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Michael Diamond

Michael Diamond

Director, Industry Analysis - Commercial Technology


As The NPD Group’s Director of Industry Analysis for Commercial Technology, Michael Diamond offers expert analysis and commentary about the shifting commercial market. Through his focus on driving deeper insights with clients, Michael is improving core business-to-business (B2B) services and helping B2B clients navigate the channel more effectively.

Prior to joining NPD, Michael worked for Ingram Micro for 17 years in market and competitive intelligence, worldwide strategic planning, business intelligence, and North American strategic development. During his time at Ingram Micro, Michael was responsible for analyzing the competitive landscape, developing vendor and customer strategies, identifying trends in vertical and sub-vertical markets, and analyzing near-term and future technology trends. He also presented at vendor and customer-facing events to share industry insights.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Phoenix.


Recent Posts

Michael Diamond
Jun 23, 2017
Technology

K12 - “This is U.S. history, I see the globe right there.”

It’s that time of year again; school instruction is coming to a close and Jeff Spicoli is about to get a visit from Mr. Hand to go over the history lessons he ignored (reference: Fast Times at Rid...

Michael Diamond

I Wouldn’t Do That if I Were You – The Surveillance Market

Physical security and cybersecurity go hand-in-hand with protecting corporate assets; and while news of cybercrime has recently dominated the headlines, issues regarding security as a whole have b...

Michael Diamond
Jul 12, 2016
Technology

Virtual Reality: You Are Here…

Although it is often best to take a skeptical view of the likely success of nascent technologies, virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) are the exception to the rule. Government, military ...

Michael Diamond
Oct 14, 2015
Technology

Dell and EMC – “Mama Always Said…”

In the words of Forrest Gump, “My mama always said, life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.”  Well, after months of speculation, mama was right and EMC finally foun...

Michael Diamond
Oct 2, 2015
Technology

Server Market: “Death & taxes are only certain”

End-of-Support for Windows 2003 Yields Unexpected Market Results I think Benjamin Franklin said it best, “the only two certainties in life are death and taxes.” This is also a precept or tenet for an...

Michael Diamond
Aug 24, 2015
Technology

"Beam me up, Scotty" – The new K-12 Classroom

Have you walked into a K-12 classroom lately and wondered where the chalkboard of yesteryear has gone? Classrooms are starting to look more like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise with gadgets ...

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