Stephanie Stahl’s Oct 14 post reports that one BI CEO is complaining that insights obtained by former Gartner analyst Howard Dresner could present unfair competitive advantage to his new employer, Hyperion. By contrast, well-known Hyperion competitors Cognos and Business Objects had advanced knowledge of the pending departure and saw no complications or compromises resulting from Dresner’s job change. Just the same, Gartner’s Ombudsman office is developing a formal policy regarding analyst departures.
Source: “When an analyst works for your competitor”, InformationWeek blog.
Reprinted from Tekrati