Robin Bloor is a leading authority and influencer in the industry. In his role as an industry analyst, Robin has become an influential commentator on many corporate IT issues and is in great demand as a presenter at conferences, user groups and seminars addressing audiences across the world on a variety of technology topics from eCommerce through to IT Strategy and trends.
For a decade and a half he was the driving force behind the research effort at Bloor Research, and authored many of its industry reports and product comparisons. He has expertise across the whole field of IT with particular expertise in database, development tools, system management, IT security and hardware technology.
His best-selling business book “The Electronic Bazaar: From the Silk Road to the eRoad” was featured as book of the week by the Times, referred to as “a classic” by Publisher’s Weekly (in the US), and described by the Library Journal (also in the US) as “One of the Best Business Books of 2000”.
Now living in Austin, Texas, he is still a regular visitor to Europe. He is also a Partner in Hurwitz & Associates, a partner company to Bloor Research which provides IT analysis services to US companies.
He has been influential in shaping the direction and thinking of a generation of IT strategists and continues to provide insight on the direction of IT as it moves forward.
Research from Robin Bloor
- Data Fabric and the Future of Data Management on 22nd September, 2023
- Architecture Patterns for Enterprise Generative AI on 8th September, 2023
- Myths, Promises & Threats: Generative Al for the Enterprise on 1st September, 2023
- The advanced use of GAI on 25th August, 2023
- First Came BI, then AI, and now there’s GAI on 26th July, 2023
- What d’ya mean, free software? on 1st June, 2005
- Oracle 10g on 1st March, 2004
- Getting the Picture (WebEx) on 1st October, 2003
- WebEx white paper – Getting the Picture on 1st August, 2003
- Security 101 on 1st July, 2003
- Establishing the New Bancor as a Currency on 15th August, 2002
- Fast ROI on 1st June, 2002
- Making IT Count on 1st September, 2001
- BEA eCommerce Transaction Platform on 1st July, 2000
- IBM Framework for eBusiness on 1st July, 2000
- Oracle e-Business Integration on 19th May, 2000
- net.Genesis on 1st November, 1999
- Network Attached Storage on 1st October, 1999
- MRO.com and the electronic procurement marketplace on 1st September, 1999
- Informix i.Informix on 1st August, 1999
- Oracle, A review of Oracle’s strategy & recent developments on 1st August, 1999
- IBM San Francisco Framework (e-Components) on 1st August, 1999
- VERITAS on 1st July, 1999
- SER on 1st June, 1999
- Stratus Computer on 1st June, 1999
- IBM:eBusiness on 1st June, 1999
- Application Architectures on 1st May, 1999
- How far down eRoad are we? on 1st April, 1999
- Sun Microsystems on 1st April, 1999
- Oracle Strategy on 1st April, 1999
- The Gene Machine on 1st February, 1998
- eRoad on 1st January, 1998
- The Enterprise in Transition on 1st January, 1997
- Enterprise by Other Means FAQ on 1st January, 1997
- The Enterprise by Other Means on 1st January, 1996