Analyst Profile

Ed Anderson

Ed Anderson

Distinguished VP Analyst

11 years at Gartner,  35 years industry experience

Location:  WA USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Ed Anderson focuses his research on the broad cloud service market, including market trends, forecasts, market share, the cloud vendor landscape and cloud sourcing scenarios. He tracks different cloud usage cases, including public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud scenarios. Cloud adoption often means employing consulting, implementation, migration and managed services, and Mr. Anderson provides a perspective on the key service providers delivering these services. In addition to cloud computing, Mr. Anderson also covers sustainability as a key priority for customers and technology & service providers. His focus is specifically on sustainability assessments and cloud sustainability. Mr. Anderson splits his time between end-user clients and technology & service providers to deliver a balanced perspective. His passion is mapping the right technologies to the right operating scenarios, and helping organizations get the full benefits of cloud service offerings along the path to a more modern, digital business environment. He helps both end-user organizations and service providers to outline their strategy for leveraging cloud services to ensure the full and successful realization of business benefits.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Anderson spent six years at Microsoft working in Microsoft's data center and cloud services business. His responsibilities included marketing strategy and execution, market intelligence, sales strategy, and business performance analysis. He has a long history of working with data center technologies and IT strategies with a focus on using technology as a business enabler. Before working at Microsoft, he spent 12 years at Novell in a variety of roles, including engineering, product management, corporate strategy and product marketing. During this time, he was deeply involved in infrastructure, security, IT operations management and collaboration.

Professional Background

  • 3M Health Information Systems, Software Engineer, 4 years
  • Microsoft, Director of Marketing, 6 years
  • Novell, VP, Product Marketing, 12 years


  • B.S., Computer Science, University of Utah
  • M.B.A., University of Florida