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Digital Humanism At Google

by Brian Prentice  |  November 27th, 2014

Last month, at Gartner Symposium, we introduced the concept of digital humanism. This concept emerged after reflecting on the profound philosophical considerations that will be driven in an era of digital business. Digital business will require us to orchestrate a vast array of sensors, data, and devices into impactful new...

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Mobile Products Beyond the MADP Magic Quadrant

by Jason Wong  |  November 26th, 2014

The Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP) Magic Quadrant is one of the more popular reports read by clients. However, mobile development is such a broad space that we can't cover all the sub-segments of the market in that MQ report. This is why we have recently introduced a couple of...

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Gartner Supply Chain: Reflections From Biscayne Bay

by Mark Atwood  |  November 26th, 2014

Here at Gartner we have a multitude of inputs that we can use to understand what is on our clients' minds, and how our research is resonating with those clients. It's no secret we love data, and whether we are looking at client surveys, focus groups, document page-view metrics, or...

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What Do Marketers Need to Know About Hadoop?

by Martin Kihn  |  November 26th, 2014

First, what is Hadoop? Not so fast, amigos. You don't just jump into something like Hadoop with half a parachute. You will need to pave a few dirt roads first on your way to the rainbow. Let's start with . . . well, how about this: DATA. As you may have...

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Opportunities and Risks of Digitalization in Insurance

by Juergen Weiss  |  November 26th, 2014

Kimberly Harris-Ferrante here: Changes are unfolding quickly in the insurance industry. Pressures to transform are growing, consumer preferences are steadily shifting, and competition becoming more fierce than ever before in many markets. Digital business model transformation is believed to be the answer by many to meet these new business demands....

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What's Australian for Information Management?

by Andrew White  |  November 25th, 2014

I have the good fortune of coming off of 2 weeks travel in Australia - attending and supporting our Symposium (Gold Coast, Brisbane), as well as some time in Adelaide and Melbourne visiting customers and prospects.  It was a great time - the weather was awesome.  I even got to...

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Winning in the Moment

by Hank Barnes  |  November 25th, 2014

I just returned from my, and Gartner's, final Symposium of the year.  Having visited with well over 100 technology providers over the last 6+weeks in Orlando, Barcelona, and Gold Coast; it is easy for me to say that the technology industry has a good future.   Whether solving old problems...

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Where Marketers Stand on Disruptions Depends on Where They Sit

by Jake Sorofman  |  November 25th, 2014

‘Tis the season for predictions. At Gartner, we recently published our top predicts for 2015, which included this one—“By 2017, 50 percent of consumer product investments will be redirected to customer experience innovations”—which I discussed in a recent post. In addition, Gartner for Marketing Leaders published a few of our...

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Do You Sell Shoulder-to-Shoulder?

by Tad Travis  |  November 24th, 2014

I've been evaluating digital content solutions for sales processes lately.   Amongst the (fairly) recent capabilities coming from these vendors, there are some functions that stand-out: Real-time activity alerts, informing sales representatives when content has been downloaded by a contact Recommendation engines, driven by preditive analytic engines Dynamic content creation that...

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Crowdfunding Site Activity - From Olympians to Zombies

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  November 24th, 2014

Because the crowd is the essence of Crowdfunding, in examining Crowdfunding sites I always look for indications of crowd activity. I was frequently unpleasantly surprised to find little evidence of a crowd. So much so, that I am now surprised when I do see solid crowd activity. And I’m not...

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Getting the Goat: the "Gartner Predicts" Season, and Assessing Predictions Past...

by Alan D. Duncan  |  November 24th, 2014

In the IT industry, this is the time of year for predictions. We're all going prediction crazy, and at Gartner, things are no different. So it's crystal balls and Tarot cards at the ready, and get ready to think about what is coming down the pipe in 2015.  (My own personal favourite method of divination is...

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