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Dave’s Blog

by David Cearley  |  October 14, 2008  |  7 Comments

It's me, Dave.

Welcome to my blog. I’ve been on the sidelines of blogging for a long time. It’s taken me a while to get this blog off the groun given my hectic personal and professional life. Adding yet another item to the list was a daunting idea.  But becoming part of the conversation in cyberspace has a seductive appeal to someone like me. Now I’m in the game and I’m excited.

So what can you expect from this blog? I cover emerging technologies for Gartner so you can expect to see me post about the cool new things I encounter – particularly in the areas of user interface and interaction technologies.  I also lead Gartner’s research agenda on cloud computing along with David Mitchell Smith so you will hear a lot from me about this disruptive phenomena. Finally you can expect to see me opine about the Web in general from both personal and professional perspectives.

One more thing: I grew up in Kansas City and I’m a huge barbeque fan so I’ll try and sneak in some fun stuff once in a while. All work and no play …

So off I go. I hope that you find my posts interesting, sometimes challenging and always entertaining. Give me feedback on what you think about my posts and point me to other interesting information on the web. That’s what blogging is all about.

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David W. Cearley

18 years at Gartner
30 years IT industry

David Cearley is a vice president and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research and is a leading authority on information technology. As a member of Gartner Research, Mr. Cearley analyzes emerging business and technology trends and explores how these trends shape the way individuals....Read Full Bio

Thoughts on Dave’s Blog

  1. Paul Miller says:

    David – glad to see this blog up and running, and I look forward to hearing a lot more about the emerging technologies you’re covering.

    My own focus might be the Semantic Web, but that’s just a part of the whole… and closely related to many of your latest Top Ten.

    See, for example,


  2. Erin Collopy says:

    Congratulations on taking the first big step and kicking off your own blog. I look forward to reading, Dave…

  3. Arlne Phoenix says:

    Congratulations on the blog, Looking forward to your various comments.

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  6. Tom Dease says:

    Hi Dave! I accidentally ran across your blog when searching a different Gartman. Glad to see you’re doing well. Remember the long days of typesetting for the initial Smart Software. That was before we used modems! At least the first version. Remember playing golf at Dub’s Dread that time the storm hit. Our wives thought we got blown away by a tornado. Take care.

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