Gartner as a big co. competitor
James Governor's MonkChips:
"It seems to me Gartner will increasingly be competitive with major vendors when it comes to industry mindshare and account control, benchmarking and best practices. It is also going to be hit by open source analysis.
Define the language used to speak about technology deployment and you are on the way to defining the market and its purchasing patterns. There are some signs Microsoft, for one, is becoming less willing to play Gartner's bucket game, if recent public disavowals around ESB and SOA are anything to go by, which is interesting."
Gartner are a low grade tech info broker. They gather stuff up via briefings with vendors who seek the opinion because... they distribute a regurgitated form to IT management that is not very technical and is worried about being fired for not following "best practice"......