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(They're Back!) New Year's Anti-Resolutions for 2017

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 2, 2017

Last year, I opted not to do the yearly New Year's anti-resolutions I have been doing since 2009. I thought that things were generally going pretty well, with no need to talk...

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Gartner Cancels Hype Cycle in Response to "Peak Hype" Crisis

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 1, 2016

Stamford, Connecticut 1 April, 2016 Following on reports of the global environment reaching "peak hype,"Gartner Inc announced today that it will cancel this year's publication of its popular Hype Cycle series....

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Fun with EFSS MQ Surveys

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 5, 2015

One of the least fun parts about being an analyst (or, I imagine working with analyst relations at a vendor) is dealing with magic quadrant and critical capabilities vendor surveys....

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The 11 Steps Established Vendors Go Through when Something New Comes Along

by Jeffrey Mann  |  July 14, 2015

As an analyst, I often see new Big Things coming by. Things like cloud, big data, mobility, even going back to client-server. The reaction of established vendors to these Big...

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2015’s New Years Anti-Resolutions

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2015

For the past several years (way too many, actually), I have written a series of blog posts on anti-resolutions for the new year. So far, that and the April Fool's...

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Don't Let This Happen to Me; Looking to Do a Good PCC Keynote

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 14, 2014

Like most Gartner analysts, I do quite a few presentations at our events. Sometimes, I get involved in the keynotes, which are both much more fun and much more intense....

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2014's New Years Anti-Resolutions

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2014

For the past several years, I have written a series of blog posts on anti-resolutions for the new year. Publishing predictions in a blog or video post around this time of year is easy...

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Gartner Introduces the Hype Bicycle

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 1, 2013

Gartner’s popular Hype Cycles are getting a real world accessory: The Hype Bicycletm! Specially designed to help navigate the peaks and troughs that IT managers encounter every day, the Hype...

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Gartner Introduces “Magic Fractals”

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 1, 2012

1 April, 2012: After last year’s successful launch of “Real Quadrants,” Gartner has announced the next iteration in the development of its most popular branded deliverable. The Magic Quadrant’s two...

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Real Quadrants? Not Really

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 2, 2011

I had a little fun in yesterday’s April 1 post assigning new names to the Magic Quadrants, and renaming the whole thing to Real Quadrants. I hope I left enough...

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