Analyst Profile

George J. Weiss

George J. Weiss

VP Distinguished Analyst

33 years at Gartner ,  45 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

George Weiss is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner. Mr. Weiss has been analyzing server and operating system trends for Gartner since 1985. His recent focus has been on data center modernization, consolidation, agile infrastructure, integrated systems and hyperconvergence. He has followed industry server and operating system trends with specific emphasis on competitive positioning of vendors in the Unix and Linux space. He has contributed to Magic Quadrants, Hype Cycles, Vendor Ratings and Cool Vendors.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage


Previous Experience

Mr. Weiss has 40 years of overall experience in a variety of marketing and analyst positions in the computer industry. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Weiss held marketing positions at Elbit, General Instrument, AT&T Bell Labs and ITT. He was also a consultant in the IT industry.

Professional Background

Elbit Computers, Haifa, Israel, Marketing Manager, 3 years
General Instrument, Marketing Manager, 3 years
Quantum Science, Program Director, 5 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

25 Years of Service
Going Over the Top, 2004
Most Prolific Writer, 1995
Research Project Champion, Gartner Business Wizard, 2011
Thought Leadership, 1999


B.S., Electrical Engineering (with a major in computer science), Drexel University
Completed graduate work at Stevens Institute of Technology
M.A., Communications, William Patterson College
M.B.A., Adelphi University