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Networking VendorMath

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 19, 2016

Vendormath...We've all seen it...it looks something like this… From the vendor's perspective, it always shows that “our stuff” is sooo much better financially than "their stuff" (note: a slight deviation...

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"You Need To Fire Your Reseller"

by Stephen White  |  September 23, 2016

This direct quote originates from a software reseller roundtable at our Dallas ITFPAM Summit on Tuesday. Whilst we at Gartner may use some dramatic terms, clients are often somewhat more dramatic...

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What does an end to Adobe auditing and license compliance activity really mean?

by Stephen White  |  August 3, 2016

There may be several answers to this question, however between the question and potential answers lies a series of feasible explanations: A. License revenue growth resulting from SaaS and subscription...

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Architexit: Purposely Failing in Order to Succeed

by Philip Allega  |  July 27, 2016

"You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette" was a saying I recall as a child. In my room I had a picture of Abraham Lincoln hanging...

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Market Guide for Software Resellers

by Stephen White  |  July 26, 2016

Readers may note that much of my coverage at Gartner focuses on addressing licensing challenges and complexities. More recently, I’ve also picked up responsibility for our client facing research on...

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Architexit: Brexit for Enterprise Architects

by Philip Allega  |  July 20, 2016

My most recent research on gartner.com ("Architexit: What Enterprise Architects Must Do in the Face of Brexit") highlights how enterprise architects can help business and IT leaders plan, manage, and...

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2016 Retail Research Recap

by Robert Hetu  |  July 12, 2016

Gartner's research for the retail industry crosses all major key initiatives. [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Gartner 2016[/caption] Retail trends and technologies: Hype Cycle for Retail Technologies 2016 Forces not unlike wind,...

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Brexit - Advice For CIOs, Chief Supply Chain Officers and Marketing Leaders.

by Peter Sondergaard  |  July 1, 2016

It’s been a week since the U.K. voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU) and there’s an unprecedented amount of fear, uncertainty and doubt about the economic...

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Microsoft Renewals - the Season for Finding Carrots in the Cloud

by Stephen White  |  June 7, 2016

Last week's column drew attention to the need to evaluate timing before committing to a cloud subscription model and aligning timing of any commitment Currently many organizations are looking to finalize...

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Saving Money on the Network is Cool Too

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 19, 2016

In the networking space, cool new(ish) technology and shiny new objects grab most of the media headlines, but saving money is cool too (especially considering that legacy often runs the...

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