We are undertaking primary research to understand technology providers’ attitudes to participating in assessments such as Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (MQ) process. We would like to understand the time, and energy investment required by […]
Preparing for your analyst assessment is like preparing to win a new customer. When you’re approaching a sales prospect, you start by thinking about the company’s buying cycle, as it […]
How does your organisation handle its analyst relations? Do you rely on a public relations specialist or a PR agency? If so, you are not alone. And you’ll not be […]
Whether you like it or not, inclusion and coverage within a Gartner Magic Quadrant (or, to a lesser extent, a Forrester Wave) can be hugely important to your business.
As one […]
Who are these Gartner, Forrester and IDC analysts? Are they highly-trained, highly expert, all-knowing gurus? Are they all flawlessly well informed? Do they have some mythic, heroic power?
To hear many […]
As we often cite in our various articles and videos, survey after survey shows that analysts are influential in over half of all enterprise IT decisions. For most technology firms […]
What would it say about your company and your products and services if the Magic Quadrant references you had nominated came out with comments that were unhelpful or even destructive?
There’s one sad story I hear pretty much every week. It goes like this: “We meet the analysts regularly at events, brief them and feel we have a good relationship… […]
It’s 2015, and Gartner is planning to publish more than 150 different Magic Quadrants this year, including 20 brand new assessments. Some of these will involve new regional coverage (four […]