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Google Cloud Spanner Enters With a Splash

by Merv Adrian  |  February 24, 2017

This post was authored by Rick Greenwald and Merv Adrian Last week, Google launched its internal Cloud Spanner DBMS into a public beta. Claiming to be both strongly consistent (like a...

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MWC 2017: Apps, Cheese, VPAs, Conversational Commerce, AI and Robots. Are you Ready?

by Jessica Ekholm  |  February 24, 2017

MWC 2017 is upon us in a couple of days and it is now time to polish those shoes, do a last long run to get the cardio system ready...

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Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Magic Quadrant, Market Guide and Invest Insight

by Andrew White  |  February 24, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle.   Adam Woodyer just published Gartner Invest Analyst Insight: Oracle Gaining Steam. While Oracle cloud growth has been tremendous...

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(Not So) Sweet Sixteen: Marketers Consolidate Social Media Tools

by Jay Wilson  |  February 24, 2017

Several years ago, when I was still working at an agency, we helped a large global client select a new set of social media marketing tools.  The client had been...

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Google and the Jigsaw Puzzle of Online Discourse

by Darin Stewart  |  February 24, 2017

Comment Sections: the toxic waste dumps of the internet. Just like in the comics, even the most mild mannered citizen can turn into a noxious super-villain when doused with the...

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Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Reading the Magic Quadrant

by Cindi Howson  |  February 23, 2017

The 2017 BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant just published, a note that many wait with bated breath to read, to announce, to brag, while others dread its release. No matter...

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Courts Restricting You Access to Your Own Data

by Doug Laney  |  February 23, 2017

In a recent UK case, the England and Wales High Court court ruled that the use of a vendor's API to access and extract the customer's own data constituted a use...

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Help, I hate my (Traditional) Network Carrier

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 23, 2017

Gartner analysts have conducted over 3,500 WAN-related client inquiries, and reviewed more than 500 service provider contracts in the past year and one thing is crystal clear: Enterprises are dissatisfied...

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Please Enlighten Me

by Carol Rozwell  |  February 23, 2017

I was having dinner the other evening in a dimly-lit restaurant. It was so dark, I had to use my flashlight app on the phone to read the menu. The...

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Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Maturity Q&A

by Doug Laney  |  February 23, 2017

During my February 22, 2017 webinar The Gartner Enterprise Information Management Maturity Model (replay available), attendees asked a number of excellent questions. Not able to answer them all during the session,...

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