Simon Robinson

Simon Robinson

Research Vice President - Voice of the Enterprise, Infrastructure | London, UK

Biography

Simon Robinson is responsible for 451 Research's Voice of the Enterprise (VotE) research offerings focused on infrastructure topics, including storage, servers, converged infrastructure and software-defined infrastructure. Simon's team delivers insight on these topics based on a research methodology that polls 451 Research's global panel of IT decision-makers on a quarterly basis, which helps customers make more informed decisions and understand the impact of the fast-changing nature of emerging infrastructure technology adoption.

Based in the UK, Simon joined 451 Research in 2000 and has played an instrumental role in developing the firm's storage and infrastructure research practice, as well as pioneering research efforts in areas such as hyper-convergence, flash-based storage and cloud storage.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Simon was a senior reporter and editor at UK tech publications house VNU, and also worked on the City Desk at the UK's Press Association. He has a degree in Economics.

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Recent Research from Simon Robinson

  • Micro Focus' SUSE buys HPE's OpenStack

    Micro Focus has once again picked up technology assets from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, with its SUSE unit reaching for HPE's core OpenStack technology and team, including Cloud Foundry and PaaS assets. This latest move by the enterprise software consolidator comes less than three months after Micro Focus tripled its size by acquiring HPE's software division.

    Systems & Software Infrastructure Service Providers Cloud Transformation

  • Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Vendor Evaluations - Quarterly Worldwide Crosstabs

    The Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Vendor Evaluations survey was conducted during the months of September and October 2016. The quarterly Excel Crosstab includes complete worldwide survey results, including key metrics and segmentations. The survey represents more than 720 completed surveys and 20 hour-long interviews from pre-qualified IT decision-makers primarily based in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to regular quarterly topics, this survey captures customer ratings of leading vendors before and after implementation. Markets covered include Primary Storage and Backup and Recovery.

    Storage

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

    The Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Vendor Evaluations survey was conducted during the months of September and October 2016. The quarterly Excel Crosstab includes complete worldwide and regional survey results, including key metrics and segmentations. The survey represents more than 720 completed surveys and 20 hour-long interviews from pre-qualified IT decision-makers primarily based in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to regular quarterly topics, this survey captures customer ratings of leading vendors before and after implementation. Markets covered include Primary Storage and Backup and Recovery.

    Storage

  • Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Vendor Evaluations - Quarterly PowerPoint Charts and Figures

    The Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Vendor Evaluations PowerPoint deck includes charts and figures from the results of our quarterly survey of more than 720 pre-qualified IT decision-makers primarily based in North America, Europe and Asia. The survey was conducted during the months of September and October 2016. In addition to regular quarterly topics, this survey captures customer ratings of leading vendors before and after implementation. Markets covered include Primary Storage and Backup and Recovery.

    Storage

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

    The Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Vendor Evaluations survey was conducted during the months of September and October 2016. The questionnaire includes a complete copy of questions asked in the quarterly survey. The survey represents more than 720 completed surveys and 20 hour-long interviews from pre-qualified IT decision-makers primarily based in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to regular quarterly topics, this survey captures customer ratings of leading vendors before and after implementation. Markets covered include Primary Storage and Backup and Recovery.

    Storage

  • Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Vendor Evaluations - Vendor Windows

    The Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Vendor Evaluations survey was conducted during the months of September and October 2016. It represents more than 720 completed surveys and 20 hour-long interviews from pre-qualified IT decision-makers primarily based in North America, Europe and Asia. Vendor Windows plot enterprise adoption as well as Promise and Fulfillment Indices that compare a measure of perceptions of vendors' promise prior to actual product/service delivery with a measure of execution effectiveness. It is based on large-sample surveys of existing customers that are currently using each vendor's product. Markets covered include Primary Storage and Backup and Recovery.

    Storage

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