Gartner Blog Network

Countdown to Symposium: 30 Ways to Innovate with Information

by Doug Laney  |  September 5th, 2014

The countdown to Gartner Symposium is on! So for each day over the next month in this space you will see a countdown of my favorite ways actual organizations are transforming business processes and inventing new business models and offerings using available information assets, big data and analytics. Don't just...

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Why Are Private Clouds Failing?

by Tom Bittman  |  September 12th, 2014

I recently wrote a research note to explain what we've been seeing from our client base. In thousands of interactions, there are very specific patterns for private cloud successes and failures. The top ten reasons (in no particular order) that private clouds are failing are: Focusing Exclusively on Operational Benefits:...

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Mobile and Client Endpoint Technologies

by Bob Hafner  |  September 12th, 2014

I was off on vacation so I didn't get to publish anything on the Blog for a while, my golf didn’t improve either. There was lots of excitement this week with all the Apple announcements and the team is busy putting some research together on that (so I’m not going...

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Hot Topics from the Field – 3 Days on the Road and this is what is moving and shaking in Information Management

by Andrew White  |  September 12th, 2014

I just spent the good fortune of spending a couple days in Western Canada.  I met with numerous end-users spanning several industries included public sector (several different departments), mining, retail, manufacturing, and other regulated industries.  I was speaking with a number of CIOs and other senior IT leaders concerning the...

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Life Science Track at Orlando ITxpo 2014 Symposium

by Michael Shanler  |  September 12th, 2014

This year, Gartner has organized  a specific Life Science IT track on "Industry Sunday."  This is a great opportunity for IT and CxO business leaders to have dialog about the "digital conversion", how the Internet of  Everything will impact the industry, etc.     I'm also co-presenting a workshop on...

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HP buys Eucalyptus

by Lydia Leong  |  September 12th, 2014

In an interesting move that seems to be predominantly an acquihire, HP has bought Eucalyptus for an undisclosed sum, though speculation is that the deal's under $100m, less than a 2x multiple on what Eucalyptus has raised in funding (although that would still be a huge multiple on revenue). Out...

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The Resurgence of Strategic Alliance Managers

by Laura McLellan  |  September 12th, 2014

The digital economy is causing unlikely corporate bedfellows to hook up. Someone has to explore, negotiate, and manage those expanding channel relationships so they create seamless and positive customer experiences to produce profitable results for both parties.  Where the early steps take place varies widely by company – chief strategy...

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Master Innovation by First Getting Good at the Basics

by Jennifer Polk  |  September 11th, 2014

This week Apple made several important announcements about the debut of its newest mobile devices, from the Apple Watch that could drive more interest in wearable devices to the next generation smartphone complete with a bigger screen and more innovative features. But that’s not what I want to talk about...

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Challenges with MSSPs?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  September 10th, 2014

Let’s get this out of the way: some MSSPs REALLY suck! They have a business model of “we take your money and give you nothing back! How’d you like that?” A few years ago (before Gartner) I’ve heard from one MSSP client who said “I guess our MSSP is OK;...

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3 Practical Marketing Tools You Should Know About

by Martin Kihn  |  September 9th, 2014

Having ignited a twit-storm of tsuris with my recent post on how (not) to brief an analyst, I thought I'd spend a moment recognizing three newer companies whose briefings really impressed me this year. They had the dynamic duo of: Winning solution -- a product that seems IMHO to be...

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Modern Marketing is About Sense and Respond, Not Command and Control

by Jake Sorofman  |  September 10th, 2014

In the somewhat arcane world of control theory, there’s the concept of sense and respond, which refers to how complex systems adapt and evolve based on continuous, often minute adjustments to the signals they detect in their environments. These autonomous, often autonomic systems take many forms. People sense and respond...

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