We’re very sad to hear that Claus Egge has passed away. Claus was a lovely man and a great analyst. For those who knew him, the world is now a poorer place. Our sympathies go to his family, friends and colleagues. If you would like to send a message, his colleagues at Rainmaker Files have… Read More →
In this interview Ben Woo, MD & Chief Strategist at Neuralytix, Inc. explains a little more about his background and company. Ben founded the company two years ago having worked as Programme VP at IDC for five years where he was responsible for advising clients on the evolution and trends relating to data storage systems. He… Read More →
Today we learn more about Phil Fersht, CEO at HfS Research. Phil has become a household name in the BPO business with a long track record of analysing this technology sector. Having worked as a Director at IDC for five years and then as VP at Yankee, Phil went on to work for Deloitte Consulting… Read More →
If you’ve not yet voted then please take this opportunity to give your top-rated analyst a boost and nominate them for this year’s IIAR 2012 Analyst of the Year and IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year. We’ve worked hard to make this year’s survey a robust reflection of AR pros’ perspective on top-rated analysts and analyst firms… Read More →
This week on Thursday 26th July at 11am ET / 8am PT Ovum’s top management team will once again be making themselves available for your Q&A on the future of Ovum. This will be a similar session to the one run in the UK in May and is a chance for you to hear directly… Read More →
Our next IIAR Forum in London is going to be a very special one! We have two fantastic speakers lined up and are extremely privileged to be able to host such distinguished guests in what we believe will be a truly valuable Forum for all those in the AR profession. Please mark your diaries: Thursday… Read More →
Guest post from @stcrossgroup on AR professionals career development: Will the real leader please stand up?
The Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) is pleased to recognize the first two recipients – Ellie Warner and Ed Gyurko – as IIAR Certified Experts. This marks the official launch of two new IIAR certification levels consisting of IIAR Certified Expert (CE) and IIAR Certified Fellow (CF). These qualifications are designed for Analyst Relations… Read More →
The next IIAR APJ Forum will be held on Wednesday 25th July at 4pm Sydney / 2pm Singapore / 11:30am India at Forrester’s offices in Sydney with webex facilities for those who wish to dial in. Dane Anderson (VP – Research Director and Region Manager, Forrester) has kindly agreed to provide IIAR members with a detailed… Read More →
More than 35 top-name analysts attended last week’s IIAR UK networking event in a gathering that saw some 70 analyst and AR professionals get together on a (rare!) sunny afternoon. It was a fantastic few hours in which Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Informa and Ovum were all well represented. We were also lucky to be able… Read More →
Our next monthly discussion group teleconference is next Wednesday, January 20th, on the topic of AR measurement and evaluation. The call will be lead by Ellie Warner, who recently authored a Best Practice white paper on this topic for the IIAR. IIAR members who would like to join the call, please contact Hannah Kirkman for… Read More →
Yesterday the IIAR had a great turn-out for its teleconference on best practice analyst relations at the Mobile World Congress this February in Barcelona. The discussion was exceptional and the featured panelists included: • AMDOCS, Brian McManus • CCS Insight, Ben Wood • Ericsson, Peter Olofsson • Vodafone, Janine Aitken-Young. Here are some of the… Read More →
My take. SAP understood early on that traditional corporate communications has shifted from a message-based orientation to identifying, building, and nurturing relationships with influencers. Despite the maturity and excellence of its program, however, SAP now faces competition in blogging relations from other enterprise vendors, some of whom are catching up quickly. To maintain its lead,… Read More →
Mobile World Congress 2010 (MWC) is now less than two months away and the clock is ticking. In past years up to 50,000 attendees showed up in Barcelona, all hoping to make the most out of the event. What’s the best strategy for successful AR in this kind of environment?
There’s been an interesting conversation recently on one of the LinkedIn on recommended staffing levels for dedicated AR people in companies -reproduced here.
Datamonitor’s truck rolled around the Gartner headquarters in Stamford, CT, this morning. The firm’s Ovum’s business is aiming to hire, and the hoarding on the van asked analysts to send their resume in. As Greg has argued, Datamonitor may have to work hard to get Gartner analysts’ attention: and it seems to know it.
Our guest post today is from Lisa Rowan (@lisarowan), IDC’s Program Director for HR, Learning and Talent Strategies. Read on for Lisa’s tips for briefing analysts from the analyst perspective. There are excellent resources available to assist the AR profession including IIAR but on this side of the briefing table, it seems like that advice… Read More →
Well, almost…. Ovum kindly gave us an exclusive for the video below. Following Datamonitor’s re-launch of their consolidated IT research brands under the Ovum name, they have held two back to back events in London and New York: Collaborative Intelligence launch event. The London event featured “the Patriarch” Gideon Gartner (the founder of Gartner and… Read More →
… 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 →
What’s the impact for the AR Community and other IT Analysis firms of the announced AMR purchase by Gartner?
I first encountered the heady world of AR in 1997 as a lowly account executive. The PR agency I worked for, Text 100, was the main agency for Microsoft in Europe. It had a very, very small AR programme which was passed around and found its way to me. That’s where my AR journey began…. Read More →
A Glimpse into Peer Connect Every AR person knows that many of the most influential analysts in the information technology industry work at Gartner. But analysts are not the most influential influencers out there, peers are – IT buyers and practitioners most trust the insights of other IT buyers and practitioners who have been through… Read More →
The IIAR (@iiar) is pleased to announce the appointment of Henrietta Lacey-Gutsell as the new IIAR Secretary.
Gartner presented their strategy and positioning update at the IIAR London Forum on Thursday 24th March. Read on for a quick summary.
Note: This was cross-posted from IIAR board member Evan Quinn’s blog: link. An AR friend of mine recently asked if there was a formula or guideline for right-sizing AR teams. Unfortunately, there is no simple formula to the staffing question, but off the top of my head there are five factors that contribute to determining… Read More →
At IDC Directions on March 9th in Boston and on March 15th in San Jose, approximately 80 AR professionals attended the IDC-IIAR luncheon programme.
The IIAR is delighted to host a Webinar with Frost & Sullivan and speakers John Lake / Strategic Account Manager, and Adrian Drozd / Research Manager / Principal Analyst, Telecoms on the 8/4/11.
In order to extend our research leadership in enterprise mobility, Strategy Analytics, is offering an outstanding career opportunity for a disciplined and results-driven team member to join our Wireless Enterprise Strategies (WES) team. A strong desire for success, visibility in a highly dynamic industry, and a background within the wireless telecommunications, enterprise IT and/or market… Read More →
Today’s star analyst in our reasonabis Barry Wilderman,ex-META Group and Lawson, now running an independent firm, Wilderman Associates.
The next IIAR London Forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 24th, from 3:45 to 6:30pm in Central London. The guest session will feature Gartner analysts,Alexander Drobik, Group Team Manager, Business Applications and Processes research team, and Jeff Golterman, GVP, Product Management in Gartner’s High Tech and Telecom Programs business unit. We still have a few places left,… Read More →