Can someone please post comments on these questions.
Does anyone here work for a software or IT company?
If you do, and you design product, or deal with software/IT architectures, how much time do you spend doing research?
How much of that time do you spend using Analysts and web searches?
Qualifying technology and direction?
Do you have an internal department which does research, and helps coordinate that stuff? I find that lots of people who use the analyst seats are the senior management, and those people don't need to use analysis. I am fighting over Gartner right now, but it's very frustrating.