Gartner, Inc. operates as an information technology (IT) research and advisory company. The company delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. It works with clients to research, analyze, and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual roles. As of December 31, 2013, it had 5,997 associates, including 1,475 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. Segments The company operates through three business segments: Research, Consulting, and Events. Research This segment provides objective insight on technology and supply chain initiatives for CIOs, other IT professionals, supply chain leaders, technology companies, and the investment community through reports, briefings, proprietary tools, access to the company’s analysts, peer networking services, and membership programs that enable its clients to make decisions about their IT and supply chain investments. The company delivers independent, objective IT research and insight primarily through a subscription-based, digital media service. Gartner research is the fundamental building block for all the company’s services and covers various technology-related markets, topics and industries, as well as supply chain topics. The company combines its proprietary research methodologies with industry and academic relationships to create the company's solutions that address each role within an IT organization. Its research agenda is defined by clients’ needs, focusing on the critical issues, opportunities, and requirements they face every day. The company’s research analysts are in regular contact with both technology providers and technology users, enabling them to identify the pertinent topics in the IT marketplace and develop relevant product improvements to meet the evolving needs of users of its research. They provide in-depth analysis on various aspects of technology, including hardware; software and systems; services; IT management; market data and forecasts; and vertical-industry issues. Its proprietary research content, presented in the form of reports, briefings, updates, and related tools, is delivered directly to the client’s desktop through its Website and/or product-specific portals. Clients sign subscription contracts that provide access to its research content for individual users through a defined period of time, which is one year. Consulting This segment provides customized solutions to client needs through on-site, day-to-day support, as well as proprietary tools for measuring and improving IT performance with a focus on performance, efficiency, and quality. Gartner Consulting deepens relationships with the company’s Research clients by extending the reach of its research through custom consulting engagements. Gartner Consulting brings together the company’s research insight, benchmarking data, problem-solving methodologies, and hands-on experience to improve the return on a client’s IT investment. Its consultants provide fact-based consulting services to help clients use and manage IT to optimize business performance. This segment’s solutions capitalize on the company’s assets that are invaluable to IT decision making, including its extensive research, which ensures that its consulting analyses and advice are based on an understanding of the IT environment and the business of IT; its market independence, which keeps its consultants focused on its clients' success; and its market-leading benchmarking capabilities, which provide relevant comparisons and practices to assess and improve performance. Gartner Consulting provides solutions to CIOs and other IT executives, and to those professionals responsible for IT applications, enterprise architecture, go-to-market strategies, infrastructure and operations, program and portfolio management, and sourcing and vendor relationships. Consulting also provides targeted consulting services to professionals in specific industries. Additionally, the company provides actionable solutions for IT cost optimization, technology modernization, and IT sourcing optimization initiatives. Events This segment provides IT, supply chain, and business professionals the opportunity to attend various symposia, conferences, and exhibitions to learn, contribute, and network with their peers. From the company’s primary event Symposium/ITxpo, to summits focused on specific technologies and industries, to experimental workshop-style seminars, its events distill the latest Gartner research into applicable insight and advice. Gartner Symposium/ITxpo events and Gartner Summit events are gatherings of technology’s various senior IT professionals, business strategists, and practitioners. Gartner Events offers relevant and actionable technology sessions led by the company’s analysts to clients and non-clients. These sessions are augmented with technology showcases, peer exchanges, analyst one-on-one meetings, workshops, and keynotes by technology’s leaders. They also provide attendees with an opportunity to interact with business executives from major technology companies. The company’s events attract IT and business professionals who seek in-depth knowledge about technology products and services. Gartner Symposium/ITxpo events are strategic conferences held in various locations worldwide for CIOs and other senior IT and business professionals. Gartner Summit events focus on specific topics, technologies, and industries, providing IT professionals with the insight, solutions, and networking opportunities to succeed in their job role. Additionally, the company offers targeted events for CIOs and IT executives, such as CIO Leadership Forum. History Gartner, Inc. was founded in 1979.
gartner inc (IT:New York)
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PO Box 10212
Stamford, CT 06902
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