Tekrati Closes in February 2011

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The Tekrati.com 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

Top analyst blogs – two views

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Influence is in the eye of the beholder, and that certainly holds true with the industry analyst bloggers. I wanted to know how the blogs I highlighted at Tekrati during 2009 ranked in Jonny Bentwood’s (Edelman analyst relations specialist) “top analyst blogs” table. I’ve posted the cross-reference below. It’s a good reminder that there’s no single correct list of top … Read More

Special events: Trends in building customer trust, influence and networks

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Updated February 26, 2008. Today, businesses have new challenges for gaining trust and influence with a new generation of business leaders and consumers that receives information and forms opinions differently than all generations before it. Meanwhile, opportunities to connect and exchange information are escalating at a furious pace. Get the inside track on the latest trends and how to benefit, … Read More

The rough cut: what is an analyst blog?

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What is a blog? How would you define an industry analyst blog? What separates blogs from the other online destinations and channels published by the ICT analyst community? Is a blog still a blog without an RSS feed? comments? Is an analyst blog tied to his or her expertise? Yesterday, I asked ten or so analysts and consultants in the … Read More

Zen and the art of blog directory maintenance

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The Tekrati directory of analyst blogs is easier to use, offers more information and is better integrated with its sister directories, on analysts and analyst firms. What’s more, we migrated the OPML to the latest rev and did an extensive housecleaning on the listings. Richard handled the programming effortlessly, as always. I, on the other hand, am still wrestling with … Read More

Special Event: An Evening with Gideon Gartner, at the Computer History Museum

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Special Event: An Evening with Gideon Gartner, at the Computer History MuseumToday, IT industry analysts hold sway as global intermediaries between technologists and business, media, governments, universities and investors. Yet, there was a time when the industry analysts were a group of rebellious start-ups, bent on reinventing conventional industry intelligence services for computer buyers, investors and manufacturers. Join Tekrati and … Read More

Overview – Tekrati Special Report: The State of Analyst Weblogs

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In early 2005, Tekrati published a special report on the state of industry analyst blogs and launched the Tekrati online directory of analyst weblogs. Here, we provide links and summaries for the special report, as well as the two sidebars. At the time of launch, we listed 60 blogs in the directory. As of the end of March 2005, we … Read More

Tekrati Special Report: Industry Analysts on Blogs and RSS: Research Links

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This sampling of industry analyst research and commentary on blogs and RSS supplements Tekrati’s special report on analyst blogs, and the launch of our directory of analyst blogs. JupiterResearch “The Blog Litmus – Using Blog Software to Understand Real Content Management Needs”, by Matthew Berk, Janis Kim and David Schatsky. “At first blush, blog software, designed for personal Web publishing, … Read More