Gartner Blog Network

New Toolkit: How to Demonstrate the Link between Data and Business Outcome

by Andrew White  |  May 23, 2018

One of the most commonly asked questions, and a most intractable problem to solve, is the ability to show, to demonstrate, to explain, the link between a piece of information...

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Things I'd Like to See Go Away - Unrealistic ROI and TCO Calculators

by Hank Barnes  |  May 22, 2018

Let's face it, customers care about Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI).   These figures are a key part of most business cases that are developed to...

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Who is Buying Which Data Companies?

by Andrew White  |  May 22, 2018

An article in today’s US print edition of the Financial Times reports that IHS Markit is to acquire Ipreo.  Ipreo sells data and indices for hard-to-value assets and accounts.  Apparently...

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You Cannot Buy Security Operations Maturity But You Can ... Ruin It

by Anton Chuvakin  |  May 22, 2018

In my day job, I ponder all sorts of strange stuff. For example, here is a philosophical one: can one buy security operations maturity? By the way, note that when...

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Beware the Customer Experience Case Study

by Augie Ray  |  May 21, 2018

Case studies. Everyone craves them. But are they success guideposts to follow, or might they have the power to mislead us? The lure of case studies is that they offer us peeks at others'...

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Next Research: SOC, SIEM, and Again Overall Detection and Response

by Anton Chuvakin  |  May 21, 2018

We worked too damn hard developing these papers (and one more to come out on this topic), so we will be focusing on updates to our key existing papers next...

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Blockchain - Decentralization or Bust?

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  May 21, 2018

Blockchain came from bitcoin. Bitcoin is about decentralization. So, Blockchain is about decentralization. And, blockchain cannot survive without decentralization. That’s how the narrative goes. But, is it really true? Let...

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Our Threat Testing and BAS Papers Are Out!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  May 18, 2018

With much excitement, we are announcing the release of our “magically awesome” ™ papers on security testing methods and Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) technologies (Gartner GTP access required). Here...

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The "Lost Art" - Time to Revive the Power of Storytelling to Support Your Business Strategy, by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 17, 2018

I recently had a chance to read a book written by Richard Butterfield, “It’s Show Time”, on the power of persuasion.  In one of the chapters, he was confounded that...

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Improving Meetings With Advanced Technology

by Craig Roth  |  May 17, 2018

There was an interesting demo at the Microsoft Build conference on the future of meetings. If you haven't seen it, I recommend watching it here. There is a lot of...

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