Gartner for Technical Professionals

Kurt Beer
WMU's Gartner
Account Executive

Gartner Office Hours

The WMU Gartner account executive will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 23, with office hours from 8 a.m.-noon in room 2008 on the second floor of the University Computing Center. Gartner, Inc. is a global research and advisory firm providing insights, advice and tools for leaders in Information Technology that impact a breadth of global industries including Finance, HR, Customer Service and Support, Legal and Compliance, Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain functions. Stop by the office to meet our Gartner account executive and ask what resources are available to support you and your critical projects. 

  • Identify research to support technology initiatives.
  • Receive an interactive Gartner portal walk-through.
  • Gain insights of how others in higher education are working through top challenges.
  • Schedule an analyst phone conversation to get advice on your technology implementations.

Knowledge to Succeed

Gartner for Technical Professionals provides a customized experience for IT staff, in accordance with our licensing agreement, across Western Michigan University to access knowledge on technical planning,  architecture and design, product evaluation, strategies and much more (see complete list below). WMU employees in the IT field may login to the Gartner portal using their Bronco NetID and password. 

Gartner Portal login 


  • Agile Development and DevOps
  • Application and database security
  • Application integration
  • Application development
  • Application platforms, languages and frameworks
  • Containers and Docker
  • HTML5 and JavasScript
  • Mobile application development
  • SOA, microservices and application architecture
  • Software development life cycle
  • Web API development


  • Cloud application development
  • Cloud computing
  • Cloud security
  • Hybrid IT
  • Infrastructure as a service
  • Platform as a service
  • Private cloud computing
  • Public cloud computing

Collaboration and Content Management

  • Collaboration
  • Communications, messaging
  • Content management
  • Office 365 and Google Apps
  • SharePoint
  • Social software
  • Unified communications
  • Web conferencing

Data Center

  • Data center network architecture
  • Data protection: backup and replication
  • Desktop virtualization
  • Disaster recovery, IT service continuity
  • Hyperconverged integrated systems
  • Server virtualization
  • Software-defined data center
  • Storage - DAS, NAS, SAN
  • Solid-state arrays, Flash and Cloud

Data Management

  • Big data management
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Data integration
  • Data management, governance
  • Database management

Identity and Access Management

  • Access management
  • Authentication
  • Directory services
  • Identity creation and management
  • Identity federation
  • Privileged user and access management

Professional Effectiveness

  • Technology skills, roles, responsibilities
  • Emerging roles
  • Trends affecting roles

Security and Risk Management

  • Cloud security
  • Data and content security
  • Host and endpoint protection
  • Mobile security and identity
  • Network and data center security
  • Security and risk management
  • Security monitoring and incident response

Wireless and Mobility

  • Enterprise mobility management
  • Mobile strategy and governance
  • Mobil application development