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4 IRM Market Trends Will Accelerate Demand in COVID-19 Recovery

by John A. Wheeler  |  March 31, 2020

Integrated Risk Management (IRM) technology is uniquely suited to address the myriad of risks arising from the current crisis and future COVID-19 recovery. Gartner’s 2020 expanded coverage of IRM use cases (see figure below) coincides with rapidly evolving customer demands linked to crisis response and recovery efforts. These efforts demonstrate the rising need for an […]

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IRM 2020: Market Momentum Continues

by John A. Wheeler  |  January 30, 2020

2020 marks Gartner’s fifth year of integrated risk management (IRM) technology coverage and the market continues to grow at a rapid pace. In fact, the spectrum of IRM technology solutions is increasing due to digital transformation efforts in companies of all sizes. As a result, the IRM technology and services market forecast for 2020 is […]

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Top 10 Gartner Emerging Technologies Client Topics for 2019

by John A. Wheeler  |  December 5, 2019

This year, Gartner launched its Emerging Technologies and Trends (ETT) research agenda dedicated to helping our Technology & Service Provider (TSP) clients improve their offerings. As we wrap-up 2019, let’s look at the top 10 Gartner emerging technologies client topics addressed by our analysts. The list of topics is derived from client inquiry calls that […]

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Digital Risk “Techquilibrium” Requires IRM

by John A. Wheeler  |  October 21, 2019

Over the past month, I’ve been speaking to various groups to help them prepare for the onslaught of digital risks in their organizations. A common theme is the need for greater risk quantification beyond the realm of traditional, qualitative governance, risk and compliance (GRC) approaches. A balanced view of digital risk through integrated risk management […]

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Why Technology Providers Now “Get IRM”

by John A. Wheeler  |  September 16, 2019

This past week, I enjoyed meeting with over 1,000 attendees at our annual Gartner Security and Risk Management Conference in London. At the event, the overwhelming feedback received is that integrated risk management (IRM) is needed now more than ever. Included in that feedback is the fact that technology providers see a rapid increase in […]

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A “PRACtical” View of Emerging Risk Management Technologies

by John A. Wheeler  |  August 19, 2019

Gartner’s “Hype Cycle for Risk Management, 2019” report was published almost a month ago and reader response has been overwhelmingly positive. In this year’s report, we highlight the need for a “PRACtical” view of risk management technologies to fuel digital business growth. Entering 2019, CEOs began to understand the unique set of challenges ahead of […]

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GRC 2020: The Approaching Year of Final Demise

by John A. Wheeler  |  July 15, 2019

Gartner kicked-off its global series of 2019 Security & Risk Management Summit Conferences last month in Washington, DC. It’s here where we receive direct feedback from both technology providers as well as end-users on emerging trends and technologies for security and risk management. More than 3,500 attendees participated in analyst sessions and meetings over 3 1/2 […]

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Here’s Why IRM Solutions Are Superior to Archaic GRC Technology

by John A. Wheeler  |  May 2, 2019

Gartner clients are consistently searching for ways to improve their risk management programs to deliver greater value to the enterprise. Whether it is to bolster performance in support of new digital transformation efforts or to reduce spend associated with bloated governance, risk and compliance (GRC) bureaucracies, the need for better solutions is real. That’s why […]

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4 Reasons Why GRC Is a Useless Term

by John A. Wheeler  |  March 6, 2019

It has been 5 years since Gartner embarked on the journey to enhance our coverage of the risk management technology marketplace. That journey included in-depth survey research and countless interactions with our end-user clients to understand their need to better manage strategic, operational and IT/cybersecurity risks. These end-user needs and resulting demand led to the […]

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IRM Market Visionaries and Challengers Join Forces to Battle Leaders

by John A. Wheeler  |  February 11, 2019

In the span of a week, the integrated risk management (IRM) technology market has experienced significant consolidation. Four vendors from Gartner’s inaugural 2018 IRM Magic Quadrant have joined forces to evolve their legacy governance, risk and compliance (GRC) offerings to better compete in the IRM market (see figure below). Last Monday, market challenger ACL announced the acquisition […]

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