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Gartner, Inc.
Type Public
Founded 1979
Headquarters Stamford, Connecticut
Key people Gene Hall (Chairman and CEO)
Christopher J. Lafond (CFO).
Industry Research
Products Market research
Consumer research
Revenue $1,060 million (2006)
Net income $156 million (2006)
Employees 3,700 (2006)
Website www.gartner.com

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Gartner clients include many large corporations and government agencies, as well as technology companies and the investment community. The company consists of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events. Founded in 1979, Gartner has 3,700 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 75 countries worldwide.[citation needed]


Business areas

Technology scope

The areas of technology that the company includes within its scope include:

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Gartner Research

Closely related to consulting, Gartner provides research analyses and reports for IT professionals, technology companies and the investment community in the form of reports and briefings, as well as peer networking services and membership programs designed specifically for CIOs and other senior executives. Given the "write once", "sell many" publishing derived business model, Research operates on high gross margins and is Gartner's most profitable business unit, grew 9 percent in 2005, to $523 million.[citation needed] Invest redirects here. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Gartner Consulting

This is the basic business area; Gartner consultants provide support in all areas related to information technology to measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of business practices, serving as independent advisors. Gartner's consulting staff provides customized project consulting on the delivery, deployment, and management of high-tech products and services in four areas: IT Management and Measurement, Sourcing, Federal Government, and Market and Business Strategies.

Gartner Executive Programs

Gartner sells Executive Programs (EXP) memberships to Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and other senior executives in a wide range of technologies. An EXP membership leverages Gartner's services in ways that are specific to the CIOs needs, and offers members-only communities for peer-based collaboration. Members also receive advice and counsel from a personal relationship manager. As the company is involved with all the facets of the industry, this inevitable includes both users and vendors of the same technology, which might appear as conflicts of interest. At December 31, 2006, Gartner's various Executive Programs had a membership of approximately 3,150 CIOs and other senior IT leaders. The Chief Information Officer or CIO is a job title for a manager responsible for information technology within an organization, such as a listed company or an educational institution. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Gartner Events

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the IT industry's largest conference. Gartner Symposium, offered each spring and fall in various international locations, is a strategic conference for senior IT and business professionals. Symposium is combined with ITxpo, an exhibition where the latest technology products and solutions are demonstrated. It has been hosted in Sydney, Australia; Cannes, France; San Francisco, California; Barcelona, Spain; Orlando, Florida; Tokyo, Japan; and Cape Town, South Africa. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920, in the city limits. ... The seaside town of Cannes, in southern France, as seen from a ferry speeding towards lîle Saint Honorat Cannes (Canas in Provençal) (pronounced [can] (IPA and SAMPA)) is a city and commune in southern France, located on the French Riviera, in the Alpes-Maritimes département. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Barcelona (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ...

Gartner also organizes regional conferences in over 65 countries on specialized topics such as: outsourcing, customer relationship management, application integration and business intelligence. In 2004, Gartner held 56 events which attracted nearly 31,000 participants and produced revenues of $138.4 million.[2] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Gartner Publishing

In 2004, Harvard Business School Press (HBS Press) and Gartner announced that they would publish a co-branded series of professional handbooks for senior executives, titled The Gartner Growth Agenda: Leading and Managing Strategic Growth with Technology. The partnership also included a component allowing HBS Press to distribute research reports from Gartner Press, the Strategic Planning Series and Executive Reports. The reports feature Gartner's proprietary research tools and models including Magic Quadrants, Hype Cycles and Strategic Planning Assumptions. Topics include CRM, Web Services, Security, Outsourcing, Wireless and Mobile, Business Intelligence and Asset Management.[3] Some of Gartner's recent publications include: shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harvard Business School Publishing is a not-for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard Business School. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

  • Multisourcing: Moving Beyond Outsourcing to Achieve Growth And Agility, Linda Cohen and Allie Young, Managing Vice Presidents, Gartner, Inc. ISBN 1591397979 Harvard Business School Press, November 2005
  • Heads Up, How to Anticipate Business Surprises and Seize Opportunities First, Kenneth G. McGee, Vice President, Gartner, Inc. ISBN 1-59139-299-3 Harvard Business School Press, April 2004
  • The New CIO Leader, Setting the Agenda and Delivering Results, Marianne Broadbent, Associate Dean, Melbourne Business School, Gartner Fellow and Ellen Kitzis, Vice President, Gartner, Inc. ISBN 1-59139-577-1 Harvard Business School Press, December 2004
  • Heads Up, How to Anticipate Business Surprises and Seize Opportunities First, Kenneth G. McGee, Group Vice President, Gartner Inc. ISBN 1-59139-299-3 Harvard Business School Press, April 2004

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Company history

The company was founded in 1979 by the eponymous Gideon Gartner. Originally a private company, the Gartner Group was launched publicly in the 1980s, then acquired by Saatchi & Saatchi, the London-based advertising agency, and then acquired in 1990 by some of its executives, with funding from Bain Capital and Dun & Bradstreet. In 2001 the name was simplified to Gartner. For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... This article is an autobiography, and may not conform to Wikipedias NPOV policy. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Saatchi and Saatchi is an advertising agency founded by brothers Maurice (now Lord Saatchi) and art collector Charles, most famous for their campaign on behalf of the Conservative Party before the 1979 UK general election and for the adverts for British Airways and other state owned interests privatised by the... D&B redirects here. ...

In the course of its growth, Gartner has acquired numerous companies providing related services, including most notably Real Decisions (which became Gartner Measurement, now part of Gartner's consulting division), and Dataquest (Gartner's market research firm). It has also acquired a number of direct competitors, including NewScience (which Gartner acquired in the late 1990s) and arch-rival Meta Group (acquired in 2005).

Given the low barriers to entry, Gartner has a large number of competitors. The most notable include:

The Butler Group

Forrester Research

Computer Economics

IBRS (Australia)

The Chairman and CEO is Gene Hall (since August 2004). Business performance under the mangement of Hall has been considerably stronger than under his predecessor Michael Fleisher. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or Chief Executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer, administrator, corporate administrator, executive, or executive officer, in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization or agency. ...

Press coverage

Gartner research is frequently quoted by the IT press, particularly in regard to controversial IT topics, including the security of common software, or the costs of switching to free software alternatives. Noteworthy examples include: This article describes how security can be achieved through design and engineering. ... Clockwise from top: The logo of the GNU Project (the GNU head), the Linux kernel mascot Tux the Penguin, and the FreeBSD daemon Free software is a term coined by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation[1] to refer to software that can be used, studied, and modified without...

  • their September 2001 advisory that, in light of increasing internet worm attacks such as Code Red and Nimda, companies using Microsoft IIS for web hosting should switch to alternative products,[4]
  • their October 2006 statement that they believed Apple Computer should abandon its hardware business, instead licensing it to alternative PC manufacturers, such as Dell,[5]
  • their December 2006 prediction that blogging activity would reach a peak during 2007,[6] and that Windows Vista would be the last major release of the operating system.[7]

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See also

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  1. ^ EDGAR Form 10-Q. Securities and Exchange Commission (February 14, 2001). Retrieved on 2006-12-16.
  2. ^ Gartner Annual Report 2004
  3. ^ Harvard Business School and Gartner Inc. Form Publishing Partnership, CRM Today, January 30, 2004
  4. ^ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/09/24/ditch_microsoft_iis_now_says/
  5. ^ http://news.zdnet.co.uk/emergingtech/0,1000000183,39284186,00.htm
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6178611.stm
  7. ^ http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6143800.html

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External links

Gartner in the news

  • Computer Weekly, Friday 15 December 2006: Gartner’s top 10 forecasts for 2007 and beyond, by Antony Savvas
  • TechWorld.com, December 15, 2006 – Magic Pillar gets Gartner seal of approval
  • InfoQ, December 14, 2006 – Gender Gap Continues to Increase in IT: Gartner

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