Jon Collins has nearly 20 years’ experience in IT. He speaks regularly at IT conferences (the keynote at Storage Expo in November 2005, for example) and has written columns for a number of trade publications including Silicon.com, The Register and Computer Reseller News. He is the author of numerous reports and articles on IT, and has reviewed and contributed to IT books on such subjects as change management and component based development. Jon has an end-user background, having worked as an IT consultant, network manager and software engineer for companies such as Admiral Management Services Ltd, Alcatel and Philips Electronics respectively.
Jon has worked as an industry analyst for over 6 years, for companies including Quocirca, Bloor Research and IDC He is now a principal analyst at Macehiter Ward-Dutton – an IT research and analysis company that focuses on Business/IT alignment. He has acted as an advisor to leading vendors including Cisco, EMC, IBM and Microsoft; and to large IT user organisations in the Government, Telecommunications and Financial Services sectors.