Analyst Profile
Philip Dawson
Philip Dawson
Research VP
Reading United Kingdom
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Years of Experience
15 years at Gartner
28 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Servers & Storage
Open Source

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Roles and Responsibilities
Philip Dawson is a Vice President in Gartner Research and Agenda Manager. He specializes in virtualization, cloud, ERP and server infrastructure. Mr. Dawson is a leading authority on virtualization of Linux, Unix and Windows infrastructure platforms. He focuses on virtualization, portfolio consolidation, ERP migration and rationalization processes as key components of his virtualization coverage and enabling cloud delivery. He has been at Gartner for 13 years and has more than 26 years of experience in the IT industry.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner through the Meta Group acquisition, Mr. Dawson was competitive market research manager for Sequent Computer Systems, Europe. In this role, he worked within product marketing, helping develop UNIX/NT Integration Strategies and the introduction of Intel IA-32/IA-64 NUMA platforms. Before this, he worked at Santa Cruz Operation as product marketing manager for all layered products.
Professional Background
Meta Group, Vice President, 5 years
Sequent Computer Systems, Competitive Market Research Manager, 5 years
Santa Cruz Operation, Product Marketing Manager, 3 years
B.A. (honors), Computing in Business, Huddersfield Polytechnic
Diploma, Computer Studies

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Judging Vendors Willingness to Disrupt Their Own Business Models to Drive DC Modernization Forward 06-Aug-2014 George J. Weiss, Andrew Butler, Philip Dawson
Combine Applications With Infrastructure Utility Services Using a Structured Process to Avoid Risk 25-Jul-2014 Frank Ridder, Philip Dawson, Gilbert van der Heiden
Hype Cycle for Virtualization, 2014 23-Jul-2014 Philip Dawson, Nathan Hill
Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure 02-Jul-2014 Thomas J. Bittman, Mark A. Margevicius, Philip Dawson
Sourcing Applications With Infrastructure Utility Services Requires Clear Accountabilities and Boundaries 01-Jul-2014 Frank Ridder, Gilbert van der Heiden, Philip Dawson