An individual who follows the computer industry and writes about ongoing topics and trends. Analysts are made up of individuals in the trade press as well as in market research organizations such as Dataquest and IDC.
Perhaps the new czar's most critical job will be improving the performance of analysts at the nation's intelligence agencies--the people who look at the material, connect the dots; and decide what it means.
Because analysts are now prohibited from having conversations with companies on such things as how well the company is doing during a particular quarter, it has contributed to making analysts' jobs more difficult, he said, adding that the opportunity for surprise by companies is greater than it ever was before Reg FD.
Aaron sees no need to discontinue one-on-one meetings with analysts or investors when discussion of earnings and analyst expectations usually took no more than a minute out of the typical one-hour meeting.