Gartner Inc was founded in 1979. It is an information technology research and advisory company. 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 supply chain professionals and technology investors, the company partners to clients in 10,796 distinct enterprises. It works with its clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual roles. It operates in three segments including Research, Consulting and Events. Research provides objective insight on critical and timely technology and supply chain initiatives for CIOs, other IT professionals, supply chain leaders, technology companies and the investment community through reports, briefings, proprietary tools, access to its analysts, peer networking services and membership programs that enable its clients to make decisions about their IT and supply chain investments. Consulting provides customized solutions to client needs through on-site, day-to-day support, as well as proprietary tools for measuring and improving IT performance with a focus on cost, performance, efficiency and quality. Events provide IT, supply chain and business professionals the opportunity to attend various symposia, conferences & exhibitions to learn and contribute & network with their peers. From its flagship event Symposium/ITxpo, to summits focused on specific technologies and industries, to experimental workshop-style seminars, its events distill the latest Gartner research into applicable insight and advice.