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Frank Scavo is skilled at formulating and communicating IT strategy, developing the business case for new systems, and facilitating the selection of enterprise systems, such as ERP, CRM, and supply chain management. He is also an expert in benchmarking IT spending and staffing levels for end-user IT organizations.

Frank was one of the first tech bloggers, beginning in 2002 with his launch of the Enterprise System Spectator providing independent analysis of issues and trends in enterprise applications software and the strengths, weaknesses, advantages, and disadvantages of the vendors that provide them. Frank has been quoted as an IT expert in numerous business and industry publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, CIO Magazine, ZDnet, eWeek, Datamation, CFO Magazine, and many others. He is a frequent speaker to professional societies such as APICS, the IT Financial Management Association (ITFMA), the Manufacturers Alliance, National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM), AICPA, California Society of CPAs, and the Software Council of Southern California; and at various industry events and user group meetings.

Frank is graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) and is Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) by APICS—The Association for Operations Management. He is a GLG Scholar, denoting his rank in the top 20% of council members in the Gerson Lehrman Group, a Wall Street investment advisory firm. He is also recognized as a leading tech blogger, beginning in 2004, when he was ranked in the top 10 independent tech blogs by the Techweb Network Readers Choice award. His Enterprise System Spectator blog is currently listed in the top 100 of Jonny Bentwood’s Technobabble 2.0 Top Industry Analyst Blogs.

Frank is a co-founder of Strativa, a California-based management consulting firm providing independent advice for business and technology decisions. He is also the President of Computer Economics, an IT research firm founded in 1979 that provides metrics for IT management.



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