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Around Jim Morrish from Analysys Mason in 10 questions

Today’s star analyst in our Around in 10 Questions series is Jim Morrish, at Analysys Mason.

  1. What are your coverage areas?
    I run the Mobile Content and Applications research programme for Analysys Mason, and I’m responsible for all of our published research covering anything that happens on a mobile handset, excluding traditional voice calls and SMS.  That includes application stores, specific niches such as gaming or mobile video and mobile advertsing, plus consideration of non-phone substitute devices.  The analysts work pretty closely at Analysys Mason, so I also get involved with our mobile broadband, Internet of Things, fixed broadband and connected home research.  In fact, I tend to get involved in pretty much anything that is new and exciting and consumer oriented. Continue Reading →
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November IIAR London Forum Features Analyst Panel on the “Cloud”

The IIAR London Forum is scheduled for Thursday, November 18th in Central London from 3:45 – 6:30 pm.  We will have a panel of the following experts on the Cloud who will be answering questions on the industry and AR best practices. The moderator is Duncan Chapple of Lighthouse AR.

We have just a few places left, if you would like to attend please contact Jane Courtenay, jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org.

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[Job Posting] Analyst Relations Senior Associate / Burson-Marsteller (Boston, NYC or San Francisco)

Burson-Marsteller’s Technology Practice has an opening at the Senior Associate level (5-7 years exp).  This is a high profile position with major global clients, providing significant opportunity to not only gain visibility with senior level executives, but also gain new skill sets by working as part of a dynamic, worldwide team of colleagues. The Senior Associate would be responsible for assisting in new business strategies and execution encompassing public relations and IAR. The Senior Associate can be based in Boston, New York City, Chicago or San Francisco.

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Around Martin Butler in 10 Questions

Our featured analyst today is Martin Butler of Martin Butler Research. You can find Martin on Twitter at @martbutler.

  1. What are your coverage areas?
    Anywhere my research takes me.

  2. What’s your typical day like?
    Read, write and usually a teleconference or two – I avoid real meetings like the plague .
  3. Now, c’mon, tell me an AR horror story?
    Spending a week with Microsoft in Redmond with a  constant chaperone – even to the loo!
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[Job Posting] Senior OSS/BSS Analyst Position / Yankee (London or Boston)

A Senior Analyst position is available requiring excellent communication and market research skills to produce written deliverables, consulting and presentations for clients and industry groups. This Senior Analyst will focus on OSS/BSS and related software and operations in industry. Areas of investigation will include fulfillment, inventory, activation, network and device management. This individual will not be responsible for tracking network equipment. The Senior Analyst will work with analysts in network equipment and applications teams to ensure seamless coverage of overall network technology and operations. This candidate will be responsible for helping drive the research agenda in network software and collaborate with colleagues in providing insight to external clients into market trends, including the marketplace value of a nimble operational infrastructure, real-time operations, OSS/BSS for 4G and M2M, and the role of OSS/BSS in the Customer Experience. Based in Boston or London. Continue Reading →

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[GUEST POST] Outsourcing Analyst Relations: A viable option? by Fred McClimans

By Fred McClimans / Current Ventures (LinkedIn, @fredmcclimans)

Last week I participated in an interesting discussion regarding influence and the role of analyst relations (AR) – specifically around the issue of how AR staff could increase their influence through a variety of different mechanisms or channels. But one key point that kept creeping into the conversation was one of limited resources: “we simply don’t have the staff to aggressively pursue everything that we would like to accomplish” (a point echoed by many in smaller or fast-growing firms).

After a bit of digging, two basic issues kept making their way into the discussion: a lack of full-time resources and a lack of “R”-level funding (which is often split between Analyst Relations, Investor Relations, Public Relations and Marketing).

That said, there seemed to be a general consensus that yes, there are “parts” of the AR function, regardless of the size of the firm, that could be outsourced based on the size/type of organization, the goals that need to be accomplished and the availability of “outside” resources (or more importantly, funding) – all with the understanding that there must be an accountable person in-house to properly manage and drive the effort. Continue Reading →

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Verdantix Webinar Date Change to November 4th

To avoid conflicting with other IT related events Verdantix has changed the date to November 4th, all other details remain the same.
WHAT SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MEANS FOR ANALYST RELATIONS MANAGERS – FREE WEBINAR

Thursday, November 4, 2010
5.00pm – 6.00pm (UK)
12 noon – 1.00pm (EDT)

Every business decision has a sustainability consequence – buying a diesel truck, relocating to a new corporate HQ, developing functionality for a new software application, purchasing a telepresence suite, flying to a client meeting. But what does sustainability mean for analyst relations managers? In this free webinar, Verdantix Director and technology industry veteran David Metcalfe will answer this question. The webinar will include examples of how telecoms providers, systems integrators, outsourcers and software firms integrate corporate sustainability marketing, sustainable product innovation and green IT messages into their engagements with market influencers.
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Verdantix Offers Free Webinar to AR Managers

WHAT SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MEANS FOR ANALYST RELATIONS MANAGERS – FREE WEBINAR

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
5.00pm – 6.00pm (UK)
12 noon – 1.00pm (EDT)

Every business decision has a sustainability consequence – buying a diesel truck, relocating to a new corporate HQ, developing functionality for a new software application, purchasing a telepresence suite, flying to a client meeting. But what does sustainability mean for analyst relations managers? In this free webinar, Verdantix Director and technology industry veteran David Metcalfe will answer this question. The webinar will include examples of how telecoms providers, systems integrators, outsourcers and software firms integrate corporate sustainability marketing, sustainable product innovation and green IT messages into their engagements with market influencers.
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IIAR Best Practice Discussion Oct 19th – Analyst and Influencer Relations

The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference on Best Practices in AR and Influencer Relations. The call is scheduled for Tuesday 19th October at 1600 BST/1100 EDT. The panel will be led by Ed Gyurko (@edgyurko), IIAR Board Member, and the featured panelists include:

  • Tim Brook (@tbrook), Senior Manager, Analyst Relations, Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Don Bulmer (@dbulmer), Vice President, Global Communications, Industry and Influencer Relations, SAP AG
  • Rachel Happe (@rhappe), Principal and Co-Founder of The Community Roundtable and formerly an IDC analyst

For those unfamiliar with the IIAR’s Best Practice teleconferences, the format of the discussion will have the featured speakers sharing their experience and personal anecdotes followed by a Q&A.

To sign up to join the teleconference, please email jcourtenay (at)analystrelations(dot) org.

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[JOB POSTING] NCR Seeks Analyst Relations Manager for US

NCR has posted the following job description for a US Analyst Relations Manager.

Description

NCR Corporation is looking for an experienced, Strategic Analyst Relations professional to help expand our existing analyst relations initiatives. The Analyst Relations Manager will be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships between NCR businesses and key analysts to promote NCR’s solutions and strategies and position NCR as a thought leader. The individual will work across NCR functions including marketing, product development and communications to create and implement cohesive and consistent analyst relations programs for NCR’s Retail, Travel, Entertainment, Healthcare, and Services businesses. The position is part of the Business Intelligence team and will also work closely with Market and Competitive Intelligence professionals to help disseminate and leverage market and competitive intelligence across NCR. Continue Reading →

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September IIAR London Forum Featured European Analyst Panel

Jean-Christophe Bodhuin, PAC and Lawrence Calot, LeCXP

Jean-Christophe Bodhuin, PAC and Lawrence Calot, LeCXP

The September IIAR London Forum was hosted by Bite Communications, and featured a European AR panel with Lawrence Calot of LeCXP,  and Jean-Christophe Bodhuin of PAC. Ludovic Leforestier moderated with questions on the industry in general, AR best practices, and local AR.  The analyst presentations and meeting notes are available to members here.  A special thanks goes Fionnula Fitzsimons, Bite Communications, for hosting the Forum,

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Recap of Sept 9th Webinar – TPI shares fascinating insights with the IIAR

Yesterday, the IIAR hosted a teleconference with TPI – the world’s leading provider of sourcing data and advisory services for service providers. The two featured speakers on the call were:

  • Paul Reynolds Director and Chief Research Officer, TPI Momentum
  • John Keppell John Keppel, Chief Marketing Officer TPI, Partner & Managing Director TPI Research

During the webinar, TPI shared some fascinating insights about current market dynamics along with an overview of TPI’s research and consulting services

Discussion Hightlights:

  • Perception to not deliver on services is the top reason for end users not selecting a supplier
  • TPI sees a 3x increase on pressure to hire a tier 1 or tier 2 provider in order to reduce risk
  • TPI says new outsourcing adoption fastest growth is among companies ranked in the 201 – 500 range

IIAR members can login into the Huddle workspace for a copy of the presentation here.

For those unfamiliar with TPI and its ASK Momentum service, click on this link for more information –http://www.tpi.net/resources/service_providers/tpimomentum.html

 

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Reminder to Register for IIAR London Forum – Thursday, Sept 16th

There are still a few places left for next Thursday’s Forum featuring a European analyst panel with Laurent Calot, LeCXP and Jean-Christophe Bodhuin, PAC.  If you are not a member of IIAR and have not attended an IIAR Forum before, you can also register for this event.

Please RSVP to the secretary at jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org.

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[JOB POSTING] Senior Manager, Corporate Communications Sought for Arlington, VA

The Senior Manager of Corporate Communications will be responsible for driving the media and analyst relations programs. The primary objectives are to secure coverage to increase targeted prospect audience awareness and to maintain our leadership position with industry analysts. This role is also responsible for managing key analyst relationships and managing our public relations firm. This position is located in  Arlington, VA. Continue Reading →

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IIAR Discussion – TPI presents on Current Market Dynamics, 9th September

The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference with TPI – the world’s leading provider of sourcing data and advisory services for service providers.The call is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9th at 4:00-5:00pm BST/11:00am EST.

As the global economy recovers, what trends will determine Service Provider success? Which market sectors present the best opportunities for hunting and farming? This teleconference will feature an overview of some of TPI’s recent research on current market dynamics and go-to-market strategies. Leading the discussion will be Paul Reynolds, TPI’s chief research officer. After the presentation there will be a Q&A.

For those unfamiliar with TPI and its ASK Momentum service, click on this link for more information – http://www.tpi.net/resources/service_providers/tpimomentum.html

To sign up to join the teleconference, please email jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org

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Around Douglas Hayward from IDC in 10 questions

Today’s star analyst in our reasonably priced Around in 10 Questions series is Douglas Hayward from at IDC. You can find Douglas at Twitter under @douglashayward.

1. What are your coverage areas?

From October 2010 (earlier in reality), I’ll be co-ordinating IDC’s Western European IT services and business services forecasts (business services basically means business consulting services and BPO). I’ll also be running the European Services: Markets and Competitive Insights subscription research program, an overview program that tracks the dynamics and fortunes of the European services market, and those of the key vendors.

I’m also launching a very exciting new IDC service that I can’t talk about yet.  As well as all that, I’ll continue tracking the business consulting market in Western Europe – but note that from October onwards, I’m no longer officially tracking BPO in Western Europe. I reckon I’ve got enough to keep me busy without BPO. Continue Reading →

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[JOB POSTING] Metia Seeks Analyst Relations Account Manager

Purpose of the Position:

We are looking for a communications strategist to lead analyst relations programmes for our clients. The position needs an individual who can create and deliver comprehensive plans to successfully engage clients with analysts. With sound knowledge of analysts and the technology space, you will be able to create relevant communications to promote and raise awareness of your clients within this community. Continue Reading →

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Recap – IIAR Teleconference on Best Practices in Sourcing Advisory Relations

The IIAR hosted a Best Practices teleconference on Sourcing Advisory Relations on August 11th. The panel led by Ed Gyurko, IIAR Board Member, featured panellists, Amber Wagenknecht, Senior Executive, Global Sourcing Advisor Relations, Accenture, Ed Gardiner, Advisor Relations Director at HCL, and Simon Knowles, Managing Director, Essential Edge Ltd.  The discussion, led by Ed Gyurko featured a lively discussion which had the panellists sharing their expertise and personal anecdotes followed by a Q&A.

Members can see notes from the call in our members area here.

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Around Albert Pang from APPS RUN THE WORLD in 10 questions

Today’s star analyst in our Around in 10 Questions series is Albert Pang who heads up Apps Run The World. You can find Albert  on Twitter under @appsruntheworld, and on his blog www.appsruntheworld.com.

1.What are your coverage areas?

Our firm is 100% dedicated to worldwide applications research, which includes both horizontal apps like ERP and vertical ones like insurance claims processing designed for the 21 industries from aerospace to utilities that we cover in depth. Our objective is to become the No. 1 source for apps research for users, vendors, tech investors and key stakeholders from system integrators to business process outsourcers. For me personally I have been covering financial accounting, HR, industry-specific, and other mission-critical operations apps markets for 25 years. Continue Reading →

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