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.
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 [...]
Measuring direct analyst influence is a critical objective for Analyst Relations teams, with the sub-text being: “Can you justify all the time, effort and money we’re spending on talking to industry analysts, by proving that they really are linked to deals?”
Gartner has been forced to delay a Magic Quadrant report for at least six months due to the mass departure of pivotal analysts covering the enterprise data center space.
Too many companies are still missing a trick or two when it comes to engaging in industry analyst relations in Germany - a major factor influencing technology customers’ buying decisions.
To kick off 2018, we’re introducing Destrier AR, a new dedicated practice focused on analyst relations, in response to growing vendor recognition of the influence wielded on deals by industry analysts.
It’s sometimes hugely tempting, but technology vendors should be cautious of 'glamalyst' relations, the growing trend of glamming up presentations submitted to analyst firms in the hope of simply dazzling their audience.
Q: What’s worse than making an announcement on a new “global strategic alliance”? A: Running a joint analyst briefing - where two companies get together to share their enthusiasm with hard-bitten industry analysts.