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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: “Alexa, ask Cortana to get me into the Enterprise”

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With today’s announcement of Alexa and Cortana combining forces, Amazon and Microsoft leverage the other’s strengths while fortifying their own positions: Amazon is making a move to bring Alexa’s skills, communications and devices a step closer to enterprise adoption while Microsoft’s core assets in Cloud and Azure finally find the hardware home that Cortana so woefully […]

Gartner: No, SQL Isn’t Disappearing

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Occasionally, clients ask what the horizon looks like for a replacement for SQL as the dominant language for data management and analytics. They’re not asking about a replacement for the relational model – several alternative models exist already. Specifically, they’re looking for the next trend to manage and interact with data, regardless of data store. […]

Gartner Says Worldwide Wearable Device Sales to Grow 17 Percent in 2017

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Sales of Smartwatches to Total 41.5 Million Units in 2017 Analysts to Discuss Initiatives and Investments to Undertake at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 in Cape Town,Orlando, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Gold Coast, Barcelona and Goa Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, an increase of 16.7 percent from 2016 (see Table 1). Sales of wearable devices will generate […]

Gartner: It is all in the name – What does “Data and Analytics” Mean?

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In my line of work you get to see a lot of marketing hype.  I even used to work in marketing, so I had the pleasure of thinking up ideas for how to explain something I thought was different and new. The world of data and analytics is no different.  And it just as complex […]

Gartner: More on Quants and the Risks with AI

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I never even knew what a “quant quake” was, until Sunday last.  I was reading my US print edition of the Financial Times and there was an article titled, “A Decade on, the quant quake still has much to teach us“.  It turns out that I did know of the event to which the article […]

Gartner Says Information Security Spending In India Will Grow 12 Percent to Reach $1.5 Billion in 2017

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Rising Business Impact of Security Incidents and New Detection and Response Requirements Driving Market Growth Spending on information security products and services in India will reach $1.5 billion in 2017 in constant currency terms, an increase of 12 percent over 2016, with spending expected to grow to $ 1.7 billion in 2018, according to the latest forecast […]

Gartner: Blockchain for the Masses by IBM – A Missed Opportunity?

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It so happened that I was eating my cereal when Brigid McDermott, VP of IBM’s blockchain solutions, came on the air at CNBC.  I didn’t feel the interview went well.  I thought Brigid was fine but her prep and prose clearly were not simple enough for the average Jo.  If we wanted to explain what […]

Gartner Highlights Eight Critical Components of a Digital Workplace

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Analysts to Discuss Latest Digital Workplace Best Practices at Gartner Digital Workplace Summit, September 18-19 2017 in London, U.K. Digital workplace programs often lose their way, or fail, due to a fragmented approach that prioritizes a few technology “fixes” over business strategy, said Gartner, Inc. To combat this, digital workplace leaders need to employ a […]

Gartner Says Demand for 4G Smartphones in Emerging Markets Spurred Growth in Second Quarter of 2017

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Shortage of Components Will Affect Sales of Premium Smartphones in Second Half of Year Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 366.2 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 6.7 percent increase over the second quarter of 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. In the smartphone operating system market, Android extended its lead […]

Gartner: Can AI Do Too Much?

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A front page article in today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal’s Business and Finance section, titled “Let’s Prevent ETF’s From Eating the Economy” caught my eye.  The article calls out how the share of mutual funds now parked in passive ETFs now exceeds those in active vehicles.  What does this mean?  An […]

Gartner Releases “Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2017”

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Digital business execution is requiring more frequent and complex decision making, continuous problem solving and rapid pattern recognition, all of which require workforce digital dexterity. In most organizations, however, responsibility for helping employees develop the desire and ability to exploit a wide range of transformative technologies — highlighted in the Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for […]

Gartner Says Worldwide Information Security Spending Will Grow 7 Percent to Reach $86.4 Billion in 2017

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Business Impact of Security Incidents and Evolving Regulations Driving Market Growth Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion in 2017, an increase of 7 percent over 2016, with spending expected to grow to $93 billion in 2018, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Within the infrastructure protection segment, Gartner forecasts […]

Gartner: Data Lake Webinar Recap

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Last Thursday I presented the webinar “From Pointless to Profitable: Using Data Lakes for Sustainable Analytics Innovation” to about 300 attendees. While we don’t consider webinar polling results valid data for research publication (too many concerns about survey sampling), webinar polls can offer some interesting directional insight.I asked the audience two questions. First, I asked […]

Gartner FAQ: What I thought about Black Hat USA 2017

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So, what did you think of Black Hat this year?” and “Is Black Hat worth going to?” have been FAQs from colleagues and clients alike this week.  So I thought I’d put a very brief summary together.IMO Black Hat USA continues to grow into a better version of the RSA Conference.  Less vendor marketing nonsense.  Fewer suited, […]

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