gartner, inc. (nyse: it) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. we deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. from cios and senior it leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to clients in over 9,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. through the resources of gartner research, gartner executive programs, gartner consulting and gartner events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of it within the context of their individual role. founded in 1979, gartner is headquartered in stamford, connecticut, usa., and has 6,400 associates, including more than 1,480 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries.