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Bob Gill
Research VP
22 years at Gartner
41 years IT Industry

Mr. Gill is a leading authority in data center planning, aligning business and IT strategy, cloud computing, edge computing architectures, managed DNS, content distribution, and colocation. Read Full Bio

How do I Reduce Data Center Costs AND Get Ready for Cloud?

by Bob Gill  |  July 29, 2020

“Do more! But Spend less!  Over the past several months we have described many client interactions where financial pressures brought on by a stalled economy are butting up against enterprise needs to modernize and offer new services.  (see figure 1)  While many look to cloud to modernize AND cut costs, the view on the ground […]

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Emergence of the “Everywhere Enterprise”

by Bob Gill  |  June 9, 2020

As enterprises around the globe attempt to resume operations in the wake of the Pandemic, many are asking us, “Will work patterns ever return to the  pre-COVID models? Can we just go back to how we did things in 2019?”  The short but emphatic answer is likely “NO”.  First off, none of us has a […]

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COVID 19 and I&O – “Models are Fantastic! But WHAT Should I Do?

by Bob Gill  |  May 7, 2020

Over the last several blogs, we’ve introduced some increasingly specific models to assist infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders in the response to the global pandemic. These are very useful in coming to grips with the enormity of what is happening, the broad scale of impacts on enterprises, and how to formulate a response based on […]

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Pandemic Response for I&O – Sometimes There is a Better Model!

by Bob Gill  |  April 21, 2020

Over the past few months, one thing we are all getting accustomed to are frameworks and models that attempt to predict the future. Every day, whether on television or online, we are exposed to a growing number of health and economic models that, much like a roadmap, detail where we are, and given a set […]

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But I Thought We Had Plans! (for Cloud)

by Bob Gill  |  April 20, 2020

Thanks for stopping by to our second installment of “What’s Happening in I&O”, a Gartner blog sharing our experiences working with clients in these uncharted times. One question we address a lot lately is “How do COVID and the ensuing economic downturn affect my cloud plans?  Should we just stop?”  This is far too complex, […]

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Insights From I&O – Life on “Pause” – For How Long?

by Bob Gill  |  April 9, 2020

“Pause”, Not Stop It feels like the world has been placed on “Pause”, as the Covid-19 health crisis and it’s derivative economic downturn make December 2019 feel a distant memory   From clients, we hear: “We’ve completely flipped our infrastructure on its head in a matter of days and weeks” “We had detailed plans on […]

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