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"You Need To Fire Your Reseller"

by Stephen White  |  September 23, 2016

This direct quote originates from a software reseller roundtable at our Dallas ITFPAM Summit on Tuesday. Whilst we at Gartner may use some dramatic terms, clients are often somewhat more dramatic...

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Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers, 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 30, 2016

We just published the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), a market which many folks still refer to as load-balancers.  We evaluate 11 vendors that meet inclusion criteria...

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Microsoft Magic Quadrant Sees Two Promotions, One Addition

by Merv Adrian  |  July 14, 2016

As of July 13, Microsoft is featured in 41 current Gartner Magic Quadrants. 16 have been updated this year; they are shown in bold in the figure. One has been added: Disaster Recovery...

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Microsoft New Year Changes - What Impact Will the COO's Departure Produce?

by Stephen White  |  July 11, 2016

End of financial year at Microsoft regularly triggers a series of announcements, movements and changes. The past week has seen a number, including one of the more significant of recent personnel...

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Office 365 5th Birthday Milestone

by Stephen White  |  June 30, 2016

Microsoft has been in business now for over 40 years, with annual revenues of more than $90BN, clients across all sectors and a dominant, but declining, software market share of 13.3%...

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Why The Acquisition of LinkedIn Annoys LinkedIn Users

by Jenny Sussin  |  June 15, 2016

Your data is for sale. It's something we've all known for a while now but $26.2 billion later the conversation has been reignited, if not a bit buried, in the...

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Microsoft and LinkedIn: The Potential and the Risk for Marketers

by Jay Wilson  |  June 15, 2016

On Monday morning, I was reading one of Augie Ray’s compelling critiques of LinkedIn user behavior when the news broke – the professional social network had been acquired by Microsoft...

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Microsoft Links Into a Treasure Trove of Information

by Merv Adrian  |  June 14, 2016

My colleague Doug Laney wrote this blog post with a  few contributions from me and Jenny Sussin. His focus on the inherent value of the information assets in the Microsoft-LinkedIn deal is a...

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Microsoft Links Into a Treasure Trove of Information

by Doug Laney  |  June 14, 2016

Contributing Gartner analysts: Merv Adrian and Jenny Sussin Throughout the day yesterday we listened to financial and market analysts speculate about the announced acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft. Their ruminations...

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Microsoft Renewals - the Season for Finding Carrots in the Cloud

by Stephen White  |  June 7, 2016

Last week's column drew attention to the need to evaluate timing before committing to a cloud subscription model and aligning timing of any commitment Currently many organizations are looking to finalize...

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