My antennae are being retrained to watch what people are saying about Forrester, my new employer. I’m starting to understand the conversations around the company and am actively starting internal conversations about what you are all saying. Yes, we are listening.
I woke up this morning to see that Robert has challenged Pete’s data in his post entitled: “Where did Forrester get its Twitter data?” Peter (Analyst) and Cynthia (Researcher) have data on usage of microblogging. His relationship with the Obvious folks gave him suspicion about the numbers. In just a few hours, Peter has responded via his blog, and Cynthia provides details on the methodology (read comments). If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my three short weeks here is that data is key, and there’s lots of it available here. Data is nothing without analysis, and even less without actionable recommendations. If you’ve more questions for Pete, he’s on Twitter.
Also, If you want to check out some of the great Analysts at Forrester, start with Bruce Temkin, who is one of the all star analysts at the firm, and has the highest read reports in the entire company. He blogs at Experience Matters, and if you’re into user experience, put him on your reader.