ACQUISITION HISTORY

(Updated April 2005) Since Gartner went public in 1993, the company has made over 30 acquisitions and investments. These businesses, people and products have broadened our comprehensive suite of product solutions to IT and business professionals worldwide. Acquisitions must meet at least one or several criteria before being considered:

  • Products and services focus on decisions made by IT or business professionals: that is, be complementary, enhance or improve the company's core product lines;
  • The growth rate of the business considered must be equal to, exceed or be expected to equal in the near-term the company's overall growth rate;
  • The business adds local content or expertise in markets outside the United States; and
  • Operations are profitable and add or are neutral to corporate earnings per share in the near-term.

META Group (2005 April)
Leading provider of information technology research, advisory services and strategic consulting.

SECTOR 5 Summit (2002 August)
A security event that focuses on the prevention of cyberterrorism.

People3 (2002 June)
Specialized human resource consulting, research and software solutions for IT organizations.

Aims Management Consultants (2001 October)
India-based research, measurement and consulting services in information technology and telecommunications.

Enterprise Summit (2001 September)
Events that partner senior IT executives at midsize companies with vendor products and services.

Solista Global. (2000 October)
Strategic management consulting services that merge technology and business expertise.

Integrator Forum Europe. (2000 May)
Strategic management consulting services that merge technology and business expertise.

Rendall and Associates, Inc. (1999 December)
Vertical market consulting group specializing in telecommunications and broadband technologies.

The Warner Group (1999 August)
Management consulting specializing in the use of IT in the public sector.

System Builder Summits (1999 June)
Events that partner private label brand PCs with vendor products and services.

INTECO, Corporation (1999 April)
Research and advisory services focused on internet technologies and e-Commerce used by consumers.

G2R Incorporated (1999 January)
IT market research and consulting.

Wentworth Research (1998 December)
IT executive programs in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

National Institute of Management Technology (1998 December)
IT custom consulting in Cork, Ireland.

Griggs-Anderson Research (1998 October)
Custom market research.

Vision Events International (1998 September)
Events that bring together computer vendors, distributors and VARs with system integrators and retailers.

Mentis Corporation (1998 September)
Vertical research concern specializing in evaluating IT within the financial services industry.

The Research Board (1998 May)
Exclusive member-only research organization comprised of the top CIOs worldwide.

AICC Consultores and Technology (1998 May)
IT and management consulting services in Argentina and Chile.

Interpose, Inc. (1998 January)
Provider of total cost of ownership (TCO) measurement and analysis software tools and training. TCO products are used by IS professionals to understand the costs, benefits and value associated with procuring, owning, and using IT components over time.

Norbert Miconnet Information Technology Advisors (1998 January)
IT measurement and benchmarking concern based in France with a financial services markets focus.

Informatics MCAB (1997 November)
Management consulting firm based in Sweden.

Datapro Information Services (1997 July)
Database of comparative product and vendor information including product features, functions, strengths and weaknesses, and pricing.

Le Gendre (1997 June)
Publisher of French IT journals that provides conferences, custom consulting, and IT executive programs.

Productivity Management Group (1996 August)
Consulting concern that complements GartnerMeasurement with project management software.

Dataquest, Inc. (1995 December)
A leading provider of market research, statistical and forecasting data to IT vendors, manufacturers and investors.

Nomos Ricerca S.r.l. (1995 November)
Provides custom consulting, market research and technology assessment services to the Italian IT industry.

MZ Projekte (1995 April)
Research and advisory services focused on the German, Swiss, and Austrian technology market.

Real Decisions (1993 December)
Provides benchmarking, measurement and evaluation of IT systems and functions. Benchmarking assists companies in analyzing the effectiveness of their use of IT systems compared to other organizations, peer groups, and the industry.

New Science Associates (1993 September)
Provides subscription-based research and analysis of the IT industry.

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