KPMG in, Ovum out: Cloud Analyst Firm Awards

This month’s Analyst Firm Awards celebrate the most valuable analysts and advisors on Cloud. Kea Company has crunched the data from the Analyst Value Survey to find ten firms which, in total, deliver 64% of all the value being delivered worldwide to people using their insight on cloud solutions. Cloud is, along with Strategy, one Read more about KPMG in, Ovum out: Cloud Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Warning: Don’t use guesstimates of analyst firms’ revenue

The size and significance of different analyst firms’ share of pocket are among the longest-standing disagreements in analyst relations. Broad measures of the market, such as those shared by Gartner with its investors, are several times larger than conservative estimates from firms like KCG. Our view is that these disagreements will not be resolved and Read more about Warning: Don’t use guesstimates of analyst firms’ revenue[…]

Attack of the Zombie Quadrants Webinar

Algorithms, not analysts, increasingly decide which firms are placed in analysts firms’ research, and how they are valued. Gartner is placing a big bet on quadrants driven by customer data. In our webinar on April 11th (11am Eastern, 4pm UK time), Alan Pelz-Sharpe and Duncan Chapple will discuss the rise of automated research, and its Read more about Attack of the Zombie Quadrants Webinar[…]
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Kerler: Absurd vendors want analysts to be both biased & neutral

Click to read ‘Warning: Don’t use guesstimates of analyst firms’ revenue’ Sorry! Mistakenly the link in our newsletter to the article called ‘Warning: Don’t use guesstimates of analyst firms’ revenue’ goes to this page. Click the button above to find out why AR people can be misled by guesses of analysts firms’ revenues. Click here Read more about Kerler: Absurd vendors want analysts to be both biased & neutral[…]

KPMG pushes out 451 in 2017 Strategy Analyst Firm Awards

For the strategic heavy lifting, executives are reaching out to a very wide range of advisors. Gartner heads up the list when we look at the Analyst Value Survey data to find the analyst firms most valued by people who work on strategy. It creates almost 19% of all the value being produced by analyst Read more about KPMG pushes out 451 in 2017 Strategy Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Kea Company acquires UK analyst relations consultancy Active Influence

Merger consolidates Kea Company’s position as world’s largest analyst relations consultancy January 19, 2017. London — Kea Company, the world’s largest analyst relations consultancy, today completed its acquisition of Active Influence. Founded in 2010, Active Influence has helped many of the world’s largest technology companies to gain measurable business benefit from their relationships with analyst firms. Read more about Kea Company acquires UK analyst relations consultancy Active Influence[…]

Top ten global analysts: 2016’s outstanding research

2016 produced some outstanding analyst research. We’ve picked the best articles from each of the world’s ten leading analysts firms, as ranked in the 2017 Analyst Firm Awards. Together they show how diverse analysts’ most compelling content can be, including deep quantitative research into mature markets, like cellphones; pointed competitive insight into corporate changes, like Read more about Top ten global analysts: 2016’s outstanding research[…]

IDC overtakes HfS in 2017 global Analyst Firm Awards

Gartner and Forrester’s leadership is no surprise, but this year IDC has won back third place in our annual Analyst Firm Awards, pushing HfS Research into a still-impressive fourth place. PAC and Ovum have also risen substantially this year, rounding out the top six. In last year’s awards, we saw that firms that could create Read more about IDC overtakes HfS in 2017 global Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Analyst Value Survey shows deeper frustration with industry analysts

I’ve been in New York this week discussing the Analyst Value Survey with both Kea clients and industry analysts. The 2017 report will be available early in January, but the responses show that many users of analysts’ services are reaching out to more firms than before, and are gathering quite uneven value. Firstly, the good Read more about Analyst Value Survey shows deeper frustration with industry analysts[…]

Influencer Insights podcast: IDC’s chief analyst on digital transformation

Philip Carter, chief analyst at IDC Europe, and I have recorded a new podcast to discuss digital transformation. I asked him about IDC’s Third Platform idea, and how his specifically European role reflects the differ challenges and tempo of organisations in Europe. The Munich-based research leader spoke about the friction points created as the gap opens Read more about Influencer Insights podcast: IDC’s chief analyst on digital transformation[…]