Gartner Blog Network

“Big Data” Analytics, Data Quality and the Seven Gates of Analytic Hell

by Alan Duncan  |  October 2nd, 2014

Although I’ve been blogging on all things information and data for almost three years, a change of continent, change of circumstances and change of employer (in that order) now see me here at Gartner Inc. within the Business Analytics research group. So naturally, any of my musings will also shift...

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Is the Internet Already Secure Enough?

by Paul Proctor  |  October 2nd, 2014

Is the Internet Secure Enough? How could it be? Have you read the headlines, seen the regulatory requirements, or experienced the hysteria? And yet those millenials will give away any information they have for a free taco. They seem to trust the Internet, and yet most of us don’t. Trust...

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Innovating with Information - The Inca Way (quipu code)

by Andrew White  |  October 2nd, 2014

I was reading my BBC History magazine this weekend (Vol 15, no 9 - see and the lead article referred to a recent breakthrough in trying to understand the Inca quipu code, with the find of hundreds of lengths of string close to a 15th century warehouse where food...

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Capturing the Digital Business Moment: How the Techniques of Improvisation and Jazz are Defining the Age of Digitalization

by Thor Madsen  |  October 1st, 2014

Here I will add ideas and case examples of how improvisational technique (a non-random, framed approach to eliciting value from ambiguity) is critical in an era of mass-change; in this case due to digitalization of all aspects of organization.  As a start, here is a link to a quick set of...

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My Top 7 Popular Gartner Blog Posts for September

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 1st, 2014

Most popular blog posts from my Gartner blog during the past month are: SIEM Magic Quadrant 2014 Is Out! (announcements) Detailed SIEM Use Case Example (SIEM research) Popular SIEM Starter Use Cases (SIEM research) Challenges with MSSPs? (MSSP research) Named: Endpoint Threat Detection & Response (ETDR research) On Comparing Threat...

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We're All on the Hook to Demonstrate Value to Existing Customers

by Todd Berkowitz  |  October 1st, 2014

As a member of the Gartner Technology Go-to-Market Research team, I have several calls each week with clients and prospects explaining what we do and how we help. When I talk about my particular remit, we usually wind up discussing one or two areas that are of particular interest to...

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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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Facebook Goes Programmatic and Other Tales from Ad Week

by Andrew Frank  |  September 30th, 2014

If you missed it, Facebook’s relaunch of Atlas, the ad server it bought from Microsoft last year, is big news. It will enable marketers to apply the targeting capabilities they use in their Facebook campaigns to advertising across devices and publishers. By applying Facebook’s ubiquitous identity system and its wealth...

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Third Horse in the SDN race?

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 30th, 2014

Undoubtedly there is a ton of hype around SDN, but last week could be really be an inflection point... While there has been a lot of Gartner client interest around VMware NSX versus Cisco ACI, no third player has emerged on the mainstream radar screen, yet.  It has been, to...

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Mobile Marketing is Dead

by Mike McGuire  |  September 30th, 2014

That headline up there? I ain’t too proud to use a totally cheesy, lazy writer’s device: the hyperbolic statement that seems to negate the very point the writer aims to make.   Mobile marketing is increasingly going to be the most dynamic and adaptive path to a customer or prospect.  But in...

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Where's the Service in today's "as-a-Service" offerings?

by Rob Addy  |  September 30th, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld  has gone Everything-as-a-Service crazy. New service announcements have come thick and fast. Mark Hurd's keynote and subsequent press session expanded upon the themes laid out by Mr Ellison on Sunday. Oracle's commitment to price match against Amazon and Microsoft for commodity IaaS is obviously designed to grab attention....

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