Gartner Blog Network

"Being Basic Isn’t All Bad" by Patrick Long

by Debbie Wilson  |  February 16, 2019

The cloud is a great piece of technology: it cuts down on infrastructure and allows people to work from almost anywhere. ERP systems are moving to the SaaS and IaaS...

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Sales compensation governance does not need to be painful

by Dave Egloff  |  February 15, 2019

Recently, Gartner did a study and found that of the sales leaders identifying sales compensation as one of their higher priorities, 32% said plan effectiveness was their top concern.  No...

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Respect OTT Reach But Demand ROI

by Benjamin Bloom  |  February 15, 2019

Among the storylines about cord-cutters, ad-blockers, and time-shifters, new research from Gartner shows the significant and rising opportunity in in-stream video advertising delivery to internet-connected devices (see Over-the-Top TV Advertising...

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Cord-Cutting Creates a More Complicated Landscape for Ad Buyers

by Bryan Yeager  |  February 14, 2019

Ever since the launch of major video streaming services from Netflix and Hulu a little more than a decade ago, media prognosticators have been forecasting the rise of cord-cutting --...

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Training versus Inference

by Paul Debeasi  |  February 14, 2019

Few data-driven technologies provide greater opportunity to derive value from Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives as machine learning. The accelerated growth of data captured from the sensors in IoT solutions...

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Gartner Launches the CRM Sales Technology Key Initiative

by Tad Travis  |  February 14, 2019

I am pleased to announce that Gartner has launched our new formal program for sales technology research.  Yes, we have long covered CRM technology for sales at Gartner.  What is...

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Why Machines Aren't Taking Over (Yet)

by Jennifer Polk  |  February 13, 2019

On a dark and stormy night, my power went out five times. Of course, every time the power fails, so does the furnace, in February, in the Midwest. Below is a picture that could...

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Tricky: Will UEBA and NTA Ever Merge?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  February 13, 2019

Here is an obvious, but not really obvious question: will UEBA and NTA ever merge? Admittedly, normal security people who don’t care about the changing tides of vendors and markets...

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Facing Brexit’s Budget Challenge

by Ewan Mcintyre  |  February 13, 2019

We live in interesting times. Regardless of your opinion regarding the UK’s relationship with the European Union, what’s clear is that Brexit is starting to bite, as evidenced by major brands...

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FAQ - Critical Capabilities for MES

by Rick Franzosa  |  February 12, 2019

On February 11, 2019 Gartner published the first release of the Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems.  While the MES vendor and practitioner community is generally familiar with the Gartner Magic Quadrant, the Critical Capabilities...

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