Reference ChecksBy Mel Duvall | Posted 2002-12-01 Email Print
Dossier: Gartner Inc. is to the technology analyst industry what IBM is to computer technology. It's a fitting comparison considering the company's origins.
Executives listed here are all users of Gartner Inc.'s services. Their willingness to talk has been confirmed by Baseline.
Director, Product Marketing
Project: Web hosting company uses Gartner to help shape corporate strategy. It also views Gartner as vital in its efforts to get information about its services in front of potential customers.
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
Director, IS Engineering and Operations
Project: Frequently uses Gartner's Web-based research services, as well as Quickpath service, to speak with analysts.
Director, IT Infrastructure Site Services
Project: Pharma-ceutical company calls on Gartner for guidance and ad-vice on technology directions, and also uses its conferences for peer networking.
Director, E-commerce Solutions
Project: Ryder has been a longtime Gartner client, spending about $107,000 a year on its research and advisory services. Company values one-on-one sessions with analysts the most.
Vice President, Information Technology and CIO
Project: World's largest producer of gypsum wallboard has been using Gartner for more than a decade, primarily for advice and research services.
Vice President, CIO
Project: Agricultural cooperative that produces juice, jelly and jam has been a Gartner client for about eight years. It uses Gartner analysts for advice on technology purchases.