Gartner-AMR Research: where to put your attention and trust

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, Industry analysts

Gartner’s planned acquisition* of AMR Research sparked some vibrant conversation this week. Alex Williams posting on it at ReadWriteWeb Enterprise asked my perspective. With his OK, I’m sharing our offline exchange, which focused on enterprise supply chain decision makers. Enterprises have been putting up with quite a bit of churn and staffing reductions among their analyst firms during this recession, … Read More

More analyst layoffs add to analyst relations challenges

BarbaraAnalyst relations, Influencer identification, influencer program

Following on the heels of layoffs at Gartner and AMR Research, comes word that Yankee Group and iSuppli also reduced headcount. Yankee Group CEO Emily Nagel discussed the reduction in the company blog. Meanwhile, there is word of a reduction at iSuppli, a firm that just recently acquired Telematics Research Group (TRG). This much consolidation in the tech industry analyst … Read More

Gartner, AMR Research layoffs highlight fracturing in analyst business

Barbaraanalysts

Gartner, being one of the few publicly traded industry analyst firms, notified the SEC that it was reducing headcount by 117 this week. This was followed by SageCircle reports of a reduction at AMR Research. Not surprisingly, the double-serving of downsizing news sent murmurs through the analyst relations and analyst watchers communities. Dennis Howlett, an Enterprise Irregulars and ZDNet blogger, … Read More

Special Report: Alternatives to Gartner

Barbaraanalysts, Industry analysts

Gartner, Inc.’s acquisition of META Group has sparked industry discussion about top industry analyst alternatives to Gartner. Tekrati asked seven of the top choices in North America to state their case for technology users and vendors. ┬áIn addition, this report highlights two stand-out firms from among the hundreds offering specialized expertise and services. Top picks include well-known firms — Forrester … Read More