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…

Why No One Seems to Care that Gartner Follows No Research Rules

Executive Summary Gartner and the other major IT analysts follow no research rules. However, very few people appear to care, and we look at why this is the case. Video Introduction: Why No One Seems to Care that Gartner Follows No Research Rules Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) At Brightwork Research and…

How Idiotic Can You Be and Be a Distinguished Vice President Analyst at Gartner?

Executive Summary Gartner produces very low-quality content, but it is interesting to see a Distinguished VP Analyst from Gartner in action. This video answers the question of how poorly you can ask questions and provide insight and keep this position. Introduction The following video will not embed for some reason. So select the link to…

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 another example of a vendor or consulting company trying to make sales by showcasing their ranking in…

How Gartner is a Fake Research Entity Like JD Power and Associates

Executive Summary JD Power and Associates is an automotive polling company that sells its ratings to the highest bidder. The similarities between JD Power and Gartner are striking. Video Introduction: Understanding Gartner and JD Power and Associates’ Similarity Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) A big part of what Gartner does is to…

How Gartner and IDC Help Vendors Co-Opt Things They Are Unrelated To

Executive Summary Established vendors often find themselves on the outside of new technological developments. They can pay Gartner and IDC to confuse the issue and make it seem like they are part of the new thing. Video Introduction: How Gartner and IDC Help Vendors Co-Opt Things They Are Unrelated To Text Introduction (Skip if You…

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. Video Introduction: Why Open Source Does Not Fight Back Against Gartner and Other IT Analysts Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the…

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. Video Introduction: How Vendors like Palo Alto Networks Share Illegitimate Gartner Output Text Introduction (Skip…

How IT Analyst Firms Like Gartner and Forrester Overpromise Marketing Exposure to Vendors

Executive Summary Gartner and Forrester have a long term history of overstating what they can do for most vendors. We cover the accuracy of their sales pitch to medium and small vendors. Video Introduction: How IT Analyst Firms Like Gartner and Forrester Overpromise Marketing Exposure to Vendors Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video)…