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Gartner, Inc.
Public company
Traded as NYSEIT
Industry Research
Founded 1979; 37 years ago (1979) by Gideon Gartner
Headquarters Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A
Key people
  • Gene Hall (CEO)
  • Craig Safian (CFO)
  • Mike Diliberto (CIO)
Revenue US$ 2.163 bn (2015)
US$ 288 million (2015)
US$ 175.6 M (2015)
Number of employees
7,834 (2015)

Gartner, Inc. is an American research and advisory firm providing information technology related insight for IT and other business leaders. Its headquarters are in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. It was known as Gartner Group, Inc until 2000, when it was then changed to Gartner. [1]

Research provided by Gartner targets CIOs, senior IT, marketing and supply chain leaders. Gartner clients include large corporations, government agencies, technology companies and the investment community. The company consists of Research, Executive Programs, Consulting and Events. Founded in 1979, Gartner has over 8,100 employees,[2][3] including 1,280 in research,[4] located in 85 countries.

Gartner uses Hype Cycles and Magic Quadrants for visualization of its market analysis results.


The company was founded in 1979 by Gideon Gartner. Originally a private company, the Gartner Group was launched publicly the first time in the 1980s, then acquired by Saatchi & Saatchi, a London-based advertising agency, and then acquired in 1990 by some of its executives, with funding from Bain Capital and Dun & Bradstreet.[5] The company went public again in 1993.[6] In 2000 the name was simplified to Gartner.[7]

In the course of its growth, Gartner has acquired numerous companies providing related services, including Real Decisions—which became Gartner Measurement, now part of Gartner's consulting division—and Gartner Dataquest, a market research firm. It has also acquired a number of direct competitors, including NewScience in the late 1990s, Meta Group in 2005 and AMR Research and Burton Group in early 2010.

Gene Hall has been the CEO since August 2004.

In 2015, Gartner acquired Nubera, the business app discovery network that owns properties like GetApp, AppStorm, AppAppeal or CloudWork. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.[8]

Gartner has had major controversy in forecasts. In 2009, Gartner predicted the PC market would experience the "sharpest unit decline in history", and a few quarters later it reported "strongest growth rate in seven years".[9]
The Actual Shipment Decline starts the year 2010.[10] and biggest PC market decline in 2016[11]

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  1. ^ "EDGAR Form 10-Q" (TXT). Securities and Exchange Commission. February 14, 2001. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Gartner Corp Fact Sheet" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "About Gartner". Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Gartner Group Records, 1981-2000. Finding Aid". University of Minnesota. 
  6. ^ "Gartner Group, Inc. History". FundingUniverse. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 
  7. ^ "Gartner Copyright & Quote Policy - Section 6.1 Attribution". 2016-05-27. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 
  8. ^ Novoa, Jaime (2015-07-01). "Gartner acquires Barcelona-based Nubera (GetApp)". Novobrief. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  9. ^ Bott, Ed. "Why does the IT industry continue to listen to Gartner? - ZDNet". Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "IBM and Apple: Catharsis". 15 July 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "PC market suffers 'biggest decline in history' and Windows 10 is to blame - TheINQUIRER". Retrieved 16 November 2016. 

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