Top ten tech analysts to follow on Twitter

Matthew Aslett, 451 Group
Bio: Now that’s what I call @maslett. Senior analyst, enterprise software, The 451 Group. covering databases, data warehousing, data caching and open source.
Sample tweet: Busy week of vendor briefings with GigaSpaces, Basho, InfiniteGraph, Teradata, DataStax and Infobright. Time for a lie down. Or gin. Or both.

Dana Gardner, Interarbor Solutions
Bio: Gardner is a creative thought leader on enterprise software, SOA, cloud-based strategies, and IT transformation. He is a prolific blogger and podcaster.
Sample tweet: Have you noticed that since Hurd left, the #HP-Microsoft relationship seems to have improved? And #SAP. How deep is the question for both.

Michael Gartenberg, Gartner
Bio: Industry analyst at Gartner, Technology columnist, Speaker and Blogger.
Sample tweet: Problem with Apple rumors are facts can be 100% correct while still being 100% wrong re: products introduced. It’s the details that matter.

James Governor, RedMonk
Bio: Co-founder of RedMonk, something like a firehose – tech and everything else in 140 char bursts.
Sample tweet: i appear to be conversing on twitter with the actual @michaeldell, which i must admit is freaking me out quite a bit.

Clive Longbottom, Quocirca
Bio: Analyst at Quocirca, thinker, loose-linked idea joiner, soap-box for bringing IT into the business.
Sample tweet: Cisco picks up Pari Networks to embed in Smart Services. Should give more functionality and better automation. Good purchase.

Stefan Ried, Forrester
Bio: Forrester Analyst for Cloud, SaaS and Middleware/ERP platforms.
Sample tweet: A couple of management changes for field operations at #SAP. Wondering if it’s still "Post-Leo" fall-out. Anyway congrats to the new roles.

Carol Rozwell, Gartner
Bio: Industry analyst researching social networks.
Sample tweet: Call with a client 2day whose mgmt is worried about loss of productivity with #socialmedia. Wishing her luck to help them see the upside.

Dale Vile, Freeform Dynamics
Bio: Co-founder and Managing Director of industry analyst firm Freeform Dynamics.
Sample tweet: Spammed by vendor with ‘research’ report hyping cloud. No mention of sample size/composition, methodology – appalling.

R Ray Wang, Constellation Research
Bio: Provocateur, enterprise strategist, disruptive technologist. Biz strategist, vendor selection, s/ware contracts expert. Constellation Research CEO & Analyst. Club DJ.
Sample tweet: Talking to Microsoft Partners and alliance members about #muglia’s departure. Very few of us have the inside scoop on why

Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors
Bio: Grizzled IT industry analyst. When not working plays with son, guitars and cookery equipment.
Sample tweet: LOL – "I don’t think that’s how I’d interpret the word ‘unique’" – sheesh, is it unique or not? Mktg BS.

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