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. 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!


  2. 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,


  3. 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?


  4. 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,


  5. 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,


  6. 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

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