Move over Gartner Magic Quadrant guys: Forrester Research has a Wave diagram that has to be seen to be believed.
Deciphering Enterprise Apps
By Thomas Wailgum, CIO
The intensity of competition among technology research and advisory firms has always been fierce. With millions of dollars in services at stake, some very large egos come into play.
And one thing’s certain about the analysts who work at these rival companies: They love their charts and diagrams outlining which tech vendors are winners and losers in hot categories.
But did Forrester Research’s latest Wave diagram go too far?
Certainly the other IT research and advisory firms in the mix probably won’t take too kindly to their rankings. See for yourself:
[Note: Of course, this is my parody of the Forrester Wave research product, which is a useful tool to compare IT vendor products and services. So: “All Rights Reserved,” “Copyright: Forrester Research,” and Please Don’t Sue Me.]
Thomas Wailgum covers Enterprise Software, Data Management and Personal Productivity Apps for CIO.com. Follow him on Twitter @twailgum. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline. E-mail Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.