14 things you need to know about analyst interactions

My colleague Elena Georgieva gave a great Lunch and Learn talk to CCgroup colleagues recently. I tweeted the highlights and, wow, it’s enough to make a blog post! A briefing is a great way to inform both analysts, and analyst research, on provider updates and market disruptions. Analysts may know less than spokespeople expect them Read more about 14 things you need to know about analyst interactions[…]

Former Gartner, Inc. Vice Presidents Launch World-Class Analyst Network

It’s not often I get cited in an analyst firm’s press release, so it’s a delight to share this news. 19 experienced worldwide analysts announce The Analyst Syndicate BOSTON, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Former Gartner, Inc. analysts Jeffrey Vining and Steve Hawald are the latest recruits to The Analyst Syndicate, a network of independent industry analysts founded by managing partners Tom Austin, Toby Read more about Former Gartner, Inc. Vice Presidents Launch World-Class Analyst Network[…]

techUK and Edinburgh Uni launch free Analyst Launchpad events

Building on a decade worth of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) sponsored research carried out at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS), the UEBS is joining forces with techUK to deliver a new service package to start-ups and SMEs. As the representative of 700 tech companies, techUK helps develop markets and relationships internationally. Read more about techUK and Edinburgh Uni launch free Analyst Launchpad events[…]

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[…]

Lena Davies collects Forrester's 2018 AFA

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[…]