Jean-Pierre Garbani

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

J.P. serves Infrastructure & Operation Professionals in predicting and quantifying IT disruptions. J.P.'s expertise is in the IT management software and IT operations market, and his research examines the shifting industry dynamics caused by economic pressures and the impact of new technologies such as virtualization on the IT organization.

J.P. has several decades of experience as an IT technology designer and marketer and also as a client of IT technology. He has broad experience in designing advanced technology solutions in industrial and commercial applications and bringing them to market. He has written extensively on technology for several business publications. J.P. is often a featured speaker at vendor-sponsored events and webinars.

Previous Work Experience

J.P. came to Forrester through the acquisition of Giga Information Group, where he was the research director of the computing infrastructure group. J.P. started his IT career in early 1968 as a software engineer working on the automation of nuclear power plants in France. J.P. then joined Bull General Electric in Paris (subsequently Honeywell Bull), where he was a designer and project leader of very large network infrastructures in France, Scandinavia, and the US. At Bull, J.P. occupied several positions in engineering, marketing, and sales. J.P. moved to the US in 1984 and filled several engineering and marketing positions with Bull Information Systems. In 1994, J.P. created Epitome Technology Corporation, a middleware software company focused on manufacturing execution systems. Prior to joining Giga, J.P. worked as an IT management consultant for several large financial institutions in the US.


J.P. graduated from Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (Supelec) in Paris (M.S. in computer science). J.P. is a US citizen based in Naples, Fla., and speaks French fluently.

Jean-Pierre Garbani's Research

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Hardware Is Dead; Long Live Software

    Hardware is dead — or, more precisely, it has left center stage. Gone are the days when we debated the merits of CISC (comprehensive instruction set computer) and RISC (reduced instruction...

    • Downloads: 106
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Create An Infrastructure And Operations Transformation Road Map

    The role of infrastructure and operations (I&O) is to architect, implement, and operate the production engine that supports — and preferably anticipates — the business' various appli...

    • Downloads: 253
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Horizon 2025: The Road To Technology Management

    As technology matured and brought new capabilities to customers, business support evolved from the simple administration of enterprises' finances and production to the administration of sales to...

    • Downloads: 175
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Develop Your Infrastructure And Operations Transformation Strategy Now!

    Constant advances at a relatively low cost means that technology can now focus on the most important part of the business: the customer. Previous technology cycles focused on internal productivi...

    • Downloads: 199
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: The Top 10 Workload Automation Vendors, Q1 2014

    Many of our day-to-day activities rely on mass-produced commodities. The information that magically appears on our smart devices depends on our ability to organize, sort, normalize, process, and...

    • Downloads: 191
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: IT Infrastructure And Operations: The Next Five Years

    Interest in cloud technology and cloud economics abounds. While the technology delivers immediate reductions in capital costs, Forrester believes that cloud computing's greatest benefits will co...

    • Downloads: 3437
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Competitive Analysis: Application Performance Management And Business Transaction Monitoring

    IT and business services have grown exponentially in size, diversity, and complexity over the past few years. The complexity of many transactional business services has reached a point where the...

    • Downloads: 2032
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: The IT Management Software Market In 2009

    In 2009, IT faces the problem of cutting costs without affecting the productivity of business users. Ideally, enterprises will look at solutions that increase IT ops' productivity, reduce the ti...

    • Downloads: 1773
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: The IT Management Software Market In 2008

    In 2008, the IT management software market will again experience significant growth. The key trend in IT management software spending will be the widespread adoption of IT process automation tec...

    • Downloads: 1696
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Tech Horizons: The IT Management Software Market In 2013

    Predicting the future is a perpetual human quest. Fortunately, market forecasts do not require the sacrifice of chickens or the messy reading of coffee grounds: They are based on simple and logi...

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