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Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. The company delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 8,300 associates, including more than 1,800 research analysts and consultants, and clients in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.

Gartner Says Public Cloud Services in the Middle East and North Africa Region Forecast to Reach $1.2 Billion in 2017

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The public cloud services market in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to grow 22.2 percent in 2017 to total $1.2billion, up from $956 million in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. The highest growth for the cloud services market in MENA comes from platform as a service (PaaS) at 28.8 percent growth […]

Gartner: Technical Professionals in the Post-Truth World

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Ensuring the availability of reliable data and information is the core function of the IT department. Every technical professional has somewhere in their job description the task of producing, providing and consuming accurate and uncorrupted information. So as 2017 begins, we need to ask ourselves what that means in a world where facts are no […]

Gartner: Digital Workplace Vendors Match Up Best with Organizations Embracing New Ways of Work

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I have been noticing that the lines are becoming more clear between companies that work as they always have (“current ways of work”) and companies that embrace “new ways of work.” As a software vendor it’s important to know which side of this line you are on. As a software buyer or user, determining which […]

Gartner Says Public Cloud Services in India Forecast to Reach $1.8 Billion in 2017

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The public cloud services market in India is projected to grow 38 percent in 2017 to total $1.81 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The highest growth will continue to be driven by infrastructure as a service (IaaS) which is projected to grow at 49.2 percent in 2017, followed by 33 percent in software as a […]

Gartner Says Samsung and Apple Continued to Lead as Top Global Semiconductor Customers in 2016

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Semiconductor Chip Vendors Must Diversify Their Customer Base to Exploit Changing Electronics Market Dynamics Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2016, representing 18.2 percent of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner, Inc. (see Table 1). Samsung and Apple together consumed $61.7 billion of semiconductors in 2016, an increase […]

Gartner Says Public Cloud Services in Mature Asia/Pacific Forecast to Reach $10 Billion in 2017

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The public cloud services market in the mature Asia/Pacific (AP) region is forecast to grow 17.7 percent in 2017 to total $10 billion, up from $8.5 billion in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. By 2019, Gartner predicts that total public cloud services spending in the mature AP region will rise to $13.6 billion. Public cloud […]

Gartner: What a Microservice Is Not

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The wave of hype and excitement about microservices continues unabated.  And where there is hype and excitement marketing teams will follow.  Sometimes they get it spot on – especially where their audience is technologists that already understand the terminology. But sometimes they miss the mark and create confusion.In the case of microservices we are seeing […]

Gartner: How Organizations Will Spend the Windfall from Automation

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Here is today’s math word problem: Ollie’s Ostrich Burger has 10 (non-managerial) employees per restaurant. A new robot is introduced that can get the same work done with only 5 employees. How many employees will each Ollie’s restaurant have after installing the robots? Show your work. Did you say 10-5=5? That is how most articles […]

Gartner Survey Finds That Most Smartphone Users Spend Nothing on Apps

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But Spending on In-App Transactions Continues to Grow Over half of smartphone users spend no money on smartphone apps (paid-for downloads and in-app transactions), according to a new survey by Gartner, Inc. (see Figure 1)*. However, end-user spending on in-app transactions continues to rise. “Where users are prepared to pay for apps, spending on in-app […]

Gartner: Mobile apps, how we love them!

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Remember when apps were uber-cool and we’d spend hours searching for the coolest ones (or maybe that was just me?). I still remember my first mobile app I paid for and it was a game called “Little Things” and to this date it is probably one of the most engaging and beautiful apps I have […]

Gartner on Oracle’s Cloud Strategy

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This week I attended an Oracle event put together for industry analysts.  I have attended these kinds of events off and on over the years and they are very useful.  This Oracle event was focused on its Cloud strategy, but it was not part of the public Oracle CloudWorld event also held in NYC.  This […]

Gartner: Use Cases for Mobile VR – Available Today

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Mobile Virtual Reality (VR) is ready for organizations to achieve value with, today.  Realizing the technology still has a lot of maturity and growth expected, and needed, there is still no reason to keep organizations from exploring the possibilities now. In a recent note I authored, “Defining Mobile Solutions in a Post-App Era“, I recommend […]

Gartner Says That 20 Percent of Organizations Will Use Smartphones in Place of Traditional Physical Access Cards By 2020

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Analysts Will Discuss Impact of Mobile and Cloud PACS at the Gartner Identity & Access Management Summits, March 6-7 2017 in London and November 28-30 2017 in Las Vegas In 2016, less than 5 percent of organizations used smartphones to enable access to offices and other premises. By 2020, Gartner, Inc. said that 20 percent […]

Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 1.5 Percent in 2016

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Intel Retains Position as No.1 Semiconductor Vendor for 25th Consecutive Year Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $339.7 billion in 2016, a 1.5 percent increase from 2015 revenue of $334.8 billion, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. (see Table 1). The top 25 semiconductor vendors’ combined revenue increased by 7.9 percent compared with 2015, and accounted […]

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