Top 10 Technology Analysts of 2020

eWEEK NEWS ANALYSIS: Here is a list of the top 10 technology analysts who received the most press coverage in 2020 in the U.S. and Europe.

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Research conducted by Apollo Research and released Dec. 21 recorded a substantial number of analysts quoted in various media outlets during the past year: 3,960, to be specific. To be included in the top 10 of that list is a singular honor; insights from seven of the top 10 were published in the pages of eWEEK in 2020, either as resources for articles or as writers of their own insight and perspective.

The list is as follows: 

  1. Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights and Strategy
  2. Holger Mueller, Constellation Research
  3. Rob Enderle, The Enderle Group (regular eWEEK columnist)
  4. Rich Greenfield, LightShed Partners
  5. Ben Wood, CC Insight
  6. Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research (regular eWEEK columnist)
  7. Ray Wang, Constellation Research
  8. John Dinsdale, Synergy Research
  9. Sucharita Kodali, Forrester Research
  10. Charles King, PUND-IT Research (regular eWEEK columnist)

The No. 1 most-quoted analyst was Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights and Strategy, who is a frequent resource in eWEEK. Moorhead is mentioned or quoted in 50 percent more articles than second-place Holger Mueller of Constellation Research, another formidable and respected thinker. 

Significantly, seven of the analysts here also appeared in a similar list that Apollo published in 2017. At that time, the firm published the top 15; the seven who were on that list and also on the 2020 list are Moorhead, Mueller, Enderle, Wood, Wang, Dinsdale and King. “These analysts have really nailed the volume of coverage,” Apollo said in a media advisory.

Enderle, Kerravala and King write regular analyses of various sectors of IT here in eWEEK. Moorhead, Dinsdale, Wood and Wang are regular resources for our writers and editors. Wood was a guest expert on an #eWEEKchat last May.

Volume of coverage is one thing, but audience reach is also very important, and Moorhead's coverage placed him in front of more CIOs, CTOs, developers and AI/ML specialists than any other analyst. However, there were a few analysts who didn't get enough volume to get a mention in the above list but nonetheless were very successful in reaching big decision-making audiences. Notably, Ben Stanton, Mo Jia and Nicola Peng (all at Canalys), Carolina Milanesi (Creative Strategies) and Piers Harding-Rolls (Ampere Analysis) fall into that category.

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