Analyst Profile

Ronni J. Colville

Ronni J. Colville

Managing VP

21 years at Gartner ,  31 years industry experience
Ridgefield, CT USA

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.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Operations


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., Computer Science
B.S., Mathematics