Magazine questions Gartner Group objectivity

Information Week has an article about the different people involved at a high level in the Gartner Group, the world’s leading supplier of analysis to the industry. Clients of Gartner spend around $100,000 on biztech research, the article says, and notes that Silver Lake Partners, a large equity investment firm, are members of the board of the outfit. Individuals are also investors in Silver Lake, like Larry Ellison, Michael Dell, and Bill Gates. The article says that “no one has suggested that Gartner’s output has been tainted in any way” by the Silver Lake connection.

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