What does the Magic Quadrant do for Gartner?

Gartner Magic Quadrant research methodology provides a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers in fast-growing markets: Leaders, Visionaries, Niche Players and Challengers.

Is it better to focus on the Leaders quadrant?

Keep in mind that focusing on the leaders’ quadrant isn’t always the best course of action. There are good reasons to consider market challengers. And a niche player may support your needs better than a market leader. It all depends on how the provider aligns with your business goals. How does a Gartner Magic Quadrant work?

What makes a vendor a leader in Gartner?

Gartner places vendors as Leaders who demonstrate balanced progress and effort in all execution and vision categories. This means that Leaders not only have the people and capabilities to deliver strong solutions today, they also understand the market and have a strategy for meeting customer needs in the future.

What are the critical capabilities of Gartner research?

As companion research, Gartner Critical Capabilities notes provide deeper insight into the capability and suitability of providers’ IT products and services based on specific or customized use cases.

What does Gartner mean by application security testing?

Gartner defines the application security testing (AST) market as the sellers of products and services designed to analyze and test applications for security vulnerabilities.Gartner identifies three main styles of AST:

Are there any implied warranties in Gartner research?

Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

What does Gartner say about the DDI market?

Gartner has published its 2015 report on DDI—the product category for managing DNS, DHCP, and IP addresses to improve IT infrastructure availability and efficiency. DDI solutions are an increasingly important aspect of private cloud initiatives due to their ability to help automate both DNS and Internet Protocol (IP) address management functions.

Are there any legal issues with using Gartner research?

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