Gartner, Inc. (Gartner) is an information technology (IT) research and advisory company.The Company operates in three business segments: Research, Consulting and Events. Research provides objective insight on critical and timely technology and supply chain initiatives for chief information officers (CIO), other IT professionals, supply chain leaders, technology companies and the investment community through reports, briefings, tools, access to its analysts, peer networking services and membership programs that enable its clients to make better decisions about their IT and supply chain investments. Consulting provides customized solutions to client needs through on-site, day-to-day support. Events provide IT, supply chain and business professionals the opportunity to attend various symposia, conferences and exhibitions. In March 2014, it acquired Software Advice, Inc. Effective May 23, 2014, Gartner Inc acquired Market-Visio Oy, an Espoo-based provider of management consulting services.