Friday, 9 December 2005

Weekly roundup: Forrester, IT-director and Quocirca (Part III)

This is the third instalment of last week's round up ‑following Weekly roundup: Forrester, IT-director and Quocirca (Part I) and Weekly roundup: Forrester, IT-director and Quocirca (Part II).

We'll conclude this serial post with Quocirca who are now actively recruiting analysts (wannabe must send CV to Clive) after loosing John Collins who went writing another music book (after Rush and Marillion) and Dale Vile who went with his wife Helen (also ex. Quocirca) to form Freeform Dynamics. They just formed a partnership with The Register to use El Reg as an outlet for their research and plan to tap onto its reader's base for research and surveys. It's interesting to note that Quocirca was (or still is???) a partner of The Register… Anyway, this seems like an obvious duplication with what Justin's boyz have launched on Wednesday. While we're talking about Quocirca and in guise of conclusion, Dave pointed out that Clive Longbottom has started a blog hosted on IT-Analysis (for more on this, see Weekly roundup: Forrester, IT-director and Quocirca (Part I)). But COME ON Dale, you need to post something now –perhaps not a novel every time tough! And also, we'll argue that this is not a real blog: as Catherine says here, you miss comments, trackbacks, serial entries and RSS. Tsss, no comments Dale, bad boy!

4 comments:

Stiennon said...

Agree! You have to accept comments or you are just an online newsletter/column.

Blog Master said...

I think there might be some misunderstanding of the Freeform Dynamics / El Reg arrangement. This is a pooling of resources and investment to create a new primary research entity that will be an originating source of intelligence rather than an aggregator. There is therefore no overlap or conflict with ITA at all.

In fact, Justin and I have already coordinated on us joining ITA in the New Year once we are over our startup activity and have some worthwhile output available from our initial studies (which are still in execution). Our participation in ITA is therefore just a question of timing. We think what Justin is doing looks really good and will be a part of it as soon as we can do it justice.

Hope that clears up any confusion.

James McGovern said...

Has the IT Analysis site contacted credible analyst firms to participate? I would love to see RedMonk, ZapThink and Nemertes there...

David Rossiter said...

James - you should drop them a note and let them know.