Bloor Research overviewBloor Research is one of Europe’s leading ITresearch, analysis and consultancy organisa-tions. We explain how to bring greater Agilityto corporate IT systems through the effectivegovernance, management and leverage ofInformation. We have built a reputation for‘telling the right story’ with independent,intelligent, well-articulated communicationscontent and publications on all aspects of theICT industry. We believe the objective of tellingthe right story is to:• Describe the technology in context to itsbusiness value and the other systems andprocesses it interacts with.• Understand how new and innovative tech-nologies fit in with existing ICT investments.• Look at the whole market and explain allthe solutions available and how they can bemore effectively evaluated.• Filter “noise” and make it easier to find theadditional information or news that supportsboth investment and implementation.• Ensure all our content is available throughthe most appropriate channel.Founded in 1989, we have spent over twodecades distributing research and analysis toIT user and vendor organisations throughoutthe world via online subscriptions, tailoredresearch services, events and consultancyprojects. We are committed to turning ourknowledge into business value for you.About the authorPhilip HowardResearch Director - Data ManagementPhilip started in the computer industry way backin 1973 and has variously worked as a systemsanalyst, programmer and salesperson, as wellas in marketing and product management, fora variety of companies including GEC Marconi,GPT, Philips Data Systems, Raytheon and NCR.After a quarter of a century of not being his own boss Philip set up hisown company in 1992 and his first client was Bloor Research (thenButlerBloor), with Philip working for the company as an associateanalyst. His relationship with Bloor Research has continued since thattime and he is now Research Director focused on Data Management.Data management refers to the management, movement, governanceand storage of data and involves diverse technologies that include (butare not limited to) databases and data warehousing, data integration(including ETL, data migration and data federation), data quality, masterdata management, metadata management and log and event manage-ment. Philip also tracks spreadsheet management and complex eventprocessing.In addition to the numerous reports Philip has written on behalf of BloorResearch, Philip also contributes regularly to IT-Director.com andIT-Analysis.comandwaspreviouslyeditorofboth“ApplicationDevelopmentNews” and “Operating System News” on behalf of Cambridge Market Intel-ligence (CMI). He has also contributed to various magazines and written anumber of reports published by companies such as CMI and The FinancialTimes. Philip speaks regularly at conferences and other events throughoutEurope and North America.Away from work, Philip’s primary leisure activities are canal boats,skiing, playing Bridge (at which he is a Life Master), dining out andwalking Benji the dog.