Today’s Apple iPad debut has everyone talking, including the tech industry analysts. The launch presented an unusually high profile opportunity for analysts to advance their credibility, influence and client loyalty. All they had to do was get to market quickly (i.e., this morning) with smart, helpful analysis. Unfortunately, only a few did. Instead, most of the industry analysts paying attention to the launch focused on speaking through the press or Twitter.
I checked 25 analyst sites for “ipad” or “apple ipad”. Here’s the short list of analysts who put their clients ahead of their sound bites as of noon Pacific today. My hat is off to all them. They understand that communicating through sound bites and 140 characters is not mutually exclusive to sharing more meaningful analysis — on a real time basis — with clients and online audiences.
Mike Borland, BIA Kelsey, at the Local Media Blog: Hello iPad, We’ve Been Expecting You
Harry Wang, at Parks Associates blog: Will the iPad Kill the Digital Photo Frame Category?
Carl Howe on Yankee Group blog: First take on Appleâ€™s Anywhere iPad
Ted Schadler on The Forrester Blog for Information & Knowledge Management Professionals: Apple’s iPad Will Come Into The Enterprise Through The Consumer Door. Again.
Jeff Orr on the ABI Research blog: Apple Joins the Media Tablet Fray with iPad Launch
Andrew Brown on the Strategy Analytics blog: Appleâ€™s iPadâ€¦just where does it fit in the Enterprise?
Philippe Winthrop on his personal blog: The Apple iPad: The Enterprise Mobility Perspective
Maribel Lopez on the Lopez Research blog: Apple Makes Further Advances As The Premier Retailer of the Digital Age
Stephen Baker on the NPD blog: Apple Reinvents The Netbook
If you know of others that were published on January 27, please add them in the comments.
Editor’s note onÂ updates to post: addedÂ Andrew Brown; Maribel Lopez; Philippe Winthrop; Stephen Baker.