Rich Ptak is the founder and Managing Partner of Ptak Associates LLC. He has over 30 years’ experience in systems and product management gained by working closely with Fortune 50 companies in developing product development, application and strategies. He and his team of analysts cover a breadth of areas to provide a comprehensive view on the application and use of existing and emerging technologies across multiple industries. Whether it is Cloud, Mobile, the Internet of Things, DevOps, Big Data/Analytics, Workload Optimized systems, virtualized infrastructure or other emerging trends, Ptak Associates provides a unique perspective that is both deep and broad. Our goal is to help IT organizations understand and prioritize their needs within the context of present and near-future IT trends, enabling them to most effectively use IT technology in solving business problems.