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.
Business Unit Leaders
Product and Service Line Leaders
Marketing & Sales Leaders
IT Sourcing and Procurement Managers
CIOs and Senior IT Leaders
Analyst Relations Managers
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.
Director of Marketing
VP, Product Marketing
3M Health Information Systems
Cloud Computing (retired)
Positioning and Messaging
New Market Opportunities
Market & Competitive Intelligence Management
Digital Business (retired)
M.B.A., University of Florida
B.S., Computer Science, University of Utah
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