Gartner Blog Network

Can you abuse technology? It certaintly works the other way around!

by Frank Buytendijk  |  September 26, 2016

About 10-50% of interactions with Siri and other smart assistants is abusive in nature, I recently read. A peculiar spread of percentages, but it got me thinking. Are there ethical...

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Tricky: Building a Business Case for A Deception Tool?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  September 23, 2016

How do you develop a business case for a DECEPTION TOOL?! I just went through a whole bunch of deception vendor materials and I was unpleasantly surprised at the lack...

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Yahoo! breach news is shocking but not surprising - what to do now?

by Avivah Litan  |  September 23, 2016

The 2014 compromise of a half billion user records at Yahoo! by a state-sponsored actor is shocking but not surprising. For years, we have been noting (what our clients have...

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In Search of Meaningful Metrics

by Andrew White  |  September 23, 2016

The use of leading indicators can help in presaging disaster or opportunity.  We all know this.  But it can be very difficult to select the right indicator.  Take the complex...

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"You Need To Fire Your Reseller"

by Stephen White  |  September 23, 2016

This direct quote originates from a software reseller roundtable at our Dallas ITFPAM Summit on Tuesday. Whilst we at Gartner may use some dramatic terms, clients are often somewhat more dramatic...

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Moby Dick Marketing

by Chris Ross  |  September 22, 2016

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The Internet of Things — Should Marketers Care?

by Charles Golvin  |  September 22, 2016

I presented a session titled “How the IoT Will Fit Into Your Marketing Strategy” (playback free but registration required) this past May at Gartner’s Digital Marketing Conference in San Diego...

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Where Would You Put Your $100 (or $5 million) Dollars?

by Andrew White  |  September 22, 2016

I am not a betting man - despite my many opportunities to visit Las Vegas I only ever once played a slot machine (and won, about $5), but I have...

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Book Review: Britain, America and the War Debt Controversy, Robert Self, 2006.

by Andrew White  |  September 22, 2016

Britain, America and the War Debt Controversy - The economic diplomacy of an unspecial relationship, 1917-1941.  Robert Self, Routledge, 2006. Facts: at the conclusion of the Great War (1914-1918) Britain...

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Why You Should Be Flattening Your Applications Organization

by Mike Gilpin  |  September 21, 2016

Lean IT is all about flattening applications organizations, as applications leaders are: Eliminating management slots and thus cutting overhead by Moving specialist staff roles into product-focused agile teams, while Transforming...

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