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What-if Scenarios for Analyst Firm Mergers and Acquisitions
Now that Gartner is acquiring AMR, we cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not

what are acquisitions  cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not so many companies doing business software research and analysis, so the number of permutations is quite low. Let’s look at some of them and what the end result would be. Gartner acquires Aberdeen and launches The Magic Axis (Magic Quadrant + Aberdeen Axis). If they decide to acquire Forrester , that would be the Magic Wave (Magic Quadrant + Forrester Wave). Aberdeen and Forrester

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