Gartner Inc. is a prominent research and advisory company that provides insights, analysis, and advisory services to help businesses make informed decisions in the field of technology and business strategy. The company was founded in 1979 by Gideon Gartner and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
Gartner's primary focus is on delivering objective research and advice to guide organizations in understanding and leveraging technology trends, optimizing business processes, and making strategic decisions. The company's research spans various industries and sectors, including IT, finance, marketing, human resources, and supply chain management. Gartner's analysts and experts conduct extensive research, analyze market trends, and provide actionable insights through reports, webinars, conferences, and consulting services.
The company went public on December 22, 1993, with its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "IT." Going public allowed Gartner to raise capital and expand its operations, further establishing its position as a leading provider of research and advisory services. Since then, Gartner has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, broadening its portfolio of services and expanding its global reach.
Gartner's core offering is its research and advisory services, which provide clients with access to a vast repository of knowledge, industry insights, and best practices. The company's analysts act as trusted advisors, helping organizations navigate the complexities of the rapidly evolving technology landscape and stay ahead of the competition. Gartner's clients include IT professionals, C-suite executives, and business leaders seeking guidance on critical decisions related to technology investments, market trends, and business strategy.
In addition to research and advisory services, Gartner offers consulting services that provide tailored guidance and support for specific business initiatives. The company also hosts conferences and events where industry experts share insights, and clients have the opportunity to network and learn from each other.