James Staten

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

James provides insights into and best-practice use of cloud computing and next-generation, collaborative business intelligence: adaptive intelligence. As the content lead for Forrester's cloud computing playbook, he advises IT leaders on public cloud platforms, CIO-level cloud investment strategies, cloud economics, hybrid cloud and cloud outsourcing (strategic rightsourcing), IT cloud readiness, and business and developer engagement on cloud.

James has been named a top cloud computing analyst each of the last five years by leading industry associations including Web Hosting Industry Review (2009), Apollo Research (2010 to 2011) and Wired (2012). He is also the 2011 recipient of the Forrester Bill Bluestein Award, given to the analyst whose body of work continually inspires our clients and guides their decisions to be great.

Previous Work Experience

James has more than 25 years' experience in the industry, having served as a chief marketing officer, vendor strategist, product marketing manager, reseller, journalist, and analyst for companies including Autodesk, Azul Systems, Gartner, Rockwell International, and Sun Microsystems.

He is a frequent speaker at industry, corporate, educational, and Wall Street events and has guest lectured at leading business schools.

Education

Working out of Silicon Valley, James holds a master's from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas.

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  • James Staten
  • Architecture & Technology Strategy
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals: Cloud Computing, Q3 2009

    As Much Diversity Of Maturity Across Categories As Confusion Among Them

    The No. 1 challenge in cloud computing today is determining what it really is. What categories of services exist within the definition and business model, and how ready are these options for...

    • Downloads: 3134
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, Q2 2013

    One Size Does Not Fit All Developer Needs

    Public cloud platforms are the keys that unlock the flexibility, productivity, and economic advantages of cloud computing. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros use a wide variety of...

    • Downloads: 1968
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals: Cloud Computing, Q4 2011

    Maturity, Acquisitions, And Enterprise Experience Drive Cloud Use Forward

    With interest in and priority for investment in cloud rising, concern and challenges remain regarding what is (and isn't) a cloud computing service and which options are safe, mature choices. To help...

    • Downloads: 1780
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Attaining And Maintaining Blazing Fast Web Site Performance

    A Multidisciplinary Approach Is Key

    Customers have great expectations when they visit your Web site. They increasingly want a rich, interactive experience, and their tolerance for latency is approaching zero. If you cannot achieve...

    • Downloads: 1643
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Keys An Era Of New IT Responsiveness And Efficiency

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    The cloud landscape is shifting to cover a broader range of enterprise needs. Why? Cloud is curing the lack of responsiveness and economic flexibility that ails on-premises IT. Look for the popular...

    • Downloads: 1379
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Rightsource Your Applications For The Cloud

    Tools And Technology: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    CIOs frequently ask us which applications they should consider moving to the cloud or replace with cloud services. Forrester provides you with a methodology to answer this question and help you...

    • Downloads: 1552
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Deliver Cloud Benefits Inside Your Walls

    Economic And Self-Service Gains Are Within Reach

    While the excitement about cloud computing centers on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and other public infrastructure-as-a-service products, many enterprise infrastructure and operations...

    • Downloads: 1556
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Make The Cloud Enterprise Ready

    In 2008, Forrester examined whether cloud computing was ready for the enterprise. In 2012, the answer is a definitive yes, but many enterprises aren't ready for the cloud. This report outlines the...

    • Downloads: 1289
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Don't Move Your Apps To The Cloud

    Use The Cloud To Transform Them Instead

    It has become conventional wisdom that leveraging cloud services will save you money. But that isn't universally true. To achieve these benefits, especially from cloud platforms...

    • Downloads: 980
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Surprising New Java Platform Option: VMware

    Acquiring SpringSource, VMware Targets Java And Clouds

    VMware's ambition is to expand up the stack from its franchise in systems virtualization software into application platforms. The company's decision to buy Java frameworks specialist SpringSource is...

    • Downloads: 733
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Public Cloud Market Is Now In Hypergrowth

    Sizing The Public Cloud Market, 2014 To 2020

    Public cloud services continue to drive big changes in the markets for software, hardware, and IT outsourcing, while providing a foundation for age of the customer innovations. How much and when will...

    • Downloads: 732
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Oracle Gets More Specific About Its Sun Plans

    No Forced Migrations, But Only Some Sun Products Seem Strategic To Oracle

    As the European Commission's (EC's) objections to the acquisition of Sun Microsystems continue to delay the deal, Oracle issued clarification on its intentions for Sun's technology, most notably its...

    • Downloads: 516
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Seismic Shift In Application Portfolios

    Road Map: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Driven by rapidly changing customer engagement models, enterprise application portfolios are evolving at dramatically different rates on either side of a fault line. Systems of engagement...

    • Downloads: 374
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Strategic Rightsourcing Application Portfolio Analysis Tool

    This an update to the portfolio analysis tool of the same name originally issued to clients on May 11, 2011. This portfolio analysis tool is based on Forrester's strategic rightsourcing...

    • Downloads: 63
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Amylin's Strategic Rightsourcing Strategy

    Amylin Shaves 15% Off Its IT Budget By Incorporating Cloud Services

    To keep pace with a changing business model and rapidly changing technology demands, Amylin Pharmaceuticals had to dramatically change the way it delivered IT infrastructure services. This required...

    • Downloads: 435
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:AP Taps Cloud To Reach Next-Generation News Consumers

    News Agency Puts Content Integration API On Windows Azure To Increase Customer Reach

    The Associated Press (AP), the world's oldest and largest news cooperative, provides up-to-the-minute reporting that is seen or heard by nearly half the world's population. However, changes in how we...

    • Downloads: 349
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Who Are Enterprise Cloud Developers?

    What Forrester's Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013 Shows

    Less than a quarter of all enterprise developers are using cloud platforms today. Examining the first movers, using the Forrester Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013, we found significant...

    • Downloads: 178
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Q3 2012 Global Cloud Developer Online Survey Results

    This PowerPoint deck presents the data gathered from Forrester’s Q3 2012 Global Cloud Developer Online Survey.  The survey fielded 106 responses; 56% from North America; 25% from Western...

    • Downloads: 62
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Ascending

    In First 100 Days, Nadella's Team Shifts To A More Open And Aggressive Posture

    When Microsoft named Satya Nadella the third CEO in its history this past February, we posited 10 questions he needed to answer to ensure Microsoft's future relevance to enterprises. As Nadella's...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Which Public Cloud Platforms Offer The Right Configuration Controls?

    Depth Of Control Matters Most To DevOps But Can Hinder Others

    Developers of modern applications value the agility and abstraction that public cloud platforms provide, but there are vast differences in the degree of control and configurability each platform...

    • Downloads: 257