Analyst firm Omdia taps into user review data from TrustRadius

By |2020-11-01T18:06:11+00:00September 28th, 2020|

Analyst firm Omdia taps into user review data from TrustRadius Analyst firm Omdia is integrating user review data from TrustRadius in its newly launched flagship Universe series of reports. It’s a crucial part of what Omdia calls “connecting the dots across the entire technology value chain”. Universe is Omdia’s new Vendor Selection methodology. The firm says it is “designed to robustly and holistically assess key vendors in growing [...]

Gartner opens up peer review awards to vendor funding

By |2020-10-28T19:21:39+00:00July 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.

How the role of the press release is changing

By |2020-10-28T20:08:40+00:00December 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.

CeBIT is dead – long live the Hanover Messe!

By |2020-10-28T21:43:23+00:00November 30th, 2018|

Its death was inevitable, and had been predicted by many, for years. But in the end, the tech trade show monster CeBIT just had to die. CeBIT peaked in the years 2000 and 2001. It pulled in some 830,000 visitors in 2001 – but then the dotcom bubble burst. 2002 was a depressing affair, with an air of desperation, despite a still-huge number of visitors: around 700,000. By comparison, [...]

The startling rise of “glamalyst” relations

By |2020-10-28T21:57:06+00:00December 11th, 2017|

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.

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