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Competition, Advocacy, and Gaelic Sports

by Hank Barnes  |  September 23rd, 2014

I just got back from a long trip to Europe that ended with 12 days of work but started with a fantastic 14 day vacation in Scotland and, mostly, Ireland.  I am ready to go back now.   Friends keep asking what our favorite thing was, but both my wife...

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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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Lessons from the Israeli CyberFront

by Avivah Litan  |  September 22nd, 2014

I just returned from a week in Israel, which always seems to me to be Ground Zero for CyberSecurity. Here are some of the takeaways I came back with from my visit: a) Life goes on – and the security community continues to innovate I attended and spoke at one...

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Gartner Infrastructure and Operations Management Team : SAS During Magic Quadrants

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 17th, 2014

In order to assist our vendor clients we often do strategy days, these are typically full or half days where I work with clients to help them craft strategy, go to market, or other consultative help we cannot accomplish during our 30 to 60 minute inquiry phone calls. Our vendor...

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Microsoft's Portfolio - A Formidable Mix

by Merv Adrian  |  September 20th, 2014

For the past few months, I've been Gartner's Vendor Lead for Microsoft. For some 30 vendors, we assign a single analyst to act as a focal point for coordinating across the 1000 analysts we have when research covers that vendor. In Microsoft's case, that has proven to be fascinating -...

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Titles Change at Oracle, but Power Stays in the Same Hands

by Nick Heudecker  |  September 19th, 2014

Guest post from Chad Eschinger, Gartner's vendor lead for Oracle While the news out of Redwood Shores on September 18th 2014 created a short burst of excitement throughout the IT and Media industries, nothing has really changed. The news from Oracle’s Board of Directors was that Mr. Ellison would relinquish...

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“Digital BizOps”: A Philosophy of Business Operations in the Digital World, Part 1

by Daryl Plummer  |  September 19th, 2014

Digital Business is everywhere and everyone is buzzing about it. But like a swarm of angry bees, sometimes all you want is for the buzzing to stop. Unfortunately, in the digital world, the buzzing is only likely to get louder and more persistent. And it turns out; the problem isn’t...

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My UPDATED "SIEM Technology Assessment and Select Vendor Profiles" Publishes

by Anton Chuvakin  |  September 19th, 2014

My other SIEM paper is updated as well: “SIEM Technology Assessment and Select Vendor Profiles.” It contains updated SIEM technology overview, some fun new trends, and refreshed vendor profiles. Here is how you can use all my recent SIEM stuff: What Do You Want? My SIEM paper to read Figure...

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Will the internet of products need digital ownership certificates?

by Mark Raskino  |  September 19th, 2014

Recently, some suspicious cell phone towers were discovered in the United States.  It is believed they are spy towers – listening in on calls and or tracking people. It’s not known who put them there. At the same time, in Australia, Russia, the UK, India, South Africa and many other...

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Social Marketing Strategy, as Sung by Sinatra

by Julie Hopkins  |  September 19th, 2014

If you’re a Yankees fan, by sometime today you will have seen “the video”. Gatorade started airing an ad late this week that features soon-to-be-retired Derek Jeter, walking the last few blocks to Yankee Stadium, accompanied by Frank Sinatra singing, “My Way.” As he approaches the stadium, he greets legions...

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White Ops, Black Ops, and Ad Ops at Programmatic I/O

by Martin Kihn  |  September 18th, 2014

Resplendent in its thousand-human showing at NYC's Grand Hyatt Hotel yesterday, AdExchanger's bi-annual #ProgrammaticIO conference was a data stream of what its Director of Research, ad tech doyenne Joanna O'Connell, described to me as "truth-tellers." Among truths told in a hushed and lavishly air-conditioned room in midtown Manhattan, redolent of...

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