Analyst Profile
Thomas J. Bittman
Thomas J. Bittman
VP Distinguished Analyst
Stamford, CT USA
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Years of Experience
19 years at Gartner
31 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Servers & Storage

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Roles and Responsibilities
Thomas Bittman is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner Research. Mr. Bittman has led the industry in areas such as cloud computing and virtualization. He was an early pioneer for the concept of private cloud computing and invented the term "real-time infrastructure" in 2002 (a precursor to private cloud computing). Mr. Bittman has served as Gartner's lead analyst covering IBM and Microsoft, and he served for three years as a member of Gartner's Senior Research Board. In 2005, he earned Gartner's Analyst of the Year Award.
Previous Experience
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Bittman was a division plan manager and chief software engineer with IBM, where he had development responsibility for four operating systems.
Professional Background
CSC, Associate Member of Technical Staff, 1 year
IBM, Chief Software Engineering Manager and Software Lab Plan Manager, 11 year
Industry Awards/Accolades
Gartner Analyst of the Year, 2005
Gartner Thought Leadership Award, 2004
Completed postgraduate work in Management and Strategic Planning
B.S., Computer Science, with minors in Mathematics and Physics, University of Kansas

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Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure 02-Jul-2014 Thomas J. Bittman, Mark A. Margevicius, Philip Dawson
Midmarket Context: 'How to Choose Between Hyper-V and vSphere' 25-Nov-2013 Thomas J. Bittman
When Building a Private Cloud, Start Small, Think Big 25-Nov-2013 Thomas J. Bittman
How to Choose Between Hyper-V and vSphere 09-Oct-2013 Thomas J. Bittman
Private Cloud Matures, Hybrid Cloud Is Next 06-Sep-2013 Thomas J. Bittman