35 Points
8 Years

User Activity

About 4 years ago
Answered a question: Scalr vs BMC CLM
I’m happy to assist with a response but I’ll need a bit more information about the specific customer’s IT environment and a list of their priorities for technical requirements and business issues (e.g. cost, SLAs, etc.)
About 7 years ago
VMware has a well earned and well deserved reputation as a leader in the virtualization space. VMware was by no means the first vendor to develop virtualization -- that would be IBM back in the 70s on their mainframes. However, VMware was/is the market leader in popularizing…
About 7 years ago
There is no doubt that VMware ESXi is a top notch product in terms of leading edge features, functions and performance. Its large installed base and popularity also means that it has an established ecosystem in terms of third party applications, documentation and technical…
About 8 years ago



About 4 years ago
Cloud Management
About 7 years ago
Server Virtualization Software


About me

Extensive analyst and reporting expertise. Over a decade (12+ years) of experience as senior level high technology Research Analyst at Yankee Group and Giga Information Group. In this capacity, I interacted with a wide variety of leading software, hardware and networking vendors and did extensive consulting with corporate enterprise customers. I conduct numerous surveys and regularly speak at industry and user conferences.

I specialize in a wide range of technology topics and the business issues that impact corporate users and vendors.

As an investigative reporter, I covered a variety of news beats from the police/law enforcement, to the defense department to general assignment and feature stories. I broke stories ranging from defective pacemakers, political and police corruption to defective autos and recalls. I have extensive experience in multiple media types including: traditional print, radio andTV as well as webinars, Podcasts and Mediacasts. My investigative reports have appeared in The Village Voice, The Minneapolis Star and Tribune and others. I worked as an on camera investigative reporter for CNN, Channel 11 in Minneapolis. News writer at Channel 5 News in New York.

Extensive High Technology writing and editing experience for a number of the top trade publications including: Senior Editor at Computerworld, Senior Editor at Network World, East Coast Bureau Chief at LAN Times, Senior Editor, Communications Week, News Editor, Digital Review.

Specialties:Independent and custom surveys. Primary research, go-to market strategies, expert witness in technology and IP arbitration and litigation. Coverage areas include: Virtualization, cloud computing, Green IT & data centers, server and desktop hardware, OS and applications. Licensing and contract negotiation, competitive TCO and ROI analysis, computer security, computer hardware and network infrastructure. Media, publishing and writing.