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Saturday, January 22, 2005

 
The fall of independent advice

This posting is prompted by an interesting article at eWeek.com and my experience organising independent analyst research on behalf of technology vendors.

Firstly, the eWeek article covers the purchase of The Meta Group by analyst behemoth GartnerGroup. Gartner now earned some 858 million USD revenue in 2003, to put that in perspective that dwarfs the market capitalisation of many of the technology companies that Gartner advises clients about. This is part of a wider pattern, Forrester Research acquired Giga.

Overall this is bad for the IT professional and IT journalism:

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