Posted on Monday 25th February 2013 by shiprakhanna
The next IIAR London Forum will be held on March 7th at 1600 GMT in London (near Victoria)!
For this event we have two great topics on the agenda:
- Best Practice session on ‘Sponsoring and Exhibiting at Analyst Events’. Which events and sponsorship types work, what are some of the best practices to get the best value from your investment and which specific analyst events work (and which don’t). Led by a panel of expert AR professionals including Caroline Dennington (Symantec) and Julian Dobbins (Micro Focus).
- Analyst Roundtable on ‘Hot Buttons for Financial Services’. Where will the analysts be focusing their research in this sector in 2013 and how can you best position your company’s products and services as a result. Confirmed for this panel are Peter Redshaw (Gartner), Daniel Mayo (Ovum), Catherine Stagg-Macey (Celent), Alex Kwiatkowski (IDC Financial Insights) and Ralph Silva (SRN, HfS and often times the BBC) with Sally Yates (Metia) as chair.
Filed under: AR Best practices, Celent, Gartner, Horses for Sources, IDC Financial Insights, IIAR, IIAR Forum, Metia, Micro Focus, Ovum, Silva Research Network, Symantec | Tagged: Celent, Gartner, Horses for Sources, IDC Financial Insights, IIAR, IIAR Forum, Metia, Micro Focus, Ovum, Silva Research Network, Symantec | 1 Comment »
Posted on Wednesday 25th July 2012 by hlaceygutsell
Today we learn more about Phil Fersht, CEO at HfS Research. Phil has become a household name in the BPO business with a long track record of analysing this technology sector. Having worked as a Director at IDC for five years and then as VP at Yankee, Phil went on to work for Deloitte Consulting and AMR Research before joining HfS Research in 2009. You can follow Phil’s updates via twitter and LinkedIn or hear more from him and his team via the HfS blog.
- What are your coverage areas?
Business and IT Services: Business Process Outsourcing, ERP implementation strategies, Shared Services and Outsourcing, CFO and Business Operations strategies
- What are your opinions of the IT Analysis Marketplace and where do you see it going?
It’s struggling to change the status quo of the last 15+ years. The traditional analyst firms are still making money so they have no burning platform for change. All their research is firewalled and very slow to market and their analyst blogs are rarely read and clearly regulated. Too many of the analysts, especially in services, are not from real industry/practitioner backgrounds, which frustrates clients because they want to talk to analysts who’ve done more than pontificate from an ivory tower. At the same time, I do not see many analyst firms challenging their dominant position, so do not expect to see much change anytime soon. Continue reading
Filed under: Horses for Sources, IIAR, IIAR Around In 10 Questions, IT Analysis Firms | Tagged: Horses for Sources, IIAR, IIAR Around In 10 Questions, IT analysis firms | 1 Comment »
Posted on Monday 21st May 2012 by hlaceygutsell
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 its ramifications are much wider.
For those who haven’t yet followed the Twitter feeds and blog links, let me try to summarise what’s going on.
Stanton’s charge is that Magic Quadrants serve a purpose by offering insight into vendors and products, but that the high-level nature of the analysis means they are poor primary tools for making choices. He emphasises the lack of nuance possible in a written article, compared with the detailed, customised insight that can be provided via a consulting engagement. And, of course, he is right. Continue reading
Filed under: AR, AR Agencies, AR debates, Gartner, Guest Post, Horses for Sources, IT Analysis Firms | Tagged: AR, AR Agencies, AR debates, Gartner, Horses for Sources, IT analysis firms, The Skills Connection | 4 Comments »
Posted on Tuesday 29th November 2011 by hlaceygutsell
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. This revolutionary new service offering of the HfS Research organization is geared to support global enterprises’ complex decision making around outsourcing, shared services and global business operations.
HfS Consulting is a unique coming together of acclaimed research, benchmarking analytics, market insight and strategic consulting expertise. It is revolutionary in the fact that enterprise clients can access ongoing analysis, data and expert advice via an annual, affordable and on-demand subscription relationship model, as opposed to solely buying costly “hourly billable” consulting services. Moreover, HfS Research and Sylvan Advisory have developed a reputation over the years for delivering unbiased, practical, clear-sighted insight and advice for enterprises. Continue reading
Filed under: AR, Horses for Sources, IIAR, IT Analysis Firms | Tagged: AR, Horses for Sources, IIAR, IIAR Press Release, IT analysis firms | Leave a comment »
Posted on Wednesday 9th November 2011 by hlaceygutsell
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.
Phil Fersht, Founder & CEO, HfS Research
Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research
Moderator: Gerry Van Zandt, HP
We are delighted to have such a distinguished line up of panellists. Both Mark and Phil are IIAR Analyst of the Year award winners having been voted by you as the most respected analysts in the business.
If you would like to take part in this call please email me to confirm your place and receive dial-in details. This call is for IIAR members only.
Filed under: AR, Horses for Sources, IIAR, IIAR Analyst Of The Year, IIAR Discussion Group, IIAR Forum, IT Analysis Firms | Tagged: AR, Horses for Sources, IIAR, IIAR Analyst Of The Year, IIAR Discussion Group, IIAR Forum, IT analysis firms | Leave a comment »
Posted on Friday 21st October 2011 by Jonny Bentwood
For the fourth year running, AR professionals have been polled to select the analyst and firms they consider the best best for thought leadership, ease to do business with, influence and value for money.
The IIAR is delighted to announce that this year’s IIAR Analyst of the Year 2011 goes to…
Filed under: AR, Constellation, Forrester, Gartner, Horses for Sources, IIAR, IIAR Analyst Of The Year, IT Analysis Firms | Tagged: AR, Constellation, Forrester, Gartner, HfS Research, Horses for Sources, IIAR, IIAR Analyst Of The Year, IT analysis firms, Ventana, Yankee | 9 Comments »
Posted on Thursday 1st September 2011 by Ludovic Leforestier
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. Continue reading
Filed under: Horses for Sources, IIAR, IT Analysis Firms | Tagged: Horses for Sources, IIAR, IT analysis firms | 1 Comment »
Posted on Monday 25th July 2011 by hlaceygutsell
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, “Most analysts now receive far less information from vendors and as a result are much less likely to recommend vendors than they were a year or two ago. That slows down the sale cycle.” Continue reading
Filed under: AR, AR Best practices, Horses for Sources, IIAR, IIAR Discussion Group, IT Analysis Firms | Tagged: AR, AR Best practices, Horses for Sources, IIAR, IIAR Discussion Group, IT analysis firms | Leave a comment »