This is a poll that can start settling some issues that seem to be of interest to many. Some crowdsourcing is in order to find out in the world of technology, who are the analyst organizations or categories that you trust the most when it comes to a good, clean honest look at the enterprise technology industry. I get the question all the time and while there are some dependencies here - meaning you trust one group for one and another for another, all in all, it usually boils down to a company or a category. So, for the sake of those wondering and to let the analysts know where they stand as a body, let's do this one up big. Tell me who you, for the most part, trust when it comes to reading their reports and listening to their discussions - especially around traditional and social enterprise software (CRM, ERP, social network platforms) and technologies associated with it, but also when it comes to the social customer. Whatever your interest, let it be heard loud and clear. What ever your choice, do me the favor and honor of putting your reasoning or your uncertainty in the Talkback section so we can hear your thinking.
UPDATE: | had so many people who emailed me about Ventana or who voted Ventana "Other" and informed me via email, phone call in one case, Tweet and comment that I added them to the poll and subtracted the "Other" that I know was Ventana. The poll now accurately reflects Ventana as a choice.
UPDATE #2 5/31/09 - This poll is going to close at close of business ET June 1, 2009 - meaning tomorrow evening. I'm going to then post on the results of this and the enterprise innovation poll of a month ago. Watch for it Tuesday.