Tuesday, 11 July 2006

Gartner bullies Redmonk (and then apologises)

The summer was going to pass by whitout major events (apart from the World Cup of course) when Gartner suddlenly headbutted Redmonk:

James Governor's MonkChips: My First Gartner Cease And Desist: the missing link

Now, this is quite funny -the only thing James did was to post this link on his blog, there. And Gartner issued a cease and desist, for deep linking probably?

Although we have great respect for some Gartner analysts, it's probably fair to say that the Borg behaves itself like a bully. It was until now confined to vendor relations but this Borgian trait seems to be spreading....

17/7 update: commenting on a subsequent post where James publishes the incriminating email, Allison from the Borg Vendor Police apologises for their bullying. Borg 0 - Blogosphere 1.

7 comments:

Stiennon said...

If you like that link try permutations of the file numbering system in the URL.

http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/sas/vol1/article3/article3.html

For instance. Talk about transparency!

Anonymous said...

It is sad that Gartner would expend its energy on something like this while its customer and vendor relationships are at a low,
not to speak of the quality of its publications.

Just look at its storage side: for well over a year, there have been few and very poor research notes on
enterprise storage or hardware remote replication techniques. For example, nothing was written on IBM's DS8000 and DS6000,
which have been available for over a year.
Are Gartner's storage analysts all sleeping ? Or are they tied up doing something else?
What would be more important to them than analyzing storage technology?

See also this

Phil Payne said...

> Are Gartner's storage analysts all sleeping ? Or are they tied up doing something else?

I haven't heard fromhim for a while - just sent an email to his private address.

Gartner's recruitment process is weird - everyone in the area you want to join gets a vote - one black ball and you're out. Bizarre experience.

ARonaut said...

Doesn't Gartner have a storage analyst?

Ludovic said...

They had a very good storage and mainframe analyst called Josh Krischer but apparently he has now left Gartner after a long "gardening leave". Shame, I thought he was really good and the feedback from customers was good too.

Anonymous said...

> Josh Krischer but apparently he has now left Gartner after a long "gardening leave"

This is bizarre. I have an email here from Peter Sondergaard, Head-Honcho Gartner Research, with an organigram that shows Josh Krischer as still being in the storage group. That email is from last month.
So what's happening there?

BTW, the way you're writing this, ludovic, it sounds like he "left" unvoluntarily (if he left at all, see above). Why would Gartner let him go at a time where they could use more storage analysts, not less?

Ludovic said...

It seems to me that Gartner has tried to fire Josh several times for reasons that I don't really understand. The whole thing is quite messy...