Gartner, Inc. provides independent and objective research and analysis on information technology (IT), computer hardware, software, communications, and related technology industries. Its Research segment provides insight for chief information officers, 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. It offers Gartner Executive Programs, which combine the shared intelligence of the IT executive community in the world; Gartner for IT Leaders that provides role-based research to assist functional IT leaders with effective decision making; and Gartner for Business Leaders, which provides research offerings for business leaders in technology providers and telecommunications companies. This segment also provides Gartner Industry Advisory Services that address technology issues and topics; Gartner for Supply Chain Leaders, which delivers objective, actionable insight, and practices around supply chain initiatives; Gartner for Enterprise Supply Chain Leaders that provides insight and best practice research services for senior supply chain executives; Gartner for Technical Professionals, which provides in-depth technical research and guidance to technical architects and engineers; and Gartner Invest portfolio that delivers technology research and analysis to buy-side to buy-side investment professionals. The company’s Consulting segment offers consulting, measurement engagements, and strategic advisory services, as well as proprietary tools for measuring and improving IT performance. Its Events segment consists of various symposia, conferences, and exhibitions focused on the IT industry. The company operates primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Gartner, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.