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John Rizzuto
Research VP
6 years at Gartner
10 years IT Industry

John Rizzuto enables investors and business strategists to take a holistic view of the software industry and its participants by leveraging the qualitative insights of the Gartner platform and linking them to quantitative measures of business performance. In previous roles, he evaluated software companies' strategy, market position, and financial and business models as a financial analyst. Read Full Bio

Microsoft Is Staying the Windows Course – Deal With It.

by John Rizzuto  |  April 23, 2013

The call is deafening – “Why doesn’t Microsoft reveal Windows 8 unit sales?” Windows 8 sales are tepid. We know this; we have seen many real data points confirming it.  However, Microsoft didn’t build Windows 8 to save the PC industry; Microsoft built Windows 8 to enable the PC industry to transform itself.  The financial […]

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Data Not Included – The Era of the Data Collector

by John Rizzuto  |  March 27, 2013

It’s all because of connectivity, don’t ya know?  The “Internet of Things” is a simple concept – anything can be connected to the Internet.  Anything.  An embedded electronic gizmo, smaller than a fingernail, and boom, there it is – in your browser or app – that “thing”, transmitting all sorts of information.  Trivial things, such as […]

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Lack of Social Policy Will Bite You.

by John Rizzuto  |  March 23, 2013

Social policy is not just good for the company; it’s good for employees, partners and customers as well. It might not have “gone viral” yet, but it’s only Saturday.   Bloomberg Busniessweek; Silicon Valley Still Showing Signs It’s a Boys Club was posted earlier this morning and  the blogosphere and other news organizations have already seized […]

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Adobe Talks “The Last Millisecond”

by John Rizzuto  |  March 7, 2013

Can a millisecond make a difference for a software platform?  If it’s a digital marketing platform, it may separate the winners and losers as SVP of Adobe’s digital marketing business, Brad Rencher, explains. Adobe is aiming to build a millisecond of a lead on the competition.  This millisecond lead, as Adobe would have it, may […]

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Informatica: Poised To Accelerate?

by John Rizzuto  |  March 4, 2013

I paraphrase: We are transforming Informatica from a category leader to an Industry leader – Sohaib Abbasi, CEO, Informatica And so the theme was set for Informatica’s annual industry analyst summit held on February 26th to 27th. Informatica’s 2012 performance was a year to forget. Informatica, which had been on a solid multi-year double-digit revenue […]

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One Company’s Quest to Make Software Beautiful

by John Rizzuto  |  February 20, 2013

Beautiful enterprise software?   A paradox.   Enterprise software is not supposed to be beautiful – bits and bytes are not beautiful, sexy or pleasing.  Need it be?  After all, technology, in order to do anything useful for us, should effect an action or change in our physical environment; if it achieves that objective why be beautiful?   […]

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