SOURCE: Burton Group

October 02, 2007 14:33 ET

Burton Group Hires Executive IT Strategist

Former Director of Global IT for Google to Provide Executive-Level IT Insight for Burton Group Clients

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - Burton Group, an IT research firm focused on enterprise infrastructure technologies, hired Ken Anderson as Executive Strategist to provide executive-level IT and leadership advice for its research and advisory clients.

Anderson's former positions include director of global IT for Google, CIO for Novell's worldwide information systems, president of NoBounds IT, and CIO for PeopleCapital.

Anderson brings more than 16 years of experience in IT strategy and leadership helping global enterprise IT organizations align capabilities to support business objectives. Anderson managed Google's Corporate Information Technology department during their transition to a public corporation. Anderson contributed to Google's unique solutions such as Google's Tech Stops, a collection of IT help centers with the look and feel of a mall store.

While CIO at Novell, Anderson led Novell's efforts to leverage its product solutions to increase productivity and improve Novell's collaboration with business partners and clients.

"Ken's deep, hands-on experience from his various positions will help provide our clients a full spectrum of perspectives on business and IT issues. This experience is Burton Group's defining feature as we continue to offer sound advice for IT executives -- applied strategy, not just theory," said Chris Howard, vice president and director of Burton Group's Executive Advisory Program.

At Burton Group, Anderson will be part of its Executive Advisory Program, a team charged with providing strategic advice to IT executives that is supported by pragmatic, actionable research for technologists.

About Burton Group

Burton Group ( helps technologists make smart enterprise architecture decisions in increasingly complex environments. Burton Group's research and advisory services focus on technical analysis of infrastructure technologies related to security, identity management, application platforms, service-oriented architecture, collaboration, content management, and network and telecom, and the data center.

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