This Just In
Gartner predicts the four major global providers of a service will continue to provide that service and some of the dots on the square will move as a result. It's a damn shame I never had such analytical prowess at my disposal when I OK'd the marketing spend for taking the twits from Gartner out to lunch and providing them with 'analysis from inside the industry'.
There are only two sorts of people who take this shit seriously. One sort is the unimaginative, risk averse idiot that's waiting on someone (it could be you) to take his job and do something useful with the role. The second sort are managers who really know their industry and are trying to identify the unimaginative, risk averse sorts who need a different job.