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3.6 ★
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3.5 ★
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Research Manager
Apr 4, 2021

“Really high standards makes selling work and keeping clients happy easy.”

Senior Research Manager
May 7, 2022

“I am happy to work here”

Research Manager
Apr 20, 2022

“You'll enjoy the team you work with.”

Senior Research Manager
Aug 20, 2020

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Top Companies for Research Director

4.1 ★
795 Jobs
7K Reviews
8K Salaries

At Gartner, our teams work together to fuel the future of business and shape a more successful world. Our people are our most valuable asset, enabling us to get better, faster and stronger year after year. Looking for a place to thrive and make a visible impact? Gartner is the place for you. Head to our careers blog to take a behind-the-scenes look at our organization: Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and an objective resource for more than 14,000 enterprises in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size. To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit Mission: We equip leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. Learn more about Gartner here:

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Harris Computer
Harris Computer
4.2 ★
337 Jobs
649 Reviews
466 Salaries

Harris Computer was founded in 1976 by Nigel Harris. The idea was a computer-operated automated accounting system. Today, these are taken for granted, but in 1975, this was a revolutionary idea. With some early successes, Harris knew that the next challenge was funding the cost of developing products that could work with the often-antiquated hardware and software that their customers owned. As this was taking place, the pace of change in the computer and software industries was accelerating. Harris found itself playing catch-up almost right from the start. The problem was the equipment. It was already outdated. So, Harris and his team decided to focus their own activities around two simple ideas: finish the work they had started for customers and spend time with customers and prospects, to understand the emerging needs of their segment of the embryonic business software industry. What wasn’t changing was the practice of customers buying hardware from one company, and customized software from another. Nigel Harris had a different idea: what if the customer was offered a single support experience that combined both hardware and software? The market was quite responsive, and Harris Computer began to thrive. The combination of custom software and support for that software on the DEC platform gave Harris an early and potent competitive advantage. Always thinking, Nigel Harris realized that custom software projects often became bogged down in activities needed to complete the code. Success here was the difference between an unhappy customer and a satisfied one. He also noticed that many customers bought new applications that hadn’t been written before. There was a gap between customer expectations for such code and what the vendor was able to deliver. The challenge was to close both gaps at once. Harris Computer did so by pivoting away from its roots. The solution was simple and powerful: If a company could write software that solved the majority of needs of a large number of customers without being written from scratch each time, that company could also invest in building software that exceeded customer expectations by meeting their very specific business processes and use cases. Today this is called vertical market software. Then, it was called inspired thinking. But Harris didn’t have the requisite vertical to serve. He and his team began to search for a vertical that was unique, complex, and had minimal competition thereby providing fertile ground for growth. In 1996, twenty years after the founding of N. Harris Computer Corporation, Nigel sold to Constellation Software Inc…putting into motion the next chapter. After the sale to CSI, Nigel Harris went on to be a serial entrepreneur, starting ventures in multiple markets. But he never lost touch with his first creation, saying “All these years later, I’m grateful for the job that Constellation and the Harris leadership team have done with my baby. Every time I drive by the Harris offices I feel a great sense of pride.” Stay tuned as our story continues to be told…

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