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Announcing 2015 Hype Cycle for Consumer Goods

by Don Scheibenreif  |  July 29th, 2015

It's Hype Cycle season at Gartner, so Dale Hagemeyer and I are pleased to announce the publication of our Hype Cycle for Consumer Goods, 2015. The Hype Cycle is Gartner's best known  framework and designed to offer our IT clients  a snapshot of the relative maturity of technologies, IT methodologies and...

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Master These Five Crucial Competencies in Complex IoT Projects

by Benoit Lheureux  |  July 29th, 2015

Some clients have been asking for a "short list" of crucial IoT competencies they should focus on to help ensure a successful implementation of larger end-to-end IoT projects (which tightly integrate IoT devices, IoT platforms and back-end applications). It's a trick question, because large IT projects draw on such a...

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The Voices of Things to Come

by Jay Wilson  |  July 29th, 2015

I was riding the London Underground on Sunday night during a brief vacation.  The train's automated female voice announcements weren't much different from those one might hear in any subway in any city. Until we approached our final destination, Tower Hill. "The next stop on this train is....Tower! HILL!" I cannot,...

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How to Maximize Magic Quadrant Effectiveness

by Adam Ronthal  |  July 29th, 2015

By Adam Ronthal and Merv Adrian The Gartner Magic Quadrant is, perhaps, the most well known piece of branded research we publish each year.  Vendors appearing on the Magic Quadrant often issue press releases, purchase reprint rights, and generally make some well-deserved noise when included in the final research note. ...

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How Vendors Can Maximize Gartner Magic Quadrant Briefing Effectiveness

by Merv Adrian  |  July 28th, 2015

By Adam Ronthal and Merv Adrian The Gartner Magic Quadrant is, perhaps, the most well known piece of branded research we publish each year.  Vendors appearing on the Magic Quadrant often issue press releases, purchase reprint rights, and generally make some well-deserved noise when included in the final research note. And...

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The 'Silver bullet' index

by Andrew White  |  July 28th, 2015

The Economist has the Big Mac Index.  The Big Mac index is a system that uses the price of an ever day item (a Big Mac) as a means to compare prices in different countries to gauge purchasing power parity.  The PPP is what you use to compare currency value differences...

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Honeytokens Everywhere

by Augusto Barros  |  July 28th, 2015

A few days ago I was reading about features of a "next-gen" threat detection tool and found out it was capable of planting and monitoring Honeytokens in Active Directory. I realized it was the third time in just a few weeks I was seeing some reference to that concept in...

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Five Innovation Tips to Improve the Customer Experience

by Christy Pettey  |  July 28th, 2015

Executives love talking about innovation, but few enterprises are consistently good at it. The same could be said of the customer experience. In fact, innovation initiatives and customer experience projects face a lot of common challenges: they both run counter to how enterprises are organized; they are easily appreciated as...

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Process Digitalization: Just More Automation?

by Bruce Robertson  |  July 28th, 2015

No, it's worth distinguishing new capabilities that go beyond just getting the work of of paper (or in manufacturing, out of human hands). If you don't change the work really, what's the point? Well, there IS a point to the automation phase -- greater visibility and control, and maybe more...

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Networking Hype Cycle

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 28th, 2015

We just published the 2015 Networking and Communications Hype Cycle which tracks and analyzes the 35 most important networking technologies, product categories and services that network planners must account for. These networking technologies are emerging, becoming widely adopted and being heavily hyped. And yes, we recognize that in many cases,...

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What is the Enterprise Personality of your Customer?

by Hank Barnes  |  July 28th, 2015

Ever experienced a situation where everything felt right in a deal? The buying team, led by a champion in the business, seemed convinced.  You had developed, with them, a strong business case for change.  The only question seemed to be how soon would the deal close. And then nothing happens....

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