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    Saying farewell to David Bradshaw

    Saying farewell to David Bradshaw

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    David Bradshaw 1953-2016

    David Bradshaw 1953-2016

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    Fersht: some IIAR award-winners “just tick the boxes”

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    Do the IIAR awards simply reward large firms?

    The 2016 Institute for Industry Analyst Relations’ awards seem to be rewarding firms for the scale of their analyst relations, rather than their quality. In a blog post on July 6th, the IIAR awarded IBM the status of best analyst relations teams, with Cisco, Dell and HP as runners-up. Together with Microsoft, which outsources much of its analyst relations to […]

Gartner Quarterly AR Call Schedule

logo-gartner.gifFor several years now, Gartner Vendor Relations has held quarterly teleconferences for the analyst relations (AR) community. There is a discussion about a topic (e.g., in December it was about the policy change on surveying analysts) and Q&A on any issue. Sometimes the calls are pretty low key and other times it can get quite heated depending on the questions being asked. Kudos to Gartner for setting up the calls and being open to potshots in a public forum.

For 2008, Gartner is adding two times for each quarterly call to make it convenient for folks in different times zone. As always, replays are available.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm US Eastern Time (8:30 am to 9:30 am PT)

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm US Eastern Time (4 pm to 5 pm PT)

  1. March 12, Wednesday
  2. June 18, Wednesday
  3. September 9, Tuesday
  4. December 10, Wednesday

Register for updates at www.gartnerinfo.com/arnewsletter/

Bottom Line: What makes these calls valuable is the active participation of AR professionals to provide the Gartnerians with feedback about the policy and methodology agenda items as well as raising critical issues. It is highly recommended that you add the calls to the calendar and come prepare with questions and comments.

Tip o’ the hat to Barbara at Tekrati for the news about the 2008 schedule.

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