommunications Analyst in Berlin, has found the time to answer 10 questions. Here is what we have found out – thanks to Philipp Bohn again! 1. What are your coverage areas? I cover communication and collaboration technologies for enterprises and SMBs, specifically VoIP, Unified Communications, Fixed Mobile Convergence. 2. What… Read More →
Tomorrow, we’ll be holding our regular discussion group call, and this month the topic is ‘Managing the Forrester Wave’. The session will be led by Peggy O’Neill, who recently authored a white paper for the IIAR on this subject. IIAR members who would like to join the discussion, please contact IIAR Secretary, Hannah Kirkman. Details… Read More →
The IIAR is delighted to announce that its new Board for 2009/10 as Jonny Bentwood, Ed Gyurko, Ludovic Leforestier, Peggy O’Neill and David Taylor.
Datamonitor announced today the consolidation of their IT research brands under “Ovum”. Check the link for the webconference tomorrow.
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.