Bloor says hello to Sageza as Tony Lock bids fond farewell

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Here is some good news tinged with sadness. Long-time Bloor specialist and latterly chief analyst Tony Lock has left the company to become a research director at the US-based Sageza Group where he will be focusing on the
advisory and consultancy aspects of Sageza’s analysis work.

While we are sad to lose Tony, his leaving is on the best of terms – and the move has prompted Bloor and The Sageza Group to form a close alliance, primarily covering management and infrastructure. This means, among other things, that he can continue to work with Bloor in these areas in which he specialises.

“We are naturally very sorry to lose Tony who has served the company well for many years,” said Bloor chief executive Justin Speake. “The good news is that the alliance allows us to continue to work with him, with the added advantage of being able to draw on the skills and experience of other Sageza analysts.”

The alliance means the two companies can utilise each other’s complementary skills and resources, initially in joint events and publications; over half a dozen publications are currently scheduled for 2006 – the first being infrastructure lifecycle management (ILM) during July.

“We are delighted to welcome Tony to Sageza Group’s multinational team of analysts and business consultants,” said Clay Ryder, President of The Sageza Group, Inc. “At the same time we look forward to working with Bloor Research in developing complementary research and consulting that leverages the strengths of both organizations.”

The Sageza Group’s analysts will work jointly with Bloor on some future events and will join Bloor analysts and other independent industry experts with continued contributions to the IT-Analysis on-line publication.