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| Gartner Japan Bolsters Research, Consulting Prior to IPO
March 4, 1999 (TOKYO) -- Gartner Group Japan KK aims to reorganize its
structure by reinforcing its research and consulting divisions to raise
sales at an annual rate of about 30 percent.
|Also, the company said that it plans to list its stock on the over-the-counter
market within about five years.
Its Dataquest analyst department and Japan Research Center (JRC) will
have more specific job descriptions, and each will develop its own service
products. The target clients for Dataquest are in the information technology
(IT) industry, including vendors, while the target clients for JRC are
The move to reinforce Gartner Group Japan's organizational structure
comes as a result of the reorganization of its U.S. parent company,
Gartner Group Inc.
The parent company announced a reorganization on Feb. 8, and it is expected
to take about a year to fully implement.
Gartner Japan will likely complete its reorganization ahead of its parent
company. Just as is the case with the U.S.-based Gartner Group, the
unit in Japan will reorganize so as to have each department operate
its respective business on an independent basis.
New services will be launched in line with the establishment of the new
structure. Consulting services called "ITEP" for user companies' information
systems executives will begin within this year. Additionally, new services
are planned for vendors, including outsourcing consulting.
"We will set up a new system so as to provide information from Japan
to overseas users in the area of market research," said Gartner Japan
president Yoshitaka Taguchi.
To establish this system, Gartner Japan will add 10 to 20 analysts a
year. Its current staff level is about 50.
As a part of this move, the company appointed Tadashi Horiuchi to be
managing director of JRC on March 1. Horiuchi was formerly with Digital
Equipment Corp. of Japan.
(BizTech News Dept.)
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