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Burton Group

Burton Group (www.burtongroup.com) helps technologists make smart enterprise architecture decisions in increasingly complex environments. Burton Group's research and advisory services focus on technical analysis of infrastructure technologies related to security, identity management, application platforms, service-oriented architecture, collaboration, content management, network and telecom and the data center.


Trent Henry
Trent Henry

VP & Research Director, Burton Group
Richard Jones
Richard Jones

VP & Practice Leader, Data Center Strategies, Burton Group
Michael Disabato
Michael Disabato

VP and Service Director, Burton Group
Paul DeBeasi
Paul DeBeasi

Senior Analyst, Burton Group
Mike Gotta
Mike Gotta

Principal Analyst, Burton Group
Eric Siegel
Eric Siegel

Senior Analyst, Burton Group
Drue Reeves
Drue Reeves

VP & Research Director, Burton Group
Chris Haddad
Chris Haddad

VP and Service Director, Burton Group
Bill Pray
Bill Pray

Senior Analyst, Burton Group
Chris Wolf
Chris Wolf

Senior Analyst, Burton Group
Premiere Analyst Content Partners in Business Technology


Enterprise Management Associates

Enterprise Management Associates is the leading independent industry analyst and consulting firm 100% dedicated to the IT Management market.

For more than 10 years, we have been providing our clients with objective insight into the real-world business value of IT Management technologies ranging from CMDB to Virtualization to SLM to Security and more.

Why is EMA different than other firms? Because of the real-world experience of our skilled analysts, our reputation for objectivity and our focused insight into the IT Management market.


Steve Brasen
Steve Brasen

Senior Analyst, EMA
Scott Crawford
Scott Crawford

Research Director, EMA
Rick Sturm
Rick Sturm

CEO, EMA
Lisa Erickson-Harris
Lisa Erickson-Harris

Senior Analyst, EMA
Julie Craig
Julie Craig

Research Director, EMA
Jim Frey
Jim Frey

Research Director, EMA
Hank Marquis
Hank Marquis

Director, IT Service Management, EMA
Dennis Drogseth
Dennis Drogseth

VP Research, EMA
Premiere Analyst Content Partners in Business Technology


Enterprise Strategy Group

About Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides strategic guidance and unmatched service to technology vendors, IT professionals, venture capitalists, and institutional investors. The Enterprise Strategy Group evolved from the Enterprise Storage Group, and now offers products and services focused on application infrastructure and information security while it continues to set the tone for storage and information management. Enterprise Strategy Group sets itself apart from legacy analyst firms and boutiques by continuing to build its excellent reputation of assisting clients to make strategic business and IT decisions.


Tony Prigmore
Tony Prigmore

Senior Analyst, ESG
Terri McClure
Terri McClure

Analyst, ESG
Steve Duplessie
Steve Duplessie

Founder & Senior Analyst, ESG
Mark Peters
Mark Peters

Analyst, ESG
Mark Bowker
Mark Bowker

Analyst, ESG
Lauren Whitehouse
Lauren Whitehouse

Senior Analyst, ESG
Jon Oltsik
Jon Oltsik

Principal Analyst, ESG
Brian Babineau
Brian Babineau

Senior Analyst, ESG
Bob Laliberte
Bob Laliberte

Analyst, ESG
Bill Lundell
Bill Lundell

Research Analyst, ESG
Premiere Analyst Content Partners in Business Technology


Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 75 countries.


Raymond Paquet
Raymond Paquet

Managing VP, Gartner
Bill Hostmann
Bill Hostmann

VP, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Janelle Hill
Janelle Hill

VP Research, Gartner
Mark Fabbi
Mark Fabbi

VP, Analyst, Gartner
Bern Elliot
Bern Elliot

VP Research, Gartner
Jack Santos
Jack Santos

Research Vice President, Gartner
Premiere Analyst Content Partners in Business Technology


IDC

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 900 IDC analysts provide global, regional and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 90 countries worldwide. For more than 43 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.


Michelle Bailey
Michelle Bailey

VP Research, Enterprise Platforms and Datacenter Trends, IDC
John Humphreys
John Humphreys

VP, Enterprise Virtualization, IDC
Stephen Elliot
Stephen Elliot

Research Director, Enterprise Systems Management, IDC
Dan Vesset
Dan Vesset

Program VP, Business Analytics Research, IDC
Media Content Partners in Business Technology


Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group is the leading provider of fact-based research helping organizations and individuals make better business decisions. Founded in 1988, Aberdeen has earned the reputation as being the 'voice that matters' when it comes to understanding the implications and results of process innovation, methodology advancements, technology deployments, and business re-engineering.

Aberdeen's mission is to 'educate buyers to action' providing hard hitting insights into the actions, activities, processes, methodologies, and technologies that drive best-in-class performance. Each year Aberdeen conducts hundreds of primary research studies surveying hundreds of thousands of individuals as to their decisions and experiences when it comes to running their business. Aberdeen's fact-based research arms senior executives and line of business managers with the information they need to make key technology decisions.




Jeff Zabin
Jeff Zabin

Research Fellow, Customer Management, Aberdeen Group
David Hatch
David Hatch

Research Director, Business Intelligence Research, Aberdeen Group
Bojan Simic
Bojan Simic

Research Analyst, Aberdeen Group
Ralph Rodriguez
Ralph Rodriguez

SVP Research, Technology Markets Group, Aberdeen Group
Peter Ostrow
Peter Ostrow

VP & Group Director, Customer Management, Aberdeen Group
Mike Lock
Mike Lock

Research Associate, Technology, Aberdeen Group
Michael Dortch
Michael Dortch

Senior Research Analyst, Technology, Aberdeen Group
Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin

Research Director, Capital Management, Aberdeen Group
Jeff Hill
Jeff Hill

Senior Research Analyst, Technology, Aberdeen Group
Derek Brink
Derek Brink

Vice President & Research Director, IT Security, Aberdeen Group
Alex Jefferies
Alex Jefferies

Senior Research Associate, Customer Management, Aberdeen Group


Afcom

Celebrating more than 25 years in the data center industry, AFCOM is the only association dedicated to providing education and resources for data center managers. Our mission is to enable data center management professionals to share industry best practices by providing a forum for dissemination of critical information; to provide education on key data center management issues; to provide the industry?s most comprehensive insight and analysis in key areas affecting all data-intensive organizations; and to be the most comprehensive and effective resource available to the overall data center community.




Bennu Group

Bennu Group LLC is a privately held business located in the DFW Metroplex (Dallas, Texas area). From this location, we serve our clients thoughout the world.

Founded in 2006 by Terry Schurter, Bennu Group brings unique experience and insight into global strategy, innovation and business performance leadership. Always a leader and never a follower, Bennu Group is paving the way for a new generation of agile, efficient and market-aligned businesses that redefine the term ?success.?


Terry Schurter
Terry Schurter

CEO, Bennu Group


Blade.org

Blade.org is a collaborative organization and developer community focused on accelerating the development and adoption of open blade server platforms. The organization was established in February 2006 to increase the number of blade platform solutions available for customers and to accelerate the process of bringing them to market. From eight founding companies, Blade.org has grown to nearly 100 members including leading blade hardware and software providers, developers, distribution partners and end users from around the globe.


Douglas Balog
Douglas Balog

Chairman, Blade.org


Cloud Vision

Cloud Vision web portal and eNewsletter is focused on the latest worldwide developments in Cloud Computing for business, government/public sector and telecoms. It is a central resource for anyone seeking information on Cloud Computing providing rich business and technical information from basic to advanced levels. Cloud Vision is supported by sponsorship and features webinars showcasing the latest developments with informed opinions from leading industry figures. Recent webinars have been sponsored by SAP and HP featuring their Cloud Computing thought leaders. www.cloudcomputing-vision.com




Cloud Vision Ė Tracking Cloud Computing

Cloud Vision web portal and eNewsletter is focused on the latest worldwide developments in Cloud Computing for business, government/public sector and telecoms. It is a central resource for anyone seeking information on Cloud Computing providing rich business and technical information from basic to advanced levels.

Cloud Vision is supported by sponsorship and features webinars showcasing the latest developments with informed opinions from leading industry figures. Recent webinars have been sponsored by SAP and HP featuring their Cloud Computing thought leaders.

www.cloudcomputing-vision.com




Datamonitor

The Datamonitor Group is a world-leading provider of premium global business information, delivering independent data, analysis and opinion across the Automotive, Consumer Markets, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Logistics & Express, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare, Retail, Sourcing, Technology and Telecoms industries.

Combining our industry knowledge and experience, we assist over 6000 of the world's leading companies in making better strategic and operational decisions.

Delivered online via our user-friendly web platforms, our market intelligence products and services ensure that you will achieve your desired commercial goals by giving you the insight you need to best respond to your competitive environment.




Forrester Research

Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) is an independent technology and market research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. For more than 24 years, Forrester has been making leaders successful every day through its proprietary research, consulting, events, and peer-to-peer executive programs.

Forrester focuses on the business implications of technology change. Uniquely, Forrester guides marketing executives, business strategists, and IT professionals to create a unified technology plan that gains business advantage.


Connie Moore
Connie Moore

VP & Research Director, Forrester


Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading is an independent market research organization offering quantitative analysis of telecom technology to carriers, service providers, and vendors. Our remit is to provide the comprehensive competitive analysis needed today for the deployment of profitable networks based on next-generation hardware and software. This information is compiled via exhaustive surveys of both vendors' products and service-provider decision makers.




Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.


Shira Levine
Shira Levine

Directing Analyst, Next Gen OSS and Policy, Infonetics Research
Michael Howard
Michael Howard

Co-founder & Principal Analyst, Carrier and Data Center Networks, Infonetics Research


insideHPC.com

insideHPC.com is one of the most popular news sites focused on high performance computing, serving up hundreds of thousands of page views each month to a highly targeted, dedicated following of supercomputing and HPC professionals. insideHPC readers come back to the site throughout the day to stay current with technology, events, and business developments in HPC.

Online since December 2006, insideHPC is known for its short-form news format for supercomputing professionals. insideHPC writers and editors are HPC professionals who have spent their entire careers in the supercomputing industry, and we bring that experience to our reporting each day, filtering out the noise from the daily stream of news in the HPC ecosystem to find the information that matters most to our readers. Sign up for your free subscription today. http://bit.ly/insideHPC




Integration Consortium

The IC is a member-driven community that shares experiences, knowledge and best practices in multiple forums. Our members champion; innovation, feedback between members, collaboration with standards bodies and the articulation of strategic and measurable business benefits for leading-edge capabilities. Annual meetings are complemented by a growing number of regional chapters who meet periodically. On-going networking is encouraged through the dynamic IC website which supports knowledge exchange and records of industry papers and studies.

The mission of the Integration Consortium (IC) is to foster the leading community of like-minded Information Technology professionals responsible for transforming business through both traditional systems integration and emerging SOA with greater agility, ease of use and business results.
One of the IC?s strengths is the diversity of member support and interest. Our membership includes end user corporations, independent software suppliers, hardware suppliers, system integrators, academic institutions, non-profit institutions, individual members as well as various industry leaders.




Michael Kuhbock
Michael Kuhbock

Chairman Emeritus & Founder, Integration Consortium


mHealth

Learn all about this hot topic in healthcare at the 3rd mHealth Networking Conference, March 30-31, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center.


Peter Waegemann
Peter Waegemann

Health IT Strategist & VP, mHealth Initiative


Novarica

Novarica provides information, insights, and perspective on markets, operations, and technology to financial services and insurance executives. The company delivers its service through published research, retained advisory services, and project-based consulting. Novarica's research includes market and trend analyses, best practices research, case studies, and independent analyses of software vendors that serve insurers and financial institutions. Novarica draws its knowledge from the personal experience of its principals, the ongoing information gathering initiatives of dedicated research staff, and regular communication with insurer executives through informal networks and through the Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council. Novarica is a division of Novantas LLC, the leading management consultancy and information services provider for the financial services industries.


Matthew Josefowicz
Matthew Josefowicz

Director, Insurance Practice, Novarica
Martina Conlon
Martina Conlon

Principal, Insurance
Karlyn Carnahan
Karlyn Carnahan

CPCU, Novarica
Chad Hersh
Chad Hersh

Principal, Insurance Practice, Novarica


Ovum

Combining the ICT expertise of Datamonitor Technology, Butler Group and Ovum, with Datamonitor Group's 350 business analysts and relationships with 18 of the largest 20 global corporations, Ovum is uniquely positioned to provide practical, actionable advice to the technology, telecoms and other business sectors.

With access to Ovum's research and support from best-in-class analyst and consulting teams, companies can turn analysis and insight into action. Our aim is to make our clients' planning more effective, and to help them identify and assess relevant business opportunities. We don't just advise our clients: we collaborate with them to help them exploit these opportunities and to turn them into business results. At the heart of our approach is our mission to help, to be approachable, responsive and focused on your business issues and to provide pragmatic and actionable advice and recommendations.

Ovum research is based on independently audited methodologies that ensure that our clients can base decisions on rigorous and fact-based research, rather than on unqualified and unjustified opinions. The research draws upon over 400,000 interviews a year with business and technology, telecoms and sourcing decision-makers, giving Ovum and our clients unparalleled insight not only into business requirements but also the technology that organizations must support.


Ian Charlesworth
Ian Charlesworth

Practice Leader, Software, Ovum


Pyramid Research

For nearly 25 years, Pyramid Research has been providing practical advice on emerging market and service opportunities to leaders in the converged communications, media and technology industries. Our market analysis, powered by our bottom-up methodology of our forecasts for more than 100 countries, is uniquely positioned across emerging markets, emerging technologies, and emerging business models. This distinctive approach to our research helps our clients identify opportunities and develop profitable business strategies. As the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network, Pyramid Research contributes to the $3 trillion communications industry's most comprehensive market data, trusted research and insightful technology analysis through various offerings: custom consulting and strategic advisory services. For more information, go to www.pyr.com.


Ozgur Aytar
Ozgur Aytar

Research Manager, Communications, Media and Technology, Pyramid Research


Pyramid Research

Pyramid Research offers practical solutions to the complex demands our clients face in the global telecommunications, media and technology industries. Our analysis is uniquely positioned at the intersection of emerging markets, emerging technologies and emerging business models, powered by the bottom-up methodology of our market forecasts for more than 100 countries - a distinction that has remained unmatched for nearly 25 years. As the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network, Pyramid Research works with Heavy Reading, providing the communications industry's most comprehensive market data, trusted research and insightful technology analysis.


Ozgur Aytar
Ozgur Aytar

Research Manager, Communications, Media and Technology, Pyramid Research


The Blade Systems Alliance

The Blade Systems Alliance's (BladeS) mission is to advance the adoption of modular and blade-based computing systems. In cooperation with the worldwide community of data center professionals and other advanced systems users, BladeS:

  • Promotes multi-vendor standards for modular systems management and racking.
  • Works with the user community to address real-world data center and advanced computing issues.
  • Delivers information, programs and forums to educate and inform.

The Blade Systems Alliance is a forum for end users, consultants, and vendors who are interested in the deployment and application of blade systems.






The SOA Consortium

The SOA Consortium is a new SOA advocacy group comprised of end users, service providers, and technology vendors, committed to helping the Global 1000 successfully adopt SOA by 2010.
The SOA Consortium mission, strategies and tactics center on the following premises:

  • Service-oriented architecture adoption is a key enabler for the 21st century enterprise
  • Achieving the benefits of service-oriented architecture requires significant changes for both IT and business executives
  • Service-oriented architecture is perceived by business executives as an IT integration and productivity story, rather than a business agility story

Enterprise SOA practitioners would greatly benefit from a vibrant practitioner community to drive local, business-driven, SOA success, and to spur broader enterprise and industry-wide, SOA adoption.






Yankee Group

As the first independent technology research and consulting firm, Yankee Group is the most respected source of deep insight and counsel on the impact of global connectivity revolution on enterprises and consumers. Our expertise spans the technologies creating communications change, and the regions and industries affected by that transformation.


Zeus Kerravala
Zeus Kerravala

SVP, Enterprise Communication, Yankee Group
Sheryl Kingstone
Sheryl Kingstone

Director, Enterprise Research, Yankee Group
George Hamilton
George Hamilton

Group Director, Yankee Group


Yankee Group

The people of Yankee Group are the global connectivity experts-the leading source of insight and counsel trusted by builders, operators and users of connectivity solutions for over 40 years. We are uniquely focused on the evolution of Anywhere connectivity, and chart the pace of technology change and its effect on networks, consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in Boston, Yankee Group has a global presence, including operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit Yankee Group at www.yankeegroup.com.


George Hamilton
George Hamilton

Group Director, Yankee Group
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Founder & Chief Research Officer, CDI-MDM Institute

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Senior Analyst, Burton Group

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Craig Mathias Craig Mathias
Principle, Farpoint Group

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Craig Roth Craig Roth
Vice President and Service Director, Burton Group

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Dave Boulanger Dave Boulanger
Research Director, Customer Management, Aberdeen Group

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Hyoun Park Hyoun Park
Research Editor, Technology Markets Group, Aberdeen Group

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Jim Metzler Jim Metzler
VP, Ashton & Metzler Associates

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John Madden John Madden
Research Director, Ovum

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John Schley John Schley
Data Architect, Principle Financial Group

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Larry Cannell Larry Cannell
Analyst, Collaboration and Content Strategies, Burton Group

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Marty Parker Marty Parker
Principal, Unicomm Consulting

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Mike Neuenschwander Mike Neuenschwander
VP & Research Director, Burton Group

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Philippe Winthrop Philippe Winthrop
Founder, The Enterprise Mobility Forum

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Richard Mark Soley Richard Mark Soley
Chairman & CEO, Object Management Group

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Chief Architect ITIL & President, Aspect Group

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