Analyst Profile
Ronni J. Colville
Ronni J. Colville
Managing VP
Ridgefield, CT USA
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Years of Experience
20 years at Gartner
31 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
IT Operations

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Roles and Responsibilities
Ronni Colville is a VP, distinguished analyst in the IT Operations Management group in Gartner Research. Ms. Colville's primary area of research is configuration and release management, which encompasses a broad array of technology topics, including (but not limited to) CMDB, server provisioning and configuration, IT service dependency mapping technologies, configuration auditing, patch management, and PC configuration management and virtual desktop. Additionally, she covers virtualization and cloud management technologies for both servers (provisioning, configuration auditing, patching, and so on) and PCs (HVD and application virtualization). Recently, Ms. Colville added coverage of DevOps with respect to application release automation. In addition to technologies, Ms. Colville covers both configuration and release management processes for production environments.
Previous Experience
For 10 years prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Colville was a senior networking specialist at IBM, where she assisted Fortune 100 clients and midsize enterprises with development and deployment of their networking and communications architecture.
Professional Background
IBM, Senior Networking Specialist, 10 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Gartner Global Analyst of the Year (2007)
B.S., Mathematics
B.S., Computer Science

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Emerging Technology Analysis: Cloud Management Platform Tools 12-Sep-2014 Laurie F. Wurster, Ronni J. Colville
Vendor Rating: BMC Software 10-Sep-2014 Colin Fletcher, Ronni J. Colville, Jarod Greene, Gary Spivak, Jonah Kowall, Vivek Bhalla, Milind Govekar, Mike Chuba, Robert Naegle, Ian Head, Laurie F. Wurster, Daniel B. Stang
Know the I&O Automation Tool Categories to Drive Efficiency Across Your Data Center and Cloud 05-Sep-2014 Ronni J. Colville, Milind Govekar, Vivek Bhalla, Colin Fletcher, Robert Naegle
Determine How Well Your CMDB Measures Up 19-Aug-2014 Jarod Greene, Ronni J. Colville
Six Steps to Move IT Process Automation From Basics to Best Practices 07-Aug-2014 Robert Naegle, Ronni J. Colville