Sony Ericsson jumps up in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index

Sony Ericsson is the biggest gainer this month with a jump of 11 positions. The firm has reported a decline in the number of units shipped last quarter but its announcement to join the Open Handset Alliance has helped it to improve its profile with the analysts. Vodafone, which has been holding trials to improve Read more about Sony Ericsson jumps up in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index[…]

Analyst CEO asks ‘why do vendors spend with firms that don’t influence buyers?’

Rich Sturm, CEO and founder of Enterprise Management Associates, and I have been discussing a recent article in which I point out that most analyst firms get a third of their revenue from vendors. Spending by vendors is much more visible, because that’s what vendors pay for – visibility in the events, research and quotations Read more about Analyst CEO asks ‘why do vendors spend with firms that don’t influence buyers?’[…]

Meet Lighthouse at CeBIT on 5th of March

Lighthouse’s Torsten Sewing will be in Hanover, Germany next month meeting delegates at the CeBIT fair. If you want to meet up – perhaps to get a local perspective on what’s happening in central Europe – then give him a call on +49 16 3264 5555. There are even some free tickets available. Exhibitor bookings Read more about Meet Lighthouse at CeBIT on 5th of March[…]

CA steals the show in the Lighthouse Software Index

CA has managed to move up 2 positions this month and is now ranked 5th in the Lighthouse Software Index. The boost in the firm’s ranking has come from analyst focus on its acquisition of Orchestria and its virtual systems management solutions. VMware, which reported a solid quarter of improved earnings, has also gone up Read more about CA steals the show in the Lighthouse Software Index[…]

Show me the money: Recession shifts analysts’ focus from vendors to buyers

Show me the money! AR professionals need to start talking  more about changes on the industry side, on the analysts side. How things are changing for analysts – as businesses – is key. I think a lot of what AR folk are comfortable talking about is really about the interaction between the analyst and the Read more about Show me the money: Recession shifts analysts’ focus from vendors to buyers[…]

Podcast asks Sun and Lighthouse: what are analysts? how to relate to them?

Telesperience, the podcast newsletter about the telecommunications industry, has interviewed Lighthouse’s Duncan Chapple and Sun’s Gordon Davies about the impact of industry analysts. Chapple was interviewed by his former Ovum colleague Teresa Cottam, who now runs Microsperience, who asked him to define what an analyst is and to explain how companies are building relationships with Read more about Podcast asks Sun and Lighthouse: what are analysts? how to relate to them?[…]

Podcast: Chapple and Jost discuss changes in the analyst industry

Duncan Chapple and Marius Jost discuss how analyst firms are changing in a recently-recorded podcast. In the mp3 recording, the two former analysts discuss what what means for the way that end-users ‘consume’ analyst services. In less than 15 minutes, the two analyst relations experts spotlight six major trends unfolding in today’s past-changing analyst industry. Read more about Podcast: Chapple and Jost discuss changes in the analyst industry[…]

Can Burton continue to grow in the end-user market?

Each year February Lighthouse’s Advisor Spotlight webinar discusses Burton Group. A few years ago Burton started to to be seen as one of the analyst firms to watch, winning it a top place in our 2006 survey, especially in terms of end-user influence. It has been one of the five fastest growing firms. When Gartner Read more about Can Burton continue to grow in the end-user market?[…]

Logitech goes up in the Lighthouse Systems Index

Logitech is the largest gainer this month jumping up 6 positions. The firm which holds the distinction of making a billion mice has won seven CES innovation awards and is now ranked 40th on the Lighthouse Systems Index. Asus which won three CES awards has moved up 4 positions and is now ranked 18th. LG Read more about Logitech goes up in the Lighthouse Systems Index[…]