Gartner and Forrester head 2016 Global Analyst Firm Awards

This post relates to the 2016 awards. For the 2017 award winners, read this post.  A new year always brings changes (including here at Kea, where we are welcoming several new colleagues), and our annual Analyst Firm Awards. Because the 2015 awards are based on the massive participation in the 2015 Analyst Value Survey, there’s Read more about Gartner and Forrester head 2016 Global Analyst Firm Awards[…]

10 analyst firms driving business growth in 2016

One of the key goals that users of analyst research have is finding ways to growth their businesses. The Growth Analyst Firm Awards for 2016 recognise the firms which are most valuable in terms of business growth. 46% of those who responded to this question in the Analyst Value Survey are on the supply side; Read more about 10 analyst firms driving business growth in 2016[…]

Analysts’ subscribers can get less value than non-subscribers

Users of analyst services are surprisingly canny. In many situations, where people over-rate what they have chosen in the past and undervalue other options. Academics call that confirmation bias. The Analyst Value Survey shows that users of analyst services are even able to score free research above the research they pay for That is an Read more about Analysts’ subscribers can get less value than non-subscribers[…]

TechMarketView, Ovum & Kable in top 10 supply side Analyst Firm Awards

Alongside the traditional top five firms, TechMarketView, Ovum and Kable are notable new entrants in the Supply Side Analyst Firm Awards for 2016. As last year, the five firms delivering the most value are Gartner, Forrester, HfS Research, IDC and NelsonHall. Those are not simply the firms with the most readers or subscribers, but the firms Read more about TechMarketView, Ovum & Kable in top 10 supply side Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Gartner, HfS & Forrester again top demand-side Analyst Firm Awards

Users of analyst research in hundreds of demand-side organisations (those which buy ICT solutions, rather than those which supply them) have given their opinions to the Analyst Value Survey and, as a result, we’re able to announce the ten firms that are delivering the most value to them. Almost 70% of those who responded in Read more about Gartner, HfS & Forrester again top demand-side Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Where’s the innovation in the analyst industry?

How can a 20th-century analyst firm like 451 Research become more relevant? That’s the question that Andy Lawrence weighed up in discussion at the AR Forum earlier this month. Lawrence was ‘collaboration czar’ at 451, trying to drive the impossible task of getting analysts to cooperate in the context when clients seem to have little interested Read more about Where’s the innovation in the analyst industry?[…]

Fersht: Drag analysts into the as-a-service economy

Derk Erbe opened the Analyst Relations Forum at The Proud Archivist on November 5th by regretting the absences of Scott Santucci, and by stressing the role of the forum: to connect the dots around AR, including the different stakeholders that benefit from AR and the various angles from which AR people need to understand the Read more about Fersht: Drag analysts into the as-a-service economy[…]

Gartner, Forrester & IDC lead 2016 Software Analyst Firm Awards

Unsurprisingly Gartner, Forrester Research and IDC came out well ahead in the 2016 Software Analyst Firm Awards. In this category, 44% of the Analyst Value Survey respondents work for vendors, 38% are in enterprises and 19% are in the SMB sector. Most of them also follow the cloud and services sectors. The three most-used firms Read more about Gartner, Forrester & IDC lead 2016 Software Analyst Firm Awards[…]
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Rajdev & Valahu spark discussion on research futures

Naveeen Rajdev from Wipro and Allan Valahu from Accenture gave their views on new and old forms of influence to  Phil Fersht in the AR Forum’s first fire-side chat. Many AR people agree on the tiring nature of signature research like the Quadrants, and the debatable value in the stale research formats. More consolidation of Read more about Rajdev & Valahu spark discussion on research futures[…]

Gartner & IDC win 2016 Telecoms Analyst Firm Awards

Gartner and IDC‘s high-quality research has kept those two firms into lead position in the 2016 Telecoms Analyst Firm Awards. With Forrester Research coming third, keeping HfS Research in fourth place, the four leaders are exactly the same as last year. Analysts firms’ users in the telecoms and networking industry are among the most demanding: Read more about Gartner & IDC win 2016 Telecoms Analyst Firm Awards[…]