6 years at Gartner
30 years industry experience
Granite Springs, NY USA
Roles and Responsibilities
Rob Schafer covers IT asset disposition (ITAD: data sanitization, environmental disposition, and so forth) and integrated workplace management systems (IWMS: project management, real estate management and lease administration, hoteling, space and utilization management, facilities and maintenance management, and sustainability). He also covers the financing of IT and cloud computing, lease/purchase analysis, asset and vendor management, cost optimization, IT hardware and software procurement and financing, and contract terms, conditions and negotiations. Mr. Schafer has more than 25 years of experience in the financing and running of IT as a business, first with IBM, and subsequently with META Group, the Corporate Executive Board and Burton Group.
Areas of Coverage
- IT Asset Management
Rob Schafer's Recent Gartner Activity
Mitigate Potential Budget Risk From Unexpected Software License Metrics Changes
Use Gartner's Mainframe Software Negotiation Checklists to Effectively Plan, Analyze and Negotiate the Optimal Deal
Use Gartner's Government IBM Passport Advantage RFQ Template and IBM's GSA IT Schedule to Optimize Your Next Passport Advantage Deal
Mr. Schafer has a broad and deep background in IT management, the financing of IT, asset management, and infrastructure and operations, with a combination of skills and experience spanning information systems and the economics of IT.
Burton Group, Senior Consultant, 2 years
Corporate Executive Board, Research Director, 2 years
Meta Group, Senior Research Director, 15 years
B.A., cum laude, Harvard University