Alerts
 How Do I Create an Alert?
 How Do I Enable or Disable My Alerts?
 How Do I Delete an Alert?
 How Do I View My Alert Results?
 
How Do I Create an Alert?
Any registered user may take advantage of the alert feature. To create an alert, please follow the steps below:
  1. Access the Alert area by clicking the Alert icon in the global footer.
  2. Select Create/Modify Personal Alert under Alert Options on the right navigation bar.

    Required fields:
  3. Enter a name for your alert in the "Create/Modify Alert Name" field.
  4. In the "Search for the Following Words" field:
    • Enter a keyword or phrase as the search criteria for your alert. Note: Enclose multiple words or phrases in quotation marks ("") to ensure that the system searches for the entire string entered versus searching on individual words.
    • Indicate whether you want to Search "All content" or "Content I own" by selecting the appropriate radio button. Note: the default is to search all content.

      Optional fields:
    • Search the: Indicate which document part(s) you wish to search. Options include; Title, Summary, Author and Full Text.
    • Topic: Indicate the topic(s) most relevant to your search. Options include: Platforms & Storage, Software Infrastructure, Networking & Communications, Electronic Workplace & Intranets, Enterprise Application Packages, Application Development, Business Management of IT, and Semiconductor Market Data.
    • Type: Select the document type(s) you wish to have returned. Options include: Strategy Trends, Market Analysis, Gartner Services, People, News, Providers, Products, Best Practices, Market Statistics, and Tutorials. Note: each document type has an associated icon.
    • Geography: Choose a region(s) or country(s). Note: Use the Control (Ctrl) key to multi- or de-select.
    • Industry: Choose an industry sector. Note: Use the Control (Ctrl) key to multi- or de-select.
    • Send this Alert to: The e-mail address field automatically populates with the e-mail address you provided during registration. If you wish to have your alert sent to another e-mail address, enter a new e-mail address in the field provided.
    • E-mail frequency: Please specify how frequently you want to receive your alerts. There are three options: Daily, Weekly or Monthly. Note: in addition to receiving your alerts via e-mail, you may also access them via your Gartner home page, and within the Alerts section under View Returned Alert Results.
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How Do I Enable or Disable My Alerts?
Enabling an alert allows you to start receiving alerts by e-mail from Gartner. Disabling an alert means you no longer wish to receive alerts by e-mail, but wish to retain your option to enable the alert in the future. To delete an alert entirely see: How Do I Delete an Alert?

To enable or disable an alert, please follow the steps below:
  1. Access the Alert area by clicking the Alert icon in the global footer.
  2. Select Available Alerts under Alert Options on the right navigation bar.
  3. To enable an alert, click the checkbox next to the alert name. To disable an alert, remove the checkmark.
  4. Click the Update button to record your changes.
How Do I Delete an Alert?
To delete an alert, please follow the steps below:
  1. Access the Alert area by clicking the Alert icon in the global footer.
  2. Select Delete Personal Alert under Alert Options on the right navigation bar.
  3. Click the checkbox next to the alert name.
  4. Click the Delete button to record your changes.
How Do I View My Alert Results?
Alert results can be sent to you via e-mail. You can also access them on your personal home page in the window entitled "Your Research" or within the Alerts area.

To view your results within the Alerts area, please follow the steps below:
  • Access the Alert area by clicking the Alert icon in the global footer.
  • Select View Returned Alert Results under Alert Options on the right navigation bar.
Alerts are sorted alphabetically by name, and the results associated with each alert are listed in descending order of publication (i.e., the most recently published documents appear first).

To remove an alert result from the list, click the checkbox(s) adjacent to the result, then click the Delete button.
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