Analyzing the Analysts

An Information Architecture Analysis of Top Business Analysts' Web Sites

By Chiara Fox and Keith Instone
April 2001

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"The sites we examined are:

  • Delphi Group (
  • Forrester Research (
  • Gartner (
  • Giga Information Group (
  • IDC (
  • META Group (
We selected these six analyst sites because of their excellent reputation for insightful research and analysis of the IT world. We assumed that these sites would be exemplars of strong information architecture and web site design." (p.3)


"As a whole, we were disappointed in the sophistication of the information architecture of the analyst sites. Considering that large corporations look to these companies for leading-edge e-business strategy, we expected them to understand the importance of a strong information architecture strategy and set the example towards which other companies look for guidance." (p.4)

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