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    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 […]

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

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

    Some of the firms mentioned by the IIAR’s analyst team awards fall short of excellence. That’s the verdict of several hundred analysts who took our Analyst Attitude Survey, and of the CEO of one of the top analyst firms. Phil Fersht left the comment below on our criticism of the IIAR awards. We thought we’d reprint it together with the […]

People on the Move in Analyst Relations – Bobby D’Arcy joins Teradata

Teradata AR manager Bobby D'ArcyBobby D’Arcy  (Twitter) has joined Teradata  as Director, Third Party Influencers.

Please join us in congratulating Bobby and wishing her great success in her new position. 

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People on the Move in Analyst Relations – Marijke Shugrue

Avaya - Marijke ShugrueMarijke Shugrue has joined Avaya as Director, Global Analyst Relations. Formerly Marijke was an AR manager with Bite PR.

Please join us in congratulating Marijke and wishing her great success in her new position. logo-avaya

 

 

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Analysts on the Move – Andrew Jaquith to Forrester

Forrester analyst Andrew Jaquith

Forrester analyst Andrew Jaquith

Andrew Jaquith (Twitter handle, bio tba) has joined Forrester covering data security. Formerly Kent was an analyst with Yankee Group.

Please join us in congratulating Andrew and wishing him great success in his new position.
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