Paul has had a 40-year career in industry that started in logistics with a variety of operational management roles. For the last 33 years he has worked in the IT industry, mostly in sales and marketing, covering everything from mainframes to personal computers, development tools to specific industry applications, IT services and outsourcing. In the last few years he has been a keen commentator and analyst of the data centre and cloud world. He is also a non-executive director in an NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.
Paul has a deep knowledge and understanding about the IT services market and is particularly interested in the impact of Cloud, Software Defined infrastructure, OpenStack, the Open Compute Project and new data centre models on both business users and IT vendors. His mix of business and IT experience, allied to a passionate belief in customer focus and “grown-up” marketing, has given him a particular capability in understanding and articulating the business benefits of technology. This enables him to advise businesses on the impact and benefits of particular technologies and services, and to help IT vendors position and promote their offerings more effectively.
Paul Bevan's content on Bloor Research
- ArchOps: Removing the risk for the Board of those ‘Big Throw’ IT investment decisions (12th April, 2019)
- European Cloud Leader OVH: very different … in a very good way (Part 2) (8th April, 2019)
- European Cloud Leader OVH: very different … in a very good way (Part 1) (21st February, 2019)
- VirtualWisdom 6.0: Hybrid Infrastructure Management (12th November, 2018)
- Summon up your inner Bletchley Park - To achieve the next level of savings and agility you need to be able to decode what is going on in your IT infrastructure (8th November, 2018)
- Hybrid Infrastructure Management (23rd October, 2018)
- Big Software’s Big Trick - Turning Unisys mainframes into just another standard Intel server (with added benefits) (22nd October, 2018)
- Big Software and the 4th Industrial Revolution - Enabling the Mutable Enterprise (27th September, 2018)
- Moving towards a defined reference architecture for Edge Computing - Equinix and others are beginning to focus on the need for a robust reference model for the whole IoT, Edge, 5G environment (16th August, 2018)
- IB(No)M - IBM underplays the important value and differentiators their hardware architectures still provide (30th July, 2018)