NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, is pleased to announce that Dr. Katy Ring will head up its global IT Services research and advisory team, part of the company's CloudScape Practice. Dr. Ring has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, providing strategic advice to C-level executives in vendor and end-user organizations. She has developed strong research-based expertise and has focused on areas where the global IT service delivery model is changing, including cloud services, the evolving CIO role, innovation, sustainability, and global sourcing of labor.
Most recently, Dr. Ring led K2 Advisory, a research resource for CIOs, their senior colleagues, and suppliers. Before K2 Advisory, she spent 12 years at Ovum Research, leading research in emerging software and services markets, as well as developing the company's Outsourcing Practice. Before her tenure as a Principal Analyst and Practice Leader at Ovum, Dr. Ring was a journalist with publications, including Computer Weekly and Computergram, and was a founding editor of Software Futures.
Dr. Ring holds two degrees: an Honours degree in politics, philosophy and history from the London School of Economics and a PhD. in the popularization of science from the University of Kent in Canterbury.
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451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, is focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Business value is delivered via daily concise and insightful published research, periodic deeper-dive reports, data tools, market-sizing research, analyst advisory, and conferences and events. Clients of the company – at vendor, investor, service-provider and end-user organizations – rely on 451 Research's insight to support both strategic and tactical decision-making. 451 Research is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Boston, Seattle, and Denver.
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