What is Gartner?

Gartner, Inc. is a well-respected research and advisory company who provides excellent technology-related information and insights to help their clients make informed decisions. Gartner has been trusted as an objective resource by more than 15,000 organizations and services every major industry.

Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 80 countries. The Division of Information Technology is proud to provide access to this service to all Kent State University faculty, staff, and students.



Key Features and Benefits:

  • Gartner’s website offers convenient access to the latest research in a broad range of information technology topics.
  • Information formats include everything from overviews to in-depth research, as well as Gartner’s well-known Magic Quadrants.

Faculty: Gartner’s library can empower faculty with current trends in information technology, allowing them to bring real world, complex issues into the classroom.

Staff: This service provides staff members information on how to improve infrastructure, validate technology and business decisions, analyze trends in the industry, and understand best practices.

Students: Students using Gartner will gain insight on current trends in technology, information technology management, business issues, organizations, and strategy, as well as a global perspective on the IT industry. Gartner also produces lists of new, emerging vendors that students may want to work for after graduation.