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Petr Jirovsky

Research Manager, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure

Petr Jirovsky is a Research Manager for IDC’s Enterprise Communications Infrastructure group where he is responsible for global quantitative networking research spanning a number of enterprise and service provider technologies, including Ethernet switching, routing, WLAN, IP telephony, application delivery, Enterprise videoconferencing, Fiber Channel switching, and network management, amongst other technology areas. In this capacity, he is in charge of design and production of complex quantitative models and databases to meet a diverse set of client needs. He is directly responsible for the quality and timeliness of the Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker, Router Tracker, WLAN Tracker, Datacenter Networks QView, Application Delivery QView, and Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence QView products.

In addition, Mr. Jirovsky provides quantitative support to IDC research on the ongoing digital transformation of enterprise IT, Cloud Service Providers and Telecom SPs, and the related transition to software based platforms and technologies.

Prior to joining IDC in 2006, Mr. Jirovsky worked as an Analyst at CIOview Corp., where he was responsible for the design, project management, development, and product release of ROI and TCO modeling tools that assessed the financial impact of various IT technologies.

Before joining CIOview Corp., Mr. Jirovsky was a professional chess player in Europe, and played in professional leagues in Germany and his native Czech Republic, achieving the title of International Master.

Mr. Jirovsky holds a M.A. in Economics/International Business & Trade and B.A. in Economics from the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic. He is located in IDC’s Framingham, Massachusetts office.

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