Monday, September 18, 2006


Analyst Transparency: The 2006 Tekrati award goes to Redmonk

The one dimension of analyst transparency that doesn't get discussed much in the blogosphere is what software the analysts use to run their own business...

Stephen OGrady of Redmonk over the past couple of months has been incredibly transparent in sharing with the world what infrastructure they use for their business. I wonder what it would take for large analyst firms to do the same?

For example, I would love to know if folks at the Burton Group have any plans to allow us customers to use federated identity to interact with them so that I can get rid of another credential?

Maybe Forrester, you could tell us whether you have any applications that are built on .NET or are they all J2EE? Anyone there considering using XACML to protect your research reports?

Imagine if Gartner chimed into the discussion and mentioned that they actually have some in-house applications built using Ruby on Rails? Would be interesting to know if they always choose software for inhouse use that is on the leader's quadrant and where they have deviated?

Inquiring minds would love to know what parts of Gartner, Forrester and IDC's infrastructure actually contain open source? Tell us about your own ECM strategy and how you manage content as it is probably more mature than simply researching us customers (unless one of the customers you research is playboy).

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