Bob joined the UK-based industry analyst firm Quocirca in 2002. His main area of coverage is route-to-market for ITC vendors, but he also has an additional focus on IT security, network computing, systems management, and managed services. Bob writes regular analytical columns for Computing, Computer Weekly, TechRepublic and Computer Reseller News (CRN), and has written for The Times, Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph. Bob also blogs for Computing, Info Security Advisor and IT-Director.com, and provides general comment for the European IT and business press. Bob has extensive knowledge of the IT industry. Prior to joining Quocirca, in he spent 16 years working for US technology vendors including DEC (now HP), Sybase, Gupta, Merant (now Serena), eGain and webMethods (now Software AG). Bob has a BSc in Geology from Manchester University and PhD in Geochemistry from Leicester University.