Gartner Core Research Services Available to the UNT Community

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

In 2006 the Computing and Information Technology Center (CITC), the Library, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Business Administration cooperatively purchased a subscription to Gartner Core Research Services for all UNT faculty, students, and staff. Since that time, CITC has maintained the subscription.To access the subscription, you must log into the UNT Gartner portal page at https://gartner.unt.edu/ .

Gartner Core Research contains a large base of knowledge regarding IT technologies, markets, and industries. It supplies easy access to data and analysis about the latest news, trends, products, and insights within the field of information technology. The Research for Higher Education section is designed to meet the specific needs of students, faculty and staff as well as technology professionals within the University. It offers unparalleled depth and breadth of research developed by analysts who have extensive backgrounds and it strives for objectivity and independence.

The Gartner research includes:

  • Emerging trends in technology
  • Governance best practices
  • Strategic Planning Best Practices
  • Strategic document review
  • Wireless technology trends
  • Security: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity
  • Administrative and Student Financial Systems
  • Distance Learning
  • Open Source

Once you have logged in to the portal you can view upcoming webinars: http://www.gartner.com/webinars/ and listen to Gartner podcasts here:http://www.gartner.com/it/products/podcasting/asset_137461_2616.jsp. For a more comprehensive view of the Gartner offerings you can visit their web site via the UNT Gartner portal. View the latest Gartner Higher Education poster here.

Getting Direct Access to Gartner Researchers

CITC began sponsoring direct access to Gartner researchers in 2007. Faculty and staff can conference directly with Gartner researchers on specific topics for thirty minute technical discussions. Having direct access to a researcher may provide information not addressed in the published reports and surface new developments since the last publishing.

Scheduling a session

Our contract requires that one person schedule the sessions and facilitate the calls. Allen Bradley, CITC Contracts & Analytics, is the liaison between UNT and Gartner, so when you need to schedule a session, send him an email with the specific topic from the Gartner website and he will make the request. Gartner will respond with several times the researcher is available. We will select a time and schedule the call.