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
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Is Cloud Computing Ready For The Enterprise?

    Not Yet, But This Disruptive Innovation Is Maturing Fast

    Cloud computing is a new IT outsourcing model that doesn't yet meet the criteria of enterprise IT and isn't supported by most of the key corporate vendors. It's wildly popular with startups, exactly...

    • Downloads: 3416
  • 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: 3132
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011

    Five Solution Types To Choose From For Advancing Virtualization Maturity

    Over the past year, client inquiry questions have evolved from "What is cloud?" to "What vendors should I consider?" This market overview examines the landscape of vendors providing solutions...

    • Downloads: 2941
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS)

    It seems as if every CIO comes back from a conference cocktail party demanding IT "move to the cloud." While this can mean many things, including using software-as-a-service, managed hosting, or...

    • Downloads: 2575
  • 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 CIO Professionals

    Report:Drive Savings And Profits With Cloud Economics

    We all believe that cloud computing can save us money but aren't sure how to maximize these savings. Firms almost always consider cloud computing a cost advantage compared to the in-house, always-on...

    • Downloads: 2819
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:BT 2020: IT's Future In The Empowered Era

    An Empowered Report: Sweeping Changes In The Business Landscape Will Topple The IT Status Quo

    Over the next 10 years, three sets of forces will change the relationship of business, technology, and the IT organization. Technologies that are increasingly easy to acquire and use will empower...

    • Downloads: 2758
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: IT Consolidation

    Rationalizing Data Center Infrastructure Investments For Greatest Efficiency

    The majority of IT infrastructure and operations professionals today are rationalizing IT to some degree. This leads to IT consolidation projects for most large organizations, as the finite resources...

    • Downloads: 2384
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:2011 Top 10 IaaS Cloud Predictions For I&O Leaders

    Empowered Users, HPC, And Business Intelligence Will Drive Adoption

    IaaS is undoubtedly one of your top priorities, but will you craft a plan for success? Many enterprises are headed toward a number of cloud pitfalls, such as misunderstanding the makeup, benefits,...

    • Downloads: 2131
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Which Cloud Computing Platform Is Right For You?

    Understanding The Difference Between Public, Hosted, And Internal Clouds

    Cloud computing platforms are more than just shared, multitenant infrastructures on the public Internet. There are actually three infrastructure-as-a-service cloud deployment options available to...

    • Downloads: 2288
  • 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: 1938
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:How Large Enterprises Approach IT Infrastructure Consolidation

    Most IT shops are either down the path or plan to engage in IT infrastructure consolidation projects in the next year. How are they approaching it? Forrester surveyed 246 IT executives and managers...

    • Downloads: 1506
  • 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: 1640
  • 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: 1773
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: IT Consolidation Consultancies, Q2 2008

    IBM And Accenture Lead A Strong Field Of Worldwide Providers

    In Forrester's 42-criteria evaluation of IT consolidation consultancies, we found that IBM Global Services (IGS) and Accenture led the pack due to their breadth of capabilities and superior ability...

    • Downloads: 1231
  • 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: 1364
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Q&A: By 2011, CIOs Must Answer The Question, "Why Not Run In The Cloud?"

    But Finding A Good Place To Start Is A Challenge For Most Shops

    At Forrester's IT Forum in Las Vegas in May 2009, we hosted an analyst panel about saving, making, and risking cash with cloud computing. The session sparked a lot of interest — and a lot of...

    • Downloads: 1776
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Improve Productivity With The Cloud

    When a market disruption as large as cloud computing comes along, it sends ripples throughout your organization, so it should come as no surprise that attitudes toward this technology vary widely...

    • Downloads: 1742
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) Clouds Are Local And So Are Their Implications

    Know Where Your Cloud Is Before Deploying

    Many leading infrastructure and operations professionals looking for more innovative ways to reduce costs and increase operational flexibility are choosing public IaaS cloud computing solutions....

    • Downloads: 1844
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:You're Not Ready For Internal Cloud

    But You Can Be: Here's How

    Cloud computing — a standardized, self-service, pay-per-use deployment model — provides companies with rapid access to powerful and more flexible IT capabilities and at price points...

    • Downloads: 1728
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: IT Consolidation Consultancies, Q4 2010

    Accenture And HP Lead A Strong Field Of Worldwide Providers

    In Forrester's 40-criteria evaluation of IT consolidation consultancies, we found that Accenture and HP led the pack due to their breadth of capabilities and superior ability in business...

    • Downloads: 1174
  • 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: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: 1543
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Hollow Out The MOOSE: Reducing Cost With Strategic Rightsourcing

    Operationalizing BTaaS And Determining What Infrastructure Services Not To Do Yourself

    Leading IT shops are leveraging today's recessionary climate to transform their organizations and the portfolio of services they manage and maintain. A new business-technology-as-a-service model, put...

    • Downloads: 1241
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Blade Server Systems, Q2 2009

    HP And IBM Lead, With Dell And Sun Close Behind

    In Forrester's 44-criteria evaluation of blade server system vendors, we found that HP and IBM lead the pack because of the maturity and breadth of their offerings. Dell is a Leader as well that...

    • Downloads: 1272