Michael Coté

Michael Coté

Former Analyst


Michael Coté led the Infrastructure Software practice at 451 Research, focused on everything from the hypervisor to the application layer. In addition to covering application development, systems management, VDI, cloud management and platforms, he also closely followed the business of software -- including product management and marketing; strategy and M&A; and the tectonic moves of vendors and communities in the technology world.

Michael worked at several technology companies, from startups -- such as the pioneering online banking company FundsXpress -- to BMC Software. In 2006 he chased his passion for following and commenting on the IT industry to RedMonk, where he was an industry analyst covering the IT world and helping clients plan how to most effectively prosper in the rapidly changing space.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Michael worked at Dell in various strategy roles -- in corporate strategy, where he helped launch the software group; heading up the internal incubation program; leading Dell's cross-company cloud strategy; and finally, running the portfolio strategy team for the Dell Software Group.

Michael is well known for his podcasts and videos, including the DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast and the IT Management & Cloud Podcast. When not publishing insight at 451 Research, he blogs at CoteIndustries.com and types inane prattle on Twitter @cote.

Recent Research from Michael Coté

Request Analyst Briefing

Welcome to 451 Research.

If you’re a technology vendor or service provider interested in briefing one of our analysts on your product or service, please fill out the form below. 

Company name is required.
First Name:*
First name is required.
Last Name:*
Last name is required.
Must use a valid email.
Job Title:*
Job title is required.
Address is required.
City is required.
State is required.
Zip code is required.
Phone is required.
Company top executives names & titles:*
This field is required.
Website is required.
Company business description:*
This field is required.
What makes your company unique?:*
This field is required.
What do you want to talk with us about?:*
This field is required.
Which analyst(s) do you want to brief? If you know the name of the analyst(s):
Invalid Input
Has your organization worked with us before?:*
This field is required.
If yes describe your commercial or partnership relationship with 451 / S&P Global:*
This field is required.
Preferred timezone for contact:*
This field is required.
Where do you fit in the technology landscape?:*
    This field is required.
    What primary markets does your company serve?:*
    This field is required.
    What other markets relate to your company?:*
    This field is required.
    GDPR/Privacy - Opt-In Consent:*
    Must accept privacy agreement
    Verify you are human:* <span class="briefing_label">Verify you are human:</span>
    Generate New Image
    The input value does not match the image displayed. Please try again.

    New Alert Set

    "My Alert"

    Failed to Set Alert

    "My Alert"