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Is Brite-Box Switching Rite for Everyone?

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 24th, 2015

There's been a lot of activity in the network space around branded white-box ("brite-box") switching lately. We're getting an increasing number of questions from clients about it, so we just published research on the topic to better identify where/when it does (and doesn't) make sense. Is Brite-Box Switching Right for Your...

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Logistics Are Strategic in the Energy Supply Chain

by Paul Lord  |  February 25th, 2015

The three laws of real estate are ‘location, location and location’. This is because land is a commodity whose location cannot be changed once you take title. For commodities which CAN be moved, the magical word is LOGISTICS. And, sometimes LEGISLATION. Page B1 of today’s Wall Street Journal (WSJ) features...

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Hadoop Questions from Recent Webinar Span Spectrum

by Merv Adrian  |  February 25th, 2015


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All My Research Published in 2014

by Anton Chuvakin  |  February 23rd, 2015

To make it easy for my readers to find my recent research, here is the list of everything I published in 2014: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM): Security Information and Event Management Architecture and Operational Processes SIEM Technology Assessment and Select Vendor Profiles Blueprint for Designing a SIEM Deployment...

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Hadoop Webinar Q&A

by Nick Heudecker  |  February 25th, 2015

This is a joint post authored with Merv Adrian There were many questions asked after the last quarterly Hadoop webinar, and Nick and I have picked a few that were asked several times to respond to here. Just to be clear, we don’t generally give deep advice in blog posts...

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Greetings Gartner BI Followers!

by Cindi Howson  |  February 25th, 2015

Hello, Gartner World! It’s a new year, a new job, a new me! Sort of. Indeed, after 12+ years of running my own business at BI Scorecard, it does feel a bit strange to be back in the corporate world. Some might have said that Gartner was a competitor of...

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The Territory Between Configuration and Customization

by Brian Iverson  |  February 23rd, 2015

One topic that generated a disproportionate amount of heat with vendors -- and even among team members -- during our IGA Critical Capabilities research had to do with how certain product activities were characterized as configuration or customization. Some vendors insisted that their products did not require customization and they did not...

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What Is In Your GRC "Junk Drawer"?

by John A. Wheeler  |  February 12th, 2015

Everyone has one. Somewhere in their kitchen or garage is the infamous "junk drawer". Over time, the drawer fills up with gadgets, tools, scraps of paper with to do lists and various other items that vary in their usefulness. However, invariably there are moments when you rush to the drawer...

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A Perfect Quota Killing Sales Machine – Is it Possible?

by Tiffani Bova  |  February 24th, 2015

I was in Las Vegas this weekend at a conference and while walking to the convention center at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, I saw this image – while it was an advertisement for the “Shark Reef” exhibit, it got me thinking about this idea of predictive analytics and how it...

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Five Questions Every Marketer Should Ask to Prioritize Work

by Jake Sorofman  |  February 24th, 2015

Ever feel like all paths lead to marketing? That’s because you are the ultimate utility player. You’re a communicator. You’re a strategist. You know how to get things done. You know how to take a ragged idea on a coffee-stained napkin and turn it into a story even your grandmother...

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Abandon Me Too Marketing

by Hank Barnes  |  February 24th, 2015

One of the common questions I get at Gartner is "What are other companies (particularly the successful ones)  like me doing?"  And often, the "like me" comparison they are looking for is pretty broad -software company, services company, etc.    This is often associated with trying to decide what marketing activities...

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