Gartner MQ vs. Forrester Wave. Discuss.

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and would love your take(s) on this
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My personal take: Gartner Magic Quadrant is yearly while Forrester releases their Wave quarterly. So IMO Gartner heavily reviews the past year while Forrester is more in tune with recent events. As a result, I feel that Forrester is a bit more conservative in its approach compared to Gartner. Forrester graphics are a little more straightforward than Gartner's magic quadrants but that is more of a personal preference. Both are good and they stack rank solutions well though Gartner does it in a separate Capabilities Report IIRC
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 and  - would love your insights on this too.
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I have often quarreled with MQ results as I see them often driven from a trailing indicator perspective. In other words, the things that Gartner believe important now are often discovered as real opportunity by leaders 12-24 months earlier. Other than the trailing indicator issue, I don’t have a problem with their methodology or how they present the information. I haven’t reference Forrester as much, but like their format and see them as a bit more leading edge. After all, they called out the value of Edgevana in a report! :)
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