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Every IT product and service has a finite useful life, and must eventually be retired or replaced. When making these decisions, correct timing is critical. The Gartner IT Market Clock is a framework that can help IT and business leaders evaluate and prioritize IT investments.

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Senior Vice President Peter Sondergaard discusses the Gartner IT Market Clock methodology.

Gartner IT Market Clock Research

Introducing the Gartner IT Market Clock

10 September 2013

Gartner's IT Market Clock is a methodology that supports strategic investment and divestment decisions. It can be applied to any IT product or service category.

Understanding Gartner's IT Market Clocks

10 September 2013

Gartner's IT Market Clocks provide a consolidated, full life cycle view of the IT assets in any technology asset portfolio. They highlight divestment priorities or where market forces should be exploited to expand supplier choice and/or achieve cost savings.

IT Market Clock for Application Development, 2013

6 September 2013

As application development and technologies move through market life cycles, commoditization increases, and deployment priorities change. IT leaders should assess the maturity and commoditization of assets to build deployment road maps, negotiate pricing, plan divestments and manage portfolios.

IT Market Clock for Client Computing, 2013

30 August 2013

As client-computing technologies move through market life cycles, commoditization increases and deployment priorities change. IT leaders must understand the maturity and commoditization levels of each asset to build deployment road maps, negotiate pricing, plan divestments and manage portfolios.

IT Market Clock for Communications Services, 2013

12 September 2013

As applications evolve, they continue to stress existing network services to provide greater flexibility, bandwidth and consistent performance. Based on the degree of commoditization and maturity, this research guides IT leaders in choosing which services to terminate, which to migrate to, and when.

IT Market Clock for Database Management Systems, 2013

13 September 2013

Database management system technologies are expanding, with many entrants addressing new and complex application environments. IT leaders must understand the maturity and level of commoditization of each asset to build deployment road maps, negotiate pricing, plan divestments and manage portfolios.

IT Market Clock for Enterprise Mobility, 2013

6 September 2013

As enterprise mobility products and services progress through their market life cycles, innovation and cost optimization opportunities arise. IT leaders must comprehend mobile asset maturity and commoditization to plan successful road maps, negotiate pricing, plan divestments and manage portfolios.

IT Market Clock for Enterprise Networking Infrastructure, 2013

6 September 2013

Enterprise network infrastructure matures over long periods; however, we continue to see innovation refresh opportunities. Network planners must understand when to seek strategic advantage from implementing new technology options, when to focus on price and when to retire technologies.

IT Market Clock for Enterprise Video, 2013

12 September 2013

Enterprise video collaboration, search and content management are increasingly important components of the unified communications portfolio. The transition to software-based solutions and support for a broad range of fixed and mobile form factors is bringing these technologies into the mainstream.

IT Market Clock for ERP Platform Technology, 2013

26 August 2013

The IT Market Clock for ERP Platform Technology provides ERP managers with a framework for evaluating the maturity of their underlying ERP technology. IT leaders responsible for ERP should use this research to validate and, where needed, update their ERP platform technologies.

IT Market Clock for Finance Management Appllications, 2013

14 August 2013

Financial management applications are at different stages of their market life cycles. CIOs and CFOs need to base the strategies for their finance systems on how different market segments evolve.

IT Market Clock for Higher Education, 2013

10 September 2013

As technologies important to higher education move through market life cycles, commoditization increases and deployment priorities change. CIOs must understand the maturity and commoditization levels of assets to build deployment road maps, negotiate pricing, plan divestments and manage portfolios.

IT Market Clock for Human Capital Management Software, 2013

26 August 2013

HCM has been at the forefront of IT application innovation, from business applications (payroll) and client/server (core HR management systems) to SaaS (recruiting). IT leaders should use this Market Clock to plan their HCM application strategies and to take advantage of this evolution.

IT Market Clock for Infrastructure Protection

19 April 2013

Gartner expects the threat landscape to remain dynamic at least through 2016, and the infrastructure protection markets will be changing as well. Security managers can use this IT Market Clock to make optimal decisions for upgrading security controls.

IT Market Clock for Master Data Management, 2013

12 September 2013

As MDM technologies move through market life cycles, commoditization increases and deployment priorities change. IT leaders must understand the maturity and commoditization levels of each asset to build deployment road maps, negotiate pricing, plan divestments and manage portfolios.

IT Market Clock for IT Operations Management, 2013

13 August 2013

As ITOM technologies move through market cycles, commoditization increases and deployment priorities change. IT leaders need to know the maturity and commoditization levels of assets to build deployment road maps, negotiate pricing, plan divestitures and manage portfolios.

IT Market Clock for Programing Languages, 2013

11 January 2013

As programming language technologies move through their market life cycles, commoditization increases and deployment priorities change. IT leaders should assess the maturity and commoditization levels of languages to build deployment road maps, manage skills, plan divestments and manage portfolios.

IT Market Clock for Remote Deposit Capture, 2013

22 August 2013

Mobile RDC offers banks opportunities for self-service, cost savings and process efficiencies. However, bank IT and business staff must understand the rapid maturity of RDC technologies to build viable deployment road maps, plan timely divestments, and manage portfolios and strategies.

IT Market Clock for Server Technology, 2013

30 August 2013

The server market is evolving as new technology trends, vendor strategies and implementation practices affect how enterprises build effective strategic plans. IT leaders need to evaluate market commoditization and assess their server portfolios to make smart technology choices.

IT Market Clock for Server Virtualization and Operating Environments, 2013

29 August 2013

IT leaders must change server deployment strategies as commoditization increases and operating systems and virtualization move through market life cycles. Here, we help IT leaders assess the asset maturity and commoditization levels to build road maps, negotiate pricing, and manage portfolios.

IT Market Clock for Storage, 2013

6 September 2013

Commoditized, industry-standard components have reduced hardware, scalability and performance differentiation among products. Storage software innovation, support, manageability and cloud service pricing are increasingly important to IT leaders.

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