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HP buys Eucalyptus

by Lydia Leong  |  September 12, 2014

In an interesting move that seems to be predominantly an acquihire, HP has bought Eucalyptus for an undisclosed sum, though speculation is that the deal's under $100m, less than a...

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Bimodal IT, VMworld, and the future of VMware

by Lydia Leong  |  August 25, 2014

In Gartner's 2014 research for CIOs, we've increasingly been talking about "bimodal IT". Bimodal IT is the idea that organizations need two speeds of IT -- call them traditional IT...

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AWS 2Q14 and why the sky is not falling

by Lydia Leong  |  July 28, 2014

Amazon posted weaker 2Q 2014 results for Amazon Web Services, leading some to speculate about competitive pressures despite continued enormous growth in usage. Investors are asking, probably reasonably, what's going...

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Impressions of IBM Pulse

by Lydia Leong  |  February 25, 2014

Once upon a time, IBM Pulse was a systems management conference. But this year, IBM has marketed it as a "cloud" conference. The first day of keynotes was largely devoted...

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Vendors, Magic Quadrants, and client status

by Lydia Leong  |  August 22, 2012

I'm writing this blog post for vendors who are in Magic Quadrants or who are hoping to be in Magic Quadrants, as well as the Gartner account executives (AEs) who...

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Specific Tips for Magic Quadrant briefings

by Lydia Leong  |  August 10, 2012

This is part 2 of a two-part post. The first part contains general tips for Magic Quadrant briefings, applicable to any vendor regardless of how much contact they've had with...

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General Tips for Magic Quadrant briefings

by Lydia Leong  |  August 10, 2012

Three years ago, I wrote a blog post called "What Makes for an Effective MQ Briefing?" This is a follow-up, with my thoughts somewhat more organized. This is part 1...

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AR contacts for a Magic Quadrant should read everything

by Lydia Leong  |  August 7, 2012

Something for analyst relations folks and the PR firms that help them, to take note of when participating in a Magic Quadrant: Read every communication that you're sent, in its...

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The art of the customer reference

by Lydia Leong  |  August 6, 2012

In the course of my career at Gartner, and my pre-Gartner life as an engineering director who spent giant piles of money on purchasing technology that was often very early-stage,...

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What would make the Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant better?

by Lydia Leong  |  July 25, 2012

At the risk of opening up a can of worms: As a user of the Public Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant -- either as a technology buyer looking to make a...

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