Analyst Profile
Thomas E. Murphy
Thomas E. Murphy
Research Director
Redmond, WA USA
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Years of Experience
8 years at Gartner
31 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Application Development & Integration

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Roles and Responsibilities
Thomas Murphy is focused on IT organizations develop and deliver software in an efficient and effective fashion. He covers all phases of the life-cycle from requirements through software quality and testing. He is particularly interested in collaborative and agile practices and how organizations must use these to adapt to the increasing pace of change demanded by business to utilize cloud, and mobile technologies. Mr. Murphy provides guidance to Sr. IT management as well as IT professionals and also works with software and service providers to develop product strategies and positioning guidance. In addition to working at Gartner (and previously Meta Group), Mr. Murphy has also held positions at Microsoft, ObjectShare, ParcPlace, Digitalk, and Miller Freeman.
Previous Experience
Mr. Murphy has more than 25 years of experience in IT, spending time as a developer, product manager, technical editor and industry analyst. Prior to rejoining Gartner, he worked at Microsoft in the Visual Studio Team System group. Previously, he was an analyst with Meta Group and Gartner. He has served on the board of directors for the OMG and led product strategies at ObjectShare. Early in his career, he served as a technical editor at Software Development and AI Expert magazines and built custom tools for scientific research and embedded systems. His development experience includes embedded systems, Smalltalk, Java, and model-based environments and agile techniques.
Professional Background
Microsoft, Group Program Manager, 2 years
Gartner, Vice President, 5 years
ObjectShare, Director of Marketing, 7 years
Education
Computer Engineering and Mathematics at the Ohio State University and University of Utah




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Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites 28-Aug-2014 Mark Driver, Thomas E. Murphy, Nathan Wilson, Ray Valdes, David Norton, Maritess Sobejana
Platform as a Service: Definition, Taxonomy and Vendor Landscape, 2014 27-Aug-2014 Yefim V. Natis, W. Roy Schulte, Donald Feinberg, Massimo Pezzini, Paolo Malinverno, Michele Cantara, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Murphy, Joao Tapadinhas, Bill O'Kane, Richard Marshall, Keith Guttridge, Jess Thompson, Joseph Feiman, Eric Thoo, Nick Heudecker
Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2014 29-Jul-2014 Thomas E. Murphy, Nathan Wilson, Maritess Sobejana
Transitioning a Legacy Team to Open Space Floor Plans 03-Jul-2014 Thomas E. Murphy
How to Choose ADLM Products as Mobile and Cloud Technologies Proliferate 14-Apr-2014 Maritess Sobejana, Jim Duggan, Thomas E. Murphy