Gartner Blog Network

Who do you compete with? The answer is not obvious.

by Pete Basiliere  |  March 27, 2015

Actually, your competition may have nothing to do with your business. Your competition are the disrupters: new technologies that come racing around the curve at you, the entrants that challenge...

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Does B2B Sales Have a Seat at the Customer Experience Table?

by Tad Travis  |  March 26, 2015

This is an intentionally provocative question.  At first glance, it may seem that the answer is an obvious, sarcastic "well, yes of course they do."  But for all the recent focus...

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Docker Democratizes Virtualization for DevOps-Minded Developers and Administrators

by Richard Watson  |  March 26, 2015

Container frameworks, such as Docker, is certainly a technology high on the Hype Cycle.  Docker has been adopted voraciously by typical early adopters (for example, high-scale Web properties and cloud...

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When Information Alone is Not Enough (to make a decision)

by Andrew White  |  March 26, 2015

The article titled, Interest rates in the euro zone: Savings disgrace (US print edition, last week's Economist) explained nicely and clearly why information alone is often not enough to make decisions....

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Why an Identity Repository Should Not Be Treated as an Account Repository

by Brian Iverson  |  March 25, 2015

With identity governance and administration (IGA), the identity repository is intended to track identity-related information for people who are authorized to access managed systems. Unfortunately, most IGA products on the market...

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Bringing in the Science

by Cameron Haight  |  March 25, 2015

Recently I was made aware of a change in jobs by someone I know within the industry and have great respect for - Nicole Forsgren. Formerly a professor of MIS...

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Do we really care about the ultimate goal of supply chain?

by Debashis Tarafdar  |  March 25, 2015

As you may know by now, Gartner supply chain research team has started a supply chain benchmarking initiative to help organizations evaluate their supply chain effectiveness, understand best practices, identify leadership characteristics,...

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QCon Takeaways: Microservices, Docker and IoT

by Gary Olliffe  |  March 25, 2015

It seems to be conference season, and after attending my first event of the year I thought I'd share a few thoughts and a brief look ahead. A couple of weeks ago I...

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Five New Rules for Consumer Goods

by Don Scheibenreif  |  March 25, 2015

Technology is accelerating the changing nature of competition and collaboration in the consumer goods (CG) industry. As consumers and retailers get more sophisticated in using technology to leverage their individual...

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Headless Commerce Monetizes Moments of Truth

by Jake Sorofman  |  March 25, 2015

Who needs storefronts and shopping carts when experiences themselves can be merchandised? Welcome to the age of shoppable everything. Here, banner ads, lookbooks, videos, images are made shoppable, enabling brands...

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