Of Mystical Quadrants and Analyst Independence

  • 28-Feb-2017

My profession, technology industry analysis, is warped. This can be tough to talk about because I have many friends in this business, but sometimes we need to have difficult conversations.

There are rampant conflicts of interest in the technology analyst world. As a technology buyer you can tolerate them...or not.

To learn more, consult this recent Network World post, "The myth of technology analyst independence."

mystical quadrant
Vendors typically can’t buy their way into ratings charts, but if they are a client of that analyst firm they obtain crucial access to lobby for better placement — often yielding mystical results.
Source: Real Story Group

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