Doug Washburn

VP, Research Director serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

Doug serves Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. He leads a research team of analysts responsible for delivering research and consulting solutions to address clients' most pressing challenges in: data center — consolidating, converging, and optimizing server, storage, and networks, private and public cloud computing, and build versus buy facilities decisions; end user computing — provisioning, managing, and virtualizing desktop and mobile devices, unified communications, and branch office networking; IT operations and resiliency environments — IT service management, IT infrastructure library (ITIL) best practices, end-to-end monitoring, automation, disaster recovery, high availability, and backup; and organizational maturity — organizational design, metrics, strategic rightsourcing, innovation, and customer-centricity.

Previous Work Experience

Previously at Forrester, Doug was a principal analyst on the Infrastructure & Operations research team focused on sustainable (or green) IT trends, planning, strategy, and best practices, as well as key IT infrastructure and operations priorities and infrastructure assessments.

Prior to joining the Infrastructure & Operations research team, Doug was the global council manager for the Forrester Leadership Boards IT Infrastructure & Operations Council, a best-practice community for senior IT executives in $1 billion-plus organizations. In this role, Doug regularly advised and facilitated peer-to-peer interactions with clients on their strategies, priorities, and best practices. Doug was also an advisor on the Forrester Leadership Boards Enterprise Architecture Council.

Prior to Forrester, Doug lived and worked in Australia and France as the vice president of strategy and business development for Red Oxygen, a wireless communications startup. In addition, Doug co-created CU Networks, a computer networking and servicing startup, serving the students of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Education

Doug holds a B.S. in finance from University of Colorado at Boulder and was awarded the Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurial Excellence.

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    Report:Helping CIOs Understand "Smart City" Initiatives

    Defining The Smart City, Its Drivers, And The Role Of The CIO

    Cities are becoming "smarter," as governments, businesses, and communities increasingly rely on technology to overcome the challenges from rapid urbanization. What makes a "smart city" smart is the...

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    Report:Q&A: The Economics Of Green IT

    What Are The Financial Benefits Of Green IT?

    Don't be fooled: Green IT is as much about the greenbacks as it is about reducing the environmental impact of operating IT and the business. In fact, financial motivation — not environmental...

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    Report:The Value Of A Green IT Maturity Assessment

    Introducing Forrester's Green IT Maturity Assessment Methodology

    CIOs recognize the importance of environmental considerations in planning IT operations, but they are often unsure about how to put that recognition into action. With sustainability rising on the...

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    Report:The Rise Of The Green Enterprise: A Primer For IT Leadership's Involvement

    IT Leadership Should Position IT As An Enabler Of The Green Enterprise

    Information technology can be a critical enabler to what Forrester calls the "green enterprise" — an organization that actively reduces the environmental impact across its value chain...

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