Gartner Blog Network

Make measurement a team sport

by Richard Fouts  |  June 30, 2015

No single organization owns the intense competitive battlefield we call customer experience. Though marketing is best equipped to take the lead in competing on experience, it also requires the intense...

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Timing is Everything -- When is it right?

by Hank Barnes  |  June 30, 2015

I recently saw this short (under 7 minutes!) TED talk from Bill Gross on why startups succeed.  It is a must watch for any startup--or, perhaps more importantly, anyone thinking about...

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Russia and China - two foreign policy challenges

by Andrew White  |  June 30, 2015

I saw two interesting articles yesterday that wound up my foreign policy wheel: The Fearful foe that ought to unify Europe - Comment, Anne Applebaum, FT US Print Edition, June 26/27...

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Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) Magic Quadrant

by Cameron Haight  |  June 29, 2015

While we've kicked off the work on the next APM Magic Quadrant exerise (more on this later), I wanted to pass along information on some of my colleague's efforts with...

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Inclusion Criteria for the 2016 NPMD Magic Quadrant

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 29, 2015

There will be some changes for this year's version of the Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) Magic Quadrant. Sanjit Ganguli will be taking over as the lead author of...

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Gartner Special Report: Defining Cloud SaaS Application Risks and Benefits

by Robert Desisto  |  June 29, 2015

Gartner has just released a Special Report: Defining Cloud SaaS Application Risks and Benefits.  The Special Report consists of a number specific research items that will help companies develop and successfully deliver...

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Driving Through the Stupid Valley on the Way to Smart Machines

by Craig Roth  |  June 29, 2015

I like Smart Machines. That's computers taking unscripted actions on your behalf based on contextual awareness, just like a good secretary does. I only have to pay attention to important...

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What marketers can learn from the US Navy Seals

by Richard Fouts  |  June 28, 2015

By now, every marketer has toyed with (or has subscribed) to agile marketing which argues for the frequent measurement of vigorously prioritized, small, time-bound activities.  By launching and learning in smaller...

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Jetting Technology and 3D Printing

by Pete Basiliere  |  June 28, 2015

The entrance of “2D” inkjet press manufacturers into the 3D printing market is not a question of “if” but “how soon.” HP plans to introduce its 3D printer based on...

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Tune into the Cloud – Something Got Me Started

by Gregor Petri  |  June 26, 2015

Tune into: the need for speed By now it is widely acknowledged that cloud enables a fast (agile) start. But more important than a fast start is getting results quickly. We...

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