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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: The Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

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Fascinating article in Monday’s Business and Finance section of the US print edition of the Wall Street Journal titled, Artificial Intelligence Has a Way to Go.  The article comments on Angela Bassett, head of data science team at energy-intelligence-software company EnerNOC Inc.  I don’t know Angela or the vendor but her points, highlighted in the […]

Gartner: Artificial Super Intelligence is a Modern Day Religion

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Artificial Super Intelligence is the concept of an Artificial Intelligence that is more intelligent than humans. In an event coined The Singularity – not only will human intelligence be surpassed, but Artificial Super Intelligence will be capable of redesigning itself, accelerating it’s Intelligence to millions of orders of magnitude higher than ourselves. It’s not a […]

Gartner Says Many Organizations Falsely Equate IT Security Spending With Maturity

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Chief Information Security Officers Must Assess Risks and Identify the “Real” Security Budget Organizations spend an average of 5.6 percent of the overall IT budget on IT security and risk management, according to the most recent IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner, Inc. However, IT security spending ranges from approximately 1 percent to 13 percent […]

Gartner Survey Shows Wearable Devices Need to Be More Useful

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High Abandonment Rates Indicate the Need for More Compelling Value Propositions to Drive Greater Adoption The abandonment rate of smartwatches is 29 percent, and 30 percent for fitness trackers, because people do not find them useful, they get bored of them or they break, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. “Dropout from device usage […]

Gartner: Avoiding Network Incrementalism

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As organizations transform towards digital business models, many enterprise networks lack the agility their businesses need. This leads to frustration, slows time-to-market, and drives shadow IT. Often, this is due to the fact that many network organizations are hamstrung by a strong culture of risk aversion and the corresponding preference for “safe,” short-termincremental changes. Unfortunately, […]

Gartner: What CIOs Say About BI and Analytics

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Gartner Symposium is one of the largest gatherings of CIOs, with events around the world throughout September, October, and November. The U.S. Event in Orlando, Florida was sold out with over 10,000 attendees. At the U.S. Symposium, I facilitated a round table discussion on how to modernize BI and analytics portfolios, presented on this year’s […]

Gartner Says Worldwide Server Revenue Declined 5.8 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2016; Shipments Were Down 2.6 Percent

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In the third quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 5.8 percent year over year, and shipments declined 2.6 percent from the third quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. Among the top five vendors, only Cisco increased revenue in the third quarter, while Huawei and Inspur Electronics saw growth in shipments. HPE, Dell and […]

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