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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?

    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 […]

    Unmaking fruit salad: 6 ways to help analysts segment markets

    Unmaking fruit salad: 6 ways to help analysts segment markets

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    Control in Analyst Attitude Surveys

    Control in Analyst Attitude Surveys

    Because a lot of analysts take part in our Analyst Attitude Surveys, we are able to offer clients what we call a control group. In the language of research, a control group is a group of people who don’t get the treatment that we want to measure the effectiveness of. For example, most firms might be focussed on a top tier […]

    Time for a new direction in AR measurement?

    Time for a new direction in AR measurement?

    Worldwide, Analyst Relations teams are committed to fostering the best information exchange, experiences and trusted relationships with tightly-targetted global industry analysts and influencers. Sometimes the targeting is too narrow and analysts are treated inhumanly. However, the technology buying process is transforming and so must the benchmarking of analyst relationships. There’s already a long-term transformation of analyst relations. Over one-third of technology […]

Spotlight on Laurie M. Orlov – Aging in Place Technology Watch

Too often analyst relations (AR) professionals and analyst services buyers, both vendors and end user clients, focus on the larger firms. While this focus is natural because the larger firms have greater market presence and a large dedicated sales force, ignoring boutique analyst firms misses the opportunity to obtain interesting insights and advice or to brief a potential market influencer. Of course, not all boutique firms are relevant, so AR and buyers need to do their due diligence to ensure that time and money is not wasted. This post is one in a series to introduce the community to an interesting boutique firm.

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As the population ages, more and more people will want to live in their own home wherever that might be – for as long, as confidently, and comfortably as possible. As a result, there are technology vendors who are entering the technology market that focuses on boomers and seniors.

Aging in Place” is a market research and analysis consultancy focused on technology for aging in place.  Its missionis to understand, categorize and advise technology vendors and their constituents about offering and selecting the best products to enable remaining in the home of choice.  It researches products, technologies, and companies that can extend liveability through the incorporation of universal design principles, telecare and other assistive technologies and services.

Aging in Place Technology Watch offers a cost-effective annual research retainer as a service to technology vendors and service providers that includes: Quarterly strategic reviews to discuss go-to-market approach, advice and referrals about channels and partners, press and investor reference, lead-generating material like the 2009 Technology Market Overview for vendor website.

photo-laurie-orlovIn addition, Laurie M. Orlov, recognized industry analyst and effective speaker, can be engaged to participate in conference panels or speak to a wide range of audiences on specific or general topics related to aging in place — as well as trends on aging and business opportunities to serve the growing aging market.  Laurie may be reached by email at laurie [at] ageinplacetech.com or by her twitter handle  http://twitter.com/agingtech.    You might also track her blog at http://www.ageinplacetech.com/blog

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Bottom Line: If your company offers technology, products, or services that would apply to healthcare or aging. You might consider aging in place as a boutique to watch

Question: What are your criteria for selecting boutique firms? Do you have a firm that you would like Sage Circle to highlight? Leave a comment or send an e-mail to info [at] sagecircle dot com

One Response

  1. Check it out — Business Week Online Special Report on Aging in Place — market size and direct quotes! http://tinyurl.com/lhj45t

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