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How Markets and Vendors Are Evaluated in Gartner Magic Quadrants

Published: 22 January 2016

ID: G00298294

Analyst(s): Tim Weaver , David Black , Julie Thomas

Summary

Magic Quadrants offer visual snapshots, in-depth analyses and actionable advice that provide insight into a market's direction, maturity and participants. Understanding our methodology will help you when evaluating a market, choosing a technology or service provider or managing vendor relationships.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Understanding Gartner's Qualitative Market Analysis
    • Identifying the Market
    • Selecting Vendors
    • Defining the Rating Criteria
    • Researching the Market
    • Evaluating Vendors
    • Publishing the Research
  • The Structure of a Gartner Magic Quadrant
    • Understand the Four Quadrants
    • Using a Magic Quadrant for Your Requirements
  • Distinguish Between Gartner Magic Quadrant and Market Guide Research
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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