Mary Johnston Turner
Research Vice President, Enterprise System Management Software
Directions 2012 (U.S) Participating Analysts
IDC Predictions Team
System and Network Management
Mary Johnston Turner, IDC Research Vice President, Enterprise Systems Management Software, drives IDC's forecasts and analysis of many IT management software markets including public and private cloud operations, data center automation, virtualization management and performance and availability management. She is a major contributor to IDC's annual IT industry predictions process.
Each year, Ms. Turner surveys and interviews hundreds of IT decision makers on priorities for IT spending and strategic IT initiatives. She has conducted extensive research on cloud management strategies and changes in the performance management software market. Ms. Turner also examines the priorities around mobile interfaces and control points for enterprise scale system management solutions. Her systems management software coverage is published in IDC's Enterprise Systems Management Software service while her analysis of cloud management software is published in IDC's IT Cloud Decision Economics service.
Ms. Turner is a 25 year veteran of the IT research and advisory services business. She is widely published and quoted in many major business and trade publications, and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Ms. Turner has been with IDC since 2008. Prior to joining IDC she held senior analyst and consulting positions at Ovum, Summit Strategies, Northeast Consulting Resources and Yankee Group. She holds a Masters of Public Policy (M.P.P.) degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.