Analyst Profile
Richard Jones
Richard Jones
Managing VP
Elk Ridge, UT USA
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Years of Experience
7 years at Gartner
29 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Servers & Storage

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Roles and Responsibilities
Richard Jones is the Managing Vice President and Group Team Manager for the Data Center, Cloud, Mobile/Wireless, and Tech Planner RPE2 teams in the Gartner Technical Professionals Research organization. He covers a number of topics at a high level across these research teams. Mr. Jones brings 29 years of experience in technical analysis, engineering, and project and product management in the software industry.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Jones was service director for Burton Group's cloud and data center strategies services, responsible for managing the virtual cloud team, as well as building and maintaining a team of five analysts and launching the data center strategies service in 2007. Prior to Burton Group, he held R&D director-level positions at Novell across nearly all product lines, including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, storage, high availability, business continuity, identity management, printing, desktop management and Microsoft Windows integration technologies. Mr. Jones is a top-rated speaker at industry events, and he has patents granted/pending in business continuity, storage, systems, and identity management.
Professional Background
Burton Group, Vice President and Service Director Data Center Strategies, 3 years
Novell, Director of Engineering, Sr. Product Manager, 20 years
Brigham Young University, Software Automation Engineer, BYU Catalysis Lab, 2 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Four issued patents
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University

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In-Depth Assessment of Oracle VM 3.2 and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c 28-Jan-2014 Richard Jones, Alan D Waite
Business Impact Analysis: Enabling Effective Business Continuity Management 03-Apr-2013 Werner Zurcher, Richard Jones
Decision Point for Data Center Sourcing: Cloud, Host, Co-lo, or Do-It-Yourself 09-Jul-2012 Richard Jones
Continuous Availability 09-Jul-2012 Richard Jones
Warm Site 09-Jul-2012 Richard Jones