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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Converged Infrastructure: Utopia or Myopia? 14-Feb-2014 George J. Weiss, Philip Dawson
IBM Exits x86 Market to Focus on Higher-Margin Software and Services 29-Jan-2014 Andrew Butler, Errol Rasit, George J. Weiss, Philip Dawson
Agenda Overview for Data Center Modernization and Virtualization, 2014 20-Jan-2014 Philip Dawson, Mike Chuba, Rakesh Kumar
Toolkit: Decision-Making Model for Data Center Service Sourcing Strategy 13-Nov-2013 Claudio Da Rold, Tiny Haynes, Philip Dawson, Gianluca Tramacere, William Maurer, David Edward Ackerman
IT Market Clock for Server Technology, 2013 30-Aug-2013 Andrew Butler, Philip Dawson, Sammi Pine