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Gartner Magic Quadrant: NetScout Says Secret Is Green
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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/13/2014 | 2:43:39 PM
Magic Quadrant
Magic Quadrant has been controversial for years of course. But as Dave points out, what it hasn't been is ignored. In the age of Twitter, mock Magic Quadrant graphics have become a humor form in themselves.
David F. Carr
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8/13/2014 | 10:23:53 AM
Re: Opening Doors
Even Gartner says limiting your selection to only the firms in the leaders quadrant is unwise, since those judgments are necessarily general. The best firm for your purposes might actually be a "niche vendor" that happens to target the niche in the market you fit into. For example, the best large enterprise solution often is not the best for a startup or midsize company.
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8/13/2014 | 10:11:57 AM
Opening Doors
Recently I interviewed the CIO of a healthcare organization that cited Gartner's Magic Quadrant as the major way it selected vendors to review. Rather than wade through tens of vendors in that space, the CIO found this tool to be a useful way to reduce the number of candidates -- and it ultimately awarded the contract to a company in the Quadrant, of course. OTOH, another IT exec used Gartner's analysis for the same reason but also included a non-participating vendor (a smaller company) -- and that smaller firm won the deal. As a reporter, news that a company has been named to one quadrant or another is something i don't even consider.
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