Andy on Twitter

  • Would be consistent with what they’ve done around the world. And their right to do so. What the Aussie Govt is prop… ,
  • It’s interesting to me how when a company () details how it will respond to legislation it is deemed by the… ,
  • Good read on the interference of Govt in how the Internet works... Internet's founder, US officials slap down News… ,
  • OMG. So sad... ,
  • Good look at the impacts of SAH on compliance and tech... Be Prepared to Stay at Home in 2021 – even if you don’t w… ,
  • Dense Discovery is still my favourite newsletter. Look forward to it each week. Well worth supporting IMHO.… ,
  • Great read... I Feel Better Now | Jake Bittle ,
  • Another great example of cluelessness. Google has a right to exercise inordinate power over its own products. Just… ,
  • via ... is hard for us here to laugh. States now run the country abs SOMO sitting on the sidelines. ,
  • Still a bit surprising to me how often people confuse a successful company with a monopoly. And how they will compl… ,
  • And what about the rest of the Internet... they'll ask to dip their hand into the Google coffers as well... this is… ,
  • And oh, isn't Google fully within its rights to say "nah, don't think so, "we'll just stop surfacing news we have t… ,
  • Connect

Company Goes After Gartner…

Not sure if this has merit or not but its a pretty gutsy move – and if nothing else, burns the bridges once and for all with Gartner for ZL.

If nothing else, ZL’s case encapsulates the immense frustration so many have felt for so long with the entire MQ process. And, the smaller you are, the more heightened that frustration. Some interesting commentary here on the MQ process.

But I do think much of that frustration has to do with folks willingness to engage with Gartner and invest in AR. My view on the MQ has always been:

  • your position reflects both your expertise in influencing and the data you are willing to present
  • an open dialog and investment in that dialog works wonders. I’m not talking money here – I’m talking time and attention.
  • most of the Gartner analysts are pretty smart people. Whether you disagree or agree, it’s in your interests to listen, replay what you heard and show a willingness to at least incorporate some of their feedback. They are human. They like to be stroked.
  • it is less “pay-to-play” and more just “play”. Don’t make influencing Gartner be about a single briefing. You need a game-plan.
  • Gartner own the market. Get over it. This is an opportunity.

Are there things I wish Gartner would do differently – sure. For instance, I do think they should have an independent ombudsman. This would only boost perceptions of their integrity and allow a better process for fixing wrongs. Nobody is perfect.

Speak Up — Add Your Thoughts

Connections

  • Connect
How did you connect?   [?]