The AR blogging community has been busy this week:
- Analyst Equity: Duncan comments back on his ex. Colleagues in Ovum revenue to top 35 million again, apparently doing well and hiring within Yankee ranks: Roger Entner, Chris Lewis and XJ Wang are the latest transfers. Our opinion is that Ovum prefers growing organically (question to Duncan: does low power distance ratio goes well with risk adverse?) and could do more to exploit the gap left by META Group, especially in the consulting segment. But yes, they’re nice lads…
- Talking about Yankee, Tekrati reports it has been purchased Alta Communications -a private equity firm- from Decision Matrix LLC (who in turn acquired it from The Monitor Clipper Group?). The story on InformationWeek is (marginally) more informative than the press release posted as such on Tekrati. Our prediction for more consolidation in 2005 is confirmed.
- David Rossiter reports another defection from Yankee in the person of Euan Davis but to Forrester services team this time: [Analyst Insight:] Arrival at Forrester.
- Joe Guralnick is asking what the Borg CEO is up to: read [Gartner Watch:] Does Gene Hall has a future