Press Release: Veteran Technology Industry Expert Michael Dortch Joins Constellation Research

Santa Rosa, California – July 12, 2011
7:30 AM (GMT -5:00) Pacific Standard Time
Constellation Research Inc, a next generation research analyst and advisory firm helping clients achieve business value from emerging and disruptive technologies, announced today that Michael Dortch has joined as a Vice-President & Principal Analyst.  With over 30 years of experience as an industry analyst, Michael has helped to empower information technology buyers, sellers and users by translating technology developments and trends into actionable business advice

Most recently, Michael has served as Principal Analyst and Managing Editor at DortchOnIT.com, "an independent voice for technology-dependent people." His clients have included disruptive technology purveyors such as FatWire (recently acquired by Oracle) and YouSendIt. Previously, Michael was Director of Research at Focus.com, an online community for the sharing and exchange of business and technology expertise. While there, Michael helped to expand the Focus Expert Network to more than 5,000 affiliates serving more than 850,000 members, making Focus.com a "Top 10 Business Web Site" as chosen by Crain's "B2B Magazine."
Michael is one of the top analysts in the fields of:

  • Cloud computing, including software as a service (SaaS), cloud-based storage and cloud security;
  • Marketing enablement technologies, including online experience optimization and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions;
  • Sensor-enabled networking technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) and the evolving "Internet of things;" and
  • Integration of legacy and disruptive business technology solutions and the processes used to manage them.

"I have spent my entire career helping business decision makers to succeed with modern, disruptive technologies from word processing and voice/data integration in the 1970s to social media and cloud computing today. I am thrilled to be able to add my experience, expertise and passion for user success to Constellation Research Group's formidable research and advisory resources, and to make those resources available to my own clients", said Michael Dortch
"We're building on a tradition of bringing analysts who can serve executives in dealing with the pace of change and pragmatic solutions to disruptive technologies.  Michael brings a wide range of skill sets that help craft the holistic picture for clients", stated R "Ray" Wang, Principal anslyst and CEO.
One of the "top 500 analysts using Twitter" as tracked by Technobabble 2.0, Michael has been a senior analyst at leading technology research firms Aberdeen Group, Robert Frances Group (RFG), and Yankee Group. In 1990, he wrote "The ABCs of Local-Area Networks", a book published internationally in three languages.
Please join us in welcoming Michael and DortchOnIT.com to the Constellation Research Family!
COORDINATES
Twitter: @DortchOnIT
Blogs: www.DortchOnIT.com
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeldortch
Geo: Santa Rosa / Sonoma County / California
About Constellation Research, Inc.
Constellation Research is a leading research analyst and advisory firm guiding organizations and their leaders through the hype and buzz of the latest disruptive technologies.  Constellation takes a holistic approach in achieving business value for board members, marketing, technology, operations, human resource, and finance executives.
The firm’s analysts deliver pragmatic, creative, and impactful research focused on business value, profitability, and market differentiation.  Research analysts bring real world experience, independence, and objectivity to our clients.  Most analysts bring over 2 decades of hands-on experience in working with senior leaders in enterprise organizations.
Constellation serves the needs of buyers and end users who seek insight, guidance, and advice in dealing with a dizzying array of disruptive business models and technologies.  The firm provide the bridge between legacy optimization and future innovation.  Constellation also advises sellers from both the buyer‚s point of view and how to deliver value to their customers.
Constellation builds partnerships with its clients.  The client and their organization's success is Constellation’s only mission.
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