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
  • Media & Entertainment
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Master 10 Trends For Your Cloud Journey

    Early in 2011, Forrester made a series of predictions about the future of cloud computing for that year. With 2012 now upon us, it's time to evaluate last year's predictions and introduce new...

    • Downloads: 2695
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Blazing Fast Web Site Infrastructure

    Measure Often, Cache Smart, And Collaborate With App Dev On Performance Tuning

    With most enterprises now conducting business on the Web, it has become more crucial than ever that the experience is rich and responsive. Often these two goals conflict. How do you ensure a robust,...

    • Downloads: 1178
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Web Sites

    Web Sites Are Great First Candidates For Cloud Deployment

    It's one thing to say infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to invest in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing; it's quite another to justify the financial and resource...

    • Downloads: 893
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Msnbc.com Is First In News

    Vigilant Optimization Of Web Infrastructure Makes It Happen

    Blazing Web site performance isn't purely a factor of Web page design. Msnbc.com, a leading online news site, said that the right infrastructure architecture can be the difference in beating its...

    • Downloads: 269
  • 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: 348
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Top 10 Cloud Challenges Facing Media And Entertainment

    Media's Video Challenges Witnessed At NAB Will Be Yours In The Near Future

    The media and entertainment vertical was one of the first to embrace public cloud computing services, and for much of this market, it is no longer an "if" or "when" but a "how" and "how-best"...

    • Downloads: 160