Gartner Blog Network

Strata Spark Tsunami – Hadoop World, Part One

by Merv Adrian  |  October 31st, 2014

New York’s Javits Center is a cavernous triumph of form over function. Giant empty spaces were everywhere at this year’s empty-though-sold-out Strata/Hadoop World, but the strangely-numbered, hard to find, typically inadequately-sized rooms were packed. Some redesign will be needed next year, because the event was huge in impact and demand will...

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Trick or Treat for Retailers this Holiday Season?

by Robert Hetu  |  October 31st, 2014

I have been writing extensively on the issues around multichannel pricing for a few years now. As we head into this holiday season there is a clear expectation that price competition will heat up. There are some key differentiators that will separate the winners and losers. As you face these...

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Why Mobile Analytics Matters

by Martin Kihn  |  October 31st, 2014

We're well past the Year of Mobile and into the New Society: the one where people and devices are never really parted and mobile marketing analytics is just marketing analytics with an extra "m" for, well, "mojo." You spend more than two hours a day staring at your phones. To...

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The Data Fairy

by Alan D. Duncan  |  October 31st, 2014

Last blog out, we visited the fairytale castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. Cue a tenuous link to talk about someone who might live in such a place, the Data Fairy. Full disclosure and credit where credit is due. I was introduced to the Data Fairy by former client and now...

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IBM's Insight 2014 Conference - Headline Messages and Perspectives

by Andrew White  |  October 31st, 2014

I was at IBM's Insights event in Las Vegas the week for a couple of days.  Here are some of my perspectives of the event.  I also compare and contrast to what I observed while attending SAP's TechEd the week before. Bottom line: IBM has stuck to its "big data...

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HP Plans to Disrupt the 3D Printer Market in 2016 with a New Technology

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 28th, 2014

HP's risky plan takes two years for its first 3D printer to enter the market. HP introduced its new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology and its Sprout "blended reality" devices at a launch event in NYC earlier today. Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology is derived from a combination of...

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A New Take on the SFA Time-to-Value Curve

by Tad Travis  |  October 29th, 2014

The Road to Enduring SFA Adoption Success Part 4 For years, I've told clients that achieving strong SFA value necessarily comes in four stages.    From recent talks with clients about their SFA adoption and SFA strategic plans,  I think it's time to change the model.   Below is my traditional model for achieving SFA success.  It shows...

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Organizations Must Leverage Enterprise Architecture as a Strategic Resource to Advance their Internet of Things Strategies

by Mike Walker  |  October 29th, 2014

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Tesco’s Fall from Grace and the Big Data Blind Spot

by Jake Sorofman  |  October 29th, 2014

Last year, my colleague Andrew Frank and I introduced the Intelligent Brand Framework as something of a reaction to the overstated promise of big data. Our premise was that data-driven intelligence, while crucial, was far from everything—and marketers that confused it as some sort of silver bullet were bound to...

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On MSSP Personnel

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 28th, 2014

Unlike with an on-premise SIEM or even still-mostly-mythical SaaS/cloud SIEM, with an MSSP contract you are paying for people and not just for the tools. This obvious fact – that “S” in MSSP stands for “services” and service implies people – somehow escapes some organizations. Let’s explore this a bit...

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Trust Erosion through Bad Messaging

by Hank Barnes  |  October 28th, 2014

By this point, it is fairly well known that trust in the organizations we do business with is not high.  The Edelman Trust Barometer tracks this on an annual basis.  Because of this lack of trust, technology buyers rely very heavily on the advice of independent third parties (influencers, analysts,...

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