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, hyrbid 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 (2010-11) 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
  • Application Development & Delivery
  • Infrastructure Architectures
  • 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...

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    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...

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  • 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...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Understanding Cloud's Multitenancy

    Architectures To Balance Economies Of Scale And Security

    True cloud services all use some mode of multitenancy — the ability for multiple customers (tenants) to share the same applications and/or compute resources. It is through multitenant...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Multicore Programming Era Is Here

    Vendor "Wake Up Call" On Performance Is Real; Here's What To Do

    The era of multicore computing is here, and application development teams must embrace new programming approaches to reap the full performance and economic benefits of the new hardware. The new...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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