Like every year, we are starting the planning process for our research agendas across Gartner. For those who are not familiar with this term, research agendas contain our high-level plans for the research we are going to conduct in each technology and industry domain we cover across our firm. They are published, usually early in the calendar year, under a title like “Key Issues for…..”.
For our government clients, the research agenda for year 2010 is contained in Key Issues for Government, 2010. Later in the year, we also published Key Issues for Defense and Intelligence, 2010, as a complement to out existing agenda.
In planning our research agendas for 2011, including the one for Government, we use a variety of data points, such as inquiries from our clients, interactions during various Gartner events, readership of our research notes on gartner.com, the dialogue supported via multiple social media, as well as online surveys that we offer to our clients and non-clients.
Since this particular blog has a fairly good readership, both in size and quality of audience. I would like to offer readers the opportunity of influencing our planning process in either or both the following ways:
- by responding to this online survey, which asks three very simple questions and few demographic details for analysis purposes;
- by just commenting this post with ideas about what we should be covering, what we should stop researching about, and how do you feel we could develop research material that is relevant and compelling for you as individuals as well as for your organizations.
This time we have started the planning process a couple of months earlier, in order to be able to publish our research agenda for 2011 by the end of this year.
Thank you very much in advance for your input.