Frost & Sullivan beats 451 in IoT Analyst Firm Awards

Depending on your region of the world, you’ll be astonished (Americas, Europe) or not (Asia, Pacific) by Frost and Sullivan’s strong performance in the Internet of Things Analyst Firm Awards for 2017. We’ve crunched the Analyst Value Survey data, focussing only on users of IoT research, to see which firms are delivering the most value Read more about Frost & Sullivan beats 451 in IoT Analyst Firm Awards[…]

KPMG pushes out 451 in 2017 Strategy Analyst Firm Awards

For the strategic heavy lifting, executives are reaching out to a very wide range of advisors. Gartner heads up the list when we look at the Analyst Value Survey data to find the analyst firms most valued by people who work on strategy. It creates almost 19% of all the value being produced by analyst Read more about KPMG pushes out 451 in 2017 Strategy Analyst Firm Awards[…]

451 alum Hecht: analyst is tech evangelist not vendor advocate

Lawrence Hecht, formerly an analyst at 451 Research/TheInfoPro, offers this response to Phil Fersht’s recent contribution to our post opposing Federal regulation of analysts. Why would anyone want to be called a vendor advocate? How about technology evangelist? That connotes a point-of-view without saying that the advocate is beholden to the vendor’s interest. I actually Read more about 451 alum Hecht: analyst is tech evangelist not vendor advocate[…]

451 co-founder Nick Patience: focus on the R in AR

Nick Patience was the keynote speaker opening the 2014 Analyst Relations Forum: a part of the small ex-Computerwire team that founded AR in a small NYC office in the 1990s, Nick wrote over 1,000 reports, and took almost 5,000 briefings and other sessions from vendors and IT solution providers. 451’s name came from Ray Bradbury’s Read more about 451 co-founder Nick Patience: focus on the R in AR[…]

Cloud interest pushes 451 Group up to fourth-largest analyst firm

The 451 Group stepped up to a new level in Europe with its 2013 HCTS Europe conference, attended by around 380 people at the upscale Landmark in central London. 451 Research is known for its focus on emergent and disruptive technologies partly because of its long relationships with the investment community: early stage businesses are Read more about Cloud interest pushes 451 Group up to fourth-largest analyst firm[…]

Yankee Group saved by 451 acquisition

The 451 Group announced the acquisition of Yankee Group from Alta Communications on January 3, 2013. Yankee was one of the analyst industry’s most prestigious boutiques through the dot.com boom, with 70 analysts on the payroll in 2006. Today, after four successive years of contraction, it is a shadow of its former self. According to Yankee’s Read more about Yankee Group saved by 451 acquisition[…]

Why are firms like HfS, PAC and 451 rising in influence?

According to a record number of participants who took the 2012 Analyst Value Survey the firms that have become more influential this year are Gartner, Forrester, HfS Research, Ovum, IDC, 451 Group and Frost & Sullivan. Amongst other questions, the survey asked participants which firms rose or fell the most during 2012. The firms most mentioned Read more about Why are firms like HfS, PAC and 451 rising in influence?[…]

Analyst Relations Value Forum to discuss Tragic Quadrant

The IIAR has updated its Tragic Quadrant, which ostensibly ranks the ten top analyst firms in terms of impact, relevance and ease of doing business with. Earlier posts have mentioned the weaknesses of both the Quadrant and the underlying method. The IIAR’s 2017 top ten drops PAC, the fifth most valuable analyst firm. Crisp Research, Read more about Analyst Relations Value Forum to discuss Tragic Quadrant[…]

Top ten global analysts: 2016’s outstanding research

2016 produced some outstanding analyst research. We’ve picked the best articles from each of the world’s ten leading analysts firms, as ranked in the 2017 Analyst Firm Awards. Together they show how diverse analysts’ most compelling content can be, including deep quantitative research into mature markets, like cellphones; pointed competitive insight into corporate changes, like Read more about Top ten global analysts: 2016’s outstanding research[…]

IDC overtakes HfS in 2017 global Analyst Firm Awards

Gartner and Forrester’s leadership is no surprise, but this year IDC has won back third place in our annual Analyst Firm Awards, pushing HfS Research into a still-impressive fourth place. PAC and Ovum have also risen substantially this year, rounding out the top six. In last year’s awards, we saw that firms that could create Read more about IDC overtakes HfS in 2017 global Analyst Firm Awards[…]