How to Best Understand Gartner’s Size and Scope

Last Updated on February 10, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • Gartner’s size is a critical component to understanding its success.

Introduction

Gartner is the dominant IT analyst in the world.

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Lack of Financial Bias Notice: The vast majority of content available on the Internet about Gartner is marketing fiddle-faddle published by vendors who republish reports they paid Gartner to publish, or Magic Quadrants they paid Gartner to score well. The IT industry is petrified of Gartner and only publishes complementary information about them. The article below is very different.

  • First, it is published by a research entity.
  • Second, no one paid for this article to be written, and it is not pretending to inform you while being rigged to sell you software or consulting services as a vendor or consulting firm that shares their ranking in some Gartner report. Unlike nearly every other article you will find from Google on this topic, it has had no input from any company's marketing or sales department. 

Gartner’s Size and Scope

In 2012 Gartner had revenues of $1.615 billion, with around five thousand five hundred employees. In 2021 it had revenues of around $5 billion. However, sometimes the consultants are lumped in with the analysts, even though they have different jobs. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Gartner covers thirty different technology areas, with many full-time analysts who focus on each of these areas. These thirty areas are listed below:

  • Application Development
  • Application Integration
  • Business Process Management
  • Business Process Platforms
  • Collaboration
  • Consulting and Systems Integration
  • Content Management and E-Learning
  • Customer Relationship Management Vision
  • Data Management and E-Learning
  • Data Management and Integration
  • Emerging Markets
  • Emerging Trends and Technology
  • Enterprise Operations
  • Environmentally Sustainable IT
  • Enterprise Resource Planning/Supply Chain Management
  • High-Performance Workplace
  • Innovation
  • IT Sourcing
  • IT Performance and Business Values
  • IT Service and Enterprise Management
  • Mobile and Wireless
  • Open Source Software
  • People, Work, Culture and Society
  • Personal and Distributed Technologies
  • Portals
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Security, Profile, and Risk
  • Software as a Service
  • Virtualization
  • Web Technologies

However, there are significant discrepancies in how prolific and well-known these analysts are. A small percentage of the analysts listed above are responsible for a disproportionate amount of the research performed at Gartner.

Conclusion

Gartner is the most influential IT analyst in the world and has been growing very rapidly.