Ever wonder what happened to META Group since it was acquired by Gartner? A post on Outsell Now sums it up, and concludes:
META is gone for all intents and purposes. It has been absorbed into Gartner, and a lot of the META employees and products are no longer around. The IT research industry players have been jockeying to pick up clients who are still looking for a second opinion, a role that META played vis-a-vis Gartner. Forrester, IDC, The Burton Group, and The Advisory Council have all launched sales and marketing programs to garner some of the fallout. The next year should see an increase in sales for other IT research firms as former META customers search for that second opinion.