Gartner, Inc. is a well known information technology research and advisory company. Gartner provides technology-related information and insights to help their clients make informed decisions related to information technology. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 80 countries. IS&T maintains a subscription to Gartner Research and provides access as a service to the BU community. Available To Students, Faculty, Staff Benefits A wealth of research findings and advice on technology markets, topics, and industries can help your planning processes. The information can improve your requests for proposals and support your purchase decisions. Key Features
  • Gartner’s website offers convenient access to the latest research in a broad range of information technology topics.
  • Information formats include everything from overviews to in-depth research, as well as Gartner’s well-known Magic Quadrants.
Requirements Anyone with an “@bu.edu” email address can use this service.
Cost No charge Getting Started Log in to the Gartner Research website using your BU login name and Kerberos password.
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<th>Overview</th>
<td>Application Services staff provide consulting services to help business and academic departments assess technical requirements, evaluate technologies, plan architecture, and design data storage, even when IS&amp;T is not involved in the project implementation. 

In addition IS&amp;T provides access to industry research through Gartner, Inc., and maintains membership in NERCOMP, the NorthEast Regional Computing Program.</td>
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<th>Available To</th>
<td>Students, Faculty, Staff (also see sub-services for detailed information)</td>
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<th>Benefits</th>
<td>Take advantage of the experience, knowledge, and expertise of a mature IT organization with experts in many fields.  Make educated decisions with expert advice.</td>
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<li>Get advice from experts in many subjects.</li>
<li>Get decision support from seasoned experts.</li>
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<th>Requirements</th>
<td>Must demonstrate business need for consultation.</td>
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<th>Cost</th>
<td>No charge</td>
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<th>Getting Started</th>
<td>Submit a request with the <a title=”IS&amp;T Application Services Request Form” href=”http://www.bu.edu/link/bin/uiscgi_request_log.pl”>IS&amp;T Application Services Request Form</a>.</td>
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