Gartner appears to have rebooted its blogging efforts. I must admit I was very surprised Gartner when I heard won a Webby People’s Choice award for its blogs. There are plenty of great analyst blogs out there now, but I couldnt’ think of a single must read Gartner analyst. That could be set to change, winning awards is a great carrot, which would be goodness for everyone. A more accessible Gartner, iike a more accessible Microsoft, is good for the industry.
I would recommend the Vista blog. It seems to his the right issues, is updates regularly, and concerns a technology that’s going to affect pretty much all IT shops.
the EU Expansion blog is potentially interesting but hasn’t been updated for two years.
so Gartner blogs. the People’s choice.
As Barbara from Tekrati says its not just about blogging, especially now everyone is doing it. What matters is decent analysis.
If I were Gartner I would heed her advice and start to provide some open data that bloggers could use to mashup and so on, creating interesting visualisations, and new information flows and market conversations. Google competes with Gartner in the world Barbara describes, which creates some intriguing dynamics.