Analyst Profile
Bradley Shimmin
Service Director, Business Technology and Software
Office: +1 413 567 3141
Mobile: +1 413 301 2073
Follow Brad on Twitter: @ca_bshimmin
Brad Shimmin
Brad has been with Current Analysis for six years, bringing more than 20 years of industry experience to bear on his role as Service Director for Business Technology and Software. Together with the Principal and Senior Analysts supporting a number of research practices, Brad is responsible for monitoring and evaluating activities within three key industry areas, including enterprise data and analytics, collaboration and communication, and application platforms. Specifically, Brad provides detailed analysis of enterprise social networking technologies and data visualization and discovery solutions.

Prior to joining Current Analysis, Brad served as a project manager and business analyst, managing the deployment of several infrastructure projects at CMP Technology (United Business Media). While there, Brad helped to establish a centralized audience database capable of tracking reader profiles and behavior, brought numerous collaboration tools (Blogs, forums, etc.) to numerous magazine brands and worked to establish multi-publication news aggregation services. Prior to this work Brad served in various editorial positions at Network Computing Magazine, BugNet (a division of KeyLabs), LAN Times Magazine, and Osborne McGraw-Hill, and is the author of several books on networking, e-mail, and operating systems.

Brad is recognized with many industry awards, including the Folio Magazine Award for editorial excellence, Computer Press Award for best online site, and several ASBPE awards for his work in the publishing industry. Brad graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in English from Utah State University, with minors in Archaeology, Philosophy, and German.
Coverage Areas
Business Technology and Software
Application Platforms
Collaboration Platforms
Data Center Technology
Enterprise Data and Analytics
Enterprise Networking
Enterprise Security
Unified Communications and Contact Center
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