Thomas J. Bittman
VP Distinguished Analyst
19 years at Gartner , 30 years IT industry
Roles and Responsibilities
Thomas Bittman is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner Research. Mr. Bittman has led the industry in areas such as cloud computing and virtualization. He was an early pioneer for the concept of private cloud computing and invented the term "real-time infrastructure" in 2002 (a precursor to private cloud computing). Mr. Bittman has served as Gartner's lead analyst covering IBM and Microsoft, and he served for three years as a member of Gartner's Senior Research Board. In 2005, he earned Gartner's Analyst of the Year Award.
Areas of Coverage
Latest Research by Thomas J. Bittman
Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure
Midmarket Context: 'How to Choose Between Hyper-V and vSphere'
When Building a Private Cloud, Start Small, Think Big
How to Choose Between Hyper-V and vSphere
Private Cloud Matures, Hybrid Cloud Is Next
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Bittman was a division plan manager and chief software engineer with IBM, where he had development responsibility for four operating systems.
CSC, Associate Member of Technical Staff, 1 year
IBM, Chief Software Engineering Manager and Software Lab Plan Manager, 11 years
Gartner Analyst of the Year, 2005
Gartner Thought Leadership Award, 2004
B.S., Computer Science, with minors in Mathematics and Physics, University of Kansas
Completed postgraduate work in Management and Strategic Planning