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Weblog:   Gartner's Advice on SCO, vs. the Real Story, per Netcraft
Subject:   "Who Owns Gartner?" article
Date:   2003-11-18 08:12:50
From:   anonymous2
Information Week just wrote a cover story entitled "Who Owns Gartner?" A VC firm just bought 38% of the company, and the VC's investors include people like Michael Dell, Larry Ellison, and Bill Gates.


The article raises the *question* of whether the VC firm will influence Gartner's analysis, but it doesn't provide any answers. It's possible that the research will continue to be independent, but businesses are much more skeptical of these arrangements following scandals involving financial analysts who distorted research under pressure from their parent companies.


Who Owns Gartner?
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=15800394