Analyst of the year survey – results to be announced 2 June

30May08

image After analysing 116 survey responses I am delighted to let you know that the analyst of the year results will be published on Monday 2 June.

Without giving anything away – the findings are quite incredible. Come back here next week or go to the IIAR web site to see the full results (available for download and will also be emailed to all survey participants).

For your benefit, please find below a summary of the methodology used in completing this task:

1) Entrants:

This survey was open to anyone who works in analyst relations in any country, either in-house or at an agency/consultancy. In order for someone’s entry to be validated, they had to submit their email address and company name to verify they not an impostor trying to distort the results. This personal information will not be distributed or used beyond sending copies of the results to all participant. The survey was open for specific period of time and IP addresses were taken to ensure that someone could not vote twice.

2) Questions:

The survey specifically focused on an individual’s perception of the analyst world in 2007. All questions were free text to ensure that results could not be biased by presenting a pre-made list of companies or analysts. The result of this was extraordinary with 191 different analyst names being submitted as ‘analyst of the year’ and 103 different firms listed for the ‘analyst house of the year’.

3) Segmentation:

Respondents were asked to specify their submissions based upon geography (US, EMEA, AsiaPac, Global) and segment (Software, Hardware, Services, Communications and Networking). Based upon these criteria further analysis could be made of the results to identify specific regional or segment champions.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts about the results next week.



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