In early September 2017, I officially “retired” from Information Services Group (ISG – NASDAQ: III) after spending two years transitioning Saugatuck Technology, a subscription research and advisory I founded and ran for more than 15 years [click here for Bill McNee’s bio]. A year later, and still in my 50s, a friend shared “Bill, your flunking retirement.” My wife quickly agreed. You can only play so much golf and watch so many Netflix and Amazon Prime series, and frankly it became clear to me that I still have one or two more chapters in my business life ahead of me.
As an industry analyst with 25+ years of experience, tracking and writing about the changing Business IT landscape is firmly rooted in my blood. As such, we hope you enjoy our blog. Our goal is to help senior business, finance and IT leaders think clearly and deeply around the key trends and disruptive technologies transforming business and society. As we move forward, look for more frequent posts, including some from guest bloggers, and a lot more posts based on Industry conferences and Analyst Summits that I will be attending this year.
The blog leverages a research process honed over decades of practical and deep industry experience that helps shape the strategic insights, guidance and recommendations provided. It includes first-person research with early adopters who regularly share important lessons learned and the key challenges to be overcome, as well as regular engagement with leading and emerging technology providers to stay abreast of the industry. McNee Associates also conducts forward looking web survey programs to more deeply understand changing market dynamics, and the timing around key market shifts.