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Do Gartner’s MQs Have Any Legitimacy?

Executive Summary Vendors and consulting firms that have paid Gartner never tire of showcasing their scores in various MQs. We answer the question of one person who asked whether the MQs have any legitimacy. Introduction The following is yet another example of a vendor or consulting company trying to make sales by showcasing their ranking…

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Why Open Source Does Not Fight Back Against Gartner and Other IT Analysts

Executive Summary Open source projects emphasize their product’s capabilities, but they spend little time addressing how IT analysts fight against them. We cover how IT analysts like Gartner undermine open source without repercussions. Introduction Gartner and other IT analysts continually opposed open source projects. This has nothing to do with the technological attributes of any…

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How Vendors like Palo Alto Networks Share Illegitimate Gartner Output

Executive Summary Vendors pay Gartner to be listed in Magic Quadrants or other Gartner content, and they share the content without consideration of the validity of Gartner’s output. We cover the circular and biased logic of vendors sharing Gartner output. Introduction Vendors routinely shared Gartner Magic Quadrants and other content, if of course, they have…

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How Gartner Jumped on the Hyperconvergence Bandwagon in Response to Vendor Money

Executive Summary Gartner will promote any IT construct regardless of its validity in return for vendor money. Hyperconvergence and Gartner’s hyperconvergence MQ is yet another example of this. Introduction We have tracked a pattern by Gartner where they put their weight behind something that lacks any evidence for its existence. We found this yet again…

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Understanding The Brightwork Estimate of The Amount of Money Paid by SAP to Gartner Per Year

Executive Summary Brightwork Research & Analysis estimated the amount of money paid to Gartner every year. We cover how we arrived at our figure. Introduction We sometimes are questioned how we came to our estimate that SAP pays roughly $150 million to Gartner every year. See our references for this article and related articles at…