The Analyst Team
Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity
Maxine Holt leads the Omdia cybersecurity research, developing a comprehensive research program in this area to support vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients in the areas of infrastructure security, security operations, data security, and identity, authentication, and access
Maxine rejoined Omdia (as Ovum) in 2018, following two years at the Information Security Forum (ISF) developing research in areas including Protecting the Crown Jewels, Securing Collaboration Platforms, and Building Tomorrow’s Security Workforce. Prior to the ISF, Maxine spent 15 years in research at Ovum, including security, having started her career as a software developer in the financial services industry and working in consulting for the financial services and internet sectors. Maxine is a regular speaker at events and contributes articles to high-profile publications in cybersecurity.
Principal Analyst, Mobile Workspace
Adam Holtby covers enterprise mobility and the digital workplace as part of the Omdia Workspace Services team. His research is focused on understanding and analyzing mobile technologies and services and their impact on the modern workplace.
Adam delivers research focused on helping enterprises, vendors, and service providers understand how mobility is affects the workplace. Adam develops quantitative and qualitative insights on the critical role that connectivity, mobile management, workplace productivity, and mobile security capabilities have in helping modern businesses deliver against important digital initiatives. Adam’s expertise also extends to employee support, with a focus on how service management tools, services, and approaches are evolving in response to changing workstyles.
Chief Analyst, IT Ecosystem & Operations
Roy’s key areas of research include cloud computing, cloud-native technologies, IT strategy, IT operational management, and data center technologies. He also advises on quantum computing, automation, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and workspaces. Roy uses his extensive experience combined with Omdia’s surveys and market data to understand how technologies will add benefit to businesses.
He works in the enterprise team and has over 40 years’ experience in the IT sector working for a variety of consultancy and end-user companies with experience in defense, utilities, automotive, retail, and fast-moving consumer goods industries. He joined Butler Group as a senior analyst in January 2004. Roy has worked on many major report projects, white papers, and primary research. He also delivers keynote speeches globally. He has a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in electronic engineering and telecommunications, an MBA, and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (MIET) that holds the registered status of a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
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ServiceNow aims to drive productivity in a post-COVID-19 world
Analyst Opinion / 23 Jun 2020 / Roy Illsley
This opinion piece describes ServiceNow’s business platform that connects disparate workflows and systems of record, initially creating market-vertical expertise in the financial services and communications provider markets.
ServiceNow’s aspirations highlighted by new CEO and president
Analyst Opinion / 31 Mar 2020 / Maxine Holt
In 1Q20 Omdia had the opportunity to catch up with the new CEO and president of ServiceNow, Bill McDermott. Even though he hasn’t been at ServiceNow for long, McDermott has an astute view of how this rapidly growing software company can build further.
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