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Time for a new direction in AR measurement?

Worldwide, Analyst Relations teams are committed to fostering the best information exchange, experiences and trusted relationships with tightly-targetted global industry analysts and influencers. Sometimes the targeting is too narrow and analysts are treated inhumanly. However, the technology buying process is transforming and so must the benchmarking of analyst relationships. There’s already a long-term transformation of analyst Read more about Time for a new direction in AR measurement?[…]
H1 Powerhouse Influence Quadrant

New Influence Quadrant shows ‘powerhouse’ firms in trouble

Most of the eight large “Powerhouse” providers of ICT solutions are losing share of voice in analysts’ research. That’s the finding, which we previewed last week, of the H1 2015 Influence Quadrant for Powerhouse firms. It’s shown above, and you can click here to read about the Influence Quadrant method. As we’ve said before, many Read more about New Influence Quadrant shows ‘powerhouse’ firms in trouble[…]

H1 Influence Quadrant Shows Lenovo, EY and Huawei rising

Lenovo, EY and Huawei are the big winners in the Influence Quadrant for the first half of 2015. The study draws on over 100,000 data points to show which rise are rising, and falling, in analyst research. Over the next six weeks we’ll publish the findings. The chart above compares the profile of 200 leading firms Read more about H1 Influence Quadrant Shows Lenovo, EY and Huawei rising[…]

Deloitte, NetApp & HCL win in new Influence Quadrant

Deloitte, NetApp and HCL are three of the firms that have been most successful at winning more share of voice in analyst research. More isn’t always better, but firms looking to push into the long tail have something to learn from those firms. The findings are part of the Influence Quadrant, a service launched in 2012 Read more about Deloitte, NetApp & HCL win in new Influence Quadrant[…]

What the Analyst Attitude Survey shows your firm can learn from IBM

This week we’re reviewing some responses to our Analyst Attitude Survey, and we’ve just posted a video to explain the survey and how it works. One of the huge surprises for me, year after year, in every market, is IBM’s leadership. Even in areas like telecoms networking, where IBM is not a leading player, it’s one Read more about What the Analyst Attitude Survey shows your firm can learn from IBM[…]

Great response to the Analyst Value Survey

With over 200 participants from 20 countries (half from the USA) this year’s Analyst Value Survey is already the biggest yet. We’re getting great data, and some very insightful comments from vendors, businesses, public sector and non-profit organisation and even analysts (whose fascinating responses we will subtract from the final data presented on this blog). Read more about Great response to the Analyst Value Survey[…]

Take the 2013 Analyst Value Survey and get the results

As readers of this blog will know, the Analyst Value Survey is the only public survey into how people value different analyst firms like Gartner and Forrester. I’ve been running it since 2001, and around 3,000 professionals read the results of the 2012 survey. You can see a summary at analystequity.com/1886 . I’ll present the 2013 results for Read more about Take the 2013 Analyst Value Survey and get the results[…]

Wanted: users of economic intelligence

Are you interested in the topic of economic intelligence and have you used economic intelligence services in your current role within your organisation? Are you an Strategist / Economist / Planner/ Chief Finance Officer or Finance Director? Do you work in economics, risk, strategy, and finance or market intelligence? Do you see yourself as a decision Read more about Wanted: users of economic intelligence[…]

Telecoms analysts are writing more about NEC, Infinera, Brocade and Ciena

This month, Lighthouse is relaunching the Spotlight on Telecoms. Each month we’ll bring subscribers notable research they might have missed, and be talking about underlying trends. You might already know the Influence Quadrant (IQ), which shows long-term changes in how often suppliers are mentioned. In this Spotlight, we’re able to share the Telecoms IQ, which Read more about Telecoms analysts are writing more about NEC, Infinera, Brocade and Ciena[…]