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Marketing Grows Up

by Jennifer Polk  |  August 1st, 2014

I have good news and bad news. The good news: Marketing is growing up. Gartner research shows marketing budgets are growing. Marketers are taking on more significant roles and expanded responsibilities, such as developing strategy and designing the customer experience. The bad news: To whom much is given, much is...

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Amazon Advances the 3D Printing Market — or Does It?

by Pete Basiliere  |  July 28th, 2014

Not by much, that’s for sure, at least not now. But the potential is there. Amazon’s 3D Printed Products Store “enables customers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants, rings, bobble head dolls and more.” But look closely and today you’ll find 20 items composed of plastic jewelry, a...

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The Mother of all Entity Master Data - for the banking industry at least

by Andrew White  |  August 1st, 2014

There is an interesting story in today’s US print edition of the Financial Times, entitled “A bubblegum fix for bank will make finance safer”.  The bubble gum reference is to the use by Wrigley of bar codes some years ago – which helped support the idea of a standard product...

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Announcing Gartner's Hype Cycle for Consumer Goods, 2014

by Don Scheibenreif  |  July 31st, 2014

My colleague Dale Hagemeyer and I are pleased to announce the publication of Gartner's Hype Cycle for Consumer Goods, 2014. The Hype Cycle is Gartner's best known  framework and designed to offer our IT clients  a snapshot of the relative maturity of technologies, IT methodologies and management disciplines. They highlight overhyped areas, estimate how...

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Gartner's 2014 BCM and IT DRM Hype Cycle is Published!

by Roberta J. Witty  |  July 31st, 2014

Supported by many of research colleagues at Gartner, John Morency and Roberta Witty recently completed our Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management and IT Disaster Recovery Management, 2014. This year’s Hype Cycle demonstrates that increasing deployments of cloud-based solutions and the adoption of the ISO 22301:2012 BCM standard are redefining the...

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Four quick steps security practitioners must take to enable the intelligence aware future

by Lawrence Pingree  |  July 31st, 2014

Threat intelligence sharing and exchanges are emerging across the security industry. But there are a few hangups we as security practitioners must overcome in order for us to move the needle in our favor against the attackers. 1. You must get over the paranoia associated with sharing your threat intelligence...

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Gartner's GRC Hype Cycle Focuses on Risk Management for the Digital Business

by John A. Wheeler  |  July 30th, 2014

Supported by many of my research colleagues at Gartner, I recently completed our 2014 Hype Cycle Report on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Technologies. This year's Hype Cycle demonstrates the greater sophistication of risk management approaches and their related GRC technologies. Areas such as social media compliance, operational intelligence platforms...

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The Battle for Data Center Influence Intensifies as Cisco Ships ACI

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 31st, 2014

Cisco’s new flagship data center network solution, called ACI, is now shipping. ACI is a programmable Ethernet fabric, in which network policy is created via Cisco's APIC controller. Cisco’s architecture couples software and hardware together via an integrated Ethernet fabric, which is hypervisor agnostic. This is in contrast to other...

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Pharma’s Illness Requires Digital Treatment

by Michael Shanler  |  July 31st, 2014

The Pharma industry is sick.  The “patent cliff” has taken a serious toll as more drugs go generic.   R&D productivity is down as an aggregate across the entire sector.  Execs have been forced to excise the fat in continued efforts to lean operations (with diminishing returns).  However, staffing has been...

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SIEM Real-time and Historical Analytics Collide?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  July 30th, 2014

SIEM technology has evolved to a point where conflicting requirements are starting to tear it apart – and I am not the only one to observe that. See here: Just as at its birth in the late 1990s, today’s SIEM must excel at real-time analysis using rule-based correlation and other...

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Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services

by Eric Goodness  |  July 30th, 2014

Last week I published the second iteration of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services. The study sought data, from providers and users, regarding MMS market performance and growth.  The study revealed that over the past 12 months there was a big pick-up in the number of mobile assets placed under management...

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