Gartner Acquires Burton Group, Inc.
STAMFORD, Conn., January 5, 2010 — Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, today announced that, on December 30, 2009, it acquired Burton Group, Inc. Burton Group is a leading research and advisory services firm that focuses on providing practical, technically in-depth advice to front-line IT professionals.
Our Plan for Burton Group
Burton Group Q & A
Updated March 8, 2010
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Clients with questions, suggestions or concerns regarding the acquisition of Burton Group should contact their account representative, client representative or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gartner will honor all existing client contracts and clients will be able to renew the products and services they currently receive. We also recognize that some clients of Burton Group and Gartner will want to merge accounts and contracts. We will work with those clients to do whatever works best for their organization.
Gartner will continue to honor all current Burton Group entitlements. Specifically, Burton IT1 and individual research & advisory services will be renewable by existing clients.
In Q3 2010 we will release a new version of the Burton Group website that will leverage the best features from both Burton Group and Gartner.
Gartner extended offers of employment to every Burton Group analyst on January 5, 2010. We have retained 98% of the analysts from the original team. We are very pleased with this result and we will make every effort to ensure that our clients continue to have access to the very best analysts in their field.
Burton Group research topics have not changed. Clients will continue to obtain the same valuable research and advice they received from Burton Group before the acquisition. Over time, we will invest in the development of Burton Group's products and services to expand the functional IT areas they cover in order to increase the value they provide to existing and new clients.
Burton Group sales representatives will continue to support their existing clients.
We do not plan to increase prices as a result of this acquisition. Upon renewal, clients can expect our traditional nominal annual price increase.
Burton Group clients will continue to access their research via burtongroup.com. Additionally, we plan to create linkages between the gartner.com and burtongroup.com websites to make it easier for clients of both companies to access our research.
We recognize the value of the Burton Group brand, and therefore, we intend to retain it.
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