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.

Enterprise peer review site G2 now also an analyst firm

By |2020-10-28T20:46:09+01:00September 16th, 2019|

Peer review site G2 is enhancing its business offerings by extending its core research team to look much more like an industry analyst firm. Spearheaded by Chief Research Officer Michael Fauscette (ex-IDC), VP Applications Research Robert Mahowald (ex-451 and IDC) and VP Cloud and Technology Research Tom Pringle (ex-Ovum), the firm is adding new thought leaders and tools to its flagship customer review-based products. G2's Robert Mahowald [...]

Analyst firm Crisp merges to focus on digitalization and cloud-based transformation

By |2021-01-02T14:21:50+01:00May 2nd, 2019|

One of the few remaining independent analyst firms in Germany, Crisp Research, is to become part of Cloudflight, a new IT services provider focusing on digitalization and cloud-based transformation. Crisp and Austrian-headquartered custom software development firm Catalysts are merging in a deal announced earlier today – see investor announcement. The deal is subject to regulatory authority approval. The tie-up will give customers access to end-to-end advisory and systems integration from [...]

Gartner Peer Insights grows up, widens net

By |2020-10-28T21:31:00+01:00January 24th, 2019|

Changes announced today to Gartner Peer Insights methodology - effective January 31 - underline how the peer reviews site has grown up, and signal a new strategy from Gartner. But the changes also signal the start of a new crackdown on vendors, in particular to discourage - and possibly penalize - the cherrypicking of top references.

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