4 years at Gartner
28 years IT industry
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
Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems
IBM Customers Who Count Their Processor Value Units Achieve Software Savings and Avoid Noncompliance Audit Fees in the Millions
Effective IBM ELA Negotiations Require Robust Demand Management and Forecasting
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