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    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 […]

    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 […]

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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