Gartner Blog Network

Pivot Forward – planning for 2021

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 13, 2020

The onset of the pandemic health crisis is now an ongoing factor in social, economic and our personal lives.  Expectations for the crisis having a short-term impact were prevalent in...

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Wooing Back Highly Concerned, High Income Shoppers

by Tim Barlow  |  August 12, 2020

Let’s start with the simple fact that most wealthy Americans don’t really think of themselves as wealthy. In fact, according to Gartner's research, the majority of high income and affluent...

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Aug 9)

by Andrew White  |  August 12, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the notes directly. Rita Sallam did it again!  Her recent note (Top 10 Trends in Data and Analytics, 2020) remained at "number 1"...

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Don't Let Your Public Cloud Plans Cost Too Much!

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  August 12, 2020

Utilizing public cloud can be a real challenge for infrastructure and operations leaders. Balancing the expectations of executive management that public cloud is "cheap" versus attempting to govern and manage...

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Tiering self-service by user competence

by Lydia Leong  |  August 10, 2020

A nontrivial chunk of my client conversations are centered on the topic of cloud IaaS/PaaS self-service, and how to deal with development teams (and other technical end-user teams, i.e. data...

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Cost Optimization With In-House Marketing Agency

by Sally Witzky  |  August 10, 2020

Budget Line Item for External Agency Spend is Under Review Marketing has always been under scrutiny when it comes to budgets.  A pandemic and associated economic challenges has required marketers...

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Brace Yourself for an Explosion of Virtual Assistants

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  August 10, 2020

One of my highly talented analysts, Annette Jump, who covers virtual assistant/cognitive agent technologies recently completed an analysis of Natural Language Processing (NLP) patent submissions and investment activity. She just...

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Bias Against… AI Bias

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 7, 2020

Bias is one of the stereotypical dangers of AI. Those who refer to bias are often biased against… AI bias. We have seen enterprises spending unnecessary resources to eradicate AI...

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Toolkit: Move the Funding Model From Project to Product Starting Today

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  August 7, 2020

Application leaders see the urgent need for transforming to the product-centric model, but they are challenged by how it affects IT funding. Application leaders can use this toolkit to guide...

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Data and Analytics Hype Cycles for 2020 Just Published!

by Andrew White  |  August 7, 2020

Here is a reference to the range and breadth of data and analytics hype in the market.  Start by understanding how to use and read a hype cycle.  Enjoy! Hype...

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