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Now Gartner are getting sued by ZL for their Magic Quadrant

Interestingly, it appears that ZL (an email archiving vendor) are suing Gartner for loss of earnings due to their MQ

This gives both credence to the weight that people (however misguidedly) put on the MQs, but also brings them into question.

This may explain why noticeably Gartner analysts at conferences and online have been de-stressing the importance of MQs and how they are only a guide…

Hearing is this Friday, will be interesting to see how this one pans out…

EDIT: Added a link to great piece of writing by Dave Kellogg : http://marklogic.blogspot.com/2009/10/gartner-sued-over-magic-quadrant-for.html

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October 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 Comments