According to recent (December 2011) research by ITSMA, the importance of thought leadership as a buying parameter is on the increase.
The company’s earlier 2010 survey, in which it asked about the role of thought leadership in the purchase process, uncovered how important it was to buyers when they were deciding which providers would make it onto their shortlists.
In the 2011 survey result however, thought leadership has turned out not just to be important, it’s critical to the purchase decision. In fact, 45% buyers who were surveyed say it plays a critical part in determining who makes the short list, as compared to only 23% in 2010.
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