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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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11/25/2015 | 5:55:15 PM
Re: Magick
I would guess the lawsuit is not going to be too successful, although the pressure put on Gartner may well move them to revise or reconsider their methodology for smaller outfits. It's pretty unlikely anyone is going to find a pay to play program going on I would think. It may have some truth that it is "not a level playing field and that the quadrant is not accurate or rigorous," but proving that and paying attorneys to find the magic bullet is not easy.
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tpoulos,
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11/12/2015 | 3:53:35 PM
So thankful
Well done Ray for having the balls to air AsiaInfo's concerns. We at DisruptiveViews have been the lone voice in the wilderness for years raising these concerns. So many have agreed but we're too frightened to speak out publicly for fear of retribution. It's about time senior people stopped relying on 'magic' and started making business decisions based on fact, maybe even logic. While they mull over Gartner's squares the rest of the digital world is going on gut feel, exciting new vendors and innovative partners instead of staying bogged down in historic gobbledygook and marketing budget power plays.
mendyk
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mendyk,
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11/12/2015 | 2:14:14 PM
Re: Magick
Yes, I've heard lots of off-the-record grumblings over the years, from IT suppliers as well as networking vendors. But it's a staggering leap from sotto voce whispers to going public with complaints and suspicions. Lawyers almost certainly will be involved.
Ray@LR
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11/12/2015 | 2:00:08 PM
Re: Magick
But still much reluctance to go public with views.

Alrady I have received emails from execs saying they have the same experienxc as AsiaInfo but they don't want to share those opinions... the quadrant does indeed cast a spell. 
mendyk
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mendyk,
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11/12/2015 | 11:49:53 AM
Magick
Questions and speculation about Magic Quadrant have circulated for over a decade, but MQ remains a strong and influential tool -- or maybe it's a cudgel -- in the technology supplier evaluation process. Those on the outside looking in will continue to wonder about the selection criteria. Others of us will continue to wonder why MQ continues to hold sway with technology buyers. Laziness and perceived safety certainly play a role. Those of a certain age may remember the axiom, "Nobody ever got fired for choosing IBM."


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