Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner
Speakers: Andy Butler, Doug Oathout
Type: Video (23 minutes)
It is more and more difficult for IT organizations to keep up with the accelerating speed of business.
Why? Most of their people and budget resources are tied up in ongoing IT operations just to keep the lights on.
So how do you overcome organizational, application, server, storage and networking siloes that prevent you from helping your business innovate, improve the customer experience, and become more competitive?
Join us for this Converged Infrastructure program to learn how to shift resources from operations to innovation, increase agility and efficiency, get ready for the ‘cloud', and identify pragmatic next steps to move towards infrastructure convergence.
About Andy Butler, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Andrew Butler is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research. Initially recruited to address the Unix and midrange server market, his coverage area now encompasses market and technology trends for most server technologies (other than mainframes), including operating system evolution, architectures, platforms and vendor strategies. He is the lead analyst for Cisco Systems, authors the Magic Quadrant on blade and modular servers, and is closely involved in Gartner's growing research coverage on compute fabrics and integrated systems.
Prior to joining Gartner in 1997, he worked for HP for 14 years in the U.K. and Germany, most recently as European marketing manager for midrange Unix servers. His period of employment at HP also included channel marketing, European and worldwide product management roles for messaging and imaging software products, and a consulting role in the professional services organization. His previous industry experience includes software development on IBM midrange computers for Altergo, a leading U.K. software developer during the 1980s, as well as programming and systems analysis roles on IBM mainframes and midrange computers for Boehringer Ingelheim, Schwarzkopf and Nielsen Research.
About Doug Oathout, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Converged Infrastructure, HP Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking, Hewlett Packard Company
Doug Oathout is vice president of Marketing for Converged Infrastructure in the Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking (ESSN) worldwide organization.
Oathout is responsible for articulating the HP Converged Infrastructure strategy and portfolio. Previously, Oathout was vice president of Green IT and Business Development for HP Enterprise Business, where he led strategy, solution development and marketing for HP's Green IT solutions. Green IT is one of the cornerstones of Converged Infrastructure.
With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Oathout brings extensive experience in solution development, marketing and strategic alliances to his current role. He has broad experience running business units and marketing.
Prior to his career at HP, Oathout worked for IBM where he led many different marketing and solutions teams in their server, printing and services businesses. As product marketing manager at Intel Corporation, Oathout was responsible for the original equipment manufacturer business product line. Oathout began his career as a research and development engineer at NCR Corporation.
Oathout earned a master of business administration from the University of North Carolina's Kenan Flagler Business School and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Clarkson University.