Analyst Directory – Updates for April 26

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts


This weekend saw the start of a major refresh of the Analyst Directory. Richard applied a new WordPress theme. This one is device-friendly. If you have time, please check it out and let us know your thoughts. We’re still negotiating widgets. Why not weigh in? As for content:  I’m about half-way through the A’s. The content refresh is going to … Read More

NetBase Snapshot: Social love for Gartner, Forrester, IDC and Altimeter Group

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, social media

Lisa Joy Rosner at NetBase has posted a newly minted social media sentiment analysis on Gartner, Forrester Research, IDC and Alitmeter Group. For me, there’s one surprise in the results. No surprise, Gartner and Forrester command the largest online presence and their mentions are less emotional, more informational. Social conversations tend to reference them more as institutions. This points to … Read More

Tekrati Closes in February 2011

BarbaraAnalyst relations, Tekrati

The website will close during the week of February 7, 2011. Some of the content — such as the Analyst Firms Directory and AR tips — is being moved here to Sway. Tekrati’s subscription service, Analyst Profiles, will be unavailable beginning the 28th of February. After 11 years of being online, it’s time to make a change. I’m excited … Read More

Advisory Industry Competition: Pushing Past ‘Business as Usual’ (Part 2)

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, Industry analysts, Research, Sourcing advisors

By Barbara French and Gideon Gartner (@bfr3nch,, @gideongartner, In the first part of this post, we challenged an urban myth that small analyst firms are threatening the Gartner and Forrester Research business models. We as yet see no compelling evidence. What we do see is many small advisory firms performing vital roles in the IT ecosystem, a few … Read More

Recording: The Impact of Social on the Analyst Industry: A Roundtable with Jonny Bentwood, Barbara French, Carter Lusher, and Jeremiah Owyang

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, Bloggers, influence, Influencer marketing, social media, Tekrati

If you missed today’s fast-paced webinar, here’s the audio replay. However our recorded conversation is just part of the discussion that took place. Check out the real-time reactions and side conversations at Twitter — hashtag #socialanalyst. Thanks to everyone who participated! As Jeremiah said in his closing comments, we want to continue this conversation. Are you in? Please check back … Read More

Advisory Industry Competition: Pushing Past ‘Business as Usual’

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, Industry analysts, Research, Sourcing advisors

By Gideon Gartner (@gideongartner, and Barbara French (@bfr3nch, There’s a good deal of speculation on whether the research and advisory business is entering a new phase — one in which small Advisory firms may be thriving at the expense of the large firms. David Hatch summed up this point of view in a comment to “Advisory Industry, a … Read More

GigaOM Pro Marks First Anniversary, Emerges from Beta at Structure 2010

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, Industry analysts

Editor’s Note: Republishing this post I wrote today for Tekrati. It ties into several of my themes here, and to my July webinar with Jeremiah Owyang. GigaOM today celebrates the first anniversary of its GigaOM Pro research division. GigaOM Pro is one of the more interesting of the recent entrants to high tech industry analyst business. Mike Wolf (@michaelwolf), vice … Read More