Category Archives: Industry Analyst Market

The Analyst Ecosystem continues to churn It looks like the first acquisition of the new year has been announced.  The NPD Group announced today that is will acquire In-Stat LLC, an analyst-based research company focused on the mobile and digital … Continue reading

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Question: The following analyst relations (AR) practitioner question came via Twitter: “So 10+ industry analyst defections is just regular churn in your mind?”   SageCircle’s answer is “Yes.”   Every company experiences turnover and analyst firms are no exception. Let’s … Continue reading

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The March 2010 issue of CRM Magazine has an interesting article titled Who Analyzes the Analysts by Jessica Tsai (Twitter, now an Ovum analyst). In it, the reporter quotes a number of “analysts of the analysts” including SageCircle. While an … Continue reading

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SageCircle has addressed the never ending myth that large advisory firms like Gartner and Forrester require vendors to pay in order to be included on research in posts such as You don’t have to be a Gartner client to get … Continue reading

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In the DestinationCRM article Gartner Acquires Burton, Finalizes AMR Deal both SageCircle and Knowledge Capital Group (KCG) are quoted about Gartner’s two most recent acquisitions. However, we have to respectfully disagree with much of Bill’s quote. Here is the quote: … Continue reading

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SageCircle has received a number of very credible reports that Bruce Richardson, Chief Research Officer of AMR Research, is departing. Richardson is reported to be going to Infor, a software vendor, to assume the role of Chief Strategy Officer. SageCircle … Continue reading

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Periodically SageCircle conducts an experiment to see if there is specific and detailed information on the Internet or blogs that large enterprise technology product and services buyers could use in vendor negotiations. Why do we do this experiment? Claiming to … Continue reading

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Gartner’s acquisition of Burton Group demonstrates that acquisitions will be a staple of 2010, with the analyst landscape being roiled by major deals. Burton Group research clients and vendor AR professionals need to move immediately to protect their interests. In … Continue reading

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 1/5/10 6:23 pm PT – Initial post, details to follow. 1/5/10 6:44 am PT – SageCircle announces webinar to address this M&A event 1/5/10 8:52 am PT – Added intitial details and analysis   Per SageCircle’s prediction in Acquisitions continue … Continue reading

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SageCircle has published a number of posts concerning the acquisition of AMR Research by Gartner, Inc. This blog post will be a convenient go-to place for a roundup of other SageCircle articles. The posts are listed in reverse chronological order. … Continue reading

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