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Drue Reeves
Research VP
4 years at Gartner
19 years IT industry

Drue Reeves is vice president and research director, Cloud Computing and Data Center Strategies. Mr. Reeves sets the agenda, direction and strategy for research on the cloud and data center, ensures quality research, presents on important topics, speaks to customers to solve real issues, and interfaces with executive management. Read Full Bio

IoT Circuit Breakers: A Risk Management Necessity

by Drue Reeves  |  March 21, 2016

The other night I had a great conversation with a client at our MDM/BI Summit in Grapevine regarding IoT and risk management. And what we began to realize was that a tightly integrated, end-to-end, automated solution, can create a decent amount of risk. For example, remember the “Flash Crash” of 2010 created by automated, algorithmic […]

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An IoT Business Case Starts with a Cost Model — Part 1

by Drue Reeves  |  March 13, 2016

What’s the ROI? Is the reward worth the effort? Is the juice worth the squeeze? Pick your favorite idiom, but they all say the same thing — is what you’re striving for worth the required expenditures to achieve your goal? ¬†THAT, my dear friends, is the name-of-the-game when it comes to IoT. Before organizations will […]

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The Dawn of the IoT Architect

by Drue Reeves  |  March 2, 2016

I’ve always felt that the ability to deal with ambiguity is key leadership characteristic. People who have the ability to synthesize answers to difficult problems or the ability to know what to do when others don’t is worthy of followership. No where is this more evident than in IoT. Because after looking at the job […]

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Top 5 Reasons IoT is different than conventional IT

by Drue Reeves  |  February 25, 2016

IT and business are inextricably intertwined. Always have been. When IT systems stop — business stops, revenue stops, customer assistance stops. Perhaps nowhere is this more obvious than IoT. Gartner expects IoT to be one of most business-changing IT initiatives since cloud computing. But IoT is no ordinary IT initiative, no sir. It’s advanced IT […]

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Microsoft’s USA Today Ad on Virtualization Pricing — The Right Approach

by Drue Reeves  |  September 2, 2010

At VMWorld 2008 in Las Vegas, Microsoft pulled a stunt that shocked many people. Essentially, Microsoft hired several individuals to dress up in Renaissance-like costumes and hand out $1 gambling chips with business cards that said “VMware Costs Way Too Much”.¬† It was an ill-advised move that ultimately changed the rules of how VMware treats […]

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Dell: Play it Again Sam

by Drue Reeves  |  August 31, 2010

OK, most of you might think this is crazy, but Dell should raise their bid for 3Par one more time. Why? Isn’t this madness? Isn’t HP already overpaying for 3Par with their latest $2 Billion USD offer? Yes. HP is overpaying. In fact all of the bids have been too high. As Bob Barker would […]

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