Reality Check: What does Gartner really DO?

Posted by jezuch on May 17, 2008 8:12 PM EDT
I, Cringely. The pulpit.; By Robert X. Cringely
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I have this notion to write a series of columns from time to time under the title "Reality Check" -- columns intended to explain how the world of Information Technology actually functions. Because like any other entrenched, complex, and often closeted industry, things in IT don't really work the way many people think they do. I'm guessing the Vatican is a bit like that, too. So I'll be looking at various IT players and their roles and trying to put them into perspective, much as I did recently with a column or two about the role of computer consultants. This week the topic is Gartner Inc., or rather all the Gartner-like operations that give advice about technology to America's largest businesses: what do these guys actually DO?

[Not Linux-related, but an interesting "analysis of analysts", those who make us laugh so often -J.]

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