Analyst Profile
Robert P. Anderson
Robert P. Anderson
Research VP
Alpharetta, GA USA
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Years of Experience
18 years at Gartner
35 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Cross Industries

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Roles and Responsibilities
Bob Anderson is Vice President and Lead Analyst for small and midsize business (SMB) research in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider (T&SP) organization. He is responsible for the T&SP SMB research agenda and leads the cross-organizational SMB practice team. He focuses on major IT topics of interest to SMBs and is also an expert in business application technologies and strategies.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Anderson held various product marketing and management positions related to enterprise application software at headquarters and in the field during a 17-year tenure with Digital Equipment.
Professional Background
Digital Equipment, Regional Software Manager, Enterprise Applications, 17 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Mr. Anderson was named as No. 2 analyst worldwide covering SMB/IT by IIAR in 2009.
B.S., Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts
Postgrad, Georgetown University and Penn State University (Software Product Marketing Executive Programs)

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Forecast: Small-and-Midsize-Business IT Spending, Worldwide, 2012-2018, 1Q14 Update 18-Apr-2014 Mikako Kitagawa, Erica Gadjuli, Robert P. Anderson, Megan Marek Fernandez, Dane S. Anderson, Bryan Britz
Market Trends: BYOD Opportunities for Midsize Resellers in 2014 14-Apr-2014 Meike Escherich, Robert P. Anderson
SWOT: IBM in the Midmarket 31-Mar-2014 Robert P. Anderson, Kiyomi Yamada, Ed Anderson, Mikako Kitagawa, Pete Basiliere, Michele C. Caminos, Christine Arcaris
Midmarket Context: 'Pervasive Use of Open-Source Software Creates a Management Nightmare or "Sweet Spot" of Opportunity' 19-Mar-2014 Laurie F. Wurster, Robert P. Anderson, Bob Igou
Forecast Analysis: Small-and-Midsize-Business External IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q13 Update 18-Mar-2014 Mikako Kitagawa, Erica Gadjuli, Robert P. Anderson, Dane S. Anderson, Megan Marek Fernandez