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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: Will Artificial Intelligence make Us Dumber?

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In a recent Fortune interview, renowned futurist and director at Google Ray Kurzweil says as a response to a question about AI impact on jobs: “Well, don’t worry, for every job we eliminate, we’re going to create more jobs at the top of the skill ladder.”There is a huge flaw in this argument! Let’s do […]

Gartner Says Deep Learning Will Provide Best-in-Class Performance for Demand, Fraud and Failure Predictions By 2019

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80 Percent of Data Scientists Will Have Deep Learning in Their Toolkits By 2018 Deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), represents the major driver toward artificial intelligence (AI). As deep learning delivers superior data fusion capabilities over other ML approaches, Gartner, Inc. predicts that, by 2019, deep learning will be a critical driver for best-in-class performance for […]

Gartner: The Era of Microsoft on Windows-Only Is Over – OMG

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On 25-Sep-2017 at Ignite, Microsoft announced general availability of SQL Server 2017, now supporting both Windows and Linux platforms, as well as support for containers. It can now book revenue for a product already widely used by early release customers. What does this imply for the $34.4 billion database management system (DBMS) Market? Over the years, […]

Gartner: The Battle for the Cloud Has Not Even Started Yet

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I sat with a client yesterday who asked me a question about cloud.  The question was innocuous enough: “If I had a choice, why would I build anything, if I can get it in the cloud?”  It was a fair question.  But was it the right question? This was a large manufacturer with several well-known […]

Gartner: Augmented Reality in Mobile Apps

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Augmented reality (AR) is defined as the overlaying of digital information on the physical world (see our note “Immersive Technologies Offer Infinite Possibilities” ). It gives organizations unique and specialized ways of offering experiences to their internal and external users with the use of a mobile phone or tablet they are already carrying. There are […]

Gartner: A Guide to Reading Predictions of Job Loss to AI, Robots, and Automation

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Many pundits have been wondering if AI will create new jobs as it also destroys them. Well, for me the rise of AI has already created a new and complex task: interpreting predictions about how AI will impact jobs. Add think about all the effort that went into creating all those predictions and the work […]

Gartner: Why Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Will Cause Disruption in the Communication Service Provider and Cloud Markets

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Software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) will enable communication service providers (CSPs) to create a more agile and flexible communications infrastructure. We asked Martina Kurth, research director at Gartner how this technology disruption will enable CSPs to create and deliver cloud based-services to organizations, where, when and how they need them. Consequently, CSPs should become better positioned to challenge […]

Gartner: Equifax Data Breach: It’s the End of Cybersecurity as We Know It

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As most everyone knows by now, one of the single largest data breaches in history was disclosed last week by the credit reporting giant, Equifax. While most people are rightly focused on the immediate impacts of this breach – personal fraud, credit and identity protections, waivers of right to sue, class-action lawsuits, etc. – few […]

Gartner: iPhone X, NFC and Authentication: What Does It Mean?

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It seems like everyone is focused on this week’s iPhone announcement. I will not be buying one anytime soon, due to the expected price tags of the iPhone 8 and X.But the new NFC support caught my attention. I’ve been waiting for years for iPhone support of user authentication via NFC (near-field communication). Here’s my […]

Gartner Says Worldwide Server Shipments Grew 2.4 Per Cent in the Second Quarter of 2017; Revenue Grew 2.8 Per Cent

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In the second quarter of 2017, worldwide server revenue increased 2.8 percent year over year, while shipments grew 2.4 percent from the second quarter of 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. “The second quarter of 2017 produced some growth compared with the first quarter on a global level, with varying regional results,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice […]

Gartner: Blockchain Pilots Highlight Need for Standards

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In July, Marubeni Corporation and Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance completed an international trade transaction using blockchain. Marubeni’s Japanese and Australian entities participated in the transaction, which apparently used Hyperledger Fabric and support by Mizuho. Digitalizing the process on the blockchain reduced the transaction time from days to a couple hours, while reducing labor costs. The advantage […]

Gartner: vCPE helping to cement the “S” in SDWAN

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I’ve always thought it ironic that despite being called SDWAN, most vendors lead with hardware appliances in accounts. That said, we continue to see a ton of innovation at the WAN Edge, and SDWAN is certainly going mainstream at this point, with deployments by thousands of customers.  However, the next wave of WAN Edge innovation […]

Gartner Releases the Hype Cycle for Cloud Security in 2017

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Analysts Will Discuss Cloud Security at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summits in London and Dubai Rapid growth in cloud adoption is driving increased interest in securing data, applications and workloads that now exist in a cloud computing environment. The Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for Cloud Security helps security professionals understand which technologies are […]

Gartner: The State of SDN – September 2017

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Here we are in the Fall of 2017 and Software-defined networking (SDN) remains a widely used and misused term that means everything and nothing at the same time. In fact, most of the networking products today marketed as SDN do not quality as SDN (note: this is based on our definition which aligns with the […]

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