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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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2 responses to “Traditional Analysis Firms, It's All About Dollars. But Are Blogs Heading the Same Way?”

  1. Krishnan Subramanian

    Ben,

    That is why I promote the idea of having open source equivalent of analyst industry. They are insanely overpriced and there should be some efforts to commoditize the industry. Blogs do play a role but we need to do something more than that.

  2. Miki Szikszai

    It’s why companies like Valuecruncher are succeeding – they are providing analyst type tools and commentary for, basically, nothing.

    There will be people who don’t know better who go to expensive conferences and pay for analysis. Others will just buy Ben a coffee and then (hopefully) pay him direct – no middleman :)