Did Gartner Copy Its Sales Strategy from Scientology?

Executive Summary Scientology uses the dissatisfaction from customers to upsell them where they will receive the “real benefits.” This article covers how Gartner copied this strategy. Introduction If one thinks of these two entities, on the surface, one would think there is nothing in common between the two. I wrote a book on Gartner and…

A Critical Analysis of the Gartner’s Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Magic Quadrant

Executive Summary Gartner produces an Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms MQ. We evaluate this MQ to see if it holds up to scrutiny. Introduction Gartner produces a large number of Magic Quadrants highly. Curiously, while these Magic Quadrants are prevalent topics of discussion and determine many purchase decisions, each one that we have evaluated has…

A Critical Analysis of the Gartner’s Cloud Core Financial Management Suites Magic Quadrant

Executive Summary Gartner produces a Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises MQ. We evaluate this MQ to see if it holds up to scrutiny. Introduction Gartner produces a large number of Magic Quadrants highly. Curiously, while these Magic Quadrants are prevalent topics of discussion and determine many purchase decisions, each…

A Critical Analysis of the Gartner’s Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services Magic Quadrant

Executive Summary Gartner produces a Cloud Infrastructure and Platforms Services MQ. We evaluate this MQ to see if it holds up to scrutiny. Introduction Gartner produces a large number of Magic Quadrants highly. Curiously, while these Magic Quadrants are prevalent topics of discussion and determine many purchase decisions, each one that we have evaluated has…

The Problem of Gartner and Real Research in Not Publishing Data Sets

Executive Summary Gartner does not publish their supporting data. However, even when data is published, there can also be limitations with accessing research data. Introduction In the article The Brightwork Research Analysis rating of IT Analysts Like Gartner, Forrester, and More, I covered how none of the private companies say they research the IT field…

Is it True Gartner Charges Software Vendors Only For Valuable Services Unrelated to the MQ?

Executive Summary Gartner proposes that they charge software vendors for value-added services, and these charges are not buying positions in the MQ. We review this claim. Introduction Gartner proposes that no vendor buys their way into the Magic Quadrant. Our References for This Article If you want to see our references for this article and…

Why is There Near Radio Silence by Vendors Criticizing Gartner?

Executive Summary Most of the software vendors in an area lose from the Gartner Magic Quadrant, yet few say anything against Gartner. This article sets up the reality of the MQ and addresses the question of why vendors stay silent. Introduction The IT analyst space has a major problem. While there are several major IT…

How IBM and Gartner Primed The 2017 Blockchain Hype Bubble

Executive Summary Reviewing the predictions and statements of IBM and Gartner is instructive in hindsight. We cover the clear deception on the part of IBM and Gartner on blockchain. Video Introduction: How IBM and Gartner Primed The 2017 Blockchain Hype Bubble Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) In 2017, many companies, and prominently…

The Brightwork Research & Analysis Rating of IT Analysts Like Gartner, Forrester, and More

Executive Summary After spending many years reviewing IT analysts’ work, I began to wonder if any IT analyst firm was producing non-corrupt work. I review and rate some of the best known IT analysts. Video Introduction: The Brightwork Research & Analysis Rating of IT Analysts Like Gartner, Forrester, and More Text Introduction (Skip if You…