Johan Jacobs on Africa: The Sleeping Giant Awakes

Analyst firms should be rated by their understanding of Africa, writes Johan Jacobs, a former Gartner and META Group analyst. I read a recent comment from Walter Isaacson, CEO at Aspen Institute where his #BigIdeas2015 is “The Coming Micropayment Disruption”. Interesting perspective but this is not new as we have been doing this in Africa Read more about Johan Jacobs on Africa: The Sleeping Giant Awakes[…]

Gartner, Forrester & HfS Research top 2014 Analyst Firm Awards

Update: The 2016 Analyst Firm Awards are available here.  9 December 2014 – London, UK. Long-time industry leaders Gartner and Forrester Research have been joined by HfS Research as the top firms in Influencer Relations’ Analyst Firm Awards for 2014. The awards honour 18 IT and telecommunications industry analyst firms that have delivered outstanding value to Read more about Gartner, Forrester & HfS Research top 2014 Analyst Firm Awards[…]

The 100 countries on the analyst influence map

The Analyst Equity blog had visitors from exactly 100 countries over the last six months. 42% of visitors are in the United States and a further 42% come from seven other counties, all of which have notable communities of analyst relations professionals: (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands and the UK). What’s fascinating are the 92 Read more about The 100 countries on the analyst influence map[…]

High-Tech after the world financial crisis

Clearing up after the financial storm after the last weeks, we see a rather different world economy. After the stock and currency revaluations, only 36 of the 100 firms with the largest market capitalisation have headquarters in the US. In Europe there are 48. Despite (or perhaps because of) the huge volume of US dollars Read more about High-Tech after the world financial crisis[…]

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?[…]

African market shows similar trends to Middle East

Analyst firms find that the Arab world can be a very effective route into Africa more broadly — if analysts can respond to the different customer demand across those countries. Initially, of course, the money has been in more market research work. However, Lighthouse’s feel is that there’s an opportunity for analysts to also ramp Read more about African market shows similar trends to Middle East[…]

Western firms struggle to meet Arab demand for analysis

The last twelve months have been an especially exciting time for technology across the Arab world. There is increasing, and unsatisfied, demand for analyst insight and opinion, especially in the Gulf states. That has created the opportunity for a few research and analysis houses to set up in the region, probably the most credible being Read more about Western firms struggle to meet Arab demand for analysis[…]

Investment bank buys analyst house

In a rare move consolidating market and investment research, a preeminent regional analyst house has been acquired by a leading investment bank. Arab Advisors Group, the analyst firm focussed on North Africa and the Middle East, has been acquired by one of the region’s leading investment banks, Arab Jordan Investment Bank. AJIB is a pioneer Read more about Investment bank buys analyst house[…]