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A one-year subscription to Gartner gives campus community access to powerful tools for understanding AI, cybersecurity, data analytics, IT strategy, and more.
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 5:30am

UI students, faculty, and staff have a new tool for learning about technology trends and topics: a free, online library from Gartner, a global leader in technology research and advice.

Gartner articles cover topics like artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, data analytics, IT strategy, and much more. They deliver tailored advice for industries ranging from education to government to health care.

“We have a long history with Gartner and have found the information and services they provide valuable. We're excited to have them back on campus especially as the rate of change in the technology landscape seems to be increasing," says Steve Fleagle, UI associate vice president and chief information officer. “We’re glad we can make it available to the campus community.”

Campus IT leaders have purchased a one-year enterprise subscription to Gartner. Access runs through October 2024 and may be renewed based on campus usage, feedback, and budget needs.

Personalized access with HawkID

Anyone with an active HawkID can log in, select topics of interest, and get a personalized dashboard of Gartner insights.

“Gartner articles are great for both at-a-glance overviews and deeper dives,” says Tracy Scott, senior IT director for ITS Enterprise Services. “They tend to focus on practical applications, business strategy, and other ways to put technology to use.”

For example, Gartner pieces on generative AI include “Quick Answer: What is ChatGPT,” a 6-minute read on tech foundations, risks, and controversy over potential workforce impacts. Other articles delve into ChatCPT implications for supply chains or marketing, enterprise uses, and security implications.

Articles and webinars on current tech topics

Gartner also offers live and on-demand webinars, including recent discussions of quantum computing, AI tools available in Microsoft Office 365, and geopolitical trends that impact technology strategy.

The emphasis on strategy makes Gartner especially useful for MBA students developing reports and recommendations, job seekers looking for intel on tech companies, or IT pros researching potential solutions. But virtually anyone interested in technology can find something of interest and value.

The library is provided through Gartner’s Campus Access program—find more info on the ITS website. Other universities using Gartner include Yale, Purdue, and UC Berkeley.