Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Analyst recommends....well, another analyst

It's not often you see an analyst organisation praising one of its competitors.

So imagine my delight recently when a colleague pointed out that a major Boston-based firm was being cited positively in the daily newsletter put out by one of its rivals.

Is there some sort of analyst-loving going on here that we need to be told about?

More likely, we think, it was just a good old fashioned 'cut and paste' botch-up. I hesitate to accuse - but parts of the the story apparently read just like a vendor press release...

7 comments:

bitblue said...

Come on, David, you can do better than that! Spill the beans. Otherwise your post means as much as "somebody said something about someone else". Wow. And there is definitely analyst-loving going on.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the previous comment...without some names, this post is somewhat meaningless...

ARonaut said...

Or send us an email, we like controversy...

David Rossiter said...

Thank you all. I thought long and hard about naming the analyst firm.

You can already tell there's a but coming can't you? But I do need to maintain a positive relationship with the company in question - and I'm not sure how well they'd take it.

Thst's always been the dilema of blogging under my real name.

I shall think on it some more though.

Thanks again.

Catherine said...

I'm with bitblue... the post doesn't say much without knowing more details. If you're not comfortable blogging on something, better to send to ARonaut or not post at all versus posting something vague.

David Rossiter said...

Thanks Catherine. I appreciate the advice.

Dale Vile said...

Actually, as one of the owners of Freeform Dynamics, I have no trouble in recommending:

Macehiter Ward-Dutton
Redmonk
Disruptive Analysis
Sageza
Quocirca
Bloor Research

I have read good insightful stuff from all of these over the past couple of months. I guess on that basis, I should also include Forrester and Hurwitz, though I can't say I know these two that well.

Not sure analysts recommending other analysts is that unusual here in Europe!