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(Gartner, Inc., Stamford, CT, The largest information technology consulting firm that specializes in research and analysis. Founded in 1979 by Gideon Gartner, it has grown through acquisitions, including Dataquest in 1995 and Techrepublic in 2000. Gartner offers more than 2000 management reports on every topic in the IT world and hosts the annual GartnerGroup Symposium/ITxpo in the U.S. and abroad. Gartner, Inc. was formerly known as GartnerGroup. See Dataquest.


(Dataquest Inc., San Jose, CA, A major market research and analysis firm in the information field. Dataquest offers market intelligence on more than 25 topics and provides conferences, annual subscriptions and custom research. Founded in 1971 as a unit of First Texas Inc., a Houston-based brokerage firm, it was spun off in 1976. In 1978, it was acquired by A.C. Nielsen Company, which itself was acquired by The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in 1984. In 1995, Dataquest was acquired by the GartnerGroup. See Gartner.

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