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Final Analysis: $120 Million

Doug is out today, so filling in for him is Michael Domingo, editor of MCPmag.com and the voice behind Redmond Radio.

Gartner just gobbled up AMR Research for $64 million last month, then scooped up Burton Group for $56 million this week.

Gartner's FAQ explains that their data has "strategic" implications, while Burton's is "practical." Spin is one thing and perception is another, so my questions to you is: Whose data is more useful? How much, if any, do you rely on analyst firms on your own IT planning and spending decisions? Send your analyses to [email protected]

Posted by Michael Domingo on January 08, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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