Rich Karpinski

Rich Karpinski

Research Director, Voice of the Enterprise - IoT | Principal Analyst, Mobile Operator Strategies | Chicago, IL

Biography

Rich Karpinski is Research Director for 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things survey and advisory offering. In that capacity, Rich tracks, analyzes and anticipates the pace and direction of IoT adoption, overseeing 451’s quarterly survey of IoT adopters. In addition to that role, Rich closely tracks the evolution of mobile operator business models – including IoT and other digital service strategies – and works with 451’s mobile operator customers to help them understand market trends and plot strategies.

Rich joined 451 Research in 2013 with the acquisition of mobility research firm Yankee Group. Before that, Karpinski was editor-in-chief of Connected Planet (formerly Telephony), where he led a staff in covering the service provider market. He has spent a career covering high tech markets – both telecom and enterprise IT – for publications including Interactive Age, Communications Week, Information Week and Network Computing, working in marketing for supply chain software provider E2open and as an analyst for Net Market Makers.

Karpinski holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MS from Syracuse University.

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Recent Research from Rich Karpinski

  • Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Vendor Evaluations - Quarterly Advisory Report

    Combining a proprietary panel of more than 60,000 senior IT buyers with our robust data-collection methodologies, 451 Research's Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Vendor Evaluations 2017 tracks and analyzes the disruption occurring in the IoT market today and exposes the major opportunities for enterprises, IT vendors, suppliers and investors. The study represents more than 600 completes of a web-based survey, completed by IT decision-makers worldwide, primarily based in North America and Europe, and supplemented by 12 in-depth phone-based interviews. The sample is representative of small, medium, large and very large organizations in both the private and public sectors. In addition to regular quarterly topics, the survey also focuses on the general IT and IoT budgets, the nature and pace of IoT adoption, how organizations are transforming their IT environments, and the role of IoT technology in improving IT agility and digital business-readiness.

    Internet of Things

  • Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Vendor Evaluations - Quarterly Customer Narratives

    The Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Vendor Evaluations survey was conducted during the months of October and November 2017. The Quarterly Customer Narratives provide a detailed tracker of customer feedback from approximately 22 individual conversations with end users, segmented by respondent, company size, vendor(s) used, and theme (210-quote Excel report). The survey represents approximately 600 completed surveys and 13 individual conversations with leading-edge senior IT executives, providing a 'narrative' view of the market primarily based in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to regular quarterly topics, this survey captures customer ratings of leading vendors.

    Internet of Things

  • Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Vendor Evaluations - Vendor Report Card

    The Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Vendor Evaluations survey was conducted during the months of October and November 2017. The survey represents approximately 600 completed surveys and approximately 64 individual conversations with leading-edge senior IT executives, providing a 'narrative' view of the market primarily based in North America, Europe and Asia. The Vendor Report Card profiles vendors' customer ratings and other metrics, such as likelihood to recommend and likelihood to purchase. It is based on large-sample surveys of existing customers that are currently using each vendor's product.

    Internet of Things

  • Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Vendor Evaluations - Quarterly Survey Questionnaire

    The Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Vendor Evaluations survey was conducted during the months of October and November 2017. The questionnaire includes a complete copy of questions asked in the quarterly survey. The survey represents approximately 600 completed surveys and approximately 13 individual conversations with leading-edge senior IT executives, providing a 'narrative' view of the market primarily based in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to regular quarterly topics, this survey captures customer ratings of leading vendors.

    Internet of Things

  • Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Vendor Evaluations - Regional and Worldwide Crosstabs

    The Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Vendor Evaluations survey was conducted during the months of October and November 2017. The quarterly Excel Crosstab includes complete worldwide and regional survey results, including key metrics and segmentations. The survey represents approximately 600 completed surveys and approximately 64 individual conversations with leading-edge senior IT executives, providing a 'narrative' view of the market primarily based in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to regular quarterly topics, this survey captures customer ratings of leading vendors.

    Internet of Things

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