Ovum & 451 advanced in 2017 Marketing Analyst Firm Awards

These awards have been superseded by the 2018 Marketing and Policy Analyst Firm Awards.   Marketing is one of the most important areas of expertise where analysts are creating value for their users. According to the participants in the 2016-17 Analyst Value Survey, the ten firms creating the most value through insight into marketing were Read more about Ovum & 451 advanced in 2017 Marketing Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Do layoffs at 451 Research reflect lower value?

News of a reduction in force at 451 Research (eight analysts and a handful of other staff are affected) will have analyst relations managers looking to see which analysts are affected. The smartest AR professionals will be asking their favourite analysts firms to reach out to their closest analysts at 451 and Uptime (especially those Read more about Do layoffs at 451 Research reflect lower value?[…]

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These 2017 awards have been superceded by the 2018 Analyst Firm Awards.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 Read more about Frost & Sullivan beats 451 in 2017 IoT Analyst Firm Awards[…]

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[…]

451 alum Hecht: analyst is tech evangelist not vendor advocate

Lawrence Hecht, formerly an analyst at 451 Research/TheInfoPro, offers this response to Phil Fersht’s recent contribution to our post opposing Federal regulation of analysts. Why would anyone want to be called a vendor advocate? How about technology evangelist? That connotes a point-of-view without saying that the advocate is beholden to the vendor’s interest. I actually Read more about 451 alum Hecht: analyst is tech evangelist not vendor advocate[…]

451 co-founder Nick Patience: focus on the R in AR

Nick Patience was the keynote speaker opening the 2014 Analyst Relations Forum: a part of the small ex-Computerwire team that founded AR in a small NYC office in the 1990s, Nick wrote over 1,000 reports, and took almost 5,000 briefings and other sessions from vendors and IT solution providers. 451’s name came from Ray Bradbury’s Read more about 451 co-founder Nick Patience: focus on the R in AR[…]

Cloud interest pushes 451 Group up to fourth-largest analyst firm

The 451 Group stepped up to a new level in Europe with its 2013 HCTS Europe conference, attended by around 380 people at the upscale Landmark in central London. 451 Research is known for its focus on emergent and disruptive technologies partly because of its long relationships with the investment community: early stage businesses are Read more about Cloud interest pushes 451 Group up to fourth-largest analyst firm[…]

Yankee Group saved by 451 acquisition

The 451 Group announced the acquisition of Yankee Group from Alta Communications on January 3, 2013. Yankee was one of the analyst industry’s most prestigious boutiques through the dot.com boom, with 70 analysts on the payroll in 2006. Today, after four successive years of contraction, it is a shadow of its former self. According to Yankee’s Read more about Yankee Group saved by 451 acquisition[…]

Why are firms like HfS, PAC and 451 rising in influence?

According to a record number of participants who took the 2012 Analyst Value Survey the firms that have become more influential this year are Gartner, Forrester, HfS Research, Ovum, IDC, 451 Group and Frost & Sullivan. Amongst other questions, the survey asked participants which firms rose or fell the most during 2012. The firms most mentioned Read more about Why are firms like HfS, PAC and 451 rising in influence?[…]

AVS shows Gartner’s declining share of a growing pie

Gartner’s share of the value created by the analyst industry is slowly trickling down. The 2017-18 Analyst Value Survey shows that Gartner produced for analyst value than any other firm: 25%. Compare that with 31% in 2015 and you get a sense of the change in the market. It’s not that Gartner is shrinking. Quite Read more about AVS shows Gartner’s declining share of a growing pie[…]

IDC overtakes Forrester in 2018 Marketing and Policy Analyst Firm Awards

The 2018 Marketing & Policy Analyst Firm Awards are the category with the least change. Eight of the nine top firms were all in the 2017 ranking. The two firms which slipped out, CXP and Everest, each produced only marginally less analyst value than tenth-place winner ESG according to professionals working on marketing and policy Read more about IDC overtakes Forrester in 2018 Marketing and Policy Analyst Firm Awards[…]

IDC moves up in 2018 Americas Analyst Firm Awards

The 2018 Americas Analyst Firm Awards (AFA) shows big changes, even at the top. Naturally Gartner’s lead is increased by its purchase of CEB. It now creates more analyst value in this category than any other. Around three-tenths of all the value reported by users in the Americas. According to the 2017-18 Analyst Value Survey, IDC Read more about IDC moves up in 2018 Americas Analyst Firm Awards[…]