Duncan Brown returns to IDC (again)

By |2020-10-28T19:44:06+00:00March 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.

451 Research acquired by S&P

By |2020-10-28T20:16:37+00:00December 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.

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

By |2020-10-28T21:03:27+00:00May 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.In a deal announced earlier today, Crisp and Austrian-headquartered custom software development firm Catalysts are merging – see investor announcement (English) / Crisp announcement (German). The deal is subject to regulatory authority approval.The tie-up will give customers access to end-to-end advisory and [...]

Gartner Peer Insights grows up, widens net

By |2020-10-28T21:31:00+00:00January 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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