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[Guest Post] Analysts are treated inhumanely

By: Duncan Chapple, Consultancy Director at Loudhouse  This is an independent opinion piece submitted by an IIAR member and AR professional – it does not represent the official views of the IIAR. Analyst relations (AR) programs have a substantial opportunity for improvement. This month I’ve been reviewing ten years’ worth of data from the Analyst… Read More →

IIAR AR Cafe – Gartner Symposium, Barcelona on 7 November

On Wednesday 7th November, 3:30pm CET, IIAR member Ludovic Leforestier (AR Director at Bearing Point, @bearingpointar, LinkedIn) will be hosting an IIAR AR Cafe. This will be an informal get-together to discuss AR-related matters and network with peers. It will no doubt be a welcome break in-between the ever hectic schedule of Symposium. It is also… Read More →

IIAR AR US Cafe – Gartner Symposium, Orlando on 21 Oct

On Sunday 21st October at 6:30pm ET, Stephen England – IIAR Board member and Director, KCG – will be hosting a reception event for IIAR members and prospects at Gartner Symposium, Orlando USA. This is a great chance to hear more about the IIAR and to compare notes ahead of the busy Symposium timetable. The… Read More →

IIAR AR Cafe – Seattle, USA

On Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm PT, there will be an informal get together for AR professionals and analysts at the SeaStar Bellevue. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. This meeting provides a great opportunity to relax after a hard day’s work while utilising the time for some valuable networking…. Read More →

IIAR Forum – Forrester’s Latest Strategy

It was with eager anticipation that IIAR members awaited Forrester’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Tom Pohlmann, to update delegates on Forrester’s strategy at both a regional and global level. The session at the IIAR London Forum did not disappoint. In an open and honest exchange there was recognition of earlier strategies continuing but with… Read More →

[Guest Post] Why IT Vendors Should Take Industry Analysts (More) Seriously

By: Dr Neil Pollock, University of Edinburgh Business School After several years’ research on industry analysts and IT Research firms there are some interesting conclusions to be reached on how industry analyst firms are exerting influence on IT vendors and their product markets. This is just a snapshot of some of Dr. Pollock’s findings. 1…. Read More →

[GUEST POST] Maximizing the impact of an analyst briefing – 2 of 2 by Richard Stiennon / IT-Harvest

 By: Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest and a former VP of Research at Gartner The second of a two-part blog on ’Maximizing the impact of an analyst briefing’. This is an adapted excerpt from Richard Stiennon’s book – Up and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence. You can read part 1 here. The IIAR will be… Read More →

[GUEST POST] Analyzing the Analysts: Comparison of Gartner and Forrester by James McGovern

James McGovern has posted this on his blog (Enterprise Architecture: From Incite comes Insight) recently: Analyzing the Analysts: Comparison of Gartner and Forrester and I thought it was too good not to cross-post. So here you go, what do you think? Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

IIAR Discussion Group: IIAR Best Practices Paper “Making The Case for AR”

This teleconference features the Analyst Strategy Group (ASG) and is scheduled for Thursday, June 10th from 16:00 to 17:00 BST/11:00 EST/8:00 PDT. Tom Ryan, Partner and Chief Research Officer (LinkedIn) and Rob at ASG will share their insights on Making The Case for AR. Over the past eighteen months, most companies have been seriously affected… Read More →

[Guest Post] IIAR UK Forum – Sales and Social Media Debated

I was delighted to host the IIAR (Institute of Industry Analyst Relations) forum yesterday in a very sunny and hot London. It is always great to see how many AR professionals are willing to come along and meet old friends, make new contacts, learn about best practice and share their own experiences. Fionnula Fitzsimons gave… Read More →

Final reminder: IIAR Analyst of the Year survey closes 30th Sept

For those of you who have not yet voted for this year’s IIAR Analyst of the Year please do so and fast! The survey will be closed on Friday 30th September so there’s only two days now left to vote. We’ve had a phenomenal response to our survey so far but every vote counts so please… Read More →

IIAR USA Virtual Forum: Overview and update from TBR

We are pleased to announce the next IIAR USA Virtual Forum will be held with analyst firm, TBR, on Wednesday, 26th October at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT / 4:30 pm GMT for 45 minutes. The presenter of this call will be TBR President and Founder, Jon Lindy.  (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

IIAR Snapshot of late September events

We’re really busy with some great events on topics you have asked us to cover. If you’ve not yet had the opportunity to take a look at what’s coming up, in the next week alone, here’s a quick recap: Thursday 22nd September, 11am ET / 8am PT  IIAR USA Virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, Gartner… Read More →

IIAR Asia/Pacific Virtual Forum: Value of Social Media to APJ AR

The IIAR will be holding is first Virtual Forum in Asia/Pacific with a guest panel to discuss: What’s the value of social media to Asia/Pacific AR professionals? Steven Noble – Senior Analyst (eBusiness & Channel Strategy), Forrester Mandi Bateson – Director, Digital, Hill & Knowlton Dave Noble – Asia/Pacific Chapter Lead, IIAR (moderator) (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

IIAR USA Virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, Gartner

The IIAR USA will be holding its next virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, GVP, Product Management, Gartner on Thursday 22nd September, 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST. This is your opportunity to offer constructive feedback for changes to Gartner practices that impact AR – so bring your best ideas.   In particular Jeff is… Read More →

How I took the IIAR certification test…and lived to tell the tale

I have to start this post with a confession. I’ve been on the IIAR Board for nearly 10 months and only recently got around to taking the IIAR Certified Professional exam. Shame on me. But like a lot of other IIAR members I suspect, I was put  off by misconceptions about the test. So having gone through… Read More →

IIAR ANALYST OF THE YEAR – Voting open!

The 2011 survey to find the IIAR Analyst of the Year is now open. Our search for the industry’s top-rated analyst and analyst firm has begun. This year, to reflect the changing analyst landscape, we have introduced a new category – ‘Best New Analyst Firm’. This is for a firm that has been set up… Read More →

From the horse’s mouth

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. (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

Jeff Mann on Symposium

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. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

Brief summary of the last IIAR Forum presentation by Datamonitor

Duncan Chapple from Lighthouse AR has posted on his blog the following entry: Datamonitor, Ovum & Butler cohabitation makes AR easier (Analyst Equity). It’s a good summary of the last IIAR London Forum, kindly hosted by David Rossiter from Sunesis and at which Mark Meek / Datamonitor CEO and David Mitchell / SVP IT Research…. Read More →

MQs, accreditation and a debate on IT services – all in the same evening

Those of us fortunate enough to be able to attend* yesterday’s IIAR Forum enjoyed a treat. Ed Gyurko presented the latest IIAR whitepaper on Magic Quadrant submissions (available from Monday, free of charge to members).  It will prove immensely useful to those who have to work on the seminal Gartner reports. Following Ed was David… Read More →

Team Work Needed for 2009!

For 2009, the AR and IT research community will need to work closely together. The year won’t be very easy economically, and we believe it is crucial to keep the exchange of viewpoints alive. This post also contains part one of two of a podcast with an IIAR board member. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

Gartner engages in debates on their blog

Following some critical comments from a vendor on a Magic Quadrant, Gartner analyst Andreas Bitterer posted an answer on his own blog: Setting the Record Straight While personally I would not say that publically challenging a research piece is likely to produce a positive outcome for a vendor, it’s refreshing to see a Gartner analyst… Read More →

Around “JC” Jung, SVP Consulting Services from PAC in 10 question

Today we have the pleasure to welcome our guest analyst for the world famous IIAR ten questions interview: Jean-Christian Jung is a Senior Vice President Consulting Services at PAC (Pierre Audoin Consultants). JC is based in New York and you can read his thoughts on their collective blog. What are your coverage areas? IT Services and sourcing… Read More →

Around Michael von Uechtritz / Gartner in 10 Questions

Today, we’re delighted to welcome Michael von Uechtritz, Research Director with the Outsourcing and IT Services research team at Gartner, into the interview hotseat. What are your coverage areas? Business and IT Consulting What are your opinions of the IT Analysis Marketplace and where do you see it going? With some businesses being challenged by… Read More →