Ronni J. Colville
20 years at Gartner
30 years IT industry
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
Ronni J. Colville's Recent Gartner Activity
Vendor Rating: Red Hat
Predicts 2015: Application Development
Speed and Complexity Are Driving the Need for Effective Configuration Management
Automation Key to Managing Your Data Centers and Clouds
05 February 2014
Is Your CMDB Cloud-Ready?
26 March 2014
Automation: The Linchpin for Cloud and Data Centers
16 July 2014
On-Demand & Upcoming Webinars
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.
IBM, Senior Networking Specialist, 10 years
Gartner Global Analyst of the Year (2007)
B.S., Computer Science