Gartner Blog Network

Hype in 3D Printing? Absolutely...but some maturity, too.

by Michael Shanler  |  July 22nd, 2014

The 3D Printing "hype” hit full steam over the last few years.  (BTW -  I’m intentionally avoiding the word, “craze.”  ) While 3D printing for prototyping has been around for a few decades, main stream media really started to cover it after the technology price point became affordable enough to...

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Webinar "When Encryption Won't Work: Implementing Practical Information Protection"

by Erik T. Heidt  |  July 21st, 2014

Enterprise data breaches are occurring all-too-often. Many enterprises have overestimating or misunderstood the protection provided by current, or planned, encryption deployments. This presentation focuses on the attacks that are resulting in expensive and embarrassing data disclosures, and provide prioritized actions for you to consider for addressing these threats.  Portable media...

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Old School Meets New School in Product Launches

by Todd Berkowitz  |  July 21st, 2014

So before I get into this post, let me apologize about my lack of blog posts this summer. Not sure if it's the heat or the e-mail reminding bloggers like me not to use (potentially) copyrighted images of movies, TV and other other pop culture references in blog posts. But...

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The Road to Enduring SFA Adoption Success Part 2

by Tad Travis  |  July 21st, 2014

I find that the adoption question I posted in Part 1  is occurring more frequently in IT departments, as IT leaders increasingly own systems, and corresponding expenses, that were originally purchased by business leaders.  The adoption and use of SFA systems used to be the domain of business leaders, but that it...

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Your phone may diagnose and create a customised prescription for you soon!

by Anurag Gupta  |  July 21st, 2014

We live in a digital world. Software is increasingly a part of our daily lives. Former ‘brick and mortar’ experiences are all turning ‘digital’ (perhaps except for niche services jobs like care workers, barbers, painters etc). Proliferation of digital economy means we are accustomed to ‘always on’ online digital channels...

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The Customer Experience

by Adam Sarner  |  July 18th, 2014

In marketing, brand management has often focused on the customer experience. Brands set expectations of a particular customer experience. The brand is an expression of a product or company's reputation built up over time.  Today, brands increasingly are used as part of marketing engagement to create a high-level expectation or...

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Why Mobile Gaming is killing our High Tech Industry – though Doom and Id Software may yet help...

by Andrew White  |  July 18th, 2014

Alternative title for this blog: Why Mobile is Dumbing Down Our High Tech Industry. I have to admit it – I am an old PC gamer.  I can still remember the first time I met a Cyber Demon (circa 1993). Id Software’s original Doom PC game primarily led the formation...

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2014 Gartner CRM Sales Magic Quadrant Published

by Robert Desisto  |  July 18th, 2014

The 2014 Gartner CRM Sales Magic Quadrant is now pubished.  Sales application managers will find that improvements in the viability of SAP and Oracle cloud offerings underscore the evolution of traditional on-premises vendors to SaaS, but salesforce.com still leads the market. The magic quadrant evaluates vendors based on their ability...

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Is Facebook Moving to be a Social Retailer?

by Robert Hetu  |  July 18th, 2014

In 2012 I predicted that “By 2015, a new social shopping retailer will emerge, accounting for 2% of U.S. Tier 1 retail sales”. Candidly I must admit that at the time I was thinking of Facebook. Since then I have seriously wondered if in fact they would make this transition. Well this...

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CEOs take note: it's an Internet of Products too.

by Mark Raskino  |  July 18th, 2014

The Internet of Things is a curious name for what happens when objects other than computers, start to become electronically networked. With this capability we might take sensor data from them, to monitor our world and optimise things more effectively.  We might be able to control objects remotely from afar.  We might might...

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The Gartner Mobile and Endpoint Computing Team!

by Bob Hafner  |  July 17th, 2014

I’m Bob Hafner and I head up the Mobile and Endpoint Computing Team at Gartner. Welcome to our blog. I have been at Gartner for a long time (ISDN was going to be big…) and you are probably wondering why you have not seen me blog before. Previously we had...

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