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Tony Byrne is the president of research firm Real Story Group and a 20-year technology industry veteran. In 2001, Tony founded CMS Watch as a vendor-independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies and publishes research comparing different solutions. Over time, CMS Watch evolved into a multichannel research and advisory organization, spinning off similar product evaluation research in areas such as enterprise collaboration and social software. In 2010, CMS Watch became the Real Story Group, which focuses primarily on research on enterprise collaboration software, SharePoint, and Web content management.
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posted in September 2009

The Vendor-Analyst Echo Chamber Game

9/23/2009
Had a nice chat with an old acquaintance who has served as both practice lead at a major technology analyst firm and as head of "analyst relations" for a major vendor... We talked about the conflicts of interests when analyst firms consult for both buyers and vendors... and we also discussed a related issue that strikes me as potentially more insidious...

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