• Gartner: Don't expect miracles from BlackBerry's recent facelift

    Posted March 20, 2013 - 10:55 am

    Gartner analysts said in a report released Monday that BlackBerry's new BB10 software isn't going to achieve world-beating results anytime soon. Even BlackBerry officials have literally begun singing the praises of the new Z10 smartphone in anticipation of its arrival in the U.S. market on Friday.
  • Gartner: Public cloud market to grow 18.5% this year

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 8:46 am

    The global public cloud computing market will grow 18.5% in 2013 to $131 billion, up from $111 billion last year, research firm Gartner predicts.
  • Gartner: Apple OS X will be as accepted as Windows by the end of 2014

    Posted February 6, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    By the end of next year Apple laptops and notebooks will be as well accepted by IT pros as their Microsoft counterparts, according to Gartner.
  • Business intelligence and analytics need to scale up: Gartner

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    As data growth continues, business intelligence (BI) and analytics would need to scale up to support the robust growth in data sources, according to the latest predictions from Gartner Inc.
  • Gartner cloud computing Magic Quadrant pits AWS against the world

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    Say what you will about Gartner Magic Quadrants, but there's little doubt that IT organizations use them to evaluate technology. The firm's last two analyses of the cloud service provider place Amazon Web Services head and shoulders about the rest. Will other CSPs adapt--or die?
  • Gartner: Cloud computing, mobile ushering in "major shift" for enterprise security practices

    Posted January 3, 2013 - 4:04 pm

    Gartner Thursday held forth on what it expects to be the top security trends for 2013, citing the rise of cloud computing, social media and employees bringing their own devices to work as among the forces likely to produce radical changes in how enterprises manage IT security. The market research firm also says the "major shift" expected in IT security in 2013 will shake up established IT security vendors as newer players in cloud and mobile challenge them.
  • Gartner: Cloud storage viable option, but proceed carefully

    Posted January 3, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Storing information in the public cloud from a growing market of vendors is a viable alternative to on-premise, traditional storage options for some use cases, research firm Gartner says.
  • Gartner: Top 10 cloud storage providers

    Posted January 3, 2013 - 11:47 am

    According to a Gartner survey, about 19% of organizations are using the cloud for production computing, while 20% are using public cloud storage services.
  • Gartner: Growth in cloud computing to shape 2013 security trends

    Posted December 6, 2012 - 5:56 pm

    It's the time when predictions for the new year run high, and when it comes to IT security, Gartner analysts are predicting that 2013 is going to be about expansion of cloud computing and the struggle by the enterprise to achieve appropriate security for it.
  • Gartner: Amazon, HP cloud SLAs are "practically useless"

    Posted December 6, 2012 - 10:10 am

    Amazon Web Services, which Gartner recently named a market-leader in infrastructure as a service cloud computing, has the "dubious status of 'worst SLA (service level agreement) of any major cloud provider'" analyst Lydia Leong blogged today, but HP's newly available public cloud service could be even worse..
  • Smartphones and tablets growth exploding, especially in business, Gartner says

    Posted November 6, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    Gartner report that 1.2 billion smart devices will be purchased in 2013, breaking the 1 billion mark for the first time.
  • Gartner: How big trends in security, mobile, big data and cloud computing will change IT

    Posted October 31, 2012 - 3:35 pm

    When you go to a Gartner conference one of he main things you'll notice is the sheer volume of data they can generate on just about any IT topic. Last week's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., was no different. The conference, attended by some 9,000 executives focused on the changes security challenges, mobile computing, big data and cloud will be bringing to IT in the near future.
  • Gartner: Big data to drive $34 billion of IT spending in 2013

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    Big data is forecast to drive $34 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2013, according to research firm Gartner, with the figure for 2012 standing at $28 billion.
  • Gartner: Cloud to grow 20% this year to $109 billion market

    Posted September 18, 2012 - 1:58 pm

    The cloud computing market will grow almost 20% this year to become a $109 billion industry, research firm Gartner predicts, with business process as a service (BPaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) dominating the market, but infrastructure as a service (IaaS) quickly gaining momentum.
  • 5 things a private cloud is NOT

    Posted September 13, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    The National Institute for Standards in Technology has a definition of what cloud computing is that's fairly agreed upon within the industry. But research firm Gartner says there's still a lot of cloud-washing, or market confusion on exactly what the technology is. So, the firm released a list of five things the cloud is not.
  • Gartner: Cloud computing's most over-hyped terms

    Posted August 14, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    Cloud computing is a hyped-up term, a recent report from Gartner found. But behind the hype there are significant benefits to some technologies in the cloud industry and some of the terms being floated around in the cloud are bigger buzzwords than others.
  • Gartner: cloud putting crimp in traditional software, hardware sales

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 9:50 am

    Enterprise spending on cloud computing growing at a faster rate than overall IT spending will pose a challenge to legacy hardware and software vendors, Gartner cloud forecaster Ed Anderson says.
  • Tablet adoption lowers reading of physical books, newspapers, survey shows

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:45 am

    More than half of tablet adopters are reading books and other media on their tablet screens instead of relying on paper, a survey finding that should serve as a warning to publishers to adapt quickly to electronic media, Gartner analysts said.
  • Gartner: 1/3 of consumer data will be stored in the cloud by '16

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    Consumer adoption of cloud services will continue to increase in the coming years, with one-third of personal data being stored in the cloud by 2016, Gartner predicts.
  • Dell 'super excited about Windows 8,' vows no Dell smartphones

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Michael Dell talks plans for a bevy of mobile device to launch with Windows 8, weighs in on company's strategy for security, cloud computing.
  • Cloud, consumerization give power to users, steal influence from IT

    Posted June 13, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    Many in IT have been struggling with changes cloud, virtualization, mobile, consumerization and other computing trends have had on IT, often making it seem as if IT itself is obsolete, even as technology gets more important. The reality is sobering, but not quite that grim.
  • Gartner: Network virtualization will lead to security control changes

    Posted June 13, 2012 - 11:31 am

    Gartner analyst Neil MacDonald's specialty is security, and he not only keeps a close eye on what security vendors are doing, but he's an advocate for change as fundamental network technologies evolve. Virtualization is having an enormous impact, leading to questions about the role of physical security appliances in a virtual world. MacDonald predicts by 2015, 40% of security controls in the enterprise data center will be virtualized, up from 5% in 2010. In a recent interview with Network World, MacDonald talked about the future of security in the virtual world.
  • Gartner: top 10 emerging infrastructure trends

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Gartner kicked off its Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit here today with a "top 10" list of the most significant emerging trends that will impact data centers and information technology used by businesses and government from now into the next four or five years.
  • Gartner: Bosses will spy on workers without demanding Facebook passwords

    Posted May 31, 2012 - 9:46 am

    Gartner published a report this week that looks like a warning that employers are too smart to continue demanding Facebook passwords. Instead they'll spy directly by searching social networks for employees' activity; Gartner's warning is a guide to how to do that legally.
  • BYOD is driving IT 'crazy,' says Gartner

    Posted May 21, 2012 - 11:01 am

    IT managers grappling with bring-your-own-device policies can expect to see an explosion in the number of smartphones and tablets used by employees.
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