Comments on: Informa to buy Datamonitor http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/arcade/2007/05/14/informa-to-buy-datamonitor/ Weblog maintained by Hill+Knowlton Strategies\' global Analyst Relations team. Wed, 25 May 2011 06:28:06 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Jonny Bentwood http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/arcade/2007/05/14/informa-to-buy-datamonitor/comment-page-1/#comment-69 Jonny Bentwood Thu, 17 May 2007 12:30:11 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/arcade/8549.aspx#comment-69 <p>My view is slightly more long term. If you consider what the key elements are of a successful analyst business model are, and then apply them to the Informa Group you can see that they 'potentially' fare very well.</p> <p>1) Research (Informa and Datamonitor have great scale here)</p> <p>2) Events (Informa and to a lesser extent Butler have expertise here)</p> <p>3) Advisory (Ovum, Butler and [a few Datamonitor analysts] are great here)</p> <p>4) Market (Ovum have positioned themselves superbly within the Telco space, DM within Healthcare)</p> <p>Obviously success is not guaranteed. Informa must retain the key analysts as well as ensure that they don’t change what works well at Ovum and DM (ie Consulting and Reports). Where does this leave us? I still believe that handled correctly the sheer scale and size of Informa enables them to be a credible competitor to Gartner. In a world where I am regularly hearing the demand to speak to someone else beside Gartner this is a welcome move.</p> <p><a href="<a rel="nofollow" target="_new" href="http://technobabble2dot0.wordpress.com/2007/05/17/analysis-informa-buys-datamonitor/">My">http://technobabble2dot0.wordpress.com/2007/05/17/analysis-informa-buys-datamonitor/">My</a> post</a> backs up this point.</p> My view is slightly more long term. If you consider what the key elements are of a successful analyst business model are, and then apply them to the Informa Group you can see that they ‘potentially’ fare very well.

1) Research (Informa and Datamonitor have great scale here)

2) Events (Informa and to a lesser extent Butler have expertise here)

3) Advisory (Ovum, Butler and [a few Datamonitor analysts] are great here)

4) Market (Ovum have positioned themselves superbly within the Telco space, DM within Healthcare)

Obviously success is not guaranteed. Informa must retain the key analysts as well as ensure that they don’t change what works well at Ovum and DM (ie Consulting and Reports). Where does this leave us? I still believe that handled correctly the sheer scale and size of Informa enables them to be a credible competitor to Gartner. In a world where I am regularly hearing the demand to speak to someone else beside Gartner this is a welcome move.

<a href="http://technobabble2dot0.wordpress.com/2007/05/17/analysis-informa-buys-datamonitor/"&gt;My post</a> backs up this point.

]]>
By: Analysis - Informa buys Datamonitor « Technobabble 2.0 http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/arcade/2007/05/14/informa-to-buy-datamonitor/comment-page-1/#comment-68 Analysis - Informa buys Datamonitor « Technobabble 2.0 Thu, 17 May 2007 12:21:23 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/arcade/8549.aspx#comment-68 <p>PingBack from <a rel="nofollow" target="_new" href="http://technobabble2dot0.wordpress.com/2007/05/17/analysis-informa-buys-datamonitor/">http://technobabble2dot0.wordpress.com/2007/05/17/analysis-informa-buys-datamonitor/</a></p> PingBack from http://technobabble2dot0.wordpress.com/2007/05/17/analysis-informa-buys-datamonitor/

]]>
By: Dominic Pannell http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/arcade/2007/05/14/informa-to-buy-datamonitor/comment-page-1/#comment-67 Dominic Pannell Wed, 16 May 2007 09:55:43 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/arcade/8549.aspx#comment-67 <p>Yup, I'd already linked to your new post, David (see edit above).</p> <p>Re: the size of the respective companies, I still need to take the time to read through Informa's annual report properly to get a better understanding of how the company as a whole is made up, as I mentioned on your post yesterday. I will try to do so before the weekend.</p> Yup, I’d already linked to your new post, David (see edit above).

Re: the size of the respective companies, I still need to take the time to read through Informa’s annual report properly to get a better understanding of how the company as a whole is made up, as I mentioned on your post yesterday. I will try to do so before the weekend.

]]>
By: David R http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/arcade/2007/05/14/informa-to-buy-datamonitor/comment-page-1/#comment-66 David R Wed, 16 May 2007 09:21:55 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/arcade/8549.aspx#comment-66 <p>Dom, my analysis (some of it at least) is now up.  </p> <p>BTW, I assume you're comparing Informa's tech analyst offering with Gartner?  </p> <p>Informa as a whole is pretty much double the size of Gartner ($2bn to $1bn)</p> Dom, my analysis (some of it at least) is now up.  

BTW, I assume you’re comparing Informa’s tech analyst offering with Gartner?  

Informa as a whole is pretty much double the size of Gartner ($2bn to $1bn)

]]>