Laura DiDio, Principal, is a highly visible information technology industry analyst, consultant, a professional writer and a former reporter. DiDio has 20 years experience in the high technology industry. She has consulted with all of the major industry vendors including: Apple, Accenture, Avaya, Citrix, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, SAP and VMware.
As principal of Information Technology Intelligence Consulting (ITIC), DiDio covers a wide range of topics including: virtualization, desktop, server operating systems, OS security, hardware, applications, software management and business intelligence. She also focuses on the underlying business issues such as TCO and ROI, licensing and contract negotiation, Intellectual Property (theft of trade secrets, copyright and patent infringement) compliance and risk assessment and management that impact technology decisions.
Prior to founding ITIC, DiDio spent over six years at Yankee Group, a Boston consultancy, where she held the title of Research Fellow. Before joining Yankee Group, she spent nearly four years as a Research Director at Giga Information Group. Before that she held various reporting positions at a number of computer networking industry trade publications including: Computerworld, Network World, Communications Week, LAN Times, and Digital Review.
During her 25 year career, she has been an investigative reporter in TV, print, radio and the high technology trade press and has national writing awards.
DiDio also worked as an investigative reporter for various broadcasting and print outlets, including CNN and Channel 5 News in New York. Her investigative reports have also appeared in The Village Voice and The Minneapolis Star and Tribune.
As an investigative reporter, Ms. DiDio traveled the U.S. and the globe uncovering local, municipal and national scandals related to law enforcement, politics, and international drug trafficking and dumping of substandard and dangerous products onto unsuspecting consumers in Third World nations.
DiDio is a frequent speaker at industry trade shows and user conferences and is widely quoted in the general press, business and trade press. The last 30 days of her media quotes show her range and depth at communicating with the market.
Mindy Blodgett is a research analyst, consultant, writer and editor with broad experience on national business publications. A former Yankee Group research analyst, she tracks global sourcing in emerging markets, outsourcing and the challenges of managing a global workforce, Blodgett also spent several years as a senior editor at CIO Magazine.
Blodgett has excellent communications and project management skills. The breadth and depth of her research and technology strategy analysis assists clients in making the business and technology choices that best suit their businesses. She also possesses strong writing and presentation skills, with a broad reporting and editing background.
She is a frequent and in-demand speaker at global sourcing and services conferences in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Blodgett has sharp analytic abilities with a focus on making actionable recommendations for clients.