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Rob Brothers

Program Vice President, Software and Hardware Support and Deployment Services

Rob Brothers is a Program Vice President for IDC's Software and Hardware Support and Deployment Services program, and a regular contributor to the Infrastructure Services: Transforming the Datacenter research practice. He focuses on worldwide support and deployment services for hardware and software, and provides expert insight and intelligence on how enterprises should be addressing key areas for datacenter transformation. IT hardware services covered include IoT devices, converged infrastructures, storage, servers, client devices, networking equipment, and peripherals. Software covered includes software defined infrastructures, cloud support, operating systems, databases, applications, and system software. Mr. Brothers draws on decades of industry experience to provide insights and actionable advice to assist vendors in developing, marketing, and delivering IT services. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, enterprise storage, server, networking, client device and high-availability and mission-critical support services, virtualization and transformational services and channel and partnering strategies.

Mr. Brothers joined IDC from Endeavor Services Group where he was director of services. In this role, he developed and implemented hardware and software support programs and advised customers on how to transform their datacenters to become more operationally efficient through the use of technology.

Rob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Northeastern University.

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Microsoft Surface Plus for Business: Focus on Flexibility

Sep 2017 - Market Note - Doc # US43010317

by: Rob BrothersLinn HuangTom MainelliSusan G. Middleton,  Kelly Quinn

This IDC Market Note examines Microsoft's recently announced update and rebranding of the company's "Surface Plus for Business.""The solution now leverages the PC-as-a-service (PCaaS) model to enable business customers to have the flexibili...
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Datacenter Trends and Strategies, 2018

Sep 2017 - Market Analysis Perspective - Doc # US41984716

by: Rob BrothersJennifer Cooke,  Kelly Quinn,  Richard L. Villars

This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides insight into the worldwide datacenter market. It is intended to give clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's analysts on the key issues regarding datacenter decisions and future datacenter ...
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What Enterprise Datacenter Customers Want (and Need)

May 04, 2017 - Framingham, MA United States