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"I am fascinated by understanding technologies, then explaining how to apply these within enterprises -- while still retaining common sense."

Charles Brett is VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, Inc..  His primary focus is on all aspect of mobility and the use of mobile technology in the enterprise.  For 25+ years Charles Brett has focused on delivering common sense to the application of technologies, especially software ones, in organizations of all sizes around the world.

While concentrating at Constellation Research on mobility and its management in the enterprise (sometimes known as MDM or Mobile Device Management) he also addresses:

  • mobile app development and deployment
  • mobile apps and associated data management
  • BYOD (Bring or Buy Your Own Device) and related policy management
  • Consumerization of IT and associated changes
  • Internet of Everything, mobile platforms, sensors, etc
  • mobility services
  • mobile in cross-channel commerce


He has consulted and worked with users and vendors on:

  • virtualization with high performance, low cost processing (including organization-specific cloud-like computing)
  • Event Processing/Complex Event Processing (especially when combined with GPS)
  • enterprise architecture (including automating the discovery and management of applications) aswell as integration of diverse systems
  • reducing IT CAPEX/OPEX, including by understanding Data Storage Factors, or how unnecessarily often organizations store the same data when it is not necessary).
  • electronic publishing


Specific sectors of interest and experience finance (especially systems supporting wholesale finance), telecommunications and energy (and its conservation). He has an ongoing interest in automated metering for the electricity, gas and water industries.

In addition to Charles was the Editorial Director of MIDDLEWARESPECTRA (now published as INSIGHT-SPECTRA), a Journal focusing on the use of software, especially integration with its multiplicity of middleware technologies. He was the General Chair in 2005 of the bi-annual High Performance Systems Workshop.

Charles has been a regular at multiple industry conferences.  He, has written for numerous publications (including the London Times and the Financial Times).. He is also the author of Explaining iTunes, iPhones and iPads for Windows Users (2011) and the 5 Axes of Business Application Integration (2004).  Most recently (July 2012) he has published Making the Most of Mobility in the Enterprise, Vol I.