What Do You Get for $100,000 From Gartner?

Executive Summary Gartner has a $100,000 starter plan for companies interested in Gartner’s advice for a software selection. In this article, we cover what you can expect for this money. Introduction Gartner is the most powerful brand in IT analysis. And because of this, they can charge exorbitant fees. In the article The Similarities Between…

Can Anyone Make Sense of the DMSA and ODMS Magic Quadrants?

Executive Summary Gartner produced a database magic quadrant that places all manner of entities in strange comparisons. Gartner’s DMSA and ODMS MQs make no sense without $$$. Introduction Gartner produces highly unusual Magic Quadrants. One is called the Data Management System and Analytics (DMSA), and the other is the Operational Data Management System Magic Quadrant…

How to Understand Gartner and the Patent Software Vendor System

Executive Summary Gartner supports the patent software system by recommending only patent software versus customized applications and open source. The similarity between patent drug companies and software vendors. Video Introduction: How to Understand Gartner and the Patent Software Vendor System Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) In previous articles, we pointed out that…

How to Best Understand Forrester’s Crazy Big Data Warehouse Rankings

Executive Summary Forrester has one of the most insane Big Data or data warehouse rankings (we can’t tell which) that we have ever seen. Reviewing this ranking is its form of comedy and indicator of how little Forrester knows about the topic. Introduction In Forrester’s “Big Data Warehouse” 2017 ranking, Forrester made some peculiar decisions related…

How to Understand If According to Gartner S/4HANA Good is for SMB?

Executive Summary Gartner has made several bizarre statements about S/4HANA, but which makes sense when you figure out how much money Gartner gets from SAP. S/4HANA Cloud has most of its live customers as SAP consulting companies. Introduction to the Magic Quadrant When they scored SAP quite low in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Cloud Financial, they…

Are Gartner and Other IT Analysts Correct That They Are Unbiased?

Executive Summary Gartner proposes it has no bias, but it takes billions in revenue from software vendors. Gartner stacks the deck in favor of large vendors and has many dimensions of bias, all of which are undeclared. Video Introduction: Are Gartner and Other IT Analysts Correct That They Are Unbiased? Text Introduction (Skip if You…

The Gartner Sales Boiler Room in Fort Myers

Executive Summary This article covers Gartner’s sales tactics in its Fort Myers office. Gartner has copied the Scientology tactic of constantly pushing customers to higher packages when the first packaged sold to them does not work as promised. Video Introduction: The Gartner Sales Boiler Room in Fort Myers Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the…

Is Gartner’s Non-SAM Coverage Due to Vendor Money?

Executive Summary Gartner did not cover SAM for a long time, and this brings up the question of why. Gartner takes far more money from vendors that stand to lose from SAM than from SAM vendors. Video Introduction: Is Gartner’s Non-SAM Coverage Due to Vendor Money? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video)  …

G2Crowd’s Problem with Financial Disclosure

Executive Summary G2Crowd promised a new way to review software. However, G2Crowd has major disclosure issues that we cover. Introduction Recently, during an interaction on LinkedIn where the head of CrowdReviews brought up Gartner’s bias in being a pay-to-play system. During that interaction, the topic of G2Crowd came up, which is another applications ranking entity…

How to Understand Whether Gartner is Worth the Investment

Executive Summary The starting cost for Gartner rises very rapidly the more Gartner is used. Should buyers be selecting software-based upon Gartner’s MQ ratings? Is Gartner a good value for vendors? If so, for which type of vendors? Video Introduction: Is Gartner Worth the Investment Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) Gartner has…