Frost & Sullivan beats 451 in 2017 IoT Analyst Firm Awards

These 2017 awards have been superceded by the 2018 Analyst Firm Awards. IoT is now part of our cloud and services awards.

Depending on your region of the world, you might have been astonished (Americas, Europe) or not (Asia, Pacific) by Frost and Sullivan’s strong performance in the Internet of Things Analyst Firm Awards for 2017. We crunched the 2017 Analyst Value Survey data, focussing only on users of IoT research, to see which firms are delivering the most value to IoT professionals.

The top seven firms were the same as in our global results. Collectively, the top ten firms produced two-thirds of all analyst value for IoT professionals, with Gartner and Forrester producing one-third by themselves.

The 2017 winners

  1. Gartner was most valued for its advisory calls by IoT professionals, and lead in every category.
  2. Forrester Research’s data and research was its strong point.
  3. IDC was strongest for research and for reprint rights.
  4. HfS Research was very highly rated for research and events.
  5. Pierre Audoin Consultants, part of the CXP Group, was well rated for research and for peer communities.
  6. Ovum did well for research and reprint rights.
  7. Everest Group was strongest on research and peer services.
  8. Frost & Sullivan was a surprise entry at number eight, buoyed by its events and reprint rights but held back by limited value for business leads.
  9. 451 Group was close behind, bolstered by a strong inquiry call service but hampered by weak peer communities.
  10. KPMG had the weakest research in out top ten but was more highly rated for business leads and purchasing recommendations.

Firms to watch

ISG came close to KPMG’s value, and NelsonHall and Deloitte are the other firms to watch for next year. To find out more subscribe to our newsletter or join the Analyst Relations Value Forum on LinkedIn.

Duncan Chapple

Duncan Chapple is the preeminent consultant on optimising international analyst relations and the value created by analyst firms. As SageCircle research director, Chapple directs programs that assess and increase the business value of relationships with industry analysts and sourcing advisors.