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…

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. Video Introduction: Understanding The Brightwork Estimate of The Amount of Money Paid by SAP to Gartner Per Year Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) We sometimes are questioned how…

A Machine Learning Study of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Bias

Executive Summary Gartner proposes it has no bias, and their massive revenues from vendors do not impact their Magic Quadrant ratings. We performed a machine learning study to see if Gartner is correct. Video Introduction: A Machine Learning Study of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Bias Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) In 2006, InformationWeek…

Why Gartner and Forrester Do Not Want TCO Calculated

Executive Summary The last thing most IT analysts like Gartner want is an accurate TCO. This article explains why Gartner prefers an underestimated TCO. Video Introduction: Why IT Analysts Don’t Want TCO Calculated Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) Gartner, the IT analyst company, was one of the first entities to market around…

How to View Gartner’s Financial Bias in Favor of Large Vendors

Executive Summary Gartner proposes it has no bias, but they make the most income from the most significant vendors. Gartner’s content clearly shows a significant vendor bias. Video Introduction: How to View Gartner’s Financial Bias in Favor of Large Vendors Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) In 2006, InformationWeek wrote an article titled…

Forrester’s NonStop Fluff Makes One Question Their Research

Executive Summary Forrester publishes some highly fluffy material designed to attract customers. We review some of this fluff and question what it means for how Forrester performs research. Video Introduction: Forrester’s NonStop Fluff Makes One Question Their Research Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) We found Forrester’s website both beautiful in its design…

How Does Brightwork’s Web Influence Compare with Other Sites?

Executive Summary We decided to compare the statistics for our website versus the other entities in the space. Find out how much we stacked up. Introduction This article takes the best-known entities in the space that cover the same area as Brightwork Research & Analysis. Developing the Method of Comparison Between the Websites There are…

How Gartner Got IBM Watson so Wrong

Executive Summary Gartner has a pattern of making bad predictions, which they demonstrated again by predicting IBM Watson would be a success. How much are Gartner’s accuracy problems related to their income from vendors like IBM? Video Introduction: How Gartner Got IBM Watson so Wrong Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) Watson IBM…

How Gartner is the Fox News or CNN of IT Analysts

Executive Summary Gartner provides information the vendors and consulting companies want readers to think. This has similarities with Fox News (or CNN) as a provider of information crafted by the elites for the masses. Video Introduction: How Gartner is the Fox News or CNN of IT Analysts Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video)…

Why is Brightwork Better than Gartner or Forrester?

various Executive Summary We were asked the question of why we are better than Gartner. In this article, we explain all the reasons and provide supporting research. Introduction We discussed the question of how Brightwork is better than Gartner and Forrester with Robbert Naastepad. Our References for This Article If you want to see our…