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 comprises of subscription-based research products, access to research inquiry, peer networking services, and membership programs. The Consulting segment includes consulting, measurement engagements, and strategic advisory services. The Events segment refers to symposia,conferences, and exhibitions. The company was founded by Gideon I. Gartner and Dave L. R. Stein in 1979 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.