Gartner Blog Network

The Marketplace of Ideas vs. The Stockmarket of Ideas

by Craig Roth  |  July 8, 2015

I have been an analyst for well over a decade now, and I've noticed there are two kinds of pundits: those interested in ideas for what it can get them...

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I hate my WAN...SD-WAN to the rescue

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 7, 2015

I've yet to run across a Gartner client that loves their WAN. It’s crazy if you think about it: The time to get additional WAN bandwidth is typically measured in...

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Your Brand is Your Trust Foundation

by Hank Barnes  |  July 7, 2015

In the trust cycle, we've established that your brand perception is the basis for how buyers view you, in advance of actually getting to know you.  For new providers, this...

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Soccer, BI, and Japan

by Cindi Howson  |  July 6, 2015

It seems apt timing that the U.S. Women's Soccer team would face off against Japan just after I returned from my first BI summit in Tokyo. USA crushed them yesterday,...

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A CRM Litmus Test Question: Who Owns the Client Relationship?

by Tad Travis  |  July 6, 2015

The question: when discussing your company's clients and prospects, what pronouns do you use? I recall an interaction some time ago in which a sales account executive attempted to rally support...

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When China Stops Buying US Treasuries

by Andrew White  |  July 6, 2015

I dutifully read my weekend edition of the Financial Times.  One small column explored one of the most important issues of the day.  It is an issue that is not...

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Demographics and deflation

by Andrew White  |  July 5, 2015

I spied two interesting articles in the US print edition of the Financial Times on July 2nd:   - Sweden cuts interest rate to minus 0.35% over Greece fears - Japan's...

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Planning Cloud Analytics: conceptual architecture alternatives

by Lakshmi Randall  |  July 4, 2015

In my previous companion blog post “Planning Cloud Analytics: Key Questions to consider”, I shared key questions to ask when planning Cloud Analytics. As a continuation, this blog illustrates sample...

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The Internet of Blings and Pings

by Martin Kihn  |  July 2, 2015

And just when you thought Big Data couldn't get any bigger -- it can't. Along comes the Internet of Things (IoT) to make it look like a falling Bieber. The...

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Do We Really Need all These People? When Less is More.

by Richard Fouts  |  July 2, 2015

Years ago, when I conducted a community chorus I asked (during a budget meeting), “Do we really need all these musicians?”  One of the things this role taught me was...

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