Becoming an IT Industry Analyst

Becoming an IT Industry Analyst

In April 2012 I changed career directions to become a full time IT Industry Analyst (with Taneja Group), focusing on enterprise IT infrastructure, HPC technologies, and Big Data opportunities coming into data centers everywhere.  Oh, and all things virtualization, storage, and cloud.

As I will be writing for a living, and that writing will mostly belong to my new employer and our clients, I will add a post here when I get something published, but it will likely only be an excerpt and link to the authoritative/copyright owning web site.

But occasionally I expect to write a few things just for myself yet 🙂

Thanks for reading!

p.s. new bio for the new job!


Senior Analyst & Consultant

Mike brings to Taneja Group over 20 years experience in managing and marketing IT datacenter solutions particularly at the nexus of performance, capacity and virtualization. Currently he is focused on IT optimization for virtualization and convergence across servers, storage and networks, especially to handle the requirements of mission-critical applications, Big Data analysis, and the next generation data center. Mike has a deep understanding of systems management, IT operations, and solutions marketing to help drive architecture, messaging, and positioning initiatives. He has previously worked at a senior level in services, marketing, and product management at a diverse portfolio of companies ranging from large enterprises like Dell Storage and BMC, to successful startups like BGS and Akorri (acquired by NetApp), and was most recently a CTO/co-founder of a social media startup applying machine learning to augment human capability. He started out in IT implementing highly secure networks for federal agencies after proudly serving as a USAF intelligence officer in Desert Storm. Mike received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT.