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Wall Street And The Analyst Firms Are Dead . . . Long Live The New DO-ERS!

February 24, 2016


Not that long ago I wrote about Zycus and their proud proclamation that they are independent and free from the reliance on traditional money sources such as VCs and Wall Street. I have never been a big fan of Wall Street for pretty much the same reasons as most everyone else. If you have seen […]

Breaking News from Gartner: Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon by Jon Hansen

November 14, 2013


Given the “breaking news” in the November 13th, 2013 article “Gartner: CIOs need to address procurement to buy IT from startups,” it seems that the increasingly maligned analyst firm is heralding in an new era of CIO enlightenment regarding the need to engage with smaller IT firms. Of course based on their industry coverage over the […]

It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . at least for traditional analyst firms and bloggers by Jon Hansen

October 2, 2013


“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” is a song by the rock band R.E.M. No, this hasn’t become a music blog – especially given the fact that I can’t carry a tune to save my life! However, the above referenced lyrics are more than appropriate in terms […]

Max Henry of CHaINA Magazine comments on Gartner Post

June 17, 2011


Besides being delighted that I can count amongst my readership publications from around the world, the following comment from Max Henry of CHaINA Magazine regarding both of my previous posts on Gartner and the overall state of the analyst industry as a whole, speaks directly to the issue of these firms’ declining creditability in the […]

Reader comment regarding January 7th post about Gartner telling in terms of major industry shift . . .

June 16, 2011


When our company met with Gartner “analysts” we were, at first, confused as to why they immediately began to describe “studies” and then kept asking us to “sponsor” one.  After we finally did sponsor one with a Gartner competitor (in which our name appeared glowingly) we understood. After seeing the quality of the “study” and […]