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Dennis Gaughan
Managing VP
3 years at Gartner
18 years IT industry

Dennis Gaughan is a managing VP within the Enterprise Software research team, focusing on enterprise applications. His research focus is on the enabling technologies that support those enterprise applications, including application integration and B2B infrastructure. Read Full Bio

Introducing the Pace Layered Application Strategy Special Report

by Dennis Gaughan  |  February 3, 2012

Over the last 10 years (both with AMR Research and now Gartner), I have spoken to many application leaders about how to better manage their application portfolio. While some of their circumstances are different, there is always a lot in common across companies. They are dealing with a diverse portfolio of applications which span from […]

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Enterprise App Stores: Great Idea or Potential Disaster?

by Dennis Gaughan  |  January 10, 2011

Like just about everyone else I know, I have a number of New Year’s resolutions. Exercising more, eating better and staying in touch with family and friends are just a few on the list. And like many of you, I hope this year will be the year I can actually say I managed to keep […]

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Reader Response to ERP in the Cloud

by Dennis Gaughan  |  December 13, 2010

In baseball, a player is considered worthy for induction to the Hall of Fame if they manage to hit .300 or better for his career. Think about that: Fail 70% of the time, and you’re immortalized in the Baseball Hall of Fame! Now, anyone who has tried to hit a 90 m.p.h. fastball can appreciate […]

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Will Core ERP Ever Move to the Cloud?

by Dennis Gaughan  |  December 13, 2010

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Gartner’s acquisition of AMR Research. In many ways, I can’t believe an entire year has gone by; it’s gone very quickly. One of the striking differences between AMR past and Gartner present is just the “virtual-ness” of the workplace. Given that most AMR analysts were located in Boston, […]

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Like the Summer Temperatures, Acquisition Activity in Enterprise Applications Will Continue to Rise

by Dennis Gaughan  |  July 12, 2010

As we reach the middle of the summer months, the East Coast of the United States has been engulfed in an oppressive heat wave. For a short while at least, the media has forgone stories about the wars in the Middle East and the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico to talk about the […]

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Is It Time to Rethink Your Enterprise Application Portfolio Strategy?

by Dennis Gaughan  |  June 29, 2010

I recently spent a few days in Chicago (well, in Rosemont, to be precise) with the Gartner/AMR Research SAP and Oracle Peer Forums at their semi-annual summit. It’s always great to participate in these events and network with some of the top SAP and Oracle customers. We used the opportunity to discuss key initiatives and […]

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Supply Chain Executive Conference Wrap-Up: Connecting Value Networks and the Emergence of Multienterprise Architecture

by Dennis Gaughan  |  June 11, 2010

I’ve been going to the annual Supply Chain Executive Conference off and on since 1997. My first few trips to Scottsdale, Arizona, were as the director of IT for AMR Research. I was tasked with making sure the computers worked and the presentations went off without a hitch. Back then, seeing me on stage was […]

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