Gartner Research

Market Insight: Tech CEOs of Small and Midsize Consultants and SIs Need 'Foot-in-the-Door' Growth Strategy

Published: 19 June 2018

ID: G00351683

Analyst(s): Susan Tan


Tech CEOs in small and midsize consulting and system integration firms looking to grow in large enterprise accounts must have a well-developed entry strategy that overcomes the challenges of being an unknown entity and not on procurement's preferred vendor list.

Table Of Contents


  • Foot-in-the-Door Strategy
    • Small Projects
    • New Market Offerings
    • New Buying Centers
    • How to Get Started

Background and Context

The Impact


  • Key Success Factors

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.