John Burke is a Principal Research Analyst with Nemertes Research, where he conducts primary research, develops cost models, delivers strategic seminars, advises clients, and writes thought-leadership pieces across a wide variety of topics. John’s main focus of research are cloud computing, virtualization, application delivery networking, SOA, and SaaS. His other areas of expertise are information stewardship (including information protection, information lifecycle management, business continuity planning, compliance, and data quality management) and storage technologies.
As an established speaker, John has appeared at Interop, Network World IT Roadmap and TechTarget events, as well as private events for Cisco, AT&T, and others.
As research analyst, John draws on his past experience as a practitioner and director of IT to better understand the needs of IT executives and the challenges facing vendors trying to sell to them. His career began at The Johns Hopkins University, where he supported the engineering faculty in its use of computers in research and teaching. He moved on to departmental management as well as systems and network administration at The College of St. Catherine, in St. Paul, MN, and then to directing staff in voice, data, desktop and systems management at the University of St. Thomas, also in St. Paul. He has broad and deep experience in computing, communications, and IT management.
John holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a masters degree in the history of science, both from The Johns Hopkins University.
He devotes his spare time to family, baking, gardening, bird watching and wild mushroom hunting.