Gartner Blog Network

Here we go again! More bad assumptions fueling new movies, fears...

by Tom Austin  |  January 29th, 2015

In a recent article, the BBC has repeated fear stories like this: "The Spectrum computer's inventor Sir Clive Sinclair … [says] he believes it is unavoidable that artificial intelligences will wipe out mankind. Once you start to make machines that are rivalling and surpassing humans with intelligence, it's going to be...

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New Year, New You, New Website?

by Kirsten Newbold-Knipp  |  January 28th, 2015

With new year's media attuned to anything that’s new or a resolution, it’s hard for marketers not to ask 'do I need a new _____?'. Where blank could be a website, marketing automation tool or haircut. It doesn't get easier when CXOs put pressure on marketing to refresh the site...

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Five Tips for Companies Considering Cyber Insurance

by John A. Wheeler  |  January 27th, 2015

As cyber attacks and data breaches are surfacing on a daily basis, our clients are looking for ways to mitigate the risk associated with these events. One of the most popular methods being explored is the use of cyber insurance. But, just what is cyber insurance? Gartner defines cyber insurance...

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The truth and lies behind an analytic: inflation

by Andrew White  |  January 28th, 2015

Wise words from the Financial Times' writer John Kay.  In today's US print edition of that newspaper he wrote a Comment piece titled, "History is the antidote to fear of falling prices".  He ends the article with, "A raise body temperature might be a sign of fever or the result...

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Auld Lang Syne for Marketing Technologists

by Laura McLellan  |  December 23rd, 2014

Something about the end of the year makes me look back - I think of it as literally and figuratively “cleaning house” before the new year. Going through files today, I noticed a disproportionate number of them about marketing technologists. The Scottish song “Auld Lang Syne” , which can be...

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Privacy is a Right, Not a Transaction

by Richard Hunter  |  January 28th, 2015

Privacy is not a commercial commodity.  It’s a fundamental human right.  A fundamental human right by definition can’t be bought or sold. These comments are inspired by a post written a few months ago by Chris Messina, ex-Google employee, about privacy and Google+ --a post I’ve obviously been thinking about...

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Defeat The Casual Attacker First!!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  January 28th, 2015

I have not done a philosophical security blog post for a long time – and now I was suddenly inspired to write one while installing – rather, replacing with an HD version - security cameras at my house. Given the house we have, I can imagine a physical security setup...

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Cloud Applications: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Proprietary Penalization

by Eric Knipp  |  January 28th, 2015

If you're considering the cloud for custom application development, you're probably licking your chops over its promise of rapid time to value, smooth scalability and the prospect of delegating the management of the underlying I&O mess to a cloud service provider. Cloud-native applications promise to unleash the productivity of the next generation of...

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Predictive Analytics Isn't Just for the Cool Kids (In Sales and Marketing)

by Todd Berkowitz  |  January 28th, 2015

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The Best Customer Experiences Hide the Seams

by Jake Sorofman  |  January 28th, 2015

There’s nothing particularly new in the insight that our functional orientations can breed inside-out—rather than outside-in—thinking. Sales, marketing, customer support. These functions exist, first and foremost, to support a separation of enterprise concerns, the roles and responsibilities designed to make an organization go. But sometimes they also create a sort...

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Digital Metal: 200 Years of Technology Innovation Enables Petite 3D Printed Stainless Steel Items and More

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 28th, 2015

A unique and arguably the oldest company in the 3D printing space, Höganäs’ “Digital Metal” subsidiary does not sell its 3D printers, although the company is willing to discuss license arrangements. Rather Digital Metal is a 3D print service bureau that leverages the company’s proprietary “precision inkjet” devices to print...

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