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Look Before Diving Headfirst Into a Data Lake

by Christy Pettey  |  April 1st, 2015

The growing hype surrounding data lakes is causing substantial confusion in the information management space. Data lakes focus on storing data from disparate sources, but ignore how or why data is used. In his session on navigating the data lake at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit, Nick Heudecker,...

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Seven Ways to IT Risk Management Success

by John A. Wheeler  |  April 1st, 2015

With all the hype and hysteria around the mounting cyber-security threats, companies are seeking to strengthen their management of IT risk. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that some of the largest U.S. based companies are establishing technology committees at the board level to meet the need for greater...

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Information is the new Source of Economic Value

by Andrew White  |  March 31st, 2015

I spotted two great articles in the weekend's US print edition of the Wall Street Journal.  I was reading the paper on my flight over to Las Vegas in preparation for our Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit that kicks off tomorrow morning.  The theme of the summit is...

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Employee Highlight: Molly

by Gartner Careers  |  March 31st, 2015

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Upon Exiting Stage Left: Jennifer Beck's Advice to Marketers

by Pete Basiliere  |  March 31st, 2015

Sound parting advice for marketers from Jennifer Beck, Gartner VP, Distinguished Analyst and Research Fellow Emeritus on her retirement. Take a few minutes to think about it. In Jennifer's words: I was making my way down the beach in Captiva, Florida, hooked to my iPhone that was jammed into the front...

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Upon Exiting Stage Left: Advice to Marketers

by Jennifer Beck  |  March 31st, 2015

I was making my way down the beach in Captiva, Florida, hooked to my iPhone that was jammed into the front of my bathing suit, headphones wrapped around my sun visor, salsa dancing to Marc Anthony’s “I Need to Know” -- and it hit me. I’m going to retire and...

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How Land and Expand Strategies Breakdown

by Hank Barnes  |  March 31st, 2015

In my post last week, I mentioned Gartner research that uncovered that the most common reason for a no decision in buying was when anticipated project or solution costs exceed the budget.   For providers, this means two things. First, the idea of growing the scope because of increased value...

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How To Know if a Robot Will Take Your Marketing Job

by Martin Kihn  |  March 27th, 2015

Leave it to M.I.T. to make us realize, once again, how mentally mundane we are. I speak here as a human being. A relatively recent book from two non-robots at the M.I.T. Center for Digital Business -- their names are  Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson -- has the ominous title,...

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For Retail Vanilla is the New Favorite Flavor

by Robert Hetu  |  March 30th, 2015

Retailers presenting at a vendor hosted conference last week used the term “vanilla” as a positive or aspirational term when describing their technology implementations and/or implementation plans. I find this really an exciting prospect. Have we finally reached a point where technology vendors are providing truly configurable solutions that can...

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Why Does Access Certification Even Have to Exist Any Longer?

by Brian Iverson  |  March 30th, 2015

This is the sixth installment in a series of posts that I am writing on my impressions of the current state of IGA, based on analysis of the 2015 edition of the Critical Capabilities for Identity Governance and Administration (subscription required). This time I am focusing on the access certification capability. This time I'm not going to...

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Microsoft in MQs - March On

by Merv Adrian  |  March 29th, 2015

In December 2014, I posted Microsoft's Product Positions - Positive Progress, updating my quarterly map of the several dozen Gartner Magic Quadrants that feature Microsoft offerings. Welcome to the New Year. The progress I identified then has continued through Q1, as another product improved its position in a refresh (Advanced Analytic Platforms), and...

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