Analyst Observatory

Analyst Observatory takes over the Analyst Value Survey and Analyst Firm Awards

The 2018-19 Analyst Value Survey and 2019 Analyst Firm Awards will be produced by the Analyst Observatory, the research centre at the University of Edinburgh Business School. The Observatory will restructure the survey to reflect the three strongest drivers of value in the 2017-18 survey: legitimate credibility with the demand-side, analysts with relevant knowledge and Read more about Analyst Observatory takes over the Analyst Value Survey and Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Turning technical legitimacy into market action

Regulations, authoritative professional norms and dominant culture set complex expectations for all institutions. In the opening session of a workshop for academics and PhD candidates at the University of Edinburgh Business School, professor John Amis pointed out the way that companies also play a role producing norms, and selecting the social actors, that embed the Read more about Turning technical legitimacy into market action[…]

How valuable is analyst endorsement to Hot and Cool Vendors?

I’ve just listened to a replay of a webinar comparing Gartner’s Cool Vendor award with the rival Hot Vendor awards from Aragon Research and HfS Research. My colleague Annelieke Nagel hosted two speakers from the Analyst Observatory, a research centre at the University of Edinburgh Business School funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Read more about How valuable is analyst endorsement to Hot and Cool Vendors?[…]

Gartner’s corruption scandal is nothing special

Despite the huge and surprising scale of the alleged kickbacks, Gartner is not alone. Almost all the dominant global technology consulting firms have been implicated so far by a South African investigation into bribery. Bain, McKinsey, SAP have all been implicated in ‘dodgy’ government contract negotiations in this ongoing state capture investigation. The lynchpin in these contracts is Read more about Gartner’s corruption scandal is nothing special[…]

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Gartner & Forrester lead 2018 Global Analyst Firm Awards

Gartner and Forrester lead the 2018 Global Analyst Firm Awards, which recognise the market analyst and advisory firms most valued outside the Americas (which is covered by a separate award). The methodological tweaks in the 2018 awards, which recognise the valuable firms that are most relied on, boosts the gap between Gartner, Forrester and IDC, Read more about Gartner & Forrester lead 2018 Global Analyst Firm Awards[…]

After Sondergaard, analyst firms must take stock

The resignation of the industry’s most famous analyst, Peter Sondergaard, over workplace behaviour is an opportunity for the whole industry to take stock. I was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for their report, and the grapevine is still buzzing with gossip about Sondergaard. However, the tensions and risks we have discussed above are not Read more about After Sondergaard, analyst firms must take stock[…]

18 win 2018 Analyst Firm Awards

The 18 firms listed below have been announced as winners of the 2018 Analyst Firm Awards. Full details are set for release on September 10. The 2018 Analyst Firm Awards (AFA) use an improved methodology that rewards the valuable advisory and analyst firms that users rely on the most. The annual awards, which reflect users’ responses Read more about 18 win 2018 Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Siemens, Hitachi, Schneider & AECOM lead Heavy Industry IQ

Siemens, Hitachi, Schneider Electric & AECOM are the firms to watch in Kea’s 2018 Heavy Industry Influencer Quadrant. Stephen Miller (@InfluenceRel) and Duncan Chapple (@DuncanChapple) published the report on August 10th to spotlight the firms with the highest profile in analyst research on chemicals, construction, energy, manufacturing, materials, resources, shipping and transportation. Philips, Adobe and Read more about Siemens, Hitachi, Schneider & AECOM lead Heavy Industry IQ[…]

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Forrester grabs GlimpzIt & FeedbackNow for CX Cloud solution

Forrester’s continuing acquisitions spotlight the firm’s evolution from pure-play analyst house to a digital business advisory and services provider. On July 10, 2018, Forrester confirmed the purchase of two technology providers, Glimpzlt and FeedbackNow. Together, the purchases enhance Forrester’s ability to provide operational solutions that will be part of the customer experience suite that it Read more about Forrester grabs GlimpzIt & FeedbackNow for CX Cloud solution[…]

How Adobe & Amazon gained in TMT Influencer Quadrant

Adobe and Amazon have gained the most share of voice in analyst research over the last year. That’s the finding of Kea Company’s TMT Influencer Quadrant, which Peter O’Neill and I published on July 12. It echoes the finding of last year’s Kea Circle awards, in which our survey of industry analysts found Amazon to Read more about How Adobe & Amazon gained in TMT Influencer Quadrant[…]