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Andrew Smith

Sr. Research Analyst, Storage Software

Andrew Smith is a Senior Research Analyst for IDC’s Storage Software group. Andrew contributes to a broad range of storage research, with a primary focus on archiving and data management software and services. Andrew contributes to market sizing efforts across IDC’s storage software segments, and is responsible for tracking the revenues of leading software and cloud services providers within IDC's Worldwide Storage Software and Cloud Services Qview and Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker.

Prior to his current role at IDC, Andrew was an analyst at Technology Business Research, where he managed research and consulting efforts focused on leading enterprise software providers and their financial performance. Prior to TBR, Andrew began his career in market and competitive research with Forrester Research, where he delivering analysis and solutions for executive-level IT decision makers.

Andrew holds a BA degree with a dual major in Political Science and English Literature from the University of New Hampshire, and a MA degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.

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