Analyst Profile

John McArthur

John McArthur

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  36 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

John McArthur advises clients on techniques and solutions to deliver low-cost, high-availability software-defined and hyperconverged infrastructure in remote sites, branch offices and small enterprises. Mr. McArthur helps identify risks and opportunities associated with cloud versus on-premises IT. He assists clients in understanding best-fit solutions in geographies with limited access to affordable, high-quality, high-performance WAN connections. He leverages his experience as a former Director of IT Procurement for major financial services company to assist IT professionals in vendor sourcing, vendor risk analysis, RFI, RFP and contract negotiations. Mr. McArthur also provides guidance on strategies for IT equipment leasing and guides clients in total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis in IT decisions and assists them in bridging between IT, business units and financial executives.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. McArthur: - Managed $100+ million annual IT procurement for a major global financial services company. - Conducted lease/buy analysis on all equipment acquisitions. - Evaluated TCO for all major equipment acquisitions and presented findings to CFO. - Sized and forecast new and used equipment markets and pricing. - Evaluated and forecast storage technology life cycles in disk storage and tape systems. - Acted as a strategic advisor to executive team and a nonexecutive board member for multiple emerging technology companies in the areas of storage resource management and reporting, virtual storage appliance software, clustered file system software and appliances, hybrid storage arrays, disk-based virtual tape systems, secure customer communications systems, IT asset disposal services, copy-data management, and disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. - Assisted with business development, funding and marketing strategy.

Professional Background

International Data Corporation, Group Vice President and General Manager, 11 years
State Street Bank and Trust Company, Assistant Vice President and Director of IT Procurement, 8 years
Walden Technology Partners, President, 10 years


B.A., Psychology, University of South Florida



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