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Martin Reynolds
Managing VP
16 years at Gartner
27 years IT industry

Martin Reynolds is a vice president and Fellow in Gartner Research. He follows the broad areas of hardware technologies, and examines how they will develop and impact IT. Read Full Bio

HP Announces New CEO

by Martin Reynolds  |  September 30, 2010

HP announced its new CEO will start November 1, calling on Léo Apotheker, formerly with SAP. The question is, how will he change HP? To understand this, I asked a few colleagues how they viewed Mr. Apotheker. The answer is that his bias lies towards sales and marketing. So what does this mean? First, SAP […]

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Mark Hurd Resigns from HP

by Martin Reynolds  |  August 6, 2010

The facts behind Mark Hurd’s resignation are clearly of a personal nature and not a topic for discussion. The question is, how will HP address the challenge and opportunity that replacing Mark Hurd represents? Mr. Hurd drove an amazing turnaround at HP, driving a focus on measurement and results that transformed the company into a […]

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Nissan’s Electric Car Shows Green Isn’t Easy

by Martin Reynolds  |  August 6, 2009

Nissan’s LEAF electric vehicle is a remarkable achievement, but our interest lies in the simple carbon arithmetic that surrounds the vehicle. Before we go there, we note that electric drivetrain, battery and controller components will reshape the auto industry over the next decade. The vehicle has a reported range of 100 miles, of a 24kWh […]

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EU Responds to Microsoft’s Un-Browser Plan

by Martin Reynolds  |  June 12, 2009

That was quick. The EU shot out a release stating that removing the browser provides the consumer with less choice than shipping a Microsoft browser, at least in the case of the few percent of buyers who buy Windows at retail. I guess that means that European consumers lost the choice to not use the Microsoft […]

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Microsoft and the EU Commission

by Martin Reynolds  |  June 12, 2009

It is a good thing that Microsoft has deep cash reserves, given that the EU Commission is about to make a decision on how much to fine the company for including IE with its Windows product. The commission is an expensive and unforgiving master. European taxpayers have already benefited from over $2B in fines from […]

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Which Processors Will Last Through 2020?

by Martin Reynolds  |  April 1, 2009

Now’s a great time to be thinking about the future of computing processor architectures. We have five mainstream survivors of the first 50 years of computing – S/360 (1964); x86 (1979); SPARC (1987);  Power (1990); and Itanium (2001). I have five retired architectures in mind: VAX (1977); 68000 (1980); MIPS (1985); PowerPC (1992) and Alpha […]

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