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Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprises

15 August 2017

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By 2020, 30% of global midmarket and large enterprises will have invested in a cloud-deployed human capital management suite for administrative HR and talent management, but will still need to source 20% to 30% of their HCM requirements via point solutions. Cloud human capital management ( ...

Analyst(s): Ron Hanscome Melanie Lougee Helen Poitevin Chris Pang Jeff Freyermuth Sam Grinter John Kostoulas Mike Burden

Vendor Rating: Oracle

11 August 2017

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Vendor Rating: Oracle Source: Gartner (August 2017) Oracle continues its business change toward being a cloud vendor, and its innovative layered strategy (see the Strategy section below) is delivering sold financial results. The vendor offers a growing number of products and services ...

Analyst(s): Andrew White Chad Eschinger Nigel Rayner Melanie Alexander Rob Wilkes Yefim V. Natis Adam Woodyer Jason Wong Robert P. Anderson Christian Hestermann Ed Anderson Penny Gillespie Gene Phifer Don Free Alfonso Velosa Philip Dawson Rick Greenwald Carlie J. Idoine Bill O'Kane Alan Dayley Karen A. Hobert Ilona Hansen Donald Feinberg Terri-Lynn B. Thayer

SWOT: Palo Alto Networks, Network Security, Worldwide

10 August 2017

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This strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) analysis evaluates Palo Alto Networks' strategy for developing, marketing and delivering network security solutions. This market consists of vendors that supply hardware, software and virtual solutions for: Enterprise network ...

Analyst(s): Christian Canales Adam Hils Lawrence Pingree

Critical Capabilities for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises

17 August 2017

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The competitive environment for cloud core financial management suites is intensifying, driven by increased adoption especially among services-centric organizations. Some vendor offerings are still relatively early in their life cycle, making evaluations challenging. Vendors rated ...

Analyst(s): Nigel Rayner Robert P. Anderson John E. Van Decker

The Best Archive Storage for Your Needs

18 August 2017

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Archiving encompasses many different use cases and enterprise needs including cost reduction, governance and analytics, and enterprises grapple with defining an archive architecture given the complexity of needs and variety of storage choices. Storage architects struggle to define ...

Analyst(s): Julian Tirsu Valdis Filks Garth Landers

Four Data Management Best Practices for AI

18 August 2017

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Some enterprises attempt to tackle AI without considering data management issues. The importance of data is often underestimated. Without the right data, building models is risky and possibly dangerous. Business understanding and data understanding will evolve iteratively. Finding ...

Analyst(s): Roxane Edjlali Svetlana Sicular

Three Dynamics That Drive Midsize Enterprises

18 August 2017

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Without the luxury or dedicated and/or functionally aligned resources, operations support and projects are always in contention for the same pool of IT resources. Rigid governance and cumbersome processes do not align with how midsize enterprises (MSEs) operate and are not conducive ...

Analyst(s): Mike Cisek Mark Fabbi

Calculating x86 Per-VM Costs in the Data Center

18 August 2017

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A per-virtual machine (VM) cost model is not absolutely required for a virtual infrastructure, but having a working cost model allows organizations to compare the cost of hosting an application in the virtual infrastructure against hosting the application in an off-site environment ...

Analyst(s): Jim Burton

Toolkit: Create Your Story for the #DigitalSociety

18 August 2017

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Digital business is disrupting every industry. In the process, the stakes have increased and a new digital society is emerging that has its own rules and that changes the way we live. CIOs carry a responsibility beyond their own business to help influence what the digital society ...

Analyst(s): Frank Buytendijk Jorge Lopez

Market Guide for Mobile Services, Europe

16 August 2017

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There are no European providers that can fulfill a complete European footprint requirement on their own. All complement with partner networks, wholesale agreements or general roaming agreements. Sourcing mobile services across Europe can be complex because Europe is a very heterogeneous ...

Analyst(s): Katja Ruud Leif-Olof Wallin

Building Identity Into Microservices

15 August 2017

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Applying best identity and access management (IAM) practices to microservice-based applications strengthens their security by improving authentication, authorization and accountability. While modern IAM protocols and best practices can provide sufficient support for MSA-based applications, ...

Analyst(s): Paul Rabinovich

Market Guide for Operational Technology Security

17 August 2017

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Market offerings continue to deliver in key areas of anomaly and vulnerability detection, incident response, endpoint (including device) protection and access management, with many including asset discovery and tracking functions. While today's solutions are more mature than previous ...

Analyst(s): Earl Perkins Ruggero Contu Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi

Product Delivery in Teams Lacking Resources

16 August 2017

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There are occasions when a product does not have significant requirements to warrant its own backlog and dedicated team. These products can become neglected, impairing their usefulness to the business. Resource and budgetary constraints can result in teams having to look after multiple ...

Analyst(s): David Norton Mike Gilpin Bill Swanton

2017 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: High Tech

16 August 2017

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Cisco topped the ranking, followed by Intel, Nokia, HPI, Lenovo and Samsung. Apple remained in the Master category, recognized for its sustained leadership over the last decade. Each of these companies was also recognized in Gartner's overall Top 25 for 2017. Huawei, Seagate and ...

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard

How to Implement Effective ERP Project Governance

17 August 2017

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Organizations set up an ERP project steering committee and incorrectly believe this is sufficient to govern the project effectively. ERP project governance that is no more than administrative oversight cannot ensure that the project delivers the expected business outcomes. Those ...

Analyst(s): Pat Phelan Paul M. Schenck

Market Definitions and Methodology: IT Markets

16 August 2017

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This report is intended to be used in conjunction with the statistics document "Gartner Market Databook," which is updated quarterly, and the technology-specific methodology documents listed in the Gartner Recommended Reading section. The methodology used to develop this data is described ...

Analyst(s): Deborah Neitz Daily

2017 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: Life Sciences

16 August 2017

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Johnson & Johnson is the highest ranked life science company at No. 13, improving eight spots from its 2016 ranking. It is the only representative of the life science industry in the 2017 Top 25. However, nine companies are among the top 50 companies in 2017, up from just six last ...

Analyst(s): Stephen Meyer Andrew Stevens Lisa Callinan

The Business Continuity Manager's First 100 Days

16 August 2017

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A business continuity management (BCM) program office manager's success depends on laying the foundation for a solid business continuity management program that involves and engages business stakeholders to take ownership for BCM. A clear brand for the BCM program and communication ...

Analyst(s): Roberta J. Witty Ken Otis

The Salesforce Vendor Rating Companion Guide, 2017

16 August 2017

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Salesforce has a broad SaaS and PaaS cloud application platform, based on multitenant technology architecture and multiple product offerings. Its most popular cloud products (based on revenue) are: Sales Cloud (sales force automation) Service Cloud (customer service and support) Marketing ...

Analyst(s): Penny Gillespie

Forecast Overview: Devices, Worldwide, 2017 Update

16 August 2017

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This annually updated document contains the forecast market model or methodology and explains the market dynamics and foundational assumptions that underpin our understanding and analysis of the market. The devices market has reached saturation across most regions, with unit shipments ...

Analyst(s): Ranjit Atwal Annette Jump Lillian Tay Roberta Cozza Tuong Huy Nguyen Bruno Lakehal Jason Chapman Tracy Tsai Annette Zimmermann CK Lu Anthony Mullen Kanae Maita Mikako Kitagawa

Developing a Charter to Guide PMO Implementations

15 August 2017

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Not taking the time to reach agreement on leadership context around needs and success for the new PMO ensures difficulty proving and measuring the PMO's success later on. A failure to continuously evolve and adapt the PMO charter to changes in the business environment results in ...

Analyst(s): Mbula Schoen

Innovation Insight for Microservice Infrastructure

15 August 2017

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Microservice infrastructure is a composite of tooling and runtime services that facilitates the design, development, testing, packaging, deployment, operation, monitoring and management of microservices and microservice applications. The microservice infrastructure market is nascent, ...

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas

Forecast Analysis: Servers, Worldwide, 2Q17 Update

14 August 2017

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This quarterly updated document presents a discussion of the key highlights and associated assumptions for our most recent forecast. The 2017 server end-user spending (at constant currency) is forecast to grow 1.2% (flat at current currency), slightly reduced from the last iteration ...

Analyst(s): Kiyomi Yamada Adrian O'Connell Jeffrey Hewitt Hiroko Aoyama Uko Tian Naveen Mishra Heeral Kota Scot MacLellan

Staffing the Office of the CDO

10 August 2017

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Chief data officers (CDOs) with wide responsibilities but limited human resources struggle to translate the office's key activities and objectives into staffing requirements that deliver business value. Some roles that could support the office's responsibilities may exist but do not ...

Analyst(s): Mario Faria Debra Logan Mike Rollings

Tech Insight for BCM Program Solutions

11 August 2017

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The growing focus on resilience in day-to-day business operations requires business continuity management (BCM) programs to consistently demonstrate maturity, status and effectiveness on an ongoing basis, not just once a year. The BCM profession's practices are well-established and ...

Analyst(s): Roberta J. Witty Mark Thomas Jaggers