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Richard Jones
Managing VP
5 years at Gartner
28 years IT industry

Richard Jones is the managing vice president for Cloud, Data Center, and Wireless/Mobility in the Gartner Technical Professionals research group. He covers disaster recovery, business continuity, x86 server operating systems… Read Full Bio

Data Center Power & Cooling is a Mature Science

by Richard Jones  |  July 22, 2017

Occasionally Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) clients seek advice on data center environmental issues such as power, cooling and building management. GTP does not actively research these mature topic areas but to help our clients in any way we can, we have found a number of articles and vendor white papers freely available on the […]

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Enterprise Mobility Management Evaluation Criteria and In-Depth Assessments have Published

by Richard Jones  |  January 15, 2015

The Gartner for Technical Professionals Mobility team has just published the most recent Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Evaluation Criteria (EC) document, but more importantly for the first time, we have published three product In-Depth Assessments (IDAs). Here are the links: Evaluation Criteria for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites In-Depth Assessment of MobileIron Version 6.0/7.0 In-Depth Assessment […]

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Oracle Database 11g R2 Support on RHEL & OL 6 – What’s Up?

by Richard Jones  |  April 7, 2012

Many of the Linux analysts at Gartner, including myself, have received customer inquiries regarding Oracle’s lack of certification and support of Oracle Database 11g R2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and Oracle’s own Red Hat compatible kernel in Oracle Linux (OL) 6.  Oracle does certify and support Oracle Database 11g R2 on its […]

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More Details on Novell-CPTN Deal

by Richard Jones  |  January 24, 2011

An Infoweek news article broke late last week shedding some additional light on the patents that are part of the CPTN deal. When Novell and Microsoft struck the patent cross-license deal back in 2006, undoubtedly the terms and conditions of the cross license included clauses indicating what was to happen should either party be acquired. […]

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Novell-Attachmate and the CPTN Patent Deal

by Richard Jones  |  December 17, 2010

A colleague of mine, Drue Reeves, pointed me to a recent Channel Register article indicating that it is not just Microsoft behind the CPTN holding company that was created to acquire key Novell patents.  The article indicates that it appears Apple, EMC, and Oracle were also involved with Microsoft in creating the holding company.  To […]

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Flying Through the Clouds

by Richard Jones  |  December 1, 2010

In my last post after getting back onto the blogging network, I mentioned that I’ve had a heavy travel schedule over the past few months.  Most of my travel has been out visiting IT organizations; with the lion’s share of the discussions focused on cloud computing.  I’ve been intrigued with the successes that I’ve heard […]

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Back on the Blogging Network

by Richard Jones  |  November 30, 2010

I guess one may call it a comedy of errors.  Last August, I upgraded my Gartner laptop to Windows 7 from Windows XP.  I like Windows 7, but during the transition, the VPN client that we Gartner Analysts use didn’t get configured correctly.  Now fixing it requires being connected to the internal Gartner network so […]

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VMware and Novell

by Richard Jones  |  June 10, 2010

The news on June 9th of VMware and Novell’s partnership probably surprised some people.  However, in many ways, this makes sense.  I had blogged two and a half years ago about VMware’s vulnerability that 80+% of guest operating systems hosted on its hypervisor are Windows servers.  With Microsoft’s push of Hyper-v, the inevitable will happen.  […]

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