Barry Wilderman has over 30 years of experience as an industry analyst, researcher and consultant. His approach to research and consulting has been shaped by a number of critical job experiences: At META Group, he managed a team of enterprise application analysts focused on issues of selecting software, choosing the best consulting firms, implementation strategy and success factors beyond the go-live date. At Lawson Software, Barry applied much the META research to the practical world of an enterprise vendor, coordinating a series of studies around Lawson’s business intelligence and financial solutions. He also managed a team of value consultants who helped companies model their pain points and translate them into quantifiable benefits. Early in his career, he worked at the consulting firm McKinsey and Company, where he managed an analytic services group.Barry also worked for Information Builders, where he helped shape the software vendor's approach to third-party application delivery and artificial intelligence. He holds a B.S. from City College of New York and M.S. degrees from Brown University and New York University. Contact him at Barry@WildermanAssociates.com and on Twitter at @BarryWilderman.