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Gartner, Inc.
Type Public (NYSEIT)
Founded 1979
Headquarters Stamford, Connecticut
Key people Gene Hall (Chairman and CEO)
Christopher J. Lafond (CFO).
Industry Research
Products Research
Consulting
Events
Revenue $1.279 billion (2008)
Net income $103.9 million (2008)
Employees 4,000 (2008)
Website www.gartner.com
Gartner headquarters in Stamford

Gartner, Inc. (NYSEIT) is an information technology research and advisory firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. It was known as GartnerGroup until 2001.[1]

Gartner clients include large corporations, government agencies, technology companies and the investment community. The company consists of Research, Executive Programs, Consulting and Events. Founded in 1979, Gartner has 4,000 employees, including 1,200 in R&D.

Gartner uses hype cycles and magic quadrants for visualization of its market analysis results.

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Press coverage

Gartner research has pitched press reports to many news institutions, including:

  • Financial Times: You can believe the Hype Cycle's take on technology, Philip Stafford, May 30, 2008 Financial Times
  • Wall Street Journal: Business Technology Blog: Windows (Slowly) Collapsing Under Own Weight, By Ben Worthen, April 11, 2008 Wall Street Journal
  • New York Times: Smartphones Now Ringing for Women, Laura M. Holson, June 10, 2008 New York Times
  • Their October 2006 statement that they believed Apple Computer should abandon its hardware business, instead licensing it to alternative PC manufacturers such as Dell[2]
  • Their December 2006 prediction that blogging activity would reach a peak during 2007,[3] and that Windows Vista would be the last major release of the operating system[4]

History

The company was founded in 1979 by Gideon Gartner. Originally a private company, the Gartner Group was launched publicly in the 1980s, then acquired by Saatchi & Saatchi, a London-based advertising agency, and then acquired in 1990 by some of its executives, with funding from Bain Capital and Dun & Bradstreet. In 2001 the name was simplified to Gartner.

In the course of its growth, Gartner has acquired numerous companies providing related services, including Real Decisions (which became Gartner Measurement, now part of Gartner's consulting division), and Gartner Dataquest (Gartner's market research firm). It has also acquired a number of direct competitors, including NewScience in the late 1990s) and Meta Group in 2005.

The Chairman and CEO is Gene Hall (since August 2004). Business performance under Hall's management has been considerably stronger than under his predecessor Michael Fleisher.

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