Visualising competitive market intelligence – some early output from REPAMATron

As I mentioned in a previous post I’m in the process of automating REPAMA – our competitive marketing intelligence methodology. It’s quite a task and I’ve not been able to focus as much time on the project as I would have liked, but it’s coming along. REPAMA visualises competitive intelligence. I created the REPAMA methodology […]

Lustratus predictions for the infrastructure software market in 2011

We all make predictions right? But do we ever return to our predictions and grade ourselves on how accurate we were? Well my Lustratus Research colleague Steve Craggs does that each year with his annual predictions for the infrastructure software market. In 2011 he looks at likely developments in the following areas… Business rules Cloud […]

PIPESCOM – Because the world needs yet another acronym…

I just can’t help myself. No seriously, I have no choice here but to introduce yet another acronym but at least this one doesn’t have three letters. So how did PIPESCOM come about and what does it mean? Our REPAMA methodology compares and contrasts different vendors’ marketing approaches by reverse-engineering their positioning and messaging strategies. To […]

New Report From Lustratus Research: A Competitive Review of SOA Appliances

We’ve just posted a new report up at www.lustratus.com that looks at a number of vendors offering devices that promise to lessen the burden of managing, accelerating and securing a service oriented architecture. Authored by my colleague Steve Craggs, the report looks at “appliances” including IBM’s DataPower range, Layer 7’s SecureSpan XML Appliance and Intel’s […]

Lustratus 2010 Predictions for the Infrastructure Software Market

As is customary at this time of year, my Lustratus Research colleague Steve Craggs has launched his 2010 predictions for the infrastructure software market. At this time of year many people make predictions for what the year to come will hold, only for them to be long forgotten by the time next year’s predictions come […]

The Decision Making Unit for Cloud Computing

I’m kicking off some research into the Decision Making Unit (DMU) for Cloud Computing services and software. I’m interested to see how much, if at all, the cloud computing decision making unit differs from that of tradition data centre or infrastructure software sales. And if it does differ (as I suspect it does) then what […]

Marketing spend is (again)…

…falling in 2009. No great surprise there then as marketing budgets have been used by many struggling organisations as a “profit shock absorber” . But what is of interest is what that reduced budget has meant to the shape of marketing organisations and their priorities. How are they actually allocating remaining budget in these tough times? […]

A Refreshing call with GigaSpaces

Steve and I had an interesting and refreshingly different call this morning with GigaSpaces. They had reached out to us to make sure we knew all about them so that they could be fully represented in each of the categories in our cloud computing market landscape / segmentation / taxonomy where they have a solution. […]

A Market Landscape/Taxonomy/Segmentation Model for Cloud Computing

I’ve completed the first draft of the cloud computing segmentation model upon which we will build our REPAMA studies. As I’ve mentioned before along my journey to arrive at this model, I’ve found the cloud computing market to have quickly become crowded and confused. This is largely due to the ease at which “traditional” vendors […]

Updated Lustratus REPAMA Guide

Just a quick note to say that I’ve updated the Lustratus REPAMA Guide to version 1.1. I’ve added three more studies that have been part of our analysis for some time but hadn’t quite found their way into the guide. These are: Depositioning focus Differentiation strategy Perceived threat All of these studies are concerned with […]