Dana Gardner tracks and analyzes a critical set of enterprise software technologies and business transformation issues. His specific interests include enterprise architecture, IT as a service, open source strategies, social media, and mobile-first DevOps initiatives.
As founder and president of Interarbor Solutions, Gardner has taken a strong record in consulting services for IT vendors, carriers, and enterprises through social media publishing. Gardner is a former senior analyst in the Application Infrastructure & Software Platforms Decision Service at Yankee Group Research Inc., where he advised clients on enterprise software technologies, software trends and developments, and application development and deployment strategies. Before joining Yankee Group in 2003, Gardner was an industry analyst covering enterprise software at Aberdeen Group, beginning in 1999. A reporter and editor in the general press from 1980 through 1988, Gardner is a former editor-at-large and founding online news editor at InfoWorld. He is also a former news editor at the global IDG News Service, and at Digital News & Review and Design News magazines.
Gardner was designated a “Top Industry Influencer” for IT industry analysts by Technology Marketing magazine in both 2001 and 2002. He helped earn a “Best Trade Tabloid” Maggie Award from Western Publications Association (WPA) in 1998, and was a “Top Computer Journalist” for electronic publications, awarded by Marketing Computers in 1996. More recently, he has been designated a top Twitterer for cloud, with more than 9,500 followers and a Klout score of 63.