HfS spooks the legacy analysts by scooping the “Most Innovative Analyst Firm” award for 2012

When better than Halloween, than for HfS Research to – yet again –  spook the analyst industry by winning the new “Innovative Analyst Firm of the Year Award for 2012” by the International Institute of Analyst Relations, ahead of the likes of Gartner, Forrester and IDC.

And not only that, we finished third among independent analyst firms as Analyst Firm of the Year.  I managed to get our hands on the top 10 list so share with you all – and a big shout out to my good friend Zeus Kerravala, whose firm ZK Research, a specialist in communications technologies, topped the 2012 charts.  HfS managed to beat out all the other sourcing and services research firms – most of whom were hawking their wares a decade before HfS even existed:

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  1. Paul McCullough
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations HfS! Very well deserved, you are shaping the future of research,


  2. Gaurav
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Many congratulations to the great innovators :)

  3. Stephen Cohen
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    Very well deserved, HfS team. You have been driving thought leadership with your quick insights and your sense of humor. A tough act to follow – especially for the immovable legacy firms!


  4. Jay
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    Phil and the HFS team,

    Well deserved!


  5. Steve
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Dear HfS,

    It’s great to see you continue to get such widespread recognition. You perform a critical job for the sourcing industry and deserve all the acclaim,


  6. Rahul
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Phil and team,

    How long will it be for one of the large analyst houses to buy you guys out? If they can’t replicate your model, why not buy it?


  7. Kieran Dempsey
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Well played HFS!

  8. Larry
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Phil and team – many congratulations.

    It’s unbelievable how the research business manages to be so bland and unexciting. HfS deserves all the credit it gets for breathing some fresh air into the stale world of research,


  9. Graham russell
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Phil & team, congrats on a well deserved award.

  10. Eric
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    You guys rock! Noone comes close to HfS when it comes to innovation,


  11. Tom Fuller
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Phil and team – a fabulous achievement. Your reputation goes from strength to strength,

    Tom Fuller

  12. Jennifer
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m delighted for HFS – a well deserved recognition for one of the sourcing industry’s true innovators,


  13. Steve Butterworth
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    Dear HfS Team,

    This is the best award yet that recognizes your achievements. The Blueprint 1.0 is the shining example of everything you have stood for: defining and industry in desperate need of defining,


  14. Daniel Bergman
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    Dear Phil and team,

    You are the only research firm that truly understands outsourcing and talks a language that both buyers and sellers can identify with. May you long lead the thinking, ideas and innovation in this market,

    Daniel Bergman

  15. Brian
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    Well done HfS!

  16. Posted November 5, 2012 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Phil + Team,

    Great Job. Many more to come…


  17. Posted November 6, 2012 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    Congratulations team HfS ! Well deserved win !

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