By: Simon Levin, The Skills Connection / IIAR UK Co-Chapter Lead We saw an interesting blogging spat last week between Stanton Jones of ISG and Lydia Leong at Gartner, with the flames fanned by tweeted comments from Phil Fersht of HfS. The row was centred on some research published recently by Lydia on managed hosting providers, but… Read More →
AR’s Hype Cycle of vendor briefings, a post by @mrnesjo and @lludovic
Due to popular demand we will once again be holding KCG’s presentation on the global analyst landscape. It proved a huge hit among US and EMEA AR audiences so we would like to extend the opportunity to those of you in Asia-Pacific to take part. The teleconference will be held on Wednesday 6th June at… Read More →
I was sitting in the middle of a noisy intellectual ruckus about the future of research and advisory services some weeks back when an odd thought struck me. It was at the London IIAR meeting in March, where R “Ray” Wang and his Constellation all-stars were agitating for radical change in the research industry. Ray… Read More →
Guest post by @cormacfoster on what do technology industry analysts really do? #readwriteweb
Next Thursday 10th May at 11am EST / 8am PST / 4pm BST The Knowledge Capital Group (KCG) will be sharing its findings on the definitive market share and market size numbers for Analyst Firms globally.
For the next IIAR UK Forum in London on Wednesday 30th May at 4pm BST, we’re delighted to welcome Ovum MD Brett Azuma, Global Director for Ovum IT Ian Charlesworth, and Global Director for Ovum Telecoms Richard Mahony. We’re meeting with Brett, Ian and Richard just after the Ovum Industry Congress, being held in London… Read More →
It seems Gene took Gartner‘s shopping trolley on a jumbo to Oz this week and a page from George‘s book: the research firm just announced it was buying Ideas International [ASX:IDE] was established in 1981 as a consultancy service and since 1986 has provided its special brand of research to IT users and vendors. This… Read More →
Last week, IIAR Board Member and APJ Chapter Lead – Dave Noble – presented his findings from the latest Intelligen annual survey* on what analysts are looking for from AR in APJ. Discussion focused on social media and what this means for the AR professional. According to analysts in APJ the number one social media… Read More →
On Thursday 19th April at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm BST the CEO of Nucleus Research, Ian Campbell, will be delivering a presentation to the IIAR. If you’ve ever wondered what the company is about and their area of research then this is the perfect opportunity to learn more. Discussion will also include how… Read More →
We are very sad to share the news that Michael Selwyn, one of Europe’s most well known and highly respected AR consultants, passed away last Friday. Michael was an active and enthusiastic member of the IIAR, always ready to share his great experience and knowledge, and he will be sorely missed. Our condolences go to… Read More →
As much as Analyst Relations professionals spend time pitching briefings to analysts, we also spend alot of time fielding briefing requests from analysts with specific needs whodon’t always appreciate how much work is required to set up a briefing. Before we actually get everyone in the same room or on the phone, we AR professionals… Read More →
Interesting post by Carter Lusher from Sage Circle lasty week: Spoon feed analysts public information « SageCircle Blog Is it AR’s job to do the research for analysts? Or put differently, where’s the boundary between the analysts’ research job and AR’s job of providing information? What do you think?
A Friday post, just to wind-up my friends at IDC and DQ (Hi Claus, Fabs, Eric, Chris, Ivano, Bo, Angela, Bob… and all the ones I forget!) From Dilbert.com And a serious thought as well: would more transparency in the research process help with objectivity and vendor independence?
In this article, Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Principal with CMS Watch and former VP North America for Ovum, shares some very interesting insights on AR from the analyst’s perspective. Some tips on how not to deal with a critical ‘independent’ analyst I have been an analyst and commentator for 10 years now – for most of that… Read More →
We have heard today (from three sources) that IDG, the parent of IDC, intends to buy Silver Lake Partners’ share in Gartner and the holdings of CEO Eugene Hall. As part of the deal Neil Bradford, former head of Forrester Americas, and Anthony Parslow, until recently head of Datamonitor, will replace Gene Hall as co-CEOs…. Read More →
In the second of our series of ‘email interviews’, we open up the IIAR blog to Robin Bloor (@robinbloor) of Hurwitz & Associates (and yes, the founder of Bloor Research) to share his views on the industry.
A recent piece by Lighthouse Analyst Relations on “bloggers vs. analysts” raises some interesting questions about whether and how firms should target their limited AR resources. One argument says that AR professionals should focus their efforts only on those analysts who have the most direct influence on sales by advising end users, and that because of the… Read More →
There’s been a bit of a discussion going around lately on ethics in the industry analyst sector. I understand why the ‘pay for play’ model can seem an attractive option for smaller companies looking to generate business but firms that go down this route always tend to get found out. Their credibility is eroded, they… Read More →
In the most recent Gartner Analyst Relations Newsletter, Peter Kalinowski explains how the Vendor Briefings process has been simplified based on feedback received from AR professionals. Amongst other things, all analysts now have access to the materials and the scheduling is easier. Also, vendors are getting a single point of contact -a welcome return to… Read More →
Phil Hassey at capioIT, www.capioIT.com is featured in our Around in 10 Questions series. Phil recently established this new industry analyst firm geared to enhance organisations strategies to capture and understand emerging technology in emerging markets. You can find Martin at @PHassey. Blog – http://capioit.wordpress.com/ What are your coverage areas? Emerging technology and delivery models in emerging markets. Technology… Read More →
Today’s star analyst in our Around in 10 Questions series is Jim Morrish, at Analysys Mason.
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. TPI, Luke Mansell, Director HfS, Euan… Read More →
Our featured analyst today is Martin Butler of Martin Butler Research.
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… Read More →
Today’s featured analyst is Alan Pelz-Sharpe (@alanpelzsharpe) from The Real Story Group.
As usual, we’ll run an informal breakfast meeting at the Gartner Symposium in Cannes on Wednesday November 10th
The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference on Best Practices in AR and Influencer Relations. The call is scheduled for, Tuesday, October 19th at 4:00pm BST/11:00am EST.
This was a question asked on the new Forrester AR community, so I thought I’d point readers to some older conversations where that topic was pretty much nailed.
Industry Analyst Relations Manager – Telecommunications/IT Software – Cambridgeshire