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. […]

Gartner, Forrester, HfS & IDC top 2016 Americas Analyst Firm Awards

This 2015 post has been superceded by the 2018 Americas Analyst Firm Award.

Users of analyst insight in the Americas say that Gartner, Forrester Research, HfS Research and IDC are the firms delivering the most value. […]

Analyst Firm Awards 2016: Top 10 Americas

Gartner & Forrester topped 2016 Americas Analyst Firm Awards

These awards from 2015 have been superseded by the 2018 Americas Analyst Firm Awards. Users of analyst insight in the Americas said that Gartner, Forrester Research, HfS Research and IDC were the firms that delivered the most value in 2015. HfS’ move up to third place will surprise many readers. It shows that, despite IDC’s Read more about Gartner & Forrester topped 2016 Americas Analyst Firm Awards[…]

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French Caldwell on when analysts join vendors’ staff

Many thanks to former Gartner analyst French Caldwell (iTGuru) for this guest post, drawing on his experience crossing over to the vendor side. I’ve written about this here, and French replied to my view: I think a lot of analysts get a rude awakening, and often a great shock, when they go to the vendor side. Read more about French Caldwell on when analysts join vendors’ staff[…]

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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[…]

The Top Ten Analyst Firms For Business Growth

One of the most interesting discoveries of the Analyst Value Survey was that some demand-side firms have a very different idea from supply-side firms about which analyst firms are driving business growth. We asked users of analyst services to name the five firms that most drove business growth, Generally there was agreement about the top ten. […]

Announcing The Ten Top Telecoms Analyst Firms

Over 200 telecoms and networking professionals told the Analyst Value Survey that Gartner, IDC and Forrester were the three most valuable analyst firms. That’s a great result for IDC, but the real surprise is the strong performance of services firms in the telecoms top ten of our analyst firm awards, and the fall of telecoms specialists like Ovum and the 451 team that was previously Yankee Group. […]

Analyst Firm of the Year Award 2014 - Top 10 Software

Gartner, Forrester & DCG lead 2014’s top enterprise software analyst firms

This 2014 award for enterprise software has been superceded by the 2018 Enterprise Analyst Firm Award. AR people in the enterprise software industry need to pay much more attention to the growing influence of services analysts and freemium firms on their market. Digital Clarity Group just pipped HfS Research for third place in Influencer Relations’ Analyst Read more about Gartner, Forrester & DCG lead 2014’s top enterprise software analyst firms[…]

Gartner, Forrester, HfS & DCG led American analyst value in 2014

This award has been superceded by the 2018 Americas Analyst Firm Awards. Hundreds of professionals across the Americas voted Gartner, Forrester Research, HfS Research and Digital Capital Group into the top slots in Influencer Relations’ Analyst Firm Awards for 2014. Ten firms won our Americas AFOTY14 award. Gartner was the obvious number one on every Read more about Gartner, Forrester, HfS & DCG led American analyst value in 2014[…]

How can analysts and research directors work well together?

Yesterday Professor Susan E. Murphy, an internationally-respected leadership expert at Edinburgh University, gave a talk about how researchers are grown. The balance between finding mentors and working with supervisors is a key challenge for researchers of all fields, from industry specialists like analysts, through think tank members and on to hard-core academics. Few analysts have the time to Read more about How can analysts and research directors work well together?[…]

AR Classics: How analysts influence the Buyer Decision Process

Symantec’s EMEA comms leader Caroline Dennington and recent Gartner alum Samyr Jriri gave an impressive presentation today about analysts’ impact on sales. Context is key: analysts are increasingly stretched, something reflected by the increasing frequency with which some firms are taking complaints to Gartner’s Ombudsman, and making similar appeals at other firms. Dennington, who previously Read more about AR Classics: How analysts influence the Buyer Decision Process[…]