Thomas Bittman

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Going Laptopless

by Tom Bittman  |  April 5, 2011  |  2 Comments

I’m a knowledge worker. I’m in Copenhagen, on business. My laptop is in Connecticut. And I’m OK with that. Now let me preface this by saying as an analyst, I don’t cover client computing, or PCs or tablet computers. I’m writing this as Joe Knowledge Worker. Even so, I’m going to avoid using product brand […]


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Confessions of a Gartner Analyst at Symposium

by Tom Bittman  |  October 17, 2009  |  1 Comment

Tomorrow I leave for Orlando for our annual all-up IT conference of the year in Orlando, Florida. Attendees see this conference as a one-stop week-long update on all IT industry trends, an opportunity to network with thousands of their peers (including more than a thousand CIOs), and an opportunity to have face-to-face one-on-ones (as opposed […]

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A Rant – My Integrity as an Analyst

by Tom Bittman  |  October 8, 2009  |  55 Comments

I need to rant a little. As an analyst at Gartner, I can’t describe how angry I get when I read bloggers spouting as “fact” their opinion that I and my teammates have no integrity. That we can be “bought.” In my 14+ years at Gartner, I have never, ever allowed a vendor to influence […]


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Five Tenets for the Connected Analyst

by Tom Bittman  |  October 29, 2008  |  4 Comments

Jeremiah Owyang of Forrester had a wonderful post called “The 7 Tenets of the Connected Analyst”. I really appreciate his list, but I felt he didn’t discuss the challenges enough to strike the right balance between his first six tenets, and the last (“Be profitable”). This is very hard! For those of us in the […]


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My blog on virtualization, cloud computing, and the future of infrastructure

by Tom Bittman  |  September 12, 2008  |  2 Comments

Welcome to my blog! I plan on sharing some thoughts on trends and the state of the industry for virtualization, cloud computing and the general future of infrastructure. A little about me: I’m a vice president and distinguished analyst with Gartner Research. I’m the lead analyst responsible for server virtualization and real-time infrastructure architectures. However, […]


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