Eric Knipp

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Hey Kid, Want Some Candy?

by Eric Knipp  |  April 2, 2014  |  5 Comments

At the BUILD conference Microsoft announced that Windows is free for all mobile devices with screens smaller than nine inches. That means for phones and some tablets, Windows is basically free.. as in beer. Awesome! Let’s back up for a minute and really think about this. The last few years, Microsoft has gone from a […]

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Don’t Let API Management Wag the Dog

by Eric Knipp  |  August 2, 2013  |  5 Comments

I had a great week at Gartner Catalyst where I spent time with many clients and got to catch up with friends old and new. Gartner analysts speaking at our conferences not only present on-stage, we spend a large amount of our time in one-on-one sessions with attendees. During these one-on-ones, we try to help […]

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The Getting Carded Hype Cycle

by Eric Knipp  |  July 28, 2013  |  2 Comments

A little levity before we start off Gartner Catalyst. A b-school friend of mine pointed out that as we go through life in the US, there’s a bit of a love/hate relationship with getting “carded” for alcohol purchase. I realized immediately that this relationship bears a striking resemblance to something we know well at Gartner.. […]

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Catalyzing Convergence

by Eric Knipp  |  July 26, 2013  |  Comments Off

I’ll be in San Diego next week at the annual Gartner Catalyst conference. “Convergence” is the theme this year.┬áSpecifically, the convergence of mobile, social, and information – all backed by cloud – to bring about new opportunities and challenges for enterprises and IT professionals alike. My team is presenting a “virtual track” of application architecture […]

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Reminiscing on AADI London 2013

by Eric Knipp  |  May 17, 2013  |  Comments Off

I am heading back to Germany after a few fun days in London at the Gartner AADI conference. We had a good show, with a high level of attendee enthusiasm and interaction. I had good 1-on-1s and a very engaged (if small) set of workshops on .NET in the cloud, private PaaS, and cloud application […]

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So, you want to be an analyst…

by Eric Knipp  |  March 30, 2012  |  2 Comments

It is a bittersweet thing to say goodbye to a great team member while opening the door for a new, potentially great team member. Sean Kenefick is leaving our team to pursue entrepreneurial interests. Sean has done a great job covering ALM, DevOps and other software development life cycle issues. I wish Sean all the […]

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Fall 2010 Conference Schedule

by Eric Knipp  |  October 15, 2010  |  1 Comment

I’ve not had time to blog in a while, thanks to my slamming research and conference schedule. I guess I shouldn’t complain – I enjoy getting out to see the folks, and some of my colleagues find themselves at Gartner Symposia on nearly every continent. By comparison my schedule is tame. So, where will I […]

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vFabric exposes the new power in the cloud

by Eric Knipp  |  September 1, 2010  |  1 Comment

VMware advances the ball in the great game of PaaS.

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If You Build It, They Will Come

by Eric Knipp  |  November 30, 2009  |  2 Comments

The urge to control access is great, but what if you can become a bigger broker in the conversation by sharing instead?

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The Hammering in My Head Won’t Stop

by Eric Knipp  |  November 24, 2009  |  6 Comments

Or, in this case the hammering on Best Buy’s Remix API. According to @bestbuyremix: 5.7 million API calls yesterday. The 19th to yesterday (5 days) accounts for 61% of our total so far this month. The day before, @bestbuyremix reported 5.3 million API calls. I spent half a day last week at the Business of […]

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