What Some Senior IT Executives Have Said...
About Annex Research and Djurdjevic
Dr. Gene Amdahl
"I have always admired Bob (Djurdjevic). The amount of insight he shows is remarkable and very detailed. He comments about the industry without being improperly cynical of IBM. Some others tend to accept wholeheartedly IBM's view. Bob has very detailed knowledge about IBM's motivations and, therefore, explores avenues that others overlook."
Bob Stephenson, Senior Vice President, IBM
"I appreciate the kind words you wrote in your recent Annex Bulletin." Regarding your analysis of global affairs - 'Taming the Russian Bear': Fascinating! - RM Stephenson."
Former Chief Operating Officer,
"Regarding ANNEX BULLETIN (re. Microsoft), your insights are refreshing as usual."
An IBM executive who did not want to be named, but has agreed to let us use the following quote:
"Annex Research is BY FAR THE MOST RESPONSIVE of all industry consultants. It is unique among five or six industry services I receive. It is INTERESTING reading; it is SHORT; it is to the POINT. Yet it provides all of the BACKGROUND information... so even if I DISAGREE with a particular point of view, I can always explain WHY. No other services provide that."
Overall, we scored "straight A's" in all evaluation categories:
A+ (99%) - for the "Presenter"
"Excellent style and command of the facts" - a COMPAQ executive
"As usual, Bob is insightful, creative and, at times, controversial. All of which makes listening to him very enjoyable."- an IBM executive
"Extraordinarily aware of global geopolitical issues and the impact on the IT industry and opportunity for IT providers"-an IBM Global Services executive
"Outstanding depth; insight..."- an IBM executive
"Excellent - as always"- a Fujitsu (Amdahl) executive
A (94%) - for the "Overall" value of the workshop
"Time effective, comfortable format, organized, small group provided for good exchange with Bob and other attendees"- an AMDAHL executive
"Hospitality; hotel; food and service were outstanding. Thank you."- IBM executive
"Worthwhile investment of time." - an Fujitsu (Amdahl) executive
"It was a day well spent." - a WALL STREET analyst
A (95%) - for "Visual Aids" quality
"Excellent Quality...Supportive of your points..."- an IBM executive
"The presentations were very thorough and complete, with well done graphics" - an IBM Global Services executive
A (93%) - for the "Content"
"I was impressed with the depth of your knowledge on the industry" -an IBM executive
"More specific than most analysts. And good!"- an AT&T executive
"As a customer, very good perspective on industry directions" -Fed. IS Director
"All (sessions) were useful." - an IBM executive
"Thank you for opening my eyes to the
industry...!"- a "data warehousing" executive