Gartner Expert

Michael Hobson

Data Engineer

Michael Hobson is part of the Cloud Decisions Quality and Data Collection team.

Mr. Hobson's research focuses primarily on public cloud services (IaaS, CDN and DNS), features, pricing, benchmarks and performance analysis (cloud decisions tool). His areas of coverage also include in-depth analysis of the Google Cloud IaaS platform. Previously, he was part of the Ideas International research team (Servers' group), which maintained the Gartner Technology Planner for Technical Professionals (GTP4TP) and Ideas Competitive Profiles offerings.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Hobson worked as an IT Specialist/Analyst Programmer at IBM, gaining extensive experience in designing, developing and maintaining applications, and having exposure to all facets of the software development life cycle, including the analysis and design phase through to development, implementation, documentation and user training.

Professional background


IT Specialist/Analyst Programmer


Graduate Diploma of Business Programming

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