Kurt Marko is an IT analyst, consultant and regular contributor to a number of technology publications including Information Week, Forbes, Network Computing, and SDxCentral.com. He specializes in deep technology analysis, consulting, and writing for technology companies, industry organizations, publications, and an audience looking for keen, relevant, and meaningful (KRM) research. Marko has been involved with technology for 30 years, from the VT100 to the iPad Air. Coming out of Stanford with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, he started as an EE developing transistors and fabrication processes, went on to Bell Labs to design integrated circuits, and evolved into an IT architect for HP designing systems and networks. Lately, he's been analyzing and reporting on all things IT, focusing on cloud infrastructure, services and software, with a helping of mobile device and application coverage for good measure.