ethics

Peter Sondergaard at the Gartner IT Symposium (IIAR blog)

Peter Sondergaard leaves Gartner

Several pieces have already been published on the  unceremonious departure of Peter Sondergaard, Gartner EVP of Research (LinkedIn, @petersonderg)already (ZD Net, Research Live, Kea), none adding any facts above and beyond the SEC filing. We ran a quick poll yesterday and results weren’t conclusive: some will miss Peter who has been one of Gartner’s stars and …

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Gartner Magic Quadrant (empty) for the IIAR website

Do you need to pay Gartner to be in the Magic Quadrant?

It’s been interesting reading some of the recent posts and comments on Linkedin about Gartner and its supposed lack of independence. I’ve been an AR professional for 15 years now and work for a variety of technology and telecoms companies (large and small). Some have Gartner contracts, some don’t. I have never seen or heard …

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IIAR> Best Practice Paper: The 7+7+7 Golden Rules of Engagement

We’ll hold a webinar to discuss our latest IIAR Best Practice Paper: Analyst Relations and Industry Analysts –The 7+7+7 Golden Rules of Engagement by Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic, LinkedIn) and Caroline Dennington (@CDennington, Linkedin) Date: 11th September 2014Time: 1600 BST, 1700 CET, 11am EST, 8am PSTLocation: IIAR> Webinar AR Pros and the Industry Analysts work on the basis of undocumented principles – …

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The Gartner Godfather, illustration from the 1972 movie for a blog post by Jonathon Gordon / EMI on Gartner on the IIAR website

[GUEST POST] Analysts’ Dirty Little Secrets

NetScout is crying foul against Gartner. The NetScout lawsuit against Gartner has raised the ‘pay-for-play’ specter once again. Whether this is a case of a vendor just peeved at their spot on the GMQ or they have a legitimate grievance, I am not in a position to judge Whether NetScout will be successful with their …

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[GUEST POST] The importance of business ethics

Originally posted by Bram Weerts from KEA on BramWeerts.com: Non-Academic Views. On the 5th of March, the IIAR (The Institute of Industry Analyst Relations) will hold a panel that will discuss what the ethical standards should be across the analyst industry. Kind  as they are at the IIAR, they have invited me to take place …

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IIAR London Forum, 5th March 2014 – Ethics and Social Media

The IIAR is holding a UK Forum, in London, on the 5th March 2014, with 2 panels to discuss “Ethics in the Analyst Industry” and the “Value of Social Media in Analyst Engagements”. Both topics overlap and are at the forefront of today’s Analyst Relations practice. Free to attend for all IIAR Members, new members …

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Analyst ethics?

I strongly believe that any time a vendor gives money to an analyst firm for paid-for work it needs to be referenced and authentic. Our industry needs firms it can trust to help them make informed decisions – without them, and if it’s reputation is tarnished by the acts of a few who practice methods I don’t agree with then the whole market fails.