Informa (INF.L) has acquired IHS Markit’s (INFO) TMT business. Informa Tech, which includes Ovum, will have revenues similar to Forrester’s $350m. It represents a dramatic shift in the analyst landscape. Informa announced the transaction on 22 May as part of an exchange of Informa’s agribusiness service for IHS Markit’s TMT portfolio, including the OTT and […]
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On Thursday 14 January 2021 we will host our first monthly IIAR> virtual meet-up in the New Year 2021. This month the focus of our discussion will be around the changes in the analyst firm landscape over the last couple of years e.g. Informa – Omdia, 451/ IHS – S&P Global, ESG, etc. Join us […]
Omdia continues to fill out its senior positions with the appointment of Roy Illsley as Chief Analyst for the 50-strong Enterprise team. (more…)
It’s been fascinating to watch Ovum for the past 15+ or so years, acquiring Butler Group, merging and un-merging with Datamonitor, buying RHK and then been purchased by event giant Informa. The last chapter saw Informa buying the research-part of IHS, namely IHS Markit Technology (August 2019), Tractica (July 2018) and moving it all into […]
Last week we hosted the IIAR Summer Networking Party 2019 in London kindly sponsored by Criteo and Spotlight Analyst Relations. On behalf of the IIAR, I wanted to say a big ‘Thank you!’ to all who could join us in celebrating the achievements of the Analyst Relations community and hope that you’ll join us again at future events. […]
Over the past few months, the analyst community has been experiencing an array of changes, with many analyst departures and career moves shaking up the status quo. As we come back to work and the summer days fade into autumn, there’s no better time to catch-up with analyst firms and understand what has changed, what’s […]
A few weeks ago, right before most of us went on our summer holidays we hosted the annual IIAR Summer Networking event at the EY offices in London, a party kindly sponsored by HCL Technologies and EY. As we begin to settle back into daily work routines, we wanted to take a moment to ponder […]
Views and insights, what a party! The 2017 IIAR London Summer party sponsored by TCS gathered over hundred analysts and AR pros in the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard. (more…)
The IIAR is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s IIAR Analyst of the Year 2016 and IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2016 AND THE WINNERS ARE… Keep reading below for the IIAR Analyst of Year 2016, IIAR Global Analyst Firm of Year 2016, IIAR Independent Analyst of the Year 2016 and the best […]
The Christmas season took off with a bang last night with the IIAR Christmas Party taken place in the heart of DIGITAL UK in the Shoreditch Hotel. Attending were around 100 people from the Analyst community including around 70 industry analysts and 30 AR Pros. The analyst community was represented by analysts from Gartner, Forrester, […]
As the day drew to a close and the sun set over London, over 100 hundred of the UK’s leading analysts and AR professionals were busy drinking, talking and enjoying the spectacular views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and the city skyline. If you weren’t able to come along to this year’s IIAR Summer […]
On Tuesday September 24th the UK chapter held its latest forum. There were three separate presentations and discussions at this forum: reviews of the research focus and relevance of both IHS electronics & media and Analysys Mason telecoms research. The final session was a presentation and discussion led by The Skills Connection. This gave attendees a chance to peek behind […]
The first of the Autumn season of IIAR UK Forums will take place on the 24th September, in London. With arrivals from 3:45pm, an agenda between 4pm – 6pm and to be followed by informal drinks and networking this is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new contacts. Times: Arrival from […]
[Originally posted on Technobabble 2.0] Every year industry analysts formally put their reputation on the line and make predictions for the next 12 months. This post aims to summarise their views in one place – I recommend you click on the links by each post if you want to read more detail.