Gartner Blog Network

Big Banks hit by CyberAttacks – Alarming but not Surprising

by Avivah Litan  |  August 28th, 2014

Today’s headlines report that big banks have been hit by cyberattacks, according to the FBI. While this news is alarming, it certainly is not surprising. Hackers are always probing bank systems and even a year ago or so, law enforcement authorities and regulators put out an advisory to banks about...

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Gartner’s Big Data Definition Plays Out in Sports

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 28th, 2014

As a Gartner analyst, I am fortunate to frequently meet amazing people. Qaizar Hassonjee from Adidas is not only one of them, but one of the most memorable ones among the amazing people. He is at the heart of miCoach, including miCoach Elite, the system developed in partnerships with the top soccer players,...

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The 2014 Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software is Published!

by Roberta J. Witty  |  August 28th, 2014

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Private Care: A New Growth Area

by Anurag Gupta  |  August 28th, 2014

Private healthcare providers are expanding across the world.  In Asia, although many governments promise state aid for healthcare, the ground reality (See: Market Insight: Healthcare Provider Industry Primer, 2013) is very different (except for arguably the advanced healthcare system in the city state of Singapore). India has focused her attention...

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VMworld 2014 - My Impressions of Cloud Announcements

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 28th, 2014

VMworld 2014 took place in San Francisco, CA this week, with ~22,000 attendees descending for the annual event that showcases VMware’s newest announcements and product/service advancements.  I attended once again to pay particular attention to VMware’s cloud movements.  Here are a few of my impressions. vCloud Air Prior to VMworld,...

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A Second Heartwarming Story - that's 2 in one week!

by Andrew White  |  August 28th, 2014

I had just left home and was driving to the airport for a trip to St Louis, MO and I realized I had forgotten a pair of dress (black) socks.  I turned the car around and went back for a pair.  I dutifully put them on the passenger seat and...

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When Ego Overtakes Audience in Content Marketing

by Jake Sorofman  |  August 27th, 2014

The term “thought leader” has always rubbed me wrong. It sounds self righteous and pompous. Not unlike “hip” or “cool,” it’s something you really can’t bestow upon yourself without wholly cancelling its effect. Other superlatives subject to this rule? Guru. Visionary. Don’t even get me started on growth hacker. But...

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The Future of the Data Center Market is Disruption

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 26th, 2014

This is a guest blog from Joe Skorupa. The data center market has enjoyed years of relative stability and gradual technological evolution. That is about to change. In response to the early warning signs in this market, Gartner commissioned a new body of research to help our Technology and Service...

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How the Role of Chief Marketing Technologist is Changing.

by Richard Fouts  |  August 15th, 2014

The role of chief marketing technologist hasn’t even reached its tenth anniversary. Yet it’s already starting to change.  Why? In many cases, marketing executives are recalibrating the role to focus on more strategic efforts. For example, one CMO I recently interviewed told me she had inadvertently tasked her chief marketing...

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Walmart Savings Catcher and the Future of Everyday Low Price

by Robert Hetu  |  August 26th, 2014

I start out admitting that I am cynical about a process where I upload my receipt and rely on the retailer to do detailed analysis of competitive pricing to determine if I am entitled to a refund. However I view it as part of my research to try just about everything...

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A Path to Success - Giving a Little Extra

by Hank Barnes  |  August 26th, 2014

I went to college in New Orleans (I'll save you from many of those stories) and really enjoyed the city and the culture.  One of the ideas I learned there was "lagniappe" -- which means "a little something extra."    The core idea being that when you give someone a...

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