Gartner, Inc. is an information technology research and advisory company, which delivers technology-related insights to its clients to make right decisions. It operates through the following segments: Research, Consulting, and Events. The Research segment provides objective insight on critical and timely technology and supply chain initiatives for Chief Information Officers and other information technology professionals, supply chain leaders, digital marketing and other business professionals, as well as technology companies and the institutional investment community. The Consulting segment engages in the provision of customized solutions to unique client needs through on-site, day-to-day support, as well as proprietary tools for measuring and improving IT performance with a focus on cost, performance, efficiency and quality. The Events segment offers IT, supply chain, digital marketing, and other business professionals the opportunity to attend various symposia, conferences and exhibitions to learn, contribute and network with their peers. The company was founded by Gideon I. Gartner and Dave L. R. Stein in 1979 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.