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Gartner Inc

Gartner Inc (IT)

427.74
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Closed May 30 4:00PM
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510.0080.0084.4075.8682.200.000.00 %00-
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IT Discussion

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Renee Renee 1 year ago
Gartner Inc. SEC Cease and Desist Admin. Proceeding:

https://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/2023/34-97609.pdf
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Glider549 Glider549 3 years ago
Shame you bailed around $230.
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make it happen make it happen 3 years ago
Max Pain may come down to $160 still a 2,000% from few years ago.

Insiders dumping hard over past month.

Many gaps from $120 to $138, $148 to $155, $168 to $182 & $198 to $220+

Zero fades one day a big pull will happen imho

http://maximum-pain.com/options/IT?m=06%2F18%2F2021

A low was $4.90 has a book value of 12 and change...
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make it happen make it happen 3 years ago
Not much is owned by insiders anymore. Big gaps below to about $160. 2,000% - Was $8.26 years ago now $223.23.
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make it happen make it happen 3 years ago
CEO - sold over 166,000 shares this week

EVP - sold and ONLY has 8,397 shares left...

EVP & CMO - only has 3,064 shares left...

EVP, Global Technology Sales - Sold about 70% only has 6,432 shares left since 5/05

EVP & CFO - Sold over 52,000 shares

Many more sold to this just goes back basically 1 week...

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make it happen make it happen 3 years ago
Another $1.5 million sale from CFO.

https://www.watchlistnews.com/gartner-inc-nyseit-cfo-sells-1510340-00-in-stock/5800864.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true
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make it happen make it happen 3 years ago
Tons of insider selling going on...

Book value $12.27... Yahoo
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make it happen make it happen 3 years ago
Book value $12.27.

Up from $8.33 last real dip to now $233.77

Balance Sheet
Total Cash (mrq) 712.58M
Total Cash Per Share (mrq) 8.03
Total Debt (mrq) 2.95B
Total Debt/Equity (mrq) 270.73
Current Ratio (mrq) 0.79
Book Value Per Share (mrq) 12.27
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whytestocks whytestocks 4 years ago
Just In: $IT Gartner Inc (IT) Q3 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. Gartner Inc (NYSE: IT) Q3 2020 Earnings Call Nov 3, 2020 , 8:00 a.m. ET Operator Continue reading For further details see: Gartner Inc (IT) Q3 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

Find out more IT - Gartner Inc (IT) Q3 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
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whytestocks whytestocks 4 years ago
Breaking News: $IT Gartner Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Total Contract Value $3.4 billion, +5.3% YoY FX Neutral THIRD QUARTER 2020 HIGHLIGHTS Revenues: $995 million, -0.6%; -1.0% FX neutral. Net income: $17 million; adjusted EBITDA: $168 million, +20.0%, +19.4% FX neutral. Diluted EPS: $0.19, -58.7%; adjusted EPS: $...

Got this from IT - Gartner Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results
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whytestocks whytestocks 4 years ago
News; $IT Comprehensive non-correlated Gartner $IT Trading Report

Celebrating 20 years, Stock Traders Daily provides the tools that help you develop investment strategies, and this is a good example. When we couple this with out market based analysis, the probabilities of going with the flow increases, and that is material over time. The Gartner (NYSE...

Got this from IT - Comprehensive non-correlated Gartner $IT Trading Report
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whytestocks whytestocks 5 years ago
News: $IT Gartner to Report Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results on February 5, 2019

Will Host Investor Day on February 14, 2019, in New York City Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the world’s leading research and advisory company, will report its financial results for fourth quarter 2018 before the market opens on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The press release and ear...

Got this from https://marketwirenews.com/news-releases/gartner-to-report-fourth-quarter-2018-financial-results-on-february-5-2019-7417492.html
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whytestocks whytestocks 5 years ago
News: $IT Gartner Survey Shows Global Talent Shortage Is Now the Top Emerging Risk Facing Organizations

Talent Shortage was the Third Placed Risk in the Previous Emerging Risks Monitor Report Staff shortages have escalated in the last three months to become the top emerging risk organizations face globally, according to Gartner, Inc.’s latest Emerging Risks Survey . The ...

Got this from https://marketwirenews.com/news-releases/gartner-survey-shows-global-talent-shortage-is-now-the-top-emerging-risk-facing-organizations-7007838.html
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 stock king 1 stock king 1 9 years ago
come on 85 bucks hold tight my friends
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stocktrademan stocktrademan 10 years ago
$IT DD Notes ~ http://www.ddnotesmaker.com/IT

bullish very long term

$IT recent news/filings

## source: finance.yahoo.com

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:55:00 GMT ~ Be wary of relief rally: Pro


read full: http://finance.yahoo.com/video/wary-relief-rally-pro-195500355.html
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:05:46 GMT ~ Gartner Says Worldwide Shipments of 3D Printers to Reach More Than 217,000 in 2015

[at noodls] - 3D Printer Market Set for Rapid Growth with Worldwide Shipments Forecast to Top 2.3 Million Outlook for 3D Printing to Be Discussed at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 Worldwide shipments of 3D printers (3DPs) ...

read full: http://www.noodls.com/view/D80DA6EBB443E4E09F3FF4C9DF295A3F77815D3B
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:17:56 GMT ~ Indian e-commerce set to hit 6bln dollar mark in 2015


read full: http://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/indian-e-commerce-set-hit-081756031.html
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:18:09 GMT ~ Gartner downgraded by Stifel


read full: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ud?s=IT
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:31:50 GMT ~ Gartner Names Infosys a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide

[at noodls] - About Gartner's Magic Quadrant Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the ...

read full: http://www.noodls.com/view/100E5AA50457610C48C1FAF90F98F85D58004634
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$IT charts

basic chart ## source: stockcharts.com



basic chart ## source: stockscores.com



big daily chart ## source: stockcharts.com



big weekly chart ## source: stockcharts.com


$IT company information

## source: otcmarkets.com

Link: http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/IT/company-info
Ticker: $IT
OTC Market Place: Not Available
CIK code: 0000749251
Company name: Gartner, Inc.
Company website: http://www3.gartner.com
Incorporated In: DE, USA


$IT share structure

## source: otcmarkets.com

Market Value: $6,847,981,328 a/o Oct 27, 2014
Shares Outstanding: 88,900,186 a/o Jul 31, 2014
Float: Not Available
Authorized Shares: Not Available
Par Value: 0.0005
$IT extra dd links

Company name: Gartner, Inc.
Company website: http://www3.gartner.com

## STOCK DETAILS ##
After Hours Quote (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/after-hours
Option Chain (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/option-chain
Historical Prices (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=IT+Historical+Prices
Company Profile (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=IT+Profile
Industry (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/in?s=IT+Industry

## COMPANY NEWS ##
Market Stream (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/stream
Latest news (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/IT/news - http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h?s=IT+Headlines

## STOCK ANALYSIS ##
Analyst Research (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/analyst-research
Guru Analysis (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/guru-analysis
Stock Report (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/stock-report
Competitors (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/competitors
Stock Consultant (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/stock-consultant
Stock Comparison (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/stock-comparison
Investopedia (investopedia.com): http://www.investopedia.com/markets/stocks/IT/?wa=0
Research Reports (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/IT/research
Basic Tech. Analysis (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ta?s=IT+Basic+Tech.+Analysis
Barchart (barchart.com): http://www.barchart.com/quotes/stocks/IT
DTCC (dtcc.com): http://search2.dtcc.com/?q=Gartner%2C+Inc.&x=10&y=8&sp_p=all&sp_f=ISO-8859-1
Spoke company information (spoke.com): http://www.spoke.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Gartner%2C+Inc.
Corporation WIKI (corporationwiki.com): http://www.corporationwiki.com/search/results?term=Gartner%2C+Inc.&x=0&y=0
WHOIS (domaintools.com): http://whois.domaintools.com/http://www3.gartner.com
Alexa (alexa.com): http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http://www3.gartner.com#
Corporate website internet archive (archive.org): http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www3.gartner.com

## FUNDAMENTALS ##
Call Transcripts (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/call-transcripts
Annual Report (companyspotlight.com): http://www.companyspotlight.com/library/companies/keyword/IT
Income Statement (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/financials?query=income-statement
Revenue/EPS (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/revenue-eps
SEC Filings (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/sec-filings
Edgar filings (sec.gov): http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany&CIK=0000749251&owner=exclude&count=40
Latest filings (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/IT/filings
Latest financials (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/IT/financials
Short Interest (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/short-interest
Dividend History (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/dividend-history
RegSho (regsho.com): http://www.regsho.com/tools/symbol_stats.php?sym=IT&search=search
OTC Short Report (otcshortreport.com): http://otcshortreport.com/index.php?index=IT
Short Sales (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/IT/short-sales
Key Statistics (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=IT+Key+Statistics
Insider Roster (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ir?s=IT+Insider+Roster
Income Statement (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=IT
Balance Sheet (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bs?s=IT
Cash Flow (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/cf?s=IT+Cash+Flow&annual

## HOLDINGS ##
Major holdings (cnbc.com): http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/IT/tab/8.1
Insider transactions (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/it?s=IT+Insider+Transactions
Insider transactions (secform4.com): http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/IT.htm
Insider transactions (insidercrow.com): http://www.insidercow.com/history/company.jsp?company=IT
Ownership Summary (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/ownership-summary
Institutional Holdings (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/institutional-holdings
Insiders (SEC Form 4) (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/IT/insider-trades
Insider Disclosure (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/IT/insider-transactions

## SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER VARIOUS SOURCES ##
PST (pennystocktweets.com): http://www.pennystocktweets.com/stocks/profile/IT
Market Watch (marketwatch.com): http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/IT
Bloomberg (bloomberg.com): http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/IT:US
Morningstar (morningstar.com): http://quotes.morningstar.com/stock/s?t=IT
Bussinessweek (businessweek.com): http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot_article.asp?ticker=IT



$IT DD Notes ~ http://www.ddnotesmaker.com/IT
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
Tuesday ~ $IT ~ Earnings posted, pending or coming soon! In Charts and Links Below!

~ $IT ~ Earnings expected on Tuesday *
This Week In Earnings: Earnings are coming or are already posted! This is what the charts look like! If you play the earnings these posts can be very helpful to you!
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One or more of many earnings sites has alerted this security has or will be posting earnings on or around the day of this message.








http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=IT&p=D&b=3&g=0&id=p88783918276&a=237480049




http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=IT&p=W&b=3&g=0&id=p54550695994



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~ OTC Markets: http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/IT/company-info
~ Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=IT
~ Google Fin Options: hhttp://www.google.com/finance/option_chain?q=IT#
~ Yahoo! Finance ~ Stats: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=IT+Key+Statistics
~ Yahoo! Finance ~ Profile: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=IT
Finviz: http://finviz.com/quote.ashx?t=IT
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~ MarketWatch: http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/IT/profile
~ E-Zone Chart: http://www.windchart.com/ezone/signals/?symbol=IT
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*If the earnings date is in error please ignore error. I do my best.
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
~ $IT ~ Earnings posted, pending or coming soon! In Charts and Links Below!

~ $IT ~ Earnings expected on Monday *
This Week In Earnings: Earnings are coming or are already posted! This is what the charts look like! If you play the earnings these posts can be very helpful to you!
Want more like this? Search Keyword: MACMONEY >>> http://tinyurl.com/MACMONEY <<<
One or more of many earnings sites has alerted this security has or will be posting earnings on or around the day of this message.








http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=IT&p=D&b=3&g=0&id=p88783918276&a=237480049




http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=IT&p=W&b=3&g=0&id=p54550695994



~ Barchart: http://barchart.com/quotes/stocks/IT?
~ OTC Markets: http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/IT/company-info
~ Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=IT
~ Google Fin Options: hhttp://www.google.com/finance/option_chain?q=IT#
~ Yahoo! Finance ~ Stats: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=IT+Key+Statistics
~ Yahoo! Finance ~ Profile: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=IT
Finviz: http://finviz.com/quote.ashx?t=IT
~ BusyStock: http://busystock.com/i.php?s=IT&v=2
~ CandlestickChart: http://www.candlestickchart.com/cgi/chart.cgi?symbol=IT&exchange=US
~ Investorshub Trades: http://ih.advfn.com/p.php?pid=trades&symbol=IT
~ Investorshub Board Search: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/getboards.aspx?searchstr=IT
~ Investorshub PostStream Search: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/poststream.aspx?ticker=IT
~ Investorshub Goodies Search: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/msgsearchbyboard.aspx?boardID=18582&srchyr=2011&SearchStr=IT
~ Investorshub Message Search: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/msgsearch.aspx?SearchStr=IT
~ MarketWatch: http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/IT/profile
~ E-Zone Chart: http://www.windchart.com/ezone/signals/?symbol=IT
~ 5-Min Wind: http://www.windchart.com/stockta/analysis?symbol=IT
~ 10-Min Wind: http://www.windchart.com/stockta/analysis?symbol=IT&size=l&frequency=10&color=g
~ 30-Min Wind: http://www.windchart.com/stockta/analysis?symbol=IT&size=l&frequency=30&color=g
~ 60-Min Wind: http://www.windchart.com/stockta/analysis?symbol=IT&size=l&frequency=60&color=g


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*If the earnings date is in error please ignore error. I do my best.
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ucantfoolmee ucantfoolmee 15 years ago
Gartner Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2009

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, today reported results for second quarter 2009. In addition, the Company reiterated its financial outlook for full year 2009.

EPS from continuing operations were $0.18, net income was $17.2 million, and Normalized EBITDA was $44.0 million. See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a discussion of Normalized EBITDA.

Total revenue for second quarter 2009 was $270.0 million. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, total revenue decreased 16% year-over-year, principally due to lower revenues from the Company’s Events and Consulting segments. Revenue from the Company’s Research segment declined 1% year-over-year, excluding the impact of foreign exchange.

Gene Hall, Gartner's chief executive officer, commented, "During the second quarter of 2009, our businesses performed in-line with our expectations. More importantly, many of our key metrics showed sequential improvement. As compared to the first quarter, we increased new business in Research, added significantly more new client enterprises, improved salesforce productivity and saw improvement in the trends that drive wallet retention. These results reflect a stabilizing of the sales environment, the success of our initiatives to improve operational effectiveness and the tremendous value that we provide to IT professionals. Based on these trends, we expect contract value to grow sequentially in the second half of the year, primarily in the fourth quarter, and we expect to quickly resume revenue and earnings growth once global economic activity returns to more normal levels.”

Business Segment Highlights

Research

Revenue for second quarter 2009 was $183.9 million, down 1% year-over-year excluding the impact of foreign exchange. Gross contribution margin improved approximately 2 percentage points year-over-year to 65%.

Contract value was $736.0 million at June 30, 2009. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, contract value decreased 3% year-over year.

Client and wallet retention rates for second quarter 2009 were 77% and 86%. Wallet retention excludes the impact of foreign exchange.

Consulting

As previously communicated, the Company entered 2009 and the second quarter with lower Consulting backlog. As a result, revenue for second quarter 2009 was $69.3 million, down 21% year-over-year excluding the impact of foreign exchange. Gross contribution margin was 40%.

Second quarter 2009 utilization was 68% and billable headcount was 459. Backlog was $81.7 million at June 30, 2009.

Events

As part of its previously announced plan to reduce the number of events in 2009 versus 2008, the Company held only 14 events in second quarter 2009 versus 25 in second quarter 2008. This included the elimination of two large Spring Symposium events. These changes negatively impacted year-over-year revenue comparisons for the quarter.

Revenue for the quarter was $16.7 million, down 61% year-over-year excluding the impact of foreign exchange. The 14 events held attracted 5,108 attendees. Gross contribution margin was 33%.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet Highlights

Gartner generated cash from operations of $47.7 million during second quarter 2009. Capital expenditures were $3.9 million.

During the first half of 2009, the Company deployed its cash principally to repay almost $100 million in debt. As of June 30, 2009, the Company had total debt of $316.5 million and cash of $97.0 million.

Financial Outlook for 2009

Based on its first half 2009 results and current business trends, Gartner reiterated its financial outlook for full year 2009. The Company continues to project 2009 revenue by segment and total revenue as follows. The year-over-year change is presented both as reported and excluding the impact of foreign exchange (FX Neutral):
($ in millions) 2009 Projected Revenue % Change as Reported % Change FX Neutral

Research(1)
$ 737 – 757 (6%) – (3%) (2%) – 1%
Consulting 265 – 295 (24%) – (15%) (21%) – (12%)
Events 98 – 108

(35%) – (28%)
(33%) – (26%)
Total Revenue $ 1,100 – 1,160 (14%) – (9%) (10%) – (6%)


(1)


Projected research revenue includes the revenue of the Company’s “Other” category, which was eliminated in first quarter 2009. For 2008, reported “Other” revenue was $8.3 million.

Based on this revenue outlook, Gartner continues to target full year 2009 Normalized EBITDA of $170 to $200 million, EPS from continuing operations of $0.66 to $0.87, cash flow from operations of $100 to $125 million and capital expenditures of $15 to $20 million. Normalized EBITDA excludes a projected $26 to $28 million of pre-tax expense related to SFAS 123(R).

Conference Call Information

Gartner has scheduled a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET today, Tuesday, August 4, 2009, to discuss the Company's financial results. The conference call will be available via the Internet by accessing the Company's web site at http://investor.gartner.com. A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days following the call.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 80 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Investors are cautioned that normalized EBITDA contained in this press release is not a financial measure under generally accepted accounting principles. In addition, it should not be construed as an alternative to any other measures of performance determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This non-GAAP financial measure is provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance and the Company's prospects for the future. We believe normalized EBITDA is an important measure of our recurring operations as it excludes items that may not be indicative of our core operating results. Normalized EBITDA is based on operating income, excluding depreciation, accretion on obligations related to excess facilities, amortization, SFAS 123 (R) expense, and Other charges.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements contained in this press release regarding the growth and prospects of the business, the Company's projected 2009 financial results and all other statements in this release other than recitation of historical facts are forward-looking statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties; consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied thereby. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to ability to expand or even retain the Company's customer base; ability to grow or even sustain revenue from individual customers; ability to attract and retain professional staff of research analysts and consultants upon whom the Company is dependent; ability to achieve and effectively manage growth; ability to pay the Company's debt obligations; ability to achieve continued customer renewals and achieve new contract value, backlog and deferred revenue growth in light of competitive pressures; ability to carry out the Company's strategic initiatives and manage associated costs; substantial competition from existing competitors and potential new competitors; additional risks associated with international operations including foreign currency fluctuations; the impact of restructuring and other charges on the Company's businesses and operations; general economic conditions; and other risks listed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings can be found on Gartner's Web site at www.gartner.com/investors and the SEC's Web site at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements included herein speak only as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any obligation to revise or update such statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or circumstances.

GARTNER, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share amounts)


Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2009 2008 2009 2008
Revenues:
Research (a) $ 183,919 $ 198,362 -7 % $ 371,607 $ 389,769 -5 %
Consulting 69,314 94,607 -27 % 139,633 172,725 -19 %
Events 16,738 50,970 -67 % 32,264 71,544 -55 %
Total revenues 269,971 343,939 -22 % 543,504 634,038 -14 %
Costs and expenses:
Cost of services and product development (a) 117,100 156,478 -25 % 233,744 287,079 -19 %
Selling, general and administrative (a) 115,367 133,421 -14 % 230,931 259,666 -11 %
Depreciation 6,338 6,064 5 % 12,813 12,573 2 %
Amortization of intangibles 405 401 1 % 804 815 -1 %
Total costs and expenses 239,210 296,364 -19 % 478,292 560,133 -15 %
Operating income 30,761 47,575 -35 % 65,212 73,905 -12 %
Interest expense, net (4,011 ) (4,960 ) -19 % (8,191 ) (9,675 ) -15 %
Other (expense) income, net (1,132 ) (150 ) >100% (2,378 ) 373 >100%
Income before income taxes 25,618 42,465 -40 % 54,643 64,603 -15 %
Provision for income taxes 8,433 12,337 -32 % 17,462 19,882 -12 %
Income from continuing operations 17,185 30,128 -43 % 37,181 44,721 -17 %
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of taxes (b) - (228 ) -100 % - 6,723 >100%
Net income $ 17,185 $ 29,900 -43 % $ 37,181 $ 51,444 -28 %

Income per common share:
Basic:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.18 $ 0.32 -44 % $ 0.39 $ 0.46 -15 %
Income from discontinued operations - - 0 % - 0.07 >100%
Income per share $ 0.18 $ 0.32 -44 % $ 0.39 $ 0.53 -26 %

Diluted:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.18 $ 0.30 -40 % $ 0.39 $ 0.44 -11 %
Income from discontinued operations - - 0 % - 0.07 >100%
Income per share $ 0.18 $ 0.30 -40 % $ 0.39 $ 0.51 -24 %

Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 94,370 94,845 -1 % 94,134 96,317 -2 %
Diluted 96,523 98,895 -2 % 96,344 100,252 -4 %

(a)


The Company eliminated its previously reported “Other” revenue line in the first quarter of 2009.

"Other" revenue and related expenses are now being reported in the Research segment.

In addition, certain expenses that were formerly classified as Selling, general and administrative (SG&A)
are now presented in Cost of services and product development (COS) and are considered to be expenses
of the Research segment.


Corresponding prior period presentations of these revenues and expenses have been reclassified
in a consistent manner for comparability purposes.



(b)


2008 includes the results and gain on sale of the Vision Events business, which we sold in February 2008.

BUSINESS SEGMENT DATA (a)
(Dollars in thousands)

Direct Gross Contribution
Revenue Expense Contribution Margin

Three Months Ended 6/30/09
Research (a) $ 183,919 $ 64,454 $ 119,465 65 %
Consulting 69,314 41,678 27,636 40 %
Events 16,738 11,154 5,584 33 %
TOTAL $ 269,971 $ 117,286 $ 152,685 57 %

Three Months Ended 6/30/08
Research (a) $ 198,362 $ 73,117 $ 125,245 63 %
Consulting 94,607 54,072 40,535 43 %
Events 50,970 28,331 22,639 44 %
TOTAL $ 343,939 $ 155,520 $ 188,419 55 %

Six Months Ended 6/30/09
Research (a) $ 371,607 $ 127,411 $ 244,196 66 %
Consulting 139,633 84,977 54,656 39 %
Events 32,264 21,897 10,367 32 %
TOTAL $ 543,504 $ 234,285 $ 309,219 57 %

Six Months Ended 6/30/08
Research (a) $ 389,769 $ 143,079 $ 246,690 63 %
Consulting 172,725 100,853 71,872 42 %
Events (b) 71,544 39,926 31,618 44 %
TOTAL $ 634,038 $ 283,858 $ 350,180 55 %

(a)


The Company eliminated its previously reported “Other” revenue line in the first quarter of 2009.

"Other" revenue and related expenses are now being reported in the Research segment.

In addition, certain expenses that were formerly classified as Selling, general and administrative (SG&A)
are now presented in Cost of services and product development (COS) and are considered to be expenses
of the Research segment.


Corresponding prior period presentations of these revenues and expenses have been reclassified
in a consistent manner for comparability purposes.



(b)


Excludes the results of the Vision Events business, which we sold in February 2008.

SELECTED STATISTICAL DATA


June 30, June 30,
2009 2008
Research contract value $ 735,974 (a) $ 794,153 (a)
Research client retention 77 % 81 %
Research wallet retention (b) 86 % 98 %
Research client organizations 9,882 10,207
Consulting backlog $ 81,727 (a) $ 111,300 (a)
Consulting--quarterly utilization 68 % 75 %
Consulting billable headcount 459 478
Consulting--average annualized revenue
per billable headcount $ 398 (a) $ 489 (a)
Events--number of events for the quarter 14 25
Events--attendees for the quarter 5,108 13,873

(a)


Dollars in thousands.

(b)


Excludes the impact of foreign exchange.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
GAAP to Normalized EBITDA Reconciliation
(in thousands)

Reconciliation - GAAP to Normalized EBITDA (1):

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2009 2008 2009 2008
Net income $ 17,185 $ 29,900 $ 37,181 $ 51,444
Interest expense, net 4,011 4,960 8,191 9,675
Other expense (income), net 1,132 150 2,378 (373 )
Loss (income) from discontinued operations (2) - 228 - (6,723 )
Tax provision 8,433 12,337 17,462 19,882
Operating income $ 30,761 $ 47,575 $ 65,212 $ 73,905

Normalizing adjustments:
Depreciation, accretion, and amortization 6,922 6,706 13,994 13,883
SFAS No. 123(R) stock compensation expense (3) 6,333 6,424 13,125 13,056
Normalized EBITDA $ 44,016 $ 60,705 $ 92,331 $ 100,844

(1)


Normalized EBITDA is based on operating income excluding depreciation,
accretion on obligations related to excess facilities, amortization of intangibles,
Other charges, and SFAS No. 123(R) expense.



(2)


The six months ended June 30, 2008, includes the gain on sale of the Vision Events business.



(3)


Stock compensation expense represents the cost of stock-based compensation
awarded by the Company to its employees under Statement of Financial Accounting
Standards No. 123(R), "Share-Based Payments"
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JACKPC2001 JACKPC2001 15 years ago
To Eagle and all, Great Board Thank you
Jack
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ucantfoolmee ucantfoolmee 15 years ago
Siperian Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant of 2009 Master Data Management for Customer Data

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Siperian, Inc. - developers of an award-winning master data management (MDM) platform - today announced that the Company has been positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of the Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) 2009 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management (MDM) of Customer Data research report.(1) The report evaluates numerous vendors based on a rigorous set of criteria that comprise "completeness of vision" and "ability to execute." In the report, Gartner predicts that the MDM of customer data market will continue to grow for several years, and their estimate is that it will account for approximately $1 billion in software revenue in 2012. To access the full report written by John Radcliffe and published on June 16, 2009, compliments of Siperian, visit http://forms.siperian.com/content/Gartner2009PR

The report noted that "MDM programs potentially encompass the management of customer, product, asset, person or party, supplier and financial masters. As the name suggests, MDM of customer data focuses on the management of the domain relating to customer data, whereas MDM of product data technology focuses on the domain relating to product data."

Siperian MDM Hub(TM) is a true multi-entity MDM platform that supports multiple data domains, including customer, product, employee, location and any other data type, all on the same platform.

With customer data as the platform's core strength, Siperian customers have started their MDM journey with customer entity and then expand the usage to other entities over time for greater value and a higher return on investment. While all of Siperian customers have adopted Siperian MDM Hub to manage their customer-related efforts, nearly half leverage the same platform to expand to other entities such as product. Siperian's flexible, integrated, model-driven MDM platform enables its system integration partners to develop cross-industry, multi-entity MDM solutions delivering fast time to value.

"As a best-in-class provider and the leading multi-domain MDM solution, Siperian enables our clients to handle both operational and analytical MDM by supporting any type of data including customer, product, location and reference data," commented Peter Caswell, president and CEO of Siperian. "In my opinion, our inclusion in the latest MDM report, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering faster time to value, and greater return on investment for our clients."

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

About Siperian, Inc.

Siperian's Master Data Management (MDM) software platform provides a reliable and unified view of critical customer, product, supplier, and employee data to business users in Global 500 companies across 15 different industries. Through improved access to real-time information from distributed data sources, organizations can achieve higher profitability while reducing operational costs and improving compliance. Siperian's MDM Hub(TM) is a flexible and integrated software platform that significantly lowers total cost of ownership and delivers faster time-to-value and superior return-on-investment. Siperian meets the needs of data intensive companies by enabling them to improve customer relationship management, sales and marketing, regulatory compliance, and order-to-cash processes. With corporate headquarters in Foster City, California, Siperian has offices throughout the United States and in Toronto, Canada; the Company's EMEA operation is headquartered in London. To learn more about Siperian visit http://www.siperian.com/ or call 1-866-747-3742.

(1) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer Data" by John Radcliffe, June 16, 2009

Siperian and Siperian MDM Hub are trademarks of Siperian, Inc. The names of actual companies or products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Chris McCoin or Richard Smith McCoin & Smith Communications Inc.

508-429-5988 (Chris) or 978-433-3304 (Rick) or

DATASOURCE: Siperian, Inc.

CONTACT: Chris McCoin, +1-508-429-5988, , or

Richard Smith, +1-978-433-3304, , both of McCoin & Smith

Communications Inc., for Siperian, Inc.

Web Site: http://www.siperian.com/
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ucantfoolmee ucantfoolmee 15 years ago
Happy Fathers day!
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ucantfoolmee ucantfoolmee 15 years ago
I wonder if someone were to develop a software that was economical and more cost effective for companies how it would do? I bet if someone had a SAAS product it would ROCK, just a thought!
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ucantfoolmee ucantfoolmee 15 years ago
Gartner Survey of 900 CIOs Shows 42 Percent of Respondents Decreased Their IT Budgets in First Quarter of 2009

Gartner Survey of 900 CIOs Shows 42 Percent of Respondents Decreased Their IT Budgets in First Quarter of 2009

In the first quarter of 2009, CIOs experienced significant IT budget revisions as executives gained a greater understanding and solidified plans for addressing the global financial crisis, according to a worldwide survey of 900 CIOs by Gartner Executive Programs (EXP).

The survey was conducted from March 1 to April 30 2009 and sought to gauge the potential impact of macroeconomic concerns on IT budgets. These CIOs encompass more than $77 billion in revised IT spending. Forty-six percent of respondents said that their 2009 IT budget had changed since it was finalized. The results of this survey were compared with the results of the Gartner EXP 2009 CIO Survey, conducted from September to December 2008, which had more than 1,500 responses.

CIOs in the original survey reported a flat budget with a minor increase of 0.16 percent. CIOs responding to the survey in the first quarter now report a weighted average decline of 4.7 percent. More than 90 percent of firms changing their budgets made a reduction in the first quarter, with the average reduction being 7.2 percent. Fifty-four percent of respondents reported no change in their IT budget, with the remaining 4 percent reporting an increase in their IT budget.

“CIOs reported that renegotiating vendor contracts and head count reductions were the primary focus areas for accommodating budget reductions,” said Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner EXP. “CIOs report shifting more work to in-house resources and delaying capital expenditures more than reducing IT project investments.”

First quarter 2009 IT budget reductions were reported across the board based on both size and geography of the organization. CIOs in healthcare-related industries reported an average budget increase of 2.2 percent, but CIOs in all other major industries reported a decline in the first quarter of 2009. The largest decline was in professional services at -10 percent, followed by telecommunications and high tech at -10 percent, manufacturing at -8 percent, utilities at -4 percent and financial services at -4 percent.

CIOs recognize the potential for further cuts in 2009, but most see that as unlikely. The percentage of CIOs with a contingency plan for the remainder of 2009 has more than doubled compared with 2008. CIOs with additional contingency plans for 2009 are planning for the potential of renewed IT spending, as well as additional reductions. While 44 percent of CIOs do not believe they will need to tap into their contingency plans, those that do believe they will do so during the next six months.

The survey found that CIOs expect the economy to recover between the first and third quarter of 2010. CIOs plan to increase IT investment projects and workforce levels as their first investments in such a recovery. Software, hardware and infrastructure investments are also high on the CIO’s agenda on the path to economic recovery.

“Executives making plans in the fourth quarter of 2008 faced an uncertain future as the global financial crisis unfolded,” Mr. McDonald said. “Based on CIO contingency plans, they are now better prepared for future economic challenges. However, most CIOs do not see immediately implementing those plans. This supports a position that the first quarter budget adjustments reflect firm plans for the remainder of 2009.”

About Gartner EXP

Gartner Executive Programs (EXP) is a membership-based organization of more than 3,600 CIOs worldwide. Members benefit from the convenience of a single source of knowledge, one-to-one counsel, personalized service, the shared knowledge of the world's largest community of CIOs, and the assurance of Gartner objectivity and insight. Additional information about Gartner EXP can be found on the Gartner Web site at www.gartner.com/exp.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 80 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.




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Eagle1 Eagle1 15 years ago
SaaS HR Vendor Lands Global Deal with Siemens

– Chris Kanaracus, IDG News Service
http://www.cio.com/article/494534/SaaS_HR_Vendor_Lands_Global_Deal_with_Siemens

June 08, 2009
SuccessFactors, maker of SaaS (software as a service) applications for employee performance and talent management, announced Monday that it has landed a global agreement with Siemens, in another sign of the on-demand model's growing acceptance by enterprises.

The San Mateo, California, vendor's software will be rolled out to 420,000 users in 80 countries, and in 20 languages, according to SuccessFactors.

In a statement, Siemens said it went with the vendor in order to standardize on a single platform and separate "strategic execution and management" from its transactional HR systems. Siemens added that it is pursuing a cloud computing strategy in general, believing it can lower IT costs and speed up processes.

"Siemens is a traditional SAP house. For their team to make a big bet on SuccessFactors represents the new type of thinking present among many CIOs and enterprises today," Forrester Research analyst Ray Wang said in an e-mail. "Their software vendors may not be innovating fast enough to keep up with the enterprise's requirements."

SuccessFactors declined to release the exact price tag on the deal, but said no single customer represents more than 5 percent of its revenue, which was US$35.2 million in the first quarter, a 50 percent increase over the year prior. The vendor claims to have 2,700 customers and 4.7 million end-users.

While companies worldwide are reining in IT spending as the global recession persists, SuccessFactors occupies an opportune niche, said Paul Albright, chief marketing officer. "CEOs and CFOs are looking to come out of the economic downturn much faster, with more focus and vigor," he said.

Therefore, companies are investing in software that helps set employee goals and gets top performers "in a position to have the biggest impact," he said.

But industry observers are predicting big growth for SaaS applications overall. The global SaaS market will reach $8 billion this year, up from $6.6 billion in 2008, and it will skyrocket to $16 billion by 2013, according to a recent Gartner report.
Copyright © 2008 IDG News Service. All rights reserved. IDG News Service is a trademark of International Data Group, Inc.
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Eagle1 Eagle1 15 years ago
IT and the Economic Recovery

Posted by: JACKPC2001 Date: Monday, June 08, 2009 12:49:08 PM
In reply to: Eagle1 who wrote msg# 18582 Post # of 18589 [Send a link via email]
Gartner

http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1145267494&play=1
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rayray99 rayray99 15 years ago

SaaS revenue projections, mega trends in 2009

"Software as a service (SaaS) is forecast to reach $8 billion in 2009, a 21.9 percent increase from 2008 revenue of $6.6 billion, according to a recent report from Gartner, Inc., and will experience a 19.4 percent compound annual growth rate through 2013. In a challenging economy, SaaS represents a leaner alternative, but it will continue to change and evolve within Platform as a Service (PaaS) strategies that companies like Microsoft and IBM are developing. These strategies will invite developers and integrate SaaS with their software. And there may be a Cloud on the horizon."


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ucantfoolmee ucantfoolmee 15 years ago
IT is looking good, real good.
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Eagle1 Eagle1 15 years ago
IT Looking to break the 200 Day MA.

Eagle1


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MadeIt MadeIt 15 years ago
It looked good today Eagle1!
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Eagle1 Eagle1 15 years ago
ahdioyoda! IT needs to break the 200 ma, then I believe its show time.

Looks like she will soon!

Have a Great Day my friend!

Eagle1

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MadeIt MadeIt 15 years ago
Hey eagle i was getting a bit worried at the beginning of today but it came back around!! :)Have a great evening!
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Eagle1 Eagle1 15 years ago
IT inching up each day..looking great!

Eagle1
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rayray99 rayray99 15 years ago
"Gartner is recommending hard pressed organisations maintain their investment in customer relationship management technologies despite the tough economy."

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http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=826815BE-1A64-67EA-E46C4E97D9EAB133

Customer Communities

Gartner predicts that CRM of the future will be about creating online communities of customers via emerging social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and similar Web sites.

The economic downturn provides a great opportunity to begin experimenting in this area, and Gartner advises companies to set up accounts on the various Web sites and learn what they do and don't do, and how users interact.

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I'm not a pumper! lol These Gartner dude's are pretty sharp.

Pretty cool...

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rayray99 rayray99 15 years ago
Yep, me too, ahdioyoda.


Posted by: ahdioyoda Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:43:33 PM

You are right eagle, it looks great! I accept 4 percent gains anytime I can get them.
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MadeIt MadeIt 15 years ago
You are right eagle, it looks great! I accept 4 percent gains anytime I can get them.
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Eagle1 Eagle1 15 years ago
Hi Ahdoyoda! Thanks and

Looking good today IT is..

Eagle1

Posted by: ahdioyoda Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:35:11 PM
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Green always makes the portfolio look good. Great news!!

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Eagle1 Eagle1 15 years ago
Your Welcome Imgunnaretire! IT looking Great today.

Oh and our other stock is too:))

Eagle1

Posted by: imgunnaretire Date: Monday, May 25, 2009 4:38:29 PM
In reply to: Eagle1 who wrote msg# 31 Post # of 38 [Send a link via email]
Eagle,

Excellant video of "Data in the Wild", that is scary. It must be a much larger problem than any of us realize. Good DD

Take care

Imgunnaretire
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MadeIt MadeIt 15 years ago
Green always makes the portfolio look good. Great news!!
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MadeIt MadeIt 15 years ago

Finland's Nokia Corp. (NOK1V.HE) expects its new flagship N97 phone to generate significant sales and strengthen its brand when it reaches consumers next month, the handset maker's Swedish country manager Johan Eidhagen said in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires Monday.

"It will be incredibly important both for marketing and for generating sales," he said.

Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, announced the N97 in December 2008 and will start selling the device on a number of markets including the Nordic countries in June. Eidhagen said the phone, which will cost around EUR550 before taxes and subsidies, is aimed at a relatively wide target group but gave no sales targets.

Klas Strom, head of portfolio management at Nokia Scandinavia, said its key advantages are that users can personalize the start screen, and get more customized services through the use of applications. The combined touch screen and QWERTY keyboard should also appeal to many consumers, he told Dow Jones Newswires.

Last week, research firm Gartner Inc. (IT) said Nokia's first-quarter market share fell to 36.2% from 39.1% a year earlier amid a general decline in global handset sales, although sales of smartphones such as Apple Inc's (AAPL) iPhone and Nokia's 5800 bucked the declining trend.

Analyst Jan Dworsky at Handelsbanken said the N97 should boost Nokia's profitability, but that it's unlikely to improve the handset vendor's market share in terms of volumes since its price, although normal for a high-end phone, is rather high.

Johan Eidhagen said, however, that many of the N97's functions will become available also with cheaper phones at a later stage, so this may improve the company's market share further on.

At 0741 GMT Tuesday, shares in Nokia were down 1.4% at EUR10.65, against a 1.8% drop in the broader market in Helsinki.

Company Web site: http://www.nokia.com

-By Gustav Sandstrom, Dow Jones Newswires; +46-8-5451-3099; gustav.sandstrom@dowjones.com

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imgunnaretire imgunnaretire 15 years ago
Eagle,

Excellant video of "Data in the Wild", that is scary. It must be a much larger problem than any of us realize. Good DD

Take care

Imgunnaretire
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MadeIt MadeIt 15 years ago
STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Smartphone growth continued in the first quarter, proving a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy picture as global handset sales fell at a record pace, research firm Gartner Inc. (IT) said Wednesday.

Smartphones, such as Apple Inc's (AAPL) iPhone and a growing number of touchscreen devices from other manufacturers, have defied the downturn, aided by growth in applications as they broaden their reach into both the mid-tier and high-tier segments.

Still, the rapid downturn in consumer spending has hammered the wider market as customers delay upgrades and hold off buying new phones.

"There were some signs of a recovery in markets such as North America and China, but overall sales in the first quarter of 2009 registered the biggest quarter-on-quarter contraction since Gartner began monitoring the market on a quarterly basis in 2001," Gartner mobile device research director Carolina Milanesi said.

"We really don't see demand stabilizing before the second half of 2010," Milanesi told Dow Jones Newswires, with the global handset market returning to growth of 5%-6% in 2010.

First quarter sales fell 14.5% from the fourth quarter 2008, Gartner said, while the 9.4% fall on year, to 269 million, was also the sharpest on record.

"Device vendors will focus increasingly on smartphones, improved user interfaces and services to differentiate themselves and fuel consumer demand," Milanesi said.

Smartphone sales increased 12.7% to 36 million units, and represented 13.5% of all mobile device sales in the first quarter 2009, up from 11% in the first quarter of 2008, Gartner said.

"Making sure you have a strong smartphone portfolio is going to be very important for the vendors, and that is what is going to make a lot of the difference," Milanesi said.

"Much of the smartphone growth during the first quarter of 2009 was driven by touchscreen products, both in mid-tier and high-end devices," said Roberta Cozza, principal analyst at Gartner.

Nokia Corp. (NOK) maintained its leading position overall, although its market share dropped to 36.2% from 39.1% a year earlier. Overall sales fell and the average selling price of its phones declined 18% from a year earlier, Gartner said. However, sales of Nokia smartphones grew after it introduced its 5800 device into more regions.

Nokia started shipping its 5800 touch screen smartphone at the end of 2008.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd's (SSNHY) market share increased 4.7 percentage points to 19.1% and it returned to double-digit profitability due to a good product mix.

"The announcement of its first Android-based product, the i7500, will help Samsung in a highly competitive second half of 2009," Gartner said.

LG Electronics Inc's (066570.SE) market share increased to 9.9% from 8%. The company benefited from a very strong portfolio of touchscreen, messaging and imaging devices, said Gartner.

Motorola Inc's (MOT) market share fell to 6.2% from 10.2%. The company "continued to experience significant difficulties even in its home market," Gartner said.

Sony Ericsson's (ERIC, SNE) market share fell to 5.4% from 7.5%, partly due to a weak product portfolio, said Gartner.

(Units in thousands)


1Q 09 1Q 09 Mkt Shr 1Q 08
Nokia 97,398 36.2% 115,192
Samsung 51,385 19.1% 42,397
LG 26,547 9.9% 23,646
Motorola 16,587 6.2% 29,885
Sony Ericsson 14,470 5.4%% 22,061
Others 62,732 23.4% 61,103
Total 269,120 100% 294,283

(Smartphones - thousands of units)


1Q 09 1Q 09 Mkt Shr 1Q08
Nokia 14,991 41.2% 14,589
RIM 7,234 19.9% 4,312
Apple 3,939 10.8% 1,725
HTC 1,957 5.4% 1,277
Fujitsu 1,387 3.8% 1,318
Others 6,896 18.8% 9,095
Total 36,404 100% 32,315

(All data from Gartner, May 2009)

Company Web site: www.gartner.com

-By Gustav Sandstrom, Dow Jones Newswires; +46-8-5451-3099; gustav.sandstrom@dowjones.com

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K-9 K-9 15 years ago

Nice board guys...
Look forward to reading more about Gartner...


K-9

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briguy31 briguy31 15 years ago
Here is a link to Gartners newsroom.

http://www.gartner.com/it/section.jsp?type=press_releases&format=xhtml&year=2009&show_archived=true
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Eagle1 Eagle1 15 years ago
Sensitive Military Data “In the Wild”

Looks like they need ExoDetect from Exobox Technologies!

http://blog.lumension.com/?p=393

Sensitive Military Data “In the Wild”

Author: C. Edward Brice Date: Tuesday, January 27th
Categories: Data Protection | Featured PostsToday, another incident involving sensitive military data was made known when a New Zealander bought an MP3 player at a thrift store. On the MP3 player were names and personal details of US soldiers, such as social security numbers and files containing equipment locations and schedules.


This is another example of how even our military cannot keep pace with the ubiquity of mobile platforms and management of data as well as individuals who could potentially download sensitive information onto these devices without any security in place. Australia, UK, Germany, Spain, NATO, etc., this story is as scary as it gets for the military. I’m sure that the military has a written policy in place that states that users are not to download data to unapproved removable media. The challenge is the ability of today’s government and commercial organizations to enforce these policies.

This story serves as a wake call not only to world governments but to every business that views its confidential information as valuable and confidential. What can be done? Here are three ideas:

1. Wake up and accept that there are risks associated with mobile devices, but understand that you cannot stop everyone from using them, as your productivity per employee would go down. Instead, adopt and implement controls and policies to enable the use of these devices securely.

2. Make yourself aware of the solutions that are available - from device and data protection, to automatic data encryption and group device policy management. This technology enables you to mange by exception which is the only scalable way to address this risk in today’s IT environments.

3. Encrypt your data flows. You must encrypt your data flows on and off your endpoints, by group, or even by individual. Simple encryption alone can reduce your risk overnight.

4. Realize that technology alone cannot solve this problem. It’s about marrying data protection technology, people and processes (policies). The best option is to embark on education and awareness programs for your users to inform them of the critical nature of data storage and transfer. Make your employees aware of the risk but ways they can securely use this.

Would love to hear how you’re dealing with the mobile device challenge. Share your thoughts and ideas.
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imgunnaretire imgunnaretire 15 years ago
Gartner: Cloud spending to skyrocket in 2009


http://www.computerworldsierraleone.com/articles/2009/03/26/gartner-cloud-spending-skyrocket-2009
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imgunnaretire imgunnaretire 15 years ago

Gartner picks eight mobile technologies to watch


http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/mgmt/C0A8835DF75C933CCC2575B000130A50
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imgunnaretire imgunnaretire 15 years ago
Gartner's Top 10 Information Technology Predictions for 2009

http://www.govtech.com/gt/617530
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rayray99 rayray99 15 years ago
Exobox: "new automated data leak detection solution"

Eagle and Mozy all this talk about DLD peaked my interest. I also can't find any information on the web. Other than Exobox's May 13th PR, which I went back and reread a couple of times.

The context is in this paragraph:

"Exobox is using the results of its research as the basis for a new automated data leak detection solution designed to help companies and organizations protect data and mitigate risks associated with the unauthorized disclosure of data and information that compromises market reputation, strategic advantage, credit exposure, and governance compliance."

Then the PR gives examples of bad stuff it's found floating around in cyber space. This is an interesting concept, simple because there's no information I find of any company that has this technology available, perhaps someone else can try finding something. Not only is it proactive technology it's reactive. Sounds like a grass-root concept to me. Any thoughts?
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Eagle1 Eagle1 15 years ago
Nice IT Charts Tony! Thank YOU! I'll add it to the Ibox!



Eagle1


Posted by: Tony_From_MI Date: Friday, May 22, 2009 11:08:02 PM
In reply to: Eagle1 who wrote msg# 4 Post # of 25

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Eagle1 Eagle1 15 years ago
Everyone be sure to Boardmark this Gartner IT Board k?


Please


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