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

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

    Combining a proprietary panel of more than 45,000 senior IT buyers with our robust data-collection methodologies, 451 Research's Voice of the Enterprise: Storage tracks and analyzes the disruption occurring in the market today and exposes the major opportunities for enterprises, IT vendors, suppliers and investors. The study represents more than 700 completes of a web-based survey, completed by IT and storage decision-makers worldwide, primarily based in North America and Europe, and supplemented by 25 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 focuses on evaluations of the suppliers of storage products and services, including both primary storage and backup/recovery storage capabilities. This includes the 451 Research Vendor Window, which plots enterprise adoption as well as Promise and Fulfillment indices that compare vendors' effectiveness at both marketing and execution. The study also looks at budgets, as well as the role and impact of storage transformation initiatives on enterprise IT strategies.

    Storage

  • 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.

    Service Providers Systems & Software Infrastructure 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 - 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 - 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

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