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POWER40 - Top IT Operations Analysts

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POWER40 - Top IT Operations Analysts


 

We've compiled below our POWER40, a handpicked list of the top analysts focused on IT Operations. These analysts have a tremendous influence on the IT operations segment and on IT in general. With their research and insights they help to shape the industry and identify trends.

Analyst

John Abbott

Founder/Chief Analyst 451 Research

Focus Area
    Systems
    Storage
    Software infrastructure
Social
Analyst

Patricia Adams

VP Research Director Gartner

Focus Area
    IT asset management (ITAM) (software and hardware)
Social
Analyst

Michael Azoff

Senior Enterprise Software Analyst Ovum

Focus Area
    Software development and lifecycle management (SDLM)
    Agile practices in software development
Social
Analyst

Tony Baer

Principal Analyst Ovum

Focus Area
    Application lifecycle management
    Software development methodologies (including agile)
    SOA
    IT service management/ITIL
    IT management/governance
Social

Analyst

Michelle Bailey

SVP, Digital Infrastructure and Data Strategy, 451

Focus Area
    Datacenter of the Future
    Server Virtualization
    Server & Storage Workloads
    IT consolidation
Social

Analyst

Tapati Bandopadhyay

Principal Research Analyst Gartner

Focus Area
    ITIL processes
Social
Analyst

Steve Beaver

Analyst The Virtualization Practice

Focus Area
    Data Center Virtualization
Social

Analyst

Daniel Beazer

Senior Analyst EMEA 451 Research

Focus Area
    Hosting
    Cloud computing
    CDN
    Datacenter
    Analyst

    David Bradshaw

    Research Manager IDC

    Focus Area
      Relationship between software and IT services
      Software/service ecosystems
      Software as a Service
      Software delivery models
    Social

    Analyst

    Steve Brasen

    Managing Research Director EMA

    Focus Area
      Systems Management
    Social


    Analyst

    Fredrick W. Broussard

    Research Director IDC

    Focus Area
      PC device management software
      Enterprise system management
      Problem management software
      Change and configuration management software
    Social
    Analyst

    Dennis Callaghan

    Senior Enterprise Software Analyst 451 Research

    Focus Area
      Application and Internet performance management
      Service-level monitoring and management
      IT asset and service management
      Infrastructure software for building service-oriented architectures
    Social
    Analyst

    Will Cappelli

    Research VP Gartner

    Focus Area
      Enterprise Management
    Social
    Analyst

    Rachel Chalmers

    Research Director, Infrastructure Management 451 Research

    Focus Area
      Enterprise infrastructure software
      Provisioning and automation layers
      Application development
      Performance monitoring
      Lifecycle management
      Virtualization
      Cloud
    Social

    Analyst

    Ronni Colville

    VP Distinguished Analyst Gartner

    Focus Area
      Configuration and Release management
      Virtualization and cloud management
      DevOps on application release automation
    Social
    Analyst

    David M. Coyle

    Research VP Gartner

    Focus Area
      IT service management (ITSM)
      Service catalog
      Social IT management
      Service desk
      Software as a service (SaaS)
      Process improvement (including the ITIL framework)
      Service-level agreement (SLA) management
    Social
    Analyst

    Julie Craig

    Research Director EMA

    Focus Area
      Application Management
    Social


    Analyst

    Dick Csaplar

    Senior Research Analyst Aberdeen Group

    Focus Area
      Storage
      Virtualization
      IT Infrastructure
    Social
    Analyst

    Debra Curtis

    Research VP Gartner

    Focus Area
      Network management
      Event management
      Business service management
      IT service portfolio management
      IT service catalogs
    Analyst

    Rachel Dines

    Analyst Forrester

    Focus Area
      IT continuity and disaster recovery services and technologies
      Next-generation high availability and backup
      Data center strategies
    Social


    Analyst

    Dennis Drogseth

    Vice President EMA

    Focus Area
      IT Megatrends
      Analytics
      CMDB Systems
    Social


    Analyst

    Richard Fichera

    VP, Principal Analyst Forrester

    Focus Area
      IT management software
      IT operations market
      Impact of new technologies such as virtualization
    Social

    Analyst

    Jean-Pierre Garbani

    VP, Principal Analyst Forrester

    Focus Area
      IT management software
      IT operations market
      Impact of new technologies such as virtualization
    Social
    Analyst

    Tim Grieser

    Program Vice President IDC

    Focus Area
      Software for managing systems and applications
      e-business
      Distributed applications performance and availability
    Social
    Analyst

    Al Gillen

    Program Vice President IDC

    Focus Area
      Operating system adoption and deployments
      Software appliance market
      Research on both server virtualization and client virtualization software
    Social
    Analyst

    Milind Govekar

    Research VP Gartner

    Focus Area
      Cloud computing management
      Workload automation
      Application management
      Performance and capacity management
      IT financial management technology
      IT service management
    Social
    Analyst

    Cameron Haight

    Research VP Gartner

    Focus Area
      Management of server virtualization and emerging cloud computing environments
      Operational best practices (such as DevOps)
      Evaluation of emerging standards and technology providers
    Social

    Analyst

    Edward Haletky

    Analyst The Virtualization Practice

    Focus Area
      Virtualization Security
      SMB Virtualization
      Cloud Computing
    Social

    Analyst

    Bernd Harzog

    Analyst The Virtualization Practice

    Focus Area
      Virtualization Performance and Capacity Management
      IT as a Service
    Social

    Analyst

    Evelyn Hubbert

    Principal Analyst Forrester

    Focus Area
      Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
      Implementation of IT service management
    Social
    Analyst

    Jonah Kowall

    Research Director Gartner

    Focus Area
      Application performance monitoring (APM)
      Event correlation and analysis (ECA)
      Network management systems (NMSs)
      Network performance management (NPM)
      Network configuration and change management (NCCM)
      General system and infrastructure monitoring technologies
    Social


    Analyst

    Gard Little

    Research Director IDC

    Focus Area
      Enterprise application services
      Infrastructure optimization enterprise resource planning
      Business intelligence
      Customer relationship management
      Supply chain management
    Social
    Analyst

    Diego Lo Giudice

    VP, Principal Analyst Forrester

    Focus Area
      Application Development & Delivery Business Process
      Agile development
      Application modernization
      Change management
    Latest Research
      Update Your Application Development Sourcing Strategy To Drive Innovation And Differentiation
      How Holistic Is Your Application Delivery Transformation?
      Transforming Application Delivery
    Social


    Analyst

    Biswajeet Mahapatra

    Research Director Gartner

    Focus Area
      IT services in cloud computing, virtualized and traditional data center environments
      Hardware-oriented management tools and technology
    Social

    Analyst

    Stephen Mann

    Senior Analyst Forrester

    Focus Area
      Service management strategy, adoption, and implementation
      Enabling technologies
    Social


    Analyst

    Mark P. McDonald

    GVP & Gartner Fellow Gartner

    Focus Area
      CIOs
      Business of information technology
      CIO credibility
      Business use of advanced technologies
      Enterprise architecture
      Business process transformation
    Social


    Analyst

    John P Morency

    Research VP Gartner

    Focus Area
      Management of disaster recovery
      IT resiliency
    Social

    Analyst

    Phil Murphy

    Principal Analyst Forrester

    Focus Area
      Application Development
      Application Modernization
      Application Portfolio Management
      Application Rationalization
      Architecture & Technology Strategy
    Social


    Analyst

    Glen O'Donnell

    Senior Analyst Forrester

    Focus Area
      Application Development, Management, Application Performance Monitoring
      Business Service Management
      CMDB
      Data Center Automation and Management
      IT Asset Management
      IT Infrastructure & Operations, Process Automation, IT Service Management
      ITIL
      Infrastructure Change Management, Configuration Management, Infrastructure Measurement
    Social


    Analyst

    Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Principal Analyst Forrester

    Focus Area
      Application Development Processes & Tools
      Application Infrastructure Technologies
      Application Platforms & Programming Strategy
      Application Server Platforms
      Architecture & Technology Strategy
      Cloud Computing
      Computer Architectures
      Enterprise Architecture Practices, Service Bus
      IT Infrastructure & Operations
    Social


    Analyst

    Nathaniel Rowe

    Senior Research Associate Aberdeen Group

    Focus Area
      Protecting and managing IT hardware and data
    Social
    Analyst

    Donna Scott

    VP Distinguished Analyst Gartner

    Focus Area
      Real-time infrastructure
      Business availability
      Business continuity/disaster recovery
      IT operations management
    Social
    Analyst

    Mary Johnston Turner

    Research Vice President IDC

    Focus Area
      Public and private cloud operations
      Data center automation
      Virtualization management
      Performance and availability management
    Social

    Analyst

    Doug Washburn

    Principal Analyst Forrester

    Focus Area
      Data center
      End user computing
      IT operations and resiliency
      Organizational maturity
    Social


    Analyst

    Robert Whiteley

    VP, IT Portfolio & Strategy Forrester

    Focus Area
      Application Development Processes & Tools
      Application Infrastructure Technologies
      Application Platforms & Programming Strategy
      Application Server Platforms
      Architecture & Technology Strategy
      Cloud Computing
      Computer Architectures
      Enterprise Architecture Practices, Service Bus
      IT Infrastructure & Operations
    Social
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