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Directory of Industry Analyst firms

For those new to the analyst industry the first steps toward seeing value are often unclear. Understanding the analyst landscape in any particular sector is a difficult process even for those working in the industry on a daily basis.                        

                        

Technology evolves ever faster, with markets that were utterly separate converging, sometimes almost overnight. Then no sooner have markets consolidated than disruptive technologies redefine the space with new start-ups springing up.                        

                        

Keeping abreast of these changes is of course an analysts job but exactly which changes to keep abreast of is not straight forward. The expertise of individual analysts changes over time as they investigate new topic areas. They may become interested in more commercial topics or simply move firm and find they have to focus in another area. Research firms themselves also see change and strategy can diversify as clients needs grow.                        

                        

For those completely new to the analyst or influencer industry all these factors can of course make the analyst world incredibly confusing. For this reason clear goals are necessary to understand exactly what you expect to achieve.                        

                        

Draw up a list of what you want and who you think can deliver it. Look at a list of major analyst firms and identify those relevant to you. Do your own research to understand who is writing things that make sense from your strategy perspective.        

There are a number of variables to consider such as: mind share, market value, revenues, sector expertise, share of voice, industry segments. Clear goals are necessary to understand exactly what you expect to achieve.

                

The figure below shows a list of the major analyst firms by search results. This gives a rough indication of share of voice or mindshare for the main companies. There are numerous other factors that effect the dominance of any particular firm such as revenues, sector coverage, number of analysts, sales activities, presence at events...                        

                        

For many people who do not recognize the names of any analyst firms the best first step is to find out what other people are reading and the reach of the various companies out there. For those interested in finding out more ATA Research has published a report: Engaging with Analysts                        

Industry Analyst firm

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The 451 Group

http://www.451group.com/

 

y

13D Research

http://www.13d.com/index.php

n

n

Accenture

http://www.accenture.com/

n

 

A Working Model

http://stoweboyd.typepad.com/awm/

n

y

ABI Research

http://www.abiresearch.com/home.jsp

n

 

Acacia Research Group

http://www.acaciarg.com/index.htm

n

 

Aite Group

http://www.aitegroup.com

y

y

Arbitron

http://www.arbitron.com

n

 

ARC Advisory Group

http://www.arcweb.com/

n

 

Aberdeen Group

http://www.aberdeen.com/

n

 

AMR Research

http://www.amrresearch.com

n

 

Azure

http://www.azurecrm.com/

n

 

Beagle Research Group

http://www.beagleresearch.com/

n

 

Bloor Research

http://www.bloor-research.com/

y

n

 Boston Consulting Group

http://www.bcg.com/

n

y

 Burton Group

http://www.burtongroup.com/

n

n

 Butler Group

http://www.butlergroup.com/

 

n

 Canalys

http://www.canalys.com/

n

 

 Celent, LLC

http://www.celent.com/

n

n

Chandler

 

 

 

Group

http://www.clipper.com/

n

y

 Computer Economics

http://www.computereconomics.com/

n

n

 Corporate Executive Board

http://www.executiveboard.com/default.html

n

n

 Current Analysis

 

 

 

 Cutter Consortium

http://www.cutter.com/index.html

y

n

 Data Mobility Group

http://www.dmgrc.com/

y

n

 Databeans

http://www.databeans.net/

n

n

 Datamonitor

http://www.datamonitor.com/

y

n

 Dell'Oro Group

http://www.delloro.com/

n

n

 Deloitte

http://www.deloitte.com/dtt/section_node/

y

 

 Decision Analyst

http://www.decisionanalyst.com/

 

y

 Displaysearch

http://www.displaysearch.com/

n

n

 Dittberner Associates

http://www.dittberner.com/

y

n

 Doculabs

http://www.doculabs.com/

n

y

 Electronic Trend Publications

http://www.electronictrendpubs.com/

n

n

 Enfasis Puerto Rico

http://www.enfasispr.com/

n

n

 Enterprise Management Associates

http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/

 

n

 Enterprise Strategy Group

http://www.enterprisestrategygroup.com/

 

y

 PRC

http://www.partnerresearch.ca/

 

n

 Ernst & Young

http://www.ey.com/UK/en/Industries

n

y

 ES Research Group

http://www.esresearch.com/

 

n

 Euromonitor International

http://www.euromonitor.com/

n

n

 Farpoint Group

http://www.farpointgroup.com/

n

n

 Field Insights

http://www.fieldinsights.ro/

n

n

 Forrester Research

http://www.forrester.com/rb/

y

n

 Freeform Dynamics

http://www.freeformdynamics.com/

n

y

 Freeman Reports

http://www.freemanreports.com/index.htm

n

y

 FreshMinds

http://www.freshminds.com/

 

n

 Frost & Sullivan

http://www.frost.com

y

n

 Gad's Research & Reflexions

http://www.gads.dk/

n

y

 Gartner

http://www.gartner.com/

y

n

 GfK

http://www.gfkms.com/

n

n

 Grey Consulting

http://www.grey-consulting.com/

 

y

 Harbor Research

http://harborresearch.com/harbor/

 

y

 Harris Interactive

http://www.harrisinteractive.com

n

n

 Heavy Reading

http://www.heavyreading.com/

n

n

 HispanTelligence

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com

n

n

 ICR

http://www.comm.uiuc.edu/icr/index.html

n

n

 IDC

http://www.idc.com/

n

n

 IDEAS International

http://www.ideasinternational.com/

n

n

 Illuminata

http://www.illuminata.com/

n

n

 IMI TAMI

 

 

 

 IMS Health

 

 

 

Info-Tech Research Group

www.infotech.com/

y

y

 In-Stat

http://www.instat.com/

n

n

 Ipsos

http://www.ipsos.com/index.aspx

n

n

 J.D. Power

http://www.jdpower.com/telecom/

n

n

 Jeff Kagan

http://www.jeffkagan.com/

n

n

Josh Krischer & Associates

http://www.joshkrischer.com

y

y

 (LatAm Tech Focus)

http://www.latamtech.com/

n

y

 Macehiter Ward-Dutton

http://www.mwdadvisors.com/

y

y

 Maritz Research

http://www.maritzresearch.com/

n

n

 Marketing Endeavors

http://www.marketingendeavors.biz/

n

n

 Media Evaluation Research

http://www.meresearch.co.uk/

n

n

 Media Tenor Institute

http://www.mediatenor.com/index.php

y

n

 Nemertes Research

http://www.nemertes.com/

y

y

 Nucleus Research

http://www.nucleusresearch.com/

n

n

 NPD Group

http://www.npd.com

n

n

 Operations Research

http://iol-a.informs.org/

n

n

 Ovum

http://www.ovum.com/

 

n

 Park Associates

http://www.parksassociates.com/

y

n

 Patricia Seybold Group

http://www.psgroup.com/

 

n

 Performance Monitor

http://www.performancemonitor.net/

n

y

Point Topic

www.point-topic.com

n

y

 Quocirca Ltd Quo

http://www.quocirca.com/

y

y

 Radicati Group

http://www.radicati.com/

n

n

 Razorwest

http://www.razorwest.com/

y

n

 RedMonk

http://redmonk.com/

n

y

 Rob Enderle

http://www.enderlegroup.com/

n

y

 Robert Frances Group

http://www.rfgonline.com/

n

n

 RTS Resource

http://www.rts-resource.com/

n

n

 Sage Research

http://www.sageresearch.com/

 

 

 Sageza Group

http://www.sageza.com/

 

n

 Saugatuck Technology Research

http://www.saugatech.com/

 

n

 Segment Y

http://www.segmenty.com/

 

 

 Simba Information

http://www.simbanet.com/

 

 

 SMI Analytical

http://www.smianalytical.com/

 

 

 Springboard Research

http://www.springboardresearch.com/

n

n

 Stamford Research

http://www.stamfordresearch.com/

 

y

 Sterling Research

http://www.sterlingresearchgroup.com/

n

y

 Strategy Analytics

http://www.strategyanalytics.net/

y

y

 Synovate

http://www.synovate.com/

n

n

Ventana Research

http://www.ventanaresearch.com

y

y

Yankee Group

http://www.yankeegroup.com