Tuesday, April 18, 2006

New mobile services analyst at Gartner

Jessica Ekholm has joined Gartner's Mobile Devices & Consumer Services team as a senior research analyst.

She'll be covering mobile services in Eastern Europe as well as some key Western European countries, including the UK.

Jessica previously worked for Gartner as a business analyst. She's not up on the website yet but I'm sure she'll be appearing here before too long.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Using customers to win credibility with Gartner?

I just found this little snippet in the comments on Andy Bitterer's blog.

Richard Stiennon says: "I always advised vendors that were having trouble getting heard above the noise to have sales discover if their customers were Gartner clients. Then have them schedule inquiries...(a) typical Gartner analyst does fewer than 10 end-user calls a week. If they get three calls on a new technology and discover they all selected the same solution *that* is influential."

Which I was thought was interesting.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Ben Wood to leave Gartner

Ben Wood, one of Gartner's top mobile analysts, is moving on after five years with the firm. The company says he's leaving at the end of April.

Ben's not talking about his future plans at the moment but I'll be sure to update you when we find out.