Interested in the most current and cutting edge information about technology?
The Middlebury campus community can find out what's happening in IT with access to research, news analysis and trends from Gartner Inc.
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers technology-related insight that helps 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 a valuable partner to 60,000 clients in 11,000 distinct organizations. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,400 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries.
Students can benefit by using Gartner to find research for assignments, learn where IT is headed and how it will shape our world, discover an area of interest, or even get ideas on careers. Gartner research enriches the educational experience by providing timely, objective real-world examples and content.
Faculty & Staff can benefit by using Gartner to stay current on IT industry trends. Gartner provides insight to the application of technology to real-world problems and enables understanding of the long-term trends and issues that current and future IT decision makers will face.
The Gartner home page is the starting point to learn about which technologies are just hype, what innovations will change how people work and play, how current events will impact technology and business, and which issues keep IT leaders awake at night.
Gartner's research is licensed for use and is accessible at no cost to our students, faculty and staff. To access Gartner, you'll need to first authenticate using your Middlebury username and password at http://go.middlebury.edu/gartner-login.
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Should you have any problems accessing this resource or have any questions pertaining to Gartner research, please contact Chris Norris in LIS Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gartner and its 700 analysts publish research on areas of information technology that ranges from desktop PCs to the real-time enterprise and every issue in between. Gartner research helps define how technology drives the business, can be leveraged to assist organizations with their business goals and shapes decision making within companies.
How to Get the Most from Gartner
From the home page, you can access all Gartner research.
- The In the News section analyzes the impact current events have on business.
- Featured Research focuses on hot technology topics.
- Gartner Weblogs are online discussion forums moderated by a Gartner analyst. Gartner users are encouraged to participate and post comments.
- Focus Areas are dedicated pages that present news, analysis, education, and key issues for 27 topics.
There are additional research sections on the home page as well as links to Search, Advanced Search, Alerts and Browse. A brief overview of each function follows, and additional instruction is available by clicking the Help link.
"AND"is the default connector between search terms on gartner.com. Entering application development will return documents containing the phrase, as well as documents that have both words used on their own. Use the "OR" and "NOT" operators to structure different types of queries.
Use quotation marks around a phrase to find an exact phrase. For example, "customer relationship management" returns documents with that exact phrase and not the individual words.
If your search has returned too many documents, a quick and easy way to refine your search is to use the Search within current results function. Wireless returns the maximum 500 documents, which may be far too many to review. Choosing Search within current results then entering the search term "retail banking" narrows the number of returned documents.
Don't forget to use Advanced Search to restrict your search by several criteria, such as date range, region, industry, topic and category type. A link to Advanced Search is located at the top of every gartner.com page and every Search Results page.
Browse for Research
If you don't have a specific search term or keyword in mind, use Browse to explore the complete research database. Browse is located on the upper right of every gartner.com page. In Browse, you can locate research by Topic, Author, and Date. Also use Search within current results to find targeted research within a Browse category.