French Caldwell

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A Revolution in GRC Affairs at Gartner (or burning the EGRC mq)

by French Caldwell  |  February 4, 2014  |  3 Comments

Gartner’s coverage of vendors in the GRC marketplace is about to change.  The main reason for the change, as noted in the most recent Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms Magic Quadrant, is that GRC solutions buyers are shifting away from a platform-centric approach to one focused on targeted solutions for specific use cases. A [...]

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Oh, Michael — Your Rant ….

by French Caldwell  |  October 10, 2012  |  1 Comment

Dear Michael – Good to hear from you.  Thanks for sending me your latest blog post.  I have to say though that when you rant you really do go ballistic — you want to throw six months of my work on the compost pile — ooh, that hurts.  But I get it, it’s not me; [...]

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My 13th Sym — and I’m Still Not a Security Analyst

by French Caldwell  |  October 17, 2011  |  Comments Off

This is my 13th Orlando Symposium as a Gartner analyst.  I’m finding now that some clients are scheduling 1-1s because they know me and want to talk to me — regardless of what I cover as an analyst.  That’s nice, but a bit of a challenge — I hate to tell you this, but I [...]

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Learning from Aunt Elsie

by French Caldwell  |  January 25, 2011  |  Comments Off

Aunt Elsie never went to the grocery store.  She’d call in her grocery list over the phone, and the grocer would deliver.  One day in the 1950s, Aunt Elsie called my grandmother and said, “Emily, do you ever shop at a supermarket?”  My grandmother said of course she did, and Aunt Elsie asked to accompany [...]

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We Come to Kill GRC, Not to Praise IT

by French Caldwell  |  January 12, 2010  |  6 Comments

I’ve been involved in some discussions recently around GRC that remind me about the arguments around KM — as to whether it is a valid term or not.  The antagonists argue that GRC does more harm than good.  They argue that the term creates market confusion, that the vendors that claim to offer GRC solutions [...]

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2010 Starts with GRC Market Consolidations

by French Caldwell  |  January 10, 2010  |  3 Comments

While most GRC market watchers were analyzing the EMC-Archer deal, another perhaps even more telling merger was occuring. The CEOs of BPS and Resolver, two small Canadian enterprise GRC platform vendors, brought their two companies together. BPS’ market focus has been large companies, while Resolver has focused on small to mid-size companies. The combination of [...]

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