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How Mature is Software Channel Transformation?

by Stephen White  |  January 15, 2019

Channel transformation is a term readers may encounter infrequently. The phrase represents a business model shift from fulfillment and transactional activities, to solution and services selling. From a software selling...

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We're hiring for our cloud and infrastructure team at Gartner!

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  November 20, 2018

Summary: Gartner is growing and our cloud and infrastructure team in Gartner for Technical Professionals is hiring!  The current focus and needs include networking, backup, DR, availability, hyper converged integrated...

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Debunking the Myth - Software Asset Management and the Cloud

by Stephen White  |  November 20, 2018

Why Cloud Services are an Asset In various quarters I’ve heard and occasionally read a number of comments about the discipline of asset management as being incongruent with cloud services....

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The Software Asset Management Skills Gap

by Stephen White  |  November 13, 2018

During my Evaluating the Software Asset Management Managed Services Option session at Gartner ITSPV&AM Summit  in September I raised the issue of under resourcing. [caption id="attachment_532" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Skills extract the most from the wave[/caption]...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire Part 4

by Stephen White  |  July 20, 2018

The final keynote of Microsoft Inspire (combined with Microsoft sales conference Ready) was relatively short, but commenced with a demonstration of admiration for Satya Nadella from the on site partner...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire part 3

by Stephen White  |  July 18, 2018

The Microsoft keynote (actually they are calling them 'Corenotes') session on Tuesday was without major announcement. The most significant business announcement from Microsoft wasn't part of the session, however Microsoft...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire Announcements Part 2

by Stephen White  |  July 17, 2018

Microsoft Inspire kicked off yesterday with the typical musical introduction and energy that accompanies the annual day 1 keynote. What followed though was relatively quiet, reinforcing messaging from 2017. Microsoft's lead...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire Announcements Part 1

by Stephen White  |  July 13, 2018

Microsoft’s annual partner conference is the principal vehicle and milestone for Microsoft to kick off it’s new financial year. Accordingly changes to commercial offers, approaches and structure are typically key...

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Microsoft Nods Again to “Open” With Github Deal

by Merv Adrian  |  June 6, 2018

This post co-authored with my esteemed colleague and Gartner Vendor Lead for Microsoft, Ed Anderson. Microsoft, already a significant contributor to GitHub, and a frequent contributor to open source over...

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Stop Agonizing Over GDPR Opt-In Emails and Start Thinking about How Your Use of Cloud Impacts GDPR Compliance

by Richard Watson  |  May 25, 2018

Are you thinking About Your cloud providers and the GDPR? You should be. Using IaaS cloud service providers to process personal data introduces new risks. If you use Cloud providers,...

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