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SLU Gartner IT Library

Information Technology Services is available to assist academic, medical, research and administrative areas with research technology needs. In addition, the SLU Community has access to the Gartner IT Library with more than 110,000 documents on more than 1,200 topics, that includes the latest research on: 

  • Technology products, services, and trends
  • Global IT industry perspectives
  • IT management and organizations
  • IT strategies and governance
  • Business-IT issues
  • Real-world case studies

The Gartner IT Library can be accessed through the mySLU portal under the Tools tab.

Why Gartner?
Gartner offers the combined brainpower of 1,200 research analysts and consultants who advise executives in 75 countries every day. They publish tens of thousands of pages of original research annually and answer 200,000 client questions every year. Gartner can help you make smarter and faster decisions. Their years of relevant experience and institutional knowledge prevent costly and avoidable errors. Be confident that with Gartner, your decisions are the right decisions. Gartner is not just bigger, more networked, or more influential than the competition. They are in a league of our own.

Who is Gartner for?
The IT workforce, its leaders and those stakeholders whom they serve find value from Gartner. Gartner understands your issues and priorities. You might be facing a major decision, need to align your IT operations with the businesses they serve, or know what other in your industry are doing. Gartner can help validate plans, support key decisions, and help achieve senior management approval. Gartner can show you how to buy, what to buy, and how to get the best return on your technology. Below is a list of key user groups and examples of how Gartner's objective, fact-based research and advice is being utilized.

Information Technology Organization
IT leadership and their IT staffs receive insight necessary to make technology-related decisions on:
• Reducing IT costs
• Improving productivity and service
• Running IT infrastructure and operations
• Leveraging best practices
• Managing security and business continuity
• Enterprise planning and architecture
• Demonstrating value to the institution
• Sourcing (RFP preparation, vendor ratings, document review, selection, etc.)
• Community/Open Source
• Emerging technology and industry trends

Administration (President /Chancellors, CFO, Provosts, Deans, Trustees)
Institutional leadership and their staffs receive insight necessary to make business decisions involving technology related to:
• Financial, HR, Student Information Systems and other Enterprise Application software
• Risk Management
• Institutional strategy and positioning
• Benchmarking and metrics

Business Schools
Availability of Gartner research to faculty enables professors to bring timely, objective real-world examples and content to the classroom, enriching the educational experience. Examples include:
• Linking Gartner research to the curriculum, particularly as a resource for MBA students
• Referencing best practices and case studies on how to apply technology to solve business problems
• Research Collaboration and project work
• Tracking emerging technology and industry trends

Other Departments, Colleges and Schools
• Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems
• Medical and Healthcare Admin programs
• Library Sciences

Institutional Technology and e-Learning Groups
Academic leadership seeks strategic and tactical advice from Gartner on:
• Technology in the Classroom
• Emerging technology and trends (wireless, podcasts, etc.)
• Tools and best practices
• Vendor recommendations (Course Management, e-Portfolio, etc.) 
• Impact on the industry

• Gartner as general resource for students (via campus-wide portal access to
• Advise on strategies for digital content management, search engines and portal strategies

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