Analyst Profile

Andrew Neff

Andrew Neff

Research VP & Invest Analyst

8 years at Gartner ,  34 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Andrew Neff is a Gartner Research VP and Invest analyst in the Technology and Service Provider group. Mr. Neff covers the IT hardware sector, which includes client devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones), servers, storage (including hard-disk drives) and printers.

Areas of Coverage

  • Digital Marketing
  • IT Operations
  • Mobile & Wireless
  • PCs, Laptops & Handheld Devices
  • Servers & Storage - Comparative Hardware
  • PCs, Laptops & Handheld Devices
  • Consumer Technologies
  • Print Markets & Management
  • Servers & Storage
  • Servers & Storage - Comparative Hardware
  • Servers & Storage - Competitive Positioning


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Neff was a technology research analyst covering primary IT hardware (PCs, servers, storage, iAppliances). He had variously followed semiconductors, software, services and other adjacent industries. He also started/ran the Bear Stearns Technology Conference. He was selected as Institutional Investor All-Star for 16 years and as Wall Street Journal All-Star for nine years. Mr. Neff is noted for predictions of HP-Compaq merger and Apple's shift to Intel architecture.

Professional Background

Bear Stearns, Senior Managing Director, 20 years
Hambrecht & Quist, Senior Analyst, 3 years
Montgomery Securities, Limited Partner, 3 years


B.A., University of Rochester (1978)
M.B.A., Harvard Business School (1982)