The purpose of this Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") is to
facilitate an understanding of significant factors influencing the quarterly
operating results, financial condition and cash flows of Gartner, Inc.
Additionally, the MD&A conveys our expectations of the potential impact of known
trends, events or uncertainties that may impact future results. You should read
this discussion in conjunction with our Condensed Consolidated Financial
Statements and related notes included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and
our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the "2020
Form 10-K"). Historical results and percentage relationships are not necessarily
indicative of operating results for future periods. References to "Gartner," the
"Company," "we," "our" and "us" in this MD&A are to Gartner, Inc. and its
consolidated subsidiaries.


In addition to historical information, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are any statements
other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our
expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions, projections or strategies regarding
the future. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the
use of words such as "may," "will," "expect," "should," "could," "believe,"
"plan," "anticipate," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" or other
words of similar meaning.

We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment that involves
numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our
control. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in any of our
forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ
materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking
statements. Our future quarterly and annual revenues, operating income, results
of operations and cash flows, as well as any forward-looking statement, are
subject to change and to inherent risks and uncertainties, such as those
disclosed or incorporated by reference in our filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Important factors that could cause our actual results,
performance and achievements, or industry results to differ materially from
estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include,
among others, the following: uncertainty of the magnitude, duration, geographic
reach and impact on the global economy of the COVID-19 pandemic; the current,
and uncertain future, impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and governments' responses
to it on our business, growth, reputation, projections, prospects, financial
condition, operations, cash flows, and liquidity; the adequacy or effectiveness
of steps we take to respond to the crisis; our ability to recover potential
claims under our event cancellation insurance; the timing of conferences and
meetings, in particular our Gartner Symposium/Xpo series that normally occurs
during the fourth quarter, as well as the timing of our return to in-person
conferences and meetings and willingness of participants to attend; our ability
to achieve and effectively manage growth, including our ability to integrate our
acquisitions and consummate and integrate future acquisitions; our ability to
pay our debt obligations; our ability to maintain and expand our products and
services; our ability to expand or retain our customer base; our ability to grow
or sustain revenue from individual customers; our ability to attract and retain
a professional staff of research analysts and consultants as well as experienced
sales personnel upon whom we are dependent; our ability to achieve continued
customer renewals and achieve new contract value, backlog and deferred revenue
growth in light of competitive pressures; our ability to carry out our strategic
initiatives and manage associated costs; our ability to successfully compete
with existing competitors and potential new competitors; our ability to enforce
and protect our intellectual property rights; additional risks associated with
international operations, including foreign currency fluctuations; the U.K.'s
exit from the European Union and its impact on our results; the impact of
restructuring and other charges on our businesses and operations; cybersecurity
incidents; general economic conditions; changes in macroeconomic and market
conditions and market volatility (including developments and volatility arising
from the COVID-19 pandemic), including interest rates and the effect on the
credit markets and access to capital; risks associated with the
creditworthiness, budget cuts, and shutdown of governments and agencies; the
impact of changes in tax policy and heightened scrutiny from various taxing
authorities globally; uncertainty from the expected discontinuance of LIBOR and
transition to any other interest rate benchmark; changes to laws and
regulations; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in this Form 10-Q, our
most recent Form 10-K and other filings we make with the SEC. The potential
fluctuations in our operating income could cause period-to-period comparisons of
operating results not to be meaningful and could provide an unreliable
indication of future operating results. A description of the risk factors
associated with our business is included under "Risk Factors" in Item 1A. of the
2020 Form 10-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, estimates and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in, or
implied by, the forward-looking statements, and are currently, or in the future
could be, amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Factors that might cause such a
difference include, but are not limited to, those listed above or described
under "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of the 2020 Form 10-K. Readers should not place
undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's
opinion only as of the date on which they were made. Forward-looking

statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q speak only as of the date
hereof, and forward-looking statements in documents attached that are
incorporated by reference speak only as of the date of those documents. Except
as required by law, we disclaim any obligation to review or update these
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances as they occur.


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