Posts Tagged "Gartner"

MUSIC: An Open Letter to Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall

In March of 2010 I wrote a post called Innovation Often Redesigns the Status Quo: Musicin which I wrote about my frustration with the “program notes” passed out at classical concerts and my appreciated but unused reformatting of these notes. Today I would like to share a letter I wrote, but never sent to Clive Gillinson, British Chief Honcho of Carnegie Hall, about a year ago further...

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Israel Might Be The Third Country to Reach the Moon!

Israel Might Be The Third Country to Reach the Moon!

Recently, my wife and I hosted a party at our apartment in NYC, which was celebrating a small team which might fulfill Israel’s desire to reach the moon, in competition with much larger nations! A video of the party can be found below: The competition was all Google’s idea: for countries to enroll  in order to reinvigorate space research! The Google competition is called Lunar X...

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Gartner: Early Research Process (RP), Part 1

Gartner: Early Research Process (RP), Part 1

Gartner’s Original Research process Part 1. I was influenced during  Gartner Group’s first year (March 1979-April 1980)  by reading two public documents: the book  “the Tao Jones Averages: A Guide to Whole-Brained Investing” by Bennet Goodspeed, and  an article written by David B. Montgomery and Charles B. Weinberg  ‘Toward Strategic Intelligence Systems’...

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IBM vs. Gartner During the 1980s

IBM vs. Gartner During the 1980s

Part 1. After leaving Oppenheimer to create, launch and manage Gartner Group in 1979,  I continued to  personally write and publish  about the IBM Corporation just as I had done previously for my financial buy-side clients (banks, insurance cos., et al). Forbes quoted me in 1972:  “there is nothing IBM does that fails to impact every aspect of the industry…I prefer to know the...

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Advisory Client Satisfaction Issues

Advisory Client Satisfaction Issues

A recent question posed to fifteen CIOs (or equivalent)  regarding value received from Advisory deliverables,  resulted in the answers below (Gartner was not mentioned by me, but virtually all of these were Gartner clients) The question: How do you measure the value you obtain from your current IT advisory service subscriptions? The answers: We don’t measure it. Not sure we’re getting...

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Advisory Industry Competition: Pushing Past ‘Business as Usual’ (Part 2)

Advisory Industry Competition: Pushing Past ‘Business as Usual’ (Part 2)

By Barbara French and Gideon Gartner (@bfr3nch, www.barbarafrench.net, @gideongartner,www.gideongartner.com) In the first part of this post, we challenged an urban myth that small analyst firms are threatening the Gartner and Forrester Research business models. We as yet see no compelling evidence. What we do see is many small advisory firms performing vital roles in the IT ecosystem, a few...

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The Early Years: a Gartner Publication, with G.Gartner’s Comments

The Early Years: a Gartner Publication, with G.Gartner’s Comments

G.Gartner’s note:  the purpose of this post is to describe Gartner Inc.’s own chronology of its early years, with my comments in brackets [ ], which represent an attempt to help set  the record straight. This post is not meant to describe the innovations which resulted in Gartner’s growing from zero to dominating its field within a decade, the 1980s.  I’ll  switch my...

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Advisory Industry Competition: Pushing Past ‘Business as Usual’ (Part 1)

Advisory Industry Competition: Pushing Past ‘Business as Usual’ (Part 1)

By Barbara French and Gideon Gartner (@bfr3nch, www.barbarafrench.net, @gideongartner,www.gideongartner.com) There’s a good deal of speculation on whether the research and advisory business is entering a new phase — one in which small Advisory firms may be thriving at the expense of the large firms. David Hatch summed up this point of view in a  forestercomment to “Advisory Industry, a...

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Brief Gartner Story: Competing With Ourselves

In 1989 Ryal Poppa, Chairman of the Board of Storage Technology Corporation, a billion dollar computer peripherals corporation which Poppa had brought out of bankruptcy was visiting our Gartner analysts to present his marketplace strategies and he asked for an audience with me. I had known Poppa for many years from the early 1970’s when I was on Wall Street and he ran Pertec, another computer...

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IT Advisories Part II: Gartner & Forrester and Other Competition

As mentioned, Gartner’s and Forrester’s (G&F) pricing policies in tandem suggest that they can live with each other peacefully, not bothered by competition. I can see the IT vendors accepting the increases because they’re hoping to indirectly encourage Advisory’s support of their product values (it would be interesting to know how their AR people are handling this). Is anyone...

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