Clive Longbottom

Clive Longbottom is the founder and research director of Quocirca. Trained as a Chemical Engineer, Clive understands that everything within a business is predicated on process, and that the only point of technology is in making sure that the processes run efficiently and smoothly. Business processes cover a multitude of sins, and therefore Clive is a technical generalist, covering areas as diverse as storage, servers, operating systems, IT platforms, data centres, systems management, on-line services, big data and analytics – in fact, pretty much anything that can have an impact on the business. He strongly believes that analysts that are too focused on a single area may be able to help the IT department, but that they will generally fail in what they should really be doing – helping the business.

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