Rik Turner is a senior analyst on Ovum’s Infrastructure Solutions team, focusing primarily IT Security. Rik joined Ovum in January 2005 as European Bureau Chief of its ComputerWire daily IT news service, and covered fixed, wireless, and mobile networking and security. In February 2007 he moved across to become an analyst on the Financial Services Technology team, initially covering retail banking and writing reports on online and branch banking. More recently, Rik has developed a specialization in capital markets infrastructure. In mid-2008 his team was grouped under the Ovum brand as part of its IT analyst arm. Prior to joining Ovum, Rik spent six years as an IT journalist and, before that, was a foreign correspondent for 16 years in Latin America, writing regularly for publications such as the Financial Times, The Economist, The Independent, and Business Week. Rik holds a BA in Spanish and Portuguese from Newcastle University and an MA in Spanish from King’s College, London.