Verdantix: the only climate change business research firm in your or any other town

We met with David Metcalfe, one of the founders and a Director at Verdantix this week. David will be familiar to you from his Forrester Research analyst and vice-president roles over the past 8  years. Verdantix is a traditional analyst research company in its business model, but it is far from that when it comes Read more about Verdantix: the only climate change business research firm in your or any other town[…]

IBM and HP lead new Lighthouse System Integration and Consulting Index

This week we are launching the latest addition to the Lighthouse Index family – The Lighthouse Systems Integration and Consulting Index. The topic was discussed briefly last month when we announced our plans to launch new indexes. The graphic to the right provides a list of the firms that are monitored in this particular index Read more about IBM and HP lead new Lighthouse System Integration and Consulting Index[…]

Are you improving your AR results faster than your competitors?

As readers of this blog will know, analysts’ awareness of solution providers is a powerful predictor of how likely you are to be recommended by them (since awareness comes before favourability). One key aspect of this important question is how your awareness with analyst firms is changing over time and how your firm rates against Read more about Are you improving your AR results faster than your competitors?[…]

PAC – expanding repertoire, expanding client base – coming of age?

Now 30 years since its foundation, Pierre Audoin Consultants has come a very long way forward and reached around the globe with their proposition of local and global research and consulting on a wide range of IS markets. PAC has had a very strong track record of growth in recent years (c. 15% CAGR) and Read more about PAC – expanding repertoire, expanding client base – coming of age?[…]

HCL gains ground in the Lighthouse Outsourcing Index

HCL is the biggest month on month gainer this month in the new Lighthouse Outsourcing Index. The firm has benefited from analyst focus on its announcement to buy Liberata and has gained 5 positions this month. HCL is now ranked at the 14th spot. The other notable gainer this month is ACS, which incidentally also Read more about HCL gains ground in the Lighthouse Outsourcing Index[…]

New Lighthouse Outsourcing Index launched

This week we launch the Lighthouse Outsourcing Index. As I mentioned earlier this month, from this month Lighthouse will be issuing two Services Indexes: Outsourcing Index and Consulting and Systems Integration. They will be published in consecutive months starting this month with Outsourcing. We have searched back over research published during the past 30 months Read more about New Lighthouse Outsourcing Index launched[…]

New Lighthouse Indexes launch for Outsourcing and Consulting

This month we divide our Lighthouse Services Index into two more focussed studies. First comes the Lighthouse Outsourcing Index and next month we’ll launch the Consulting & Systems Integration Index. To enable us to carry out the research for these new indexes some major steps have been taken this month. 1. Addition of more firms Read more about New Lighthouse Indexes launch for Outsourcing and Consulting[…]

Tilling to address IIAR call on measurement best practice

AR teams need clarity about the reasons for measurement: different programmes have different objectives, so no single measurement approach will work in every context. That’s the challenge that Lighthouse’s Martin Tilling will be discussing in an IIAR conference call next week. AR professionals need to weigh up what sort of measurement approach will be accepted Read more about Tilling to address IIAR call on measurement best practice[…]

How can you stop an economic downturn reversing your services AR successes?

The reality of the credit crisis and the potential for an economic downturn is a hugely important dynamic in our market. Lighthouse is proposing holding a seminar in May to share and discuss various aspects of the situation and tactics that will help minimise the potential AR impact. What should your new AR Modus Operandii Read more about How can you stop an economic downturn reversing your services AR successes?[…]