Thomas J. Bittman is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner Research. Mr. Bittman has led the industry in areas such as cloud computing and virtualization. He was an early pioneer for the concept of private cloud computing and invented the term “real-time infrastructure” in 2002 (a precursor to private cloud computing). Mr. Bittman served for three years as a member of Gartner’s Senior Research Board. In 2005, he earned Gartner’s Analyst of the Year Award. Mr. Bittman has served as Gartner’s lead analyst covering IBM and Microsoft, and he is the current lead analyst for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He is also doing research on agile infrastructures, OS container technologies, IT as a cloud broker, and hybrid cloud computing.
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Bittman was a division plan manager and chief software engineer with IBM, where he had development responsibility for four operating systems.
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