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Access to Gartner Research Now Requires Pennkey Authentication

May 9, 2008 :: ISC Editors

As of April 1, 2008, Gartner research articles were no longer included in the Computing Web Search results:  Instead, Penn faculty, students, and staff who want to obtain Gartner articles, documents, and advisories will need to log in to Gartner using their Pennkey and password via the Computing Web's Gartner Enterprise Access Login page at  By doing so, Gartner will be able to identify you as a member of the Penn community: you will then be allowed to access offerings that are specific to Penn's subscription.

Gartner, one of the world's largest information technology research and advisory consulting firms, provides the Penn community in-depth research and analysis on IT issues, trends, companies, products, and emerging technologies.  Please be aware that the Penn subscription does not include all features and documents in Gartner. To take advantage of how best to use Gartner features for your IT needs, we suggest the following:

  • Visit Gartner's Online Training at to get up and running on key features at, such as:
    • Gartner Alerts - How to stay on top of new research in IT areas that interest you by setting up email or web alerts.
    • Hype Cycles - How to view graphic representations on the status and progress of emerging technologies as they move beyond "hype" into accepted business practices.
    • Focus Areas - How to use focus areas to look for and browse the most recent research on a given topic.
    • Magic Quadrants - How to use magic quadrants to help you evaluate specific vendors.
    • IT Glossary - How to access an extensive IT Glossary of words, phrases, and acronyms at
  • Consult the 2-page Quick Start Guide to learn how to perform simple and advance search, how to set up Alerts and turn them on and off, and how to use Focus Areas.

The Gartner Enterprise Access Login page is available as a link on the Computing Web Search page at, or directly via You may want to bookmark the Gartner login page for future reference. Because this is a restricted service accessed via your Pennkey, remember to log out by clicking the Sign-Off link located in the upper left corner of each Gartner page instead of just closing your browser window.



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