Tuesday, 1 March 2005

Welcome to ARmadgeddon

This blog has been set up by IT Analyst Relations professionals to relate tales, real stories, analyst gaffes and (un)predictions, analinguo, rumours, gossips and more. It is meant to be tongue in cheek, so take it with a pinch of salt before and don't be offended by the satire. We also try to share best practices with the AR community.

Read on for little secrets of the IT analyst industry, including Gartner, META Group, Forrester, Ovum and many more...

If you have information to share, please don't hesitate to drop an email -confidentiality assured if required- to ARonaut@bigfoot.com or leave a comment on this post.

12 comments:

Stinky said...

I'm curious as to the pay for Gartner analysts. Have any idea?

Anonymous said...

Does Joshua Reynold still think that he is the best thing that has happened to the AR community in the industry.
I had an opportunity to sit in a presentation he made while pitching to service our company, and did not allow any one to talk. He loves to be heard and has a feeling on knowing it all.

There are much better people than him in H&K or even in other firms.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know anything about the layoffs at IDC this week? I heard that 30-50 people were laid off due to the fact they missed target. Interested in knowing more if you can help!

Jon Collins said...

Have you turned "comments" off for some posts? Boo...

ARonaut said...

Jon,
Not unless Blogger is misbehaving. On which post did you try to comment?

Anonymous said...

Gartner are just taking advantage of a declining analyst business to screw more money from vendors without any incremental value. As one esteemed AR pro said recently "Gartner and IDC are just extensions of marketing departments these days"... I couldn't agree more. In all reality, if these two firms disappeared tomorrow, the IT industry would not suffer at all.

Anonymous said...

Comments are playing up again? I wanted to leave one on the post about H&K and the vanishing blog post...

sembo said...

Yes, comments are playing up -we are working to get this resolved.

sembo said...

Comments and templates are now fixed, we're eager to be reading you all!

Meg said...
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Meg Suggs said...

This is a really great blog. I'm glad I know about it! I'll have to pass the word on.

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