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I don’t quite understand how someone so geeky can be so interesting but Michael Coté at RedMonk manages it, and with a suitable dash of skepticism too! Rob “The IT Skeptic” England

I’m Cote’, a software Industry Analyst with RedMonk. Generally, I cover software: making it, using it, and living with it. I cover a wide range of topics in the software and technology world (see below for more detail).


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Twitter: @cote
Work: +1-512-795-4307
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Extended Bio

Coté is analyst at RedMonk covering primarily enterprise software, specializing
in open source, cloud computing, IT management, software development, collaborative, the web, emerging technologies, new media, and
social/collaborative software. He is RedMonk’s IT Management Lead. His blog is available at and he produces the RedMonk podcast as well as the video podcast RedMonkTV.

Before joining RedMonk, Coté worked at BMC developing the BMC Performance
Manager family of enterprise systems management products. Prior to BMC, Cote’ worked at a wide variety of tech companies and startups such as The Cobalt Group, Coral Technologies, and one of the first, and still thriving, online banking companies, FundsXpress. He also produces the popular code monkey podcast,

Coté was selected for the Texas Social Media Awards in 2009. Technobabble 2.0, a popular blog about analyst relations, ranked Coté’s blog #14 in its ranking of the top 400 analyst blogs (in 2008, he was ranked #8 of the “Top 100 analyst blogs”). He was recently named the 3rd most regarded analyst in the U.S. and 5th globally by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations. (Thanks!) He talks with and is quoted by the tech press frequently (recent, archives).

See my LinkedIn page for even more information.

For speaking engagements, here is a head-shots, in many sizes.


I end up traveling a lot. If you’re around, it’d be great to say hello in person. Check out my public travel profile for more information.

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  1. […] If the screencast and files don’t help out, feel free to contact me and we’ll see what we can do. […]

  2. […] night, talented RedMonk Analyst, Michael Coté posted a write up covering Microsoft’s Astoria project including this […]

  3. […] you have anything you’d like to see us talk about, or ideas, feel free to send them along or just leave a comment […]

  4. […] Cote and I spoke a little bit of Sun+MySQL M&A, but mainly we enjoyed the party sipping beer. […]

  5. […] Michael Coté, an industry analyst with RedMonk, interviewed Reductive Lab’s Luke Kaines and Google’s Nigel Kersten on the podcast “Puppet at Google – RedMonk Radio Episode 48.” To quote Coté, “Nigel has been using Puppet to manage ‘many, many thousands’ of Mac desktops used at Google by developers and others. He tells us how he got involved in using Puppet during WWDC last year and quickly applied its use to managing Google Mac desktop.” Pat Eyler also posted, on the On Ruby blog, an interview with James Turnbull. Turnbull is the author of “Pulling Strings with Puppet.” To quote Turnbull on Puppet, “It takes all the pain out of systematically and efficiently managing your host.” […]

  6. […] . So I remembered right. He comes from a proprietary software company, just like Mozilla’s […]

  7. […] ran into Red Monk Pundit Michael Cote yesterday, sporting a very sharp shirt,  and had a quick chat after the event.  Here’s his […]

  8. […] was asked to weigh in with their thoughts on cloud computing.  RedMonk analyst Michael Cote offered up his SaaSy perspective as follows: IT managers should be looking at converting their […]

  9. […] was asked to weigh in with their thoughts on cloud computing.  RedMonk analyst Michael Cote offered up his SaaSy perspective as follows: IT managers should be looking at converting their […]

  10. […] For IBM the first step in cloud computing is mostly IT on demand (as John Willis and Michael Coté said in their first day wrap up video posted as a special edition of the “IT Management […]

  11. […] a comment » Cote has captured my reflections on Agile Roots in the podcast entitled Agile Roots, Agile Operations […]

  12. […] Michael Cote, Andrew Shafer and I have been pondering  about aligning development and operations for quite sometime. On the one hand, we are painfully aware of the traditional desire to minimize change in IT operations. On the other hand, we are of the opinion Agile principles are quite applicable to operations. We often wonder whether the obstacles between Agile and ITIL are real or imaginary. We actually believe the {development –> operations} theme is an important instantiation of Dean Leffingwell’s recent thoughts about applying Agile/Lean principles to other knowledge work. […]

  13. […] sentence in mind makes a big difference… And, it is is a little different from my partner Cote’s perspective on the […]

  14. […] Michael Monk doesn’t really define cloud. He starts out acknowledging that a definition is needed, but then continues to elaborate here. Before cloud computing was all the rage, if you recall, we were all nuts about Software-as-a-Service, one of the funner tech initializations – “SaaS”! Once Amazon introduced EC2, SalesForce, and others followed, we needed some more categorization to differentiate and understand these things. “We” being industry pundits & vendors. Thus, we arrive at the 3 *aaS’s of cloud computing. […]

  15. […] thread of particular interest in the post is the path innovation took. Anne walks us from Cote’s simple question “Why does it take three days to get a PDF out for review?” all […]

  16. […] I am thankful to my colleagues Walter Bodwell, Sebastian Hassinger, Erik Huddleston, Michael Cote and Annie Shum who influenced my thinking during 2009 and contributed either directly and […]

  17. […] of Phurnace by BMC validates the projection given in the afore-listed post. Colleague and friend Michael Cote puts his finger on the heart of the acquisition in his post in People Over Process: The interesting […]

  18. […] a comment » In his forthcoming Agile Austin presentation, colleague and friend Michael Cote will be discussing velocity in Agile development vis-a-vis velocity in IT operations. To quote […]

  19. […] was a great post by Michael Cote of Redmonk about Agile Development and Cloud Computing last week. Two topics that are near and dear […]

  20. […] Redmonk analyst Michael Coté commented on these stories, Enterprise RIA’s bring the “boring back-office applications” to […]

  21. […] Coté's People Over Process One foot in the muck, the other in utopia About & Contact […]

  22. […] Michael Cote of Redmonk will be talking about recent cloud trends.  Opsource is sponsoring food and drinks.  We’ll have some lightning talks or unconference sessions too, depending. […]