And finally, the results of the Analyst Value Survey, which canvassed the views of 1093 enterprises, analysts and vendor consumers of research, have been released. This is - by some margin - the largest study ever conducted to gauge the influence and value of the industry technology analyst firms, and even the most optimistic followers of HfS couldn't have expected this result:
And not only did we enjoy a huge uplift in influence of the last 12 months, this also also builds on our influence increase over buyers and providers the previous year (see last year's results):
I really don't want to bore you with a sales pitch as to how we have been achieving this recognition (hopefully you have your own ideas, and if you were one of the nice people who voted for us, I thank you personally - and owe you a drink).
All I will say is "thank you" to the HfS team for working their socks off and making this all possible. And also a thank you to YOU for reading our stuff, saying great things about us and believing in our approach and determination to change the face of the analyst industry forever.
I would also like to thank the hard-working people at Kea Company, which today has adopted the mantle of "analyst of the analysts" for pulling off such a terrific and comprehensive study.
If you would like to purchase a full copy of the results, you can access them here. If you are a provider marketer who needs some conclusive data and a decent steer where to invest your analyst relationship time, you could to a lot worse than spend some time with these guys.