Gartner Expert

Ed Anderson

Distinguished VP Analyst

Ed Anderson focuses his research on the broad cloud service market, including market trends, forecasts, 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.

Mr. Anderson splits his time between end-user clients and 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.

Roles and responsibility

Business Unit Leaders

Strategic Planners

Product and Service Line Leaders

Marketing & Sales Leaders

IT Sourcing and Procurement Managers

CIOs and Senior IT Leaders

Analyst Relations Managers

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

Microsoft

Director of Marketing

Novell

VP, Product Marketing

3M Health Information Systems

Software Engineer

Areas of coverage

Cloud Computing

Positioning and Messaging

New Market Opportunities

Market & Competitive Intelligence Management

Digital Business (retired)

Education

M.B.A., University of Florida

B.S., Computer Science, University of Utah

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cloud computing market size and forecast

2Cloud services market trends including adoption

3Cloud service provider landscape, including cloud-related consulting and professional services

4Public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud scenarios

5Hybrid IT and IT as a service scenarios