Gartner Blog Network

South Africa has Digital Officers too.

by Mark Raskino  |  September 15th, 2014

Last week I attended Gartner’s annual Symposium in Cape Town. It’s always one of the most enjoyable events on our global circuit. The thoughtfulness and positive energy of South African IT leaders is inspiring, as they continue their journey to forge the systems of an emerging great nation. This year...

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My UPDATED "Security Information and Event Management Architecture and Operational Processes" Publishes

by Anton Chuvakin  |  September 15th, 2014

Finally, I completed an epic update to my 2012 paper “Security Information and Event Management Architecture and Operational Processes.” I think of this paper, interchangeably, as of “SIEM’s missing manual” or a “SIEM bible” ... It now has expanded SIEM process guidance, new detailed use cases, more SIEM metrics, updated...

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The Hidden Gotchas of Office 365 - 16-18 Sept, Expert Days

by Craig Roth  |  September 15th, 2014

One of the most common questions we get when talking about Office 365 is "what are other companies doing?" Most companies don't want to be left behind, but they don't want to be on the bleeding edge either. Office 365 is one of those topics where it's especially useful to...

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New research on Leveraging the DevOps Toolchain to Automate andSecure "Stuff"

by Joerg Fritsch  |  September 15th, 2014

A while ago I blogged about DevOps and how clients that run their data center on commercial off the shelf software should think about DevOps. As to date nothing truly blends DevOps automation and security, in my new research note titled "Leveraging the DevOps Toolchain to Automate and Secure Virtualization,...

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Five Insights from This Week’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Briefings

by Paul Lord  |  September 15th, 2014

Now that summer is over, it’s great to get back into the field and get connected with the supply chain realities of industry operating leaders.  I had the chance this week to interact with over 70 key leaders at executive round table briefings in Nashville and Chicago.  Attendees represented industries...

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US Government Driving bubble in Education Loan Scheme – oops.

by Andrew White  |  September 15th, 2014

I admit it, and if you read my blog, you know it.  I am more of an equal opportunity guy than an equal outcome guy.  I suspect President Obama is more of an equal outcome guy.  But I was confused over the weekend.  An article in the US print edition...

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Countdown to Symposium: 30 Ways to Innovate with Information

by Doug Laney  |  September 5th, 2014

The countdown to Gartner Symposium is on! So for each day over the next month in this space you will see a countdown of my favorite ways actual organizations are transforming business processes and inventing new business models and offerings using available information assets, big data and analytics. Don't just...

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Why Are Private Clouds Failing?

by Tom Bittman  |  September 12th, 2014

I recently wrote a research note to explain what we've been seeing from our client base. In thousands of interactions, there are very specific patterns for private cloud successes and failures. The top ten reasons (in no particular order) that private clouds are failing are: Focusing Exclusively on Operational Benefits:...

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Mobile and Client Endpoint Technologies

by Bob Hafner  |  September 12th, 2014

I was off on vacation so I didn't get to publish anything on the Blog for a while, my golf didn’t improve either. There was lots of excitement this week with all the Apple announcements and the team is busy putting some research together on that (so I’m not going...

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Life Science Track at Orlando ITxpo 2014 Symposium

by Michael Shanler  |  September 12th, 2014

This year, Gartner has organized  a specific Life Science IT track on "Industry Sunday."  This is a great opportunity for IT and CxO business leaders to have dialog about the "digital conversion", how the Internet of  Everything will impact the industry, etc.     I'm also co-presenting a workshop on...

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HP buys Eucalyptus

by Lydia Leong  |  September 12th, 2014

In an interesting move that seems to be predominantly an acquihire, HP has bought Eucalyptus for an undisclosed sum, though speculation is that the deal's under $100m, less than a 2x multiple on what Eucalyptus has raised in funding (although that would still be a huge multiple on revenue). Out...

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