Analyst Profile

Andy Kyte

Andy Kyte

VP & Gartner Fellow

18 years at Gartner ,  32 years industry experience
Windsor United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Andy Kyte is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research and is a member of the Application Strategy and Governance team. With more than 33 years of experience in the applications arena, his research now concentrates on the challenges facing CIOs and business management teams in managing large complex application portfolios while dealing with continuous demand from business managers for more application capability. This involves developing an understanding of best practices in application strategy and application life cycle management, covering both packaged applications and application development. His work on application strategy is centered on the major theme of application cost containment, and encompasses application total cost of ownership, the unfashionable but vitally important discipline of application maintenance, the challenges of decommissioning applications and the need for strong application design. Mr. Kyte is one of the principal research participants in the bimodal IT theme. As a senior member of the Gartner Research community, Mr. Kyte is in great demand as a keynote speaker, having participated in events in 45 different countries during the last 16 years.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP


Previous Experience

Mr. Kyte joined Gartner in 1997. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Kyte was with ICL Retail Systems, where he was involved in application architecture and design for point-of-sale systems. Before ICL Retail Systems, he spent several years in application development and design for manufacturing systems. Mr. Kyte began his career by working in various roles in mechanical engineering. His involvement with information technology started in 1982 when he undertook a temporary assignment from the production engineering team to the IT department - and never found his way back. He is passionate about applying engineering disciplines to the development and deployment of application software.

Professional Background

ICL (Now Fujitsu), Distinguished Engineer, 15 years