Gartner Blog Network

Single view of Employee - Zenefits - A new MDM-like specialist vendor valued $4.5bn

by Andrew White  |  May 6, 2015

CEO and co-founder Parker Conrad of Zenefits was interviewed on CNBC just now.  The vendor has just closed some funding and the company is not valued at $4.5bn.  Parker Conrad said...

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CRM choices are driven by fear more than hope.

by Michael Maoz  |  May 6, 2015

Working done in Washington DC this week reminded me for the thousandth time why the role of analyst is so wonderful. There was a meeting with a CIO and the senior...

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The best, and worst, of Politicians

by Andrew White  |  May 6, 2015

I was watching CNBC this morning and Robby Mook, Hilary Clinton's presidential campaign manager was on set. Joe Kurnan, a pro-growth CNBC co-anchor, was trying to engage Mr Mook regarding...

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UK election more important than ever

by Andrew White  |  May 6, 2015

It is interesting that an election in a middle-tier, aging island nation should mean so much: but it does.  It is interesting in that the election is even in question....

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The Security Market: Looking for love in all the wrong places

by Jack Santos  |  May 6, 2015

I had a conversation with my security colleagues about their impressions of the state of the security software market - especially coming out of RSA (See Anton Chuvakin's recap here ).  The...

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A Cool Load-Balancer

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 5, 2015

My colleagues just published the 2015 iteration of Cool Vendors in Web-Scale Platforms, which profiles five vendors: NGINX Inc., Nirmata, Particular Software, Phusion, and Varnish Software. In particular, there is...

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"It Depends" is Usually the Right Answer (It's Situational)

by Hank Barnes  |  May 5, 2015

As an analyst and advisor, clients come to me (and other analysts and influencers--whether with Gartner or other organizations) looking for insight and advice.   In many cases, they are...

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Master Data Management (MDM) Magic Quadrant 2015 Research has Begun

by Andrew White  |  May 5, 2015

It's official!  As of last night we kicked off the MDM MQ season.  We are working on two magic quadrant's: MDM of Customer Data Solutions (technically "party" type data) MDM...

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My Top 7 Popular Gartner Blog Posts for April 2015

by Anton Chuvakin  |  May 4, 2015

Most popular blog posts from my Gartner blog during the past month are: The Future Is Here … And It Is … Network? Endpoint? (musings posts) Popular SIEM Starter Use...

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Driving Value Through Supply Management

by Mark Atwood  |  May 4, 2015

When we look overall at Supply Chain strategy and governance, one of the areas that stands out as a particular challenge is Supply Management, otherwise known more traditionally as "Sourcing...

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