By James Governor on October 14, 2010
Gartner certainly fosters chatter in the “independent” analyst community. How could we not talk about the 900 lb Gorilla? Ever since the Altimeter Group got a gravitational slingshot from Forrester one of the topics under discussion is the Star Analyst firm, and whether a big firm can be one. Can larger firms celebrate their analysts […]
By James Governor on January 6, 2010
CIOs and IT managers today have far more options to get independent IT analysis on tech trends than they ever did. The simple fact is, industry analysts are competing with the Internet, competing with Google, for relevancy.
Gartner is doing a fine job, keeping the street happy with deals, while building its talent base with these […]
By Michael Coté on January 5, 2010
With the news that Gartner is buying The Burton Group today, the topic of IT analyst consolidations is popping up again. While I’ve only been in the analyst world for 4 years now (come Feb 2010), working at a small firm has given me, I wager, more of a view into the machinations of the […]