Personal Log: Leading CXO Influencer, Dion Hinchcliffe (@dhinchcliffe) Joins Constellation Research
Constellation Research Beefs Up CXO Research Focused On Executive Buy-Side Clients I’m personally excited to announce the arrival of Dion Hinchcliffe to our team. I’ve been a big fan and admirer of him for the past decade. As many of you know, he’s been a key influencer of tech executives for some time on topics […]
Personal Log: Pulse Shootings And The State Of America
State of America Is Not Well We have a very sad and tragic situation in Orlando. I’ve actually been at Pulse a few times. It’s a great night club in Orlando. Folks go to the place for a good time, straight or gay. We all know it will be easy to jump into the politics […]
Monday’s Musings: Avoiding Cloud Vendor Lock-In
Customers Must Hurry To Address The Mistakes From Shadow IT SaaS/Cloud Adoption Amidst the hey day of the early years for software as a service (SaaS) and Cloud, many line of business executives signed simple month to month, user based contracts without the burdens of IT and scrutiny of vendor procurement. These edge applications and […]
Personal Log: Read Chapter One of Disrupting Digital Business
Exclusive First Chapter Content From Disrupting Digital Business Read the first chapter of my new book, Disrupting Digital Business, before its publication on May 5, 2015. Create an authentic experience in the Peer-to-Peer Economy We’re standing at the dawn of a digital business revolution. In fact, we barely realize it. As with the beginning of […]
Personal Log: Our Alliance With Digital Clarity Group
A Constellation of Partnerships Ahead On March 9, 2015 Constellation Research announced a strategic alliance with Digital Clarity Group. I wanted to take a minute to discuss what this alliance means for our clients and prospects. I also wanted to share a bit about how this fits within the vision of Constellation Research. The goal […]
Personal Log: Rules Of The Road – How To Drive The #SVLife Way On 280
Bad (Slow) Driving On 280 Is Just Not Acceptable Anymore For those outside the San Francisco Bay Area, Interstate 280 is also known as the Junipero Serra Freeway. Completed in 1955 as part of the Eisenshower Interstate Highway system, the 57 mile four to five lane freeway connects San Francisco and San Jose. To residents, […]
Personal Log: Have most analysts completely given up doing research?
Authors: Phil Fersht and R “Ray” Wang, Industry Analysts who still give a sh!t (This is a collaboration and represents our individual points of view and not necessarily our employers. Oh wait, that’s us…. moving on…) The State Of The Industry Research Industry Remains Fragile We called it three years’ ago and we can now […]
Personal Log: Social Media Detox, Not Sure I Like It
The Great Fire Wall Is Alive And Well This morning I arrived in Beijing, China. It’s my first visit to the Chinese capital and I’m excited to speak about innovating in the Cloud at Oracle’s Cloud World event (see Figure 1). Upon arrival, I went through my usual motions of logging in to wifi, taking […]
Personal Log: Upgrade Time! Inside The New Software Insider Blog V4
Unveiling The New Software Insider Blog As many of you know, the old blog was just old. Dubbed as “The Ugliest Tech Blog In The World”, I hoped that good content would make up for the lack of design sense, functionality, and well, very old WordPress template (See Figure 1). The good news, most of […]
Personal Log: The Sad State of The Industry Analyst Business And The Need For A Code Of Ethics
Unchecked Bad Behavior Plagues Both Vendors And Analysts. I’ve dreaded writing this post for a long time. I normally think the best of everyone. Yet, in the course of building our business at Constellation Research, I have to say I’ve seen everything that can go wrong with the industry analyst business. I’m almost embarrassed to […]
Personal Log: Reflections On Constellation Research’s First Year
How It All Began (One Humble Analyst’s POV) Time flies when you are having fun. One year ago, we launched at the E20 Conference in Santa Clara. Our mission – focus on the disruptive technologies of social, mobile, cloud, unified communications, and Government 2.0. It does seem like just a few months ago, I was […]
Personal Log: Altimeter Group’s One Year Anniversary – Thank You!
Thank You To Our Clients, Peers, Alliance Partners, Readers, Friends, And Followers One year ago today, Charlene, Deb, Jeremiah, and I announced the transformation of Altimeter Group from a single analyst firm to a partner model. As the founding partners, we set course on four areas of focus: Innovation, Customer, Leadership, and Enterprise. Our goal […]
Personal Log: The 7 Tenets Of Building A “Star Analyst” Firm
Inspired By The Lessons Learned From Others Before Me One day on a family vacation in June 2009, my dad came up to me and said, “Son, why are you working so hard for someone else?” Coming from my father, a “company man” who worked 30 years at the same company and rose from the […]
Personal Log: Welcome To The Newest Altimeter Partner, Marcia Conner!
Altimeter Adds Enterprise Collaboration I am pleased to announce that Marcia Conner has joined us as a Partner for Enterprise Collaboration. With over two decades of deep practitioner experiences in building collaborative cultures, social business, and workplace learning, Marcia brings a highly respected and sought after point of view to the Enterprise Strategy team. As […]
Personal Log: Welcoming Alan Webber and Lora Cecere to Altimeter Group!
Altimeter Group Adds Supply Chain and Public Sector Coverage Our enterprise strategy clients continue to seek advice on how to apply disruptive technologies to change their business models, innovate around their processes, or adjust their organizational structure. We’re seeing demand for a point of view that may start with customer strategy and end with supply […]
Personal Log: Altimeter Group – Helping Organizations Bridge The Technology Obsolescence Gap
Emerging Technologies Alter The Approach To Enterprise Strategies… The proliferation of and access to emerging technologies by the business user challenges organizations to rethink their enterprise technology strategy. Consumer technologies have proven to be not only more innovative and collaborative, but also quite accessible and equally reliable when compared to existing enterprise tools. The result […]