Simon Robinson collected 451's 2018 AFA

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[…]
Steven Taelman picked up HfS's award

Stiff competition in 2018 Services & Cloud Analyst Firm Awards

Steven Taelman picked up HfS’s award Collectively, the ten winners of the 2018 Services & Cloud Analyst Firm Awards (AFA)  produce three-quarters of all the analyst value reported by services and cloud professionals who participated in the 2017-18 Analyst Value Survey. As in the five other AFA categories, Gartner, IDC and Forrester Research are the Read more about Stiff competition in 2018 Services & Cloud Analyst Firm Awards[…]
Tom Pringle collects Ovum's 2018 AFA

Ovum continues advance in 2018 Telecoms & Networking Analyst Firm Awards

Ovum has gained fourth place in the 2018 Telecoms & Networking Analyst Firm Awards, its highest rank in the awards in any year. As in 2017, the first three places in all six AFA categories go to market leaders Gartner, IDC and Forrester. Ovum’s deep telecoms roots go back to the 20th century, but in recent Read more about Ovum continues advance in 2018 Telecoms & Networking Analyst Firm Awards[…]
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[…]
IDC COO Robert White collects the firm's 2018 Analyst Firm Award

IDC rises in 2018 Enterprise Analyst Firm Awards

IDC’s Robert White collects 2018 AFA IDC has won a notable success in the 2018 Enterprise Analyst Firm Awards, overtaking Forrester into second place. Last year’s awards noted strong performance by both those firms which, added together, created more value than Gartner for the participants in the Analyst Value Survey. IDC’s clearly benefitting from its Read more about IDC rises in 2018 Enterprise 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[…]

Efrem Mallach: Win-Loss Analysis must be separate from sales management

Professor Efrem Mallach, Kea Company’s research director, has managed Win-Loss Analysis for many vendors. After a recent Gartner blog post, I asked for his thoughts. Best practice win-loss At the best-practice provider, writes Mallach: “our WLA program was totally separate from sales management. We promised sales reps that their data would remain confidential. Once word Read more about Efrem Mallach: Win-Loss Analysis must be separate from sales management[…]
2018 Analyst Firm Award

Kea Company’s Analyst Firm Awards to Honor 18 Highly-valued Firms

Based on global survey data, annual awards show buyers trust a wider range of industry analyst providers London, UK, 30 August 2018 – Kea Company, the world’s largest consultancy focused on influencer research and analyst relations for telecoms and technology-driven solutions providers, has announced the 18 recipients of its annual Analyst Firm Awards (AFA). Since Read more about Kea Company’s Analyst Firm Awards to Honor 18 Highly-valued Firms[…]
Peter Sondergaard. Photo: Creative Commons by Norberto Gallego

Sondergaard quits: Gartner clients’ difficult discussion on competition & ethics

The resignation of Gartner’s research chief, Peter Sondergaard, under the cloud of ethics complaints, is an opportunity for Gartner clients to assess any ethical or competition issues in their relationships with analyst firms. In particular, organisations which do business with clients in the European Union need to assess two risks: actions which could appear to Read more about Sondergaard quits: Gartner clients’ difficult discussion on competition & ethics[…]

Life Sciences IQ: Which firms win profile in analyst research?

On September 20th Kea Company will publish the last of three ‘Influencer Quadrant‘ reports to identify the firms with the most profile in industry research. The Life Sciences IQ compares both traditional healthcare leaders, like Philips, Siemens and Hitachi and technology leaders with deep capacities for life sciences, such as SAS, IBM and Adobe. In Read more about Life Sciences IQ: Which firms win profile in analyst research?[…]