Gartner opens up peer review awards to vendor funding

By |2021-01-02T15:01:08+01:00July 13th, 2020|

After spending millions on gift cards as rewards for people leaving reviews on Peer Insights, Gartner is opening up the program to allow vendor-funded incentives. The “Technology Provider Funded Gift Cards Program” is coming soon - probably launching along with the new Peer Insights methodology in early August.

Indefinite work from home? Be careful what you wish for…

By |2021-01-02T14:52:35+01:00June 15th, 2020|

As everyone tries to put the Coronavirus behind them and pick up the threads of their lives (how can it be mid-June already, it feels like the 97th of March…), I talked to executive coach Betina Mazzarino about the impact of the lockdown on people, and the implications of extending WFH policies for a longer term for knowledge workers.

Why the man behind the curtain should stay there

By |2020-10-28T19:29:50+01:00May 26th, 2020|

The UK Prime Minister’s special advisor, Dominic Cummings, allowed himself to be manoeuvred into a position that no special advisor wants to be in: that of needing to explain themselves to the media, on the record. Consequently the world got to see Cummings, the PM's man behind the curtain, squirm in his chair in the garden of Number 10 Downing Street, as he doggedly stuck to his story about why he broke the COVID-19 lockdown.

Duncan Brown returns to IDC (again)

By |2020-10-28T19:44:06+01:00March 3rd, 2020|

Duncan Brown has returned to IDC in a significant new role within the EMEA organization, after 16 months with a vendor. As newly appointed Vice President, European Enterprise Research, Brown takes on a 40-plus strong analyst team including Software, Services, Accelerated App Delivery (AccAD), Artificial Intelligence, Channels and Ecosystems.

The role of the press release is changing

By |2021-02-01T14:28:00+01:00December 10th, 2019|

Is the press release still relevant? The answer is: It depends. This isn’t a cop-out answer, but a reflection of how the communications business is changing. As that happens, so the humble press release is also evolving.

451 Research acquired by S&P

By |2020-10-28T20:16:37+01:00December 7th, 2019|

451 Research, one of the leading independent analyst firms has been acquired by credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics giant S&P Global. The deal marks expansion plans for 451 Research, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and has around 90 analysts and 15 consultants on its roster.

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