Gartner Blog Network

Peer Insights: Driving Community Input

by Tom Murphy  |  August 21, 2018

We are in the midst of building the next iteration of the Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation and its companion Critical Capabilities note.  In addition, we are starting the...

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Do You Want to Be Data Driven? I Don't Think So...

by Andrew White  |  August 20, 2018

I was once asked by a CIO to help him present to his board, on why they wanted to become data-driven. After 5 minutes of my planned 10 minute presentation...

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RPA and Test Automation

by Tom Murphy  |  August 17, 2018

We are seeing an uptick in questions around RPA and Test Automation.  This is driven from a number of directions: vendors that are moving into both spaces service providers with...

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by Debbie Wilson  |  August 17, 2018

Because I manage both the procurement solutions and ERP strategy groups, I am in a unique position to observe the remarkable differences between the two markets.  The ERP market is...

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Innovative IRM Solutions Disrupt Outdated GRC Market

by John Wheeler  |  August 17, 2018

Gartner published its inaugural Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management (IRM) several weeks ago and feedback from end-user customers has been overwhelmingly positive. What is most noteworthy is the shift away from...

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Four Questions to Ask When Considering a Mobile Marketing Platform Investment

by Bryan Yeager  |  August 16, 2018

In my spare time, I love to cook. I don’t mean to brag… but I think I’m pretty darn good at it. I’m fairly picky about the ingredients I use,...

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Why Technology Sales Cycles Are Taking So Long and What You Can Do About It

by Michele Buckley  |  August 16, 2018

Many technology service providers I’ve been working with tell me they’re experiencing “long sales cycles,” and they’re right.  A recent Gartner study of 506 technology buyers indicated that buying teams...

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What is a Data Hub? Shucks – Piccadilly Circus!

by Andrew White  |  August 16, 2018

It seems that introducing a data hub strategy a couple of years ago was both good and bad.  For some clients we put a name to something that makes total...

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Of Corporate Giants, Superstars, and Frontier Firms

by Andrew White  |  August 16, 2018

It seems a trend has recently become headline worthy and fashionable. For a number of years industry concentration has been growing and a number of research papers have explored the...

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Fuel Your ‘Everyone Sells’ Culture Through Employee Advocacy

by Marc Brown  |  August 15, 2018

The typical fault in the thinking of many leaders, including marketing leaders, is that the sales team will drive sales. They put a lot of energy into hiring the best...

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