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[GUEST POST] A tale of two sales teams – an analysis of Gartner’s & Forrester’s 2012 financials

Dave Noble / Intelligen AR (‎@IntelligenAR, LinkedIn) recently posted a good insight on his blog at looking in to the financial results of Gartner and Forrester. To go directly to the article click this link. If you ever wanted evidence that success in the analyst business is about more than good research, then the latest… Read More →

AR needs analysts, but could IfR expand to other industries?

Read this post on Tuesday and had a few thoughts: Collective Conversation » ARcade » Blog Archive » Is Analyst Relations a prisoner of its own success within the IT sector? There are, IMHO, 3 kind of business models for IT analysts: – the prescribers (á la Gartner or Forrester) – the number crunchers (IDC… Read More →

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… Read More →

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. Share… Read More →

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… Read More →

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… Read More →

IIAR UK Gets Festive!

IIAR FORUM and CHRISTMAS NETWORKING WITH THE ANALYSTS  Thursday 8th  December, 3pm onwards   What better way to end the year with than to hear about analyst predictions for 2012 and then meet with your analyst buddies and AR colleagues at an informal networking event over a celebratory glass. It’s an action-packed afternoon with two analyst presentations plus… Read More →

IIAR USA Virtual Forum: 2012 Predictions

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. Guest speakers: Phil Fersht, Founder & CEO, HfS Research Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research Moderator:… Read More →

Gartner publishes MQ FAQ

The Gartner Ombudswoman has just blogged >link< about a new frequently asked questions document on the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Overall it’s really useful and contains many points that AR pros should know. For instance, did you know the analysts had to raise a business case for every new MQ? This is meant to limit their… Read More →

IIAR Teleconference: Informa presents the B2B2C Opportunity

We are pleased to announce that Informa will be presenting some of its latest research around, “Operator Strategies: The Growing Lure of B2B2C Opportunities” on Thursday 9th February at 4pm GMT / 11am ET / 8am PT. Delivering the presentation will be Informa’s Chief Research Officer, Mark Newman (pictured above). Discussion agenda: How over-the-top players took the value… Read More →

Social media for the APJ AR pro

IIAR Asia-Pacific recently held a virtual forum to discuss social media. It was a great opportunity to talk more about one of the current hot topics in the AR industry and how it relates to the local APJ markets. Discussion centred on different uses of varying social media channels leading to the conclusion that social… Read More →

AOTY

And the IIAR Analyst of the Year 2011 is…

#iiaraoty: @pfersht, @zkerravala and @marksmithvr are IIAR analysts of the year, @gartner_inc, @forrester and @Horses4Sources firms of the year, @constellationrg best newcomer #archat” Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

IIAR Bangalore Forum meet to discuss the Indian AR community

The recent IIAR Bangalore Forum, hosted by Aarti Patil (WNS / IIAR India Chapter Lead) proved a huge success and the perfect networking opportunity for AR professionals in India. Discussion focused on key highlights of the changing landscape of the Indian analyst relations (AR) community. This encompassed the evolving approach needed, maturing expectations and tools… Read More →

Celent expands coverage of India financial market

Celent, a research and advisory firm and member of the Oliver Wyman Group, is launching a service dedicated to the Indian financial market. The research service will focus on the Indian financial services space, cutting across Celent’s established service offerings in the areas of Banking, Insurance, and Securities & Investments … more at Tekrati Share… Read More →

While Gartner goes after AMR, Forrester goes after…

… Strategic Oxygen! While Gartner (NYSE:IT)  decided to buy out AMR and fill a coverage gap in SCM, with hindsight a strategy hinted in Cannes (well maybe?). The Gartner-AMR deal certainly has caused a bit of a stir, with over 6000 hits in the blogosphere! While I’m on that news item, I must add thatGartner… Read More →

Agenda for today’s IIAR London Forum with Forrester

Here’s the agenda for today’s Forum –action packed as usual… and with the proverbial curry at the end! Agenda 1500-1530   Social media tutorial 1545-1600   Registration 1600-1605   Introductions and welcome 1605-1620   Report back from Gartner Symposium 1620-1655   Discussion groups: – AR and social media – Planning for 2010 – Gaining and maintaining executive… Read More →

Useful statistics for making the case for AR

At Gartner’s AR Forum in Orlando last week, guest speaker Joshua Reynolds from Hill & Knowlton gave a presentation about social media trends and analyst relations, and provided some up to date statistics on how AR impacts sales. For those AR managers who didn’t make it to Orlando, Gartner just posted Josh’s presentation at its… Read More →

IIAR at Gartner EMEA Symposium

The IIAR will be holding a couple of informal gatherings at Gartner’s EMEA Symposium in Cannes, for those interested in networking with AR peers and finding out more about the Institute. These include a breakfast meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday November 4th, hosted by Ludovic Leforestier, and a dinner meeting at 7:30 p.m. on… Read More →

Is shooting on the referee productive?

Contentious conversation 1 – integrity of analysts and the future of AR Blog by Tom Bittman from Gartner: A Rant – My Integrity as an Analyst Summary: Gartner analyst angry that he has to justify his integrity My view: Edelman trust barometer consistently shows that over the past few years analysts are the most trusted… Read More →