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Jim Hare
Research VP
2 years at Gartner
23 years IT Industry

Jim Hare is a Research VP in Gartner's Technology & Service Provider group with primary focus on Analytics and Data Science. Read Full Bio

Cool Vendors in Core AI Technologies

by Jim Hare  |  May 25, 2017

Cool Vendors in Core AI Technologies Cool or not?  With all the hype (and confusion) from vendors around AI, Gartner is taking the “bull” by the horns and launching a new collection of cool vendor reports just focused on AI.    We have identified the most innovative emerging vendors with “cool” AI offerings that are having […]

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Tableau SWOT Underlines that the Market is Again Shifting

by Jim Hare  |  January 4, 2017

After doing a lot of research homework and detailed analysis, Rita Sallam and I just published an insightful Gartner SWOT on Tableau.  They were one of only three vendors who were rated “Leaders” in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) Platforms.  As a heads up, Gartner plans to also publish SWOTs […]

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New Research: How to Monetize Your IoT Data

by Jim Hare  |  September 11, 2016

Got “IoT” data?  Struggling to figure out to turn all that sensor data into “moola”?  My colleagues Ted Friedman, Doug Laney, and I just published some really useful and impactful research to help organizations monetize their Internet of Thing (IoT) data.   “Prepare to Monetize Data From the Internet of Things” provides a 7 step approach […]

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Uncovering Growth Opportunities in the Transforming Business Analytics Market

by Jim Hare  |  August 12, 2016

This week I presented a webinar to help high tech providers understand the latest market trends, which segments are growing the fastest, and how to respond to take advantage of the opportunities. If you missed the webinar, you can watch on demand! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to answer all of the questions, so below are […]

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Tech Providers: Insider secrets to becoming a “Cool Vendor”

by Jim Hare  |  October 10, 2015

One of the questions that I frequently get asked by startup high tech providers is how they can become a Gartner “Cool” vendor.  Vendors do not apply to become Cool Vendors.  Instead, nominations come directly from Gartner analysts who are familiar with the topic area or market space and the vendor landscape.  The nomination and […]

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Tech Providers: Why you should become a “Cool Vendor”

by Jim Hare  |  October 4, 2015

January will be here before we know it and Gartner will begin the nomination process for our 2016 Cool Vendor research. If you aren’t familiar with our Cool Vendor special reports, each year Gartner publishes research across almost 100 different areas highlighting lesser-known, emerging vendors that are often unknown due to their small size and relative immaturity. […]

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Cool Vendors in Information Innovation, 2015

by Jim Hare  |  April 7, 2015

Very cool! Gartner just published this year’s profile of four emerging vendors who offer unique approaches to managing and analyzing information: Connotate, Integro, MapLarge, and SumAll. Cool Vendors in Information Innovation: Rely on a voluminous and varied flow of internal and external information sources such as email, social media, geolocation, open data and Web content. […]

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Tech Providers: Turbo Grow your Business with TSP

by Jim Hare  |  March 24, 2015

If you are a tech provider who has access to just Gartner’s core IT research, you are missing out on almost two-thirds of the value we can provide.  It’s like trying to drive a snow-covered car in the winter while you look through a small clearing in the windshield where the ice has been scraped.  […]

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