Now that Google Docs supports offline editing of documents, I thought I would try it as a blog authoring tool. I like it as a word processor so it may make an ideal offline blogging platform (especially on my Asus EEE). Anyway, I digress. I just put the finishing touches on the customer reference survey we will be doing for the Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software. I am pretty excited about the data we will be collecting about usage and purchasing plans for talent management applications. I sent the survey questions to the vendors today so they could communicate to their customers what will be on involved in completing the survey. Of course, we will be gathering data about more than usage and purchasing plans (like satisfaction with the vendor and its products), but we have great plans for additional research based on the results. If you are a Gartner client (subscription required), you can see how we leveraged this kind of data in the Magic Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software. What are your most pressing questions about talent management application usage?