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Trip Down Memory Lane – and What is old is new again: JDA Flowcasting Product to power DRP at Retail?

by Andrew White  |  April 24th, 2014

I cut my business teeth in manufacturing.  As a youngster I worked for 5 years at (now defunct) E.G.&G. Sealol, an aerospace and defense manufacturer.  I started out as a production planning assistant, eventually running production planning, and before I resigned to move on, being the self-named MIS Manager, running...

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GPU Technology Conference Presentation

by Gunnar Berger  |  April 24th, 2014

A few weeks back I had the honor to keynote the first GPU virtualization summit at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC). While I felt the weight of kicking this thing off on my back, the real weight was trying to start off a summit when there were heavy weights in...

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At our "CRM" event I'll suggest marketing will be disrupted again, this time by the internet of things

by Mark Raskino  |  April 24th, 2014

Recently I have been developing the keynote for Gartner's annual "CRM" Summit event in London. I place CRM in quotes because though this event has been running many years  - it isn't actually called that any more. It is called the Gartner Customer Strategies & Technologies Summit.  Personally, I like that title...

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Coolness in Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 23rd, 2014

Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Enterprise Communications published today in which Tim Zimmerman, Joe Skorupa and myself profile four “cool” vendors including Cumulus Networks, Nuage Networks, Pica8 and Plexxi and also revisit a former “cool” vendor, Aerohive.  So what does it mean to be considered “cool”?  Certainly, it is a somewhat subjective definition...

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What is Marketing?

by Richard Fouts  |  April 23rd, 2014

The shortest definition?  “Meeting customer needs profitably.”   Tesla (and now, BMW) have both discovered that people who crave luxury automobiles are also passionate about sustainability. Uber responds to urban dwellers, stressed by the unreliability of hailing a cab when they need it most. ZocDoc provides same-day doctor appointments to those requiring...

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Security Monitoring Planning Tool?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  April 23rd, 2014

The easy stuff is for wussies – how about I dedicate my time to creating a structured approach for deciding which monitoring technology to use under various circumstances? For example, a SIEM can be used to monitor a database for security issues using native database logs; or you can use...

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What's a 'Hub,' Anyway?

by Martin Kihn  |  April 23rd, 2014

There has been much discussion of late, whispered in the hushed corridors of Gartner for Marketing Leaders' virtual HQ, on the subject of hubs, clouds, suites -- you know, those mysterious items that promise to be a kind of ERP for marketing. So storied are the expectations around these looming...

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I am Serious, and Don't Call it Marketing Automation

by Todd Berkowitz  |  April 23rd, 2014


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What Hemingway would say to the CIO on Customer Engagement

by Michael Maoz  |  April 23rd, 2014

The IT street beat has been a-drum with talk of data. During client enquiry it is a good habit to ask the folks on the call what their job titles are, though I eschew one for myself. Here is a list of the titles that I have not expected to...

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Just-in-Time Advocacy Marketing - A New Trust and Revenue Building Opportunity

by Hank Barnes  |  April 22nd, 2014

Offering Web site visitors the ability to chat---at the time of their choosing--is something that is valuable (But please, don't have your chat window pop up on the screen without the visitor asking---it is annoying and disruptive).   And at least one company, Needle, is providing a way to take...

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Zombies, Zombies Everywhere!!!

by Jeff Brooks  |  April 21st, 2014

I’ve kept you waiting long enough…so it’s time to conclude the zombie story. Here it is, and I promise next time I blog it will be on something less fictitious. (Maybe) How Infrastructure and Operations Caused the Zombie Apocalypse – A Fable about Immaturity and Poor Metrics (Part 3)  The...

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