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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 […]

People on the Move in the Analyst Ecosystem – Reyne Quackenbush joins Tech Mahindra

Reyne Quackenbush (Twitter handle) has joined the growing Analyst & Advisory Relations team at Tech Mahindra (website).  Reyne will lead the Analyst & Advisory Relations practice in North America. She will collaborate with Tech Mahindra’s Leader of the Global Analyst & Advisory Relations program, Rahul Basarkar, who is based in India as well as her counterpart, Ed Gyurko, who is based in the UK.  Tech Mahindra is a global systems integrator and business transformation consulting firm focused on the Telcom industry. For over two decades, Tech Mahindra has been the chosen transformation partner for wireline, wireless and broadband operators in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Majority owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, one of the Top 10 industrial houses in India, in partnership with British Telecommunications plc (BT), world’s leading communications service provider, Tech Mahindra has grown rapidly to become the 5th largest software exporter in India (NASSCOM 2009) and the first largest telecom software provider from India (Voice & Data 2009).

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

Tech Mahindra

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AR job opening – Tech Mahindra Ltd. in India

Tech MahindraLight on details. The India position requires two to three years experience and will be based in Pune. The announcement is marked “Urgently looking” so don’t wait.

Contact: Rahul Basarkar, Global Head of Industry Analyst Relations, at e-mail.

People on the Move in Analyst Relations – Ed Gyurko to Tech Mahindra

Ed Gyurko of Tech MahindraEd Gyurko (edward.gyurko [at] techmahindra.com, Twitter) has joined Tech Mahindra as Senior Manager, Analyst and Influencer Relations. Ed will be in Tech Mahindra’s London offices.

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

Tech Mahindra

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