Gartner Expert

James A. Browning

Distinguished VP Analyst

Jim Browning provides insights and guidance to IT leaders in midsize enterprises.

Previous experience

In his previous role with Gartner, Mr. Browning specialized in electronic mail and messaging. He worked at Lotus Development, where he performed migration and coexistence planning and project management services for customers worldwide as an enterprise messaging consultant. Before that, he served for 11 years at Dun and Bradstreet in various IT and management roles, most notably as the Messaging Architect responsible for connecting and maintaining a large enterprise network with eight disparate email systems and more than 30,000 users.

Professional background

DunsNet (The Private Data Network for D&B)

Director of Value-Added Services

Lotus Development

Messaging Consultant

Perkin Elmer

Software Developer

Areas of coverage

Midsize Enterprise IT Leadership


B.A., University of Bridgeport

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Help CIOs in midsize enterprises compare their IT spending and staffing with industry benchmarks

2Help midsize enterprises optimize IT costs.

3Help IT leaders select vendors and solutions that are right-sized for their needs

4Develop an IT strategy and communicate the business value of IT

5Determine the appropriate IT org structure and skills needed