Philip Dawson is a Vice President and KI Leader in Gartner Research. Mr. Dawson specializes in intelligent infrastructure and hyperconvergence as a part of integrated systems and data center infrastructure modernization, cloud, ERP, and server platforms.
He is a leading authority on Linux, UNIX and Windows server infrastructure strategies. He focuses on virtualization, portfolio consolidation, ERP migration and rationalization processes, and enabling cloud delivery as key components of his coverage areas. He has been at Gartner for 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry.
Prior to joining Gartner through the Meta Group acquisition, Mr. Dawson was a Competitive Market Research Manager with Sequent Computer Systems, Europe. In this role, he worked in product marketing, helping develop UNIX/NT integration strategies and introduce Intel IA-32/IA-64 NUMA platforms. Before this, he worked at Santa Cruz Operation as the Product Marketing Manager for all the layered products.
Sequent Computer Systems
Competitive Market Research Manager
Santa Cruz Operation
Product Marketing Manager
Infrastructure and Operations Leaders
Data Center Infrastructure
Cloud and Edge Infrastructure
Infrastructure and Operations Business Value (retired)
Infrastructure Availability and Recovery (retired)
B.A., With Honors, Computing in Business, Huddersfield Polytechnic
Diploma, Computer Studies
1ERP platform selection
2Intelligent infrastructure as a part of integrated systems and hyperconvergence
3Server platform and operating system positioning
4Heavily virtualized and/or private cloud
5Data center impact of cloud and virtualization initiatives