Alcatel-Lucent moves up in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index

Alcatel-Lucent is the most prominent gainer this month as it moves up 2 positions to the 8th spot. It has received the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award but the improvement in the firm’s ranking can be mainly attributed to its new strategic alliance with HP. Brocade, which has announced double digit growth in its share Read more about Alcatel-Lucent moves up in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index[…]

Lawson Software top gainer in the Lighthouse Software Index

The top gainer this month is Lawson Software which has moved up 25 positions and is ranked 36th. Analysts’ observations about Lawson CUE 2009 are one of the major reasons for its improved rank this month. One of the other top gainers this month is Infor. Its announcement to acquire SoftBrands has helped improve its Read more about Lawson Software top gainer in the Lighthouse Software Index[…]

Lighthouse relaunches the Analyst Relationship Maturity audit

Many organisations want to benchmark their analyst relations, but sometimes it’s hard to benchmark against competitors: the field might be too broad or narrow for an Analyst Attitude Survey. And as budgets come under pressure, it’s harder to maintain measurement budgets. That’s why Lighthouse is relaunching our Analyst Relationship Maturity audit (ARM). In recent years Read more about Lighthouse relaunches the Analyst Relationship Maturity audit[…]

Acquisition helps Sun move up in the Lighthouse Systems Index

Oracle’s acquisition of Sun has helped the firm move up to the 3rd spot this month. The acquisition is interesting as it has led Oracle into the realm of hardware and it will be interesting to see how Oracle handles Sun’s hardware business. NetApp is one of the top gainers this month as it moves Read more about Acquisition helps Sun move up in the Lighthouse Systems Index[…]

Twitter users should not join that AWESOME site that gets you TONS of followers

Readers of this blog have excellent judgment on many things, but I’ve been surprised that a few of my followers on twitter are signing up for follow-swapping sites. I had a pretty strong reaction against seeing their adverts in my tweet feed, and made an experiment to test my hypothesis that it’s a bad idea. Read more about Twitter users should not join that AWESOME site that gets you TONS of followers[…]

Datamonitor, Ovum & Butler cohabitation makes AR easier

Last week’s meeting of the IIAR invited a delegation from Datamonitor, including John Leigh, who heads the tech research at Datamonitor and its Ovum and Butler brands, and David Mitchell (who has a similar role as the new Research Fellow). John couldn’t make it, but Datamonitor CEO Mark Meek and David Mitchell gave a spirited Read more about Datamonitor, Ovum & Butler cohabitation makes AR easier[…]

CSC moves up in the Lighthouse Services Index

The most high profile gainer this month is CSC which moved up 2 positions. The firm has been mentioned in analyst reports for its SOA based systems integration capabilities and its plans to move into providing new cloud services is sure to keep analysts focused on the firm. The biggest gainer this month is CGI Read more about CSC moves up in the Lighthouse Services Index[…]