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Who analyzes the analysts? – analystanalyst.com

Nearly Infinite

Seth Godin’s post today is pretty good when you read it while thinking about the analyst world from the consumer perspective (end-user and vendor).

Total and utter minefield.

As Seth says, people will tend to go on lists and recommendations when the choice is too great. Maybe that’s why they go for Gartner, IDC since they are names they have heard of (kind of like buying name-brands for anything really) whereas a smaller, boutique firm may be right up their street (e.g. Freeform, MWD).

But where do I go to see the lists and recommendations? There must be something.

Where do I go to find someone to tell me that the guy at Big-name analyst inc. doesn’t have a clue about this space, and only picked it up by default (I know of one case where this is fact) and that I should go and speak to Dave at Okey-Dokey analysts as he has worked in this area for 20 years?

This kind of info must exist, please people, guide me to the finite.

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April 28, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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