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    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 […]

    AR managers are failing with consulting firms

    AR managers are failing with consulting firms

    Reflecting the paradoxical position of many clients, Kea’s Analyst Attitude Survey also goes to a wide range of consultants who play similar roles to analysts and are often employed by analyst firms. The responses to the current survey show that consultants are generally much less happy with their relationships with AR teams than analysts are. The paradox is that as […]

Forrester named “Globe 100 Top Places To Work ’08”

logo-forrester.gifCongratulations to CEO George Colony, COO Charles Rutstein and everbody who made this honor possible. From the press release The Boston Globe Names Forrester Research To The Globe 100 Top Places To Work ’08

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts according to the results in the newly announced employee-based survey in The Boston Globe. Globe 100 Top Places to Work magazine was published in the Boston Sunday Globe on November 9, 2008. Online, the report can be found at boston.com/topworkplaces.

Globe 100 Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Private companies and nonprofits as well as publicly held businesses were included in the analysis.

“Forrester is honored that its employees in Massachusetts ranked us as one of the best places to work,” said George F. Colony, Forrester’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “As a company that is now more than 1,000 employees worldwide, it is important to retain the transparent, accessible, fun culture that employees have appreciated during the 25 years we have been in business. I am grateful for our employees’ ongoing support.”

The publisher of The Boston Globe Steve Ainsley stated, “All the companies included in the Globe 100 Top Places to Work deserve a great deal of recognition. It’s clear that they value their employees and make it a priority to create a positive workplace.”

To qualify for the Globe 100 Top Places to Work, a company must have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts. More than 70,000 employees from nearly 300 qualified companies participated. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

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