Gartner Symposium/ITxpo (Orlando) Recap

By Brian McHugh on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 @ 08:11 AM

The 2018 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo was held in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is an annual series of conferences held around the world. From Orlando to Barcelona to Tokyo, the conferences are attended by CIOs, senior IT leaders, and market-leading vendors, all of whom converge to listen to and to learn from the best minds and thought leaders in IT.

This year, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo’s capstone event was held in Orlando, Florida, attracting over 9,000 IT leaders for five days of insights, networking, and keynotes. The event, held October 14-18, featured executive Gartner analysts, guest speakers, and over 350 sessions covering business strategy, leadership, and technology and information.

These three themes (business strategy, leadership, and technology and information) were essential to the Gartner Opening Keynote on Day 2 of the event.

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Gartner Reveals 2018 Predictions: Technology Procurement Must Transform

By Caroline Boyland on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

With 2017 coming to a close, Gartner has begun releasing predictions for 2018. This month, they published new research focusing on the role of technology procurement teams. CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, CTOs, and other CxOs must transform their approach to technology procurement to stay competitive in the age of digitalization.

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Recapping 2016’s Gartner IT Operations Strategies and Solutions Summit

By Kaitlin Olcott on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 09:06 AM


As the tech world turns its gaze on embracing digitalization and technology disruption, oftentimes the unsung heroes left out of the spotlight are IT Operations professionals. 

Earlier this month at Gartner’s IT Operations Strategies and Solutions Summit (IOSS) in National Harbor, Maryland, the spotlight was on IT Operations.

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11 Ways to Get More Out of Your Next Conference

By Kaitlin Olcott on Tue, May 03, 2016 @ 09:05 AM


People attend business conferences for a variety of reasons. Some go to learn more about their particular specialty, some go for the networking opportunities, and others go simply because their company bought them tickets and they have to. Conferences can often be stressful events with an overwhelming amount of information, awkward social events, and bad boxed lunches. But they can also be great learning and networking events where you get a lot of great information and make connections with industry leaders and peers. Plus, sometimes the food is actually good.

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Automation Survey Results: #1 Challenge Facing IT is Changes in IT Infrastructure

By Frank Melchiorre on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 09:04 AM

This past January, Advanced Systems Concepts conducted its annual Insights Survey to identify and understand new and emerging trends in the field of Workload Automation. More than 400 IT professionals from the Americas, EMEA, and APAC responded, with 28% indicating they were in a C-level, directorial, or managerial role, 26% identifying as engineers, programmers, and developers, 17% as analysts, 11% as administrators, and 10% as architects, and 8% as "other".

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4 Ways to Build Physical Security into your Data Center

By Kaitlin Olcott on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 09:03 AM

Most IT departments spend a lot of time, energy, and money protecting data from network threats or malware,  yet they often fail to protect against the risk of a stranger (or an employee) simply walking into an unsecure data center or server room. If you just glanced over to your unlocked, ajar data center door, we’re looking at you buddy.

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Getting to the Bottom of Bimodal IT

By Kaitlin Olcott on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 @ 09:02 AM

There is a lot of discussion around the concept of bimodal IT lately, but what exactly is it? Is it actually something new or is it one of those many things in the tech world that is something old with a new name? And what are they key components needed to adopt a bimodal approach?

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4 Technology TED Talks to Reignite Your Inspiration

By Kaitlin Olcott on Tue, Feb 09, 2016 @ 11:02 AM


A lot of times in work (and in life), it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day mechanical tasks, without ever really thinking about the big picture.  

Especially in IT, with so many different technologies and projects, it can feel like a constant cycle of putting out fires and moving from one task to another just to stay afloat.

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