I am extremely pleased to announce that we’re bringing a new analyst on board, effective immediately. Anne Zelenka is someone that has been a part of our social network for quite a while now, and I know she is going to make a fantastic difference to our team. At RedMonk we’re pretty fussy about hires- if you can get both Stephen and me onside that’s saying something.
Anne has all the requisites of a key influencer. She has her own community of readers and contacts, great industry knowledge, a background in writing that will stand her in good stead with us, and most importantly a questioning, striving, question the status quo mind.
Anne will be helping to deepen our coverage in some key areas-particularly Rich Internet Applications and Rich Client Platforms. The limitations of pure online and pure offline are becoming clearer all the time, just as the boundaries between consumer versus enterprise, and so on, continue to dissolve.
What I do know is that enterprises and vendors alike are asking how to drive rich user experiences into their existing infrastructures, or wondering what their next platform choice should be. Which is where bringing in Anne and her RedMonk blog techdecentral, comes in. Like the rest of the Redmonk team though, Anne’s ”beat” will not be narrowly defined. We applaud generalists here. Check out her blog to read more about her coverage areas.
Bravery is something we like here. To be a great analyst you need to be able to take and defend a position, argue it in public, and perhaps even admit it when you got it wrong.
I hope you all make Anne welcome, and I look forward to introducing her to our clients.