By Phil Fersht on April 29, 2013
As we revealed last week, most of the big analyst personalities have seemingly fled the analyst industry… many for the riches on offer from their vendor clients, clearly seeing more ROI from employing them, as opposed to purchasing their firm’s services. However, this hasn’t prevented the remaining legacy purveyors of analyst services from making a living. So [...]
By Brian Sommer on April 19, 2013
If you’re running a startup and wondering how those PR people do their magic, read on. (If you work for these firms, click away now.) I checked in with my colleagues over at Blithering Media (my sub rosa PR firm). They shared their best/worst practices with me. Here goes: So, suppose you’ve got a new [...]
By Zoli Erdos on March 25, 2013
Fellow Enterprise Irregular and HfS Research Founder Phil Fersht introduced their new Blueprint with an appropriate title: Step aside Magic Quadrant, hello Blueprint. I think such a milestone warrants a historical overview of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, Hype Cycle, Magic Cycle, Magic Hype, Hyped Magik… or any other variation you prefer. And since it’s just a few [...]
By Phil Fersht on December 26, 2012
For all of you waiting on tenterhooks for our 2013 predictions, I am afraid we have some bad news: today, we took the unprecedented step of canceling them. But why?
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By Brian Sommer on October 1, 2012
Marc Benioff is a great showman, salesman and speaker. His annual show, Salesforce.com’s DreamForce, has become the show to attend for application software buyers globally. Last week’s event was a high-energy affair chock full of product announcements, glowing customer testimonials and more. Marc’s keynote often sets the standard for what other vendors’ user conferences should aspire [...]
By Brian Sommer on June 20, 2012
(Satire) I was speaking with my buds at the amazing tech PR firm, Blithering Media. The subject of trash talk came up. We hear it all the time. I mean what’s a press conference or analyst briefing without a couple of really polished digs? I suspect some firms outsource the creation of these pearls to [...]
By Zoli Erdos on February 9, 2012
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, I am not sure, but this is what happens when I don’t have time to write:-) If you are in Enterprise Software, you know what’s coming at you … resistance is futile. Now, for the real news on Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo, I refer [...]
By Phil Fersht on February 8, 2012
Don’t fire your contract lawyers just yet…
By Brian Sommer on November 22, 2011
(Humor) Ever wonder what sort of people are industry analysts? Brian breaks down the different kinds of analysts as a favor to the numerous vendors worldwide who must endure their questions and quirks.
By Zoli Erdos on September 21, 2011
Bloomberg reports the HP Board is considering replacing CEO Leo Apotheker after less then a year tenure… poor Leo, after this and his previous gig as SAP CEO where he lasted 10 months, he might as well specialize on 10-month “turnaround” gigs.
But it would be naive to think Leo could have initiated …