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    We used 18,777 data points from the Analyst Attitude Survey to compare the two leading awards for analyst relations teams. Although we found that KCG‘s awards are more useful than the IIAR‘s, both primarily reflect corporate performance rather than that of the AR teams. As a result, there’s very little that AR teams can do better or worse in these […]

    Netscout continues unwise Gartner suit

    Netscout continues unwise Gartner suit

    Netscout and Gartner have scheduled their trial for next July. The case stands little chance of improving Netscout’s value. It does, however, risk harming the reputation of both analyst firms and analyst relations professionals. Over the last weeks, pressure has mounted on Netscout’s lawyers. Netscout claims Gartner’s Magic Quadrant harmed its enterprise sales and that the truth of Gartner’s statements […]

    Is this how the Quadrant lost its Magic?

    Is this how the Quadrant lost its Magic?

    Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is the most influential non-financial business research document. In the late 1980s, it was a quick and dirty stalking horse to provoke discussions. Today it is an extensive and yet highly limited process, based on the quantification of opinions which are highly qualitative. The early evolution of the MQ tells us a lot about the challenge of industry […]

    Saying farewell to David Bradshaw

    Saying farewell to David Bradshaw

    A funeral and celebration for David Bradshaw (shown left in this 2000 Ovum awayday photo, arm raised, with me and other colleagues) is to take place at West Norwood Crematorium, London SE27 at 2.45pm on Tuesday 23rd August and after at the Amba Hotel above London’s Charing Cross Station, on the Strand. David considered that that Ovum in that incarnation was […]

    David Bradshaw 1953-2016

    David Bradshaw 1953-2016

    David Bradshaw, one of the colleagues I worked with during my time as an analyst at Ovum, died on August 11. He led Cloud research in Europe for IDC, whose statement is below. David played a unique role at Ovum, bridging its telecoms and IT groups in the late 1990s by looking at computer-telecoms integration areas like CRM, which I […]

Gartner grows 12% in 2007 — SageCircle will be microblogging during earnings announcement

logo-gartner.gifCarter will be on Twitter (“follow” me at http://twitter.com/carterlusher) giving a running commentary. Even if you cannot follow live, you can see the complete commentary by clicking on my profile afterwards. The comments will be focused on the interests of members of the IT analyst ecosystem (e.g., AR managers and enterprise IT clients) not investors.

The earnings call starts at 10 am US Eastern Time (listen via webcast, link found on Gartner’s IR page). Read the press release here.

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2 Responses

  1. Interesting – only IDC seems to have nose-dived in 2007, with all the other big analyst firms doing well. why do you think that is?

  2. I wish more firms were public so we would have more data. Oh well.

    Probably a few factors:

    – Straight up price increases

    – Transitioning clients to role-based services, which have a higher price tag than WholeView and Core Research

    – More bag-carrying sales reps selling into enterprises, which offsets losses in vendor client base due to market consolidation

    – More events

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