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
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  • 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...

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    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: 2817
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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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
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    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: 1539
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    Report:Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing

    Cloud Formally Joins The IT Portfolio — Whether IT Likes It Or Not

    As we head into 2014, cloud computing is no longer a "future" but a "now." Investments are up, enterprise use is widespread, and the hybrid cloud model has arrived. While the bulk of cloud...

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    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: 1285
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    Report:Predictions For 2013: Cloud Computing

    We'll Finally Get Real About Cloud

    As we start the new year, there is one clear takeaway regarding the cloud computing market: Enterprise use has arrived. Cloud use is no longer solely hiding in the shadows; IT departments are no...

    • Downloads: 1127
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    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: 967
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    Report:Develop Cloud Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

    Performance Management: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    This report outlines the performance management of Forrester's solution for CIOs working on developing effective objectives and metrics for their organization's cloud strategy. Crafting and measuring...

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    Report:Cloud Computing, Compute-As-A-Service: Interest And Adoption By Company Size

    Enterprises and SMBs report on their interest and adoption of cloud computing.

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    Report:Put Guardrails In Place To Drive Cloud Success

    Processes: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Today it is no longer a question of when IT will align with business leaders but how. Cloud computing has emerged as one of the most significant game-changers to hit the technology landscape in the...

    • Downloads: 850
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Onboard The Business To Your Cloud Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    It's all too easy for CIOs and IT departments to build a strategy around any new technology area that is focused on delivering lower IT costs and greater operational efficiency. However, to get your...

    • Downloads: 890
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    Report:Ignoring Cloud Risks A Growing Gap Between I&O And The Business

    Navigating The Shifts In Computing Infrastructure

    Over the past several years, we've seen two key cloud trends in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) space: 1) Public cloud adoption rates are highest among "informal buyers" (non-IT employees),...

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    Report:Proactively Engage Cloud Buyers

    Cloud services, from departmental SaaS applications to consumer-facing file sharing, are being brought into your organization, and they are increasingly weaving their ways into business workflows....

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    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...

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    Report:The Rise Of The New Cloud Admin

    Organization: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Nearly half of all enterprise IT shops claim to be prioritizing private cloud investments in 2013, but both in the largest enterprises and those firms that are most aggressively investing in public...

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    Report:Improve Business Outcomes With Adaptive Intelligence

    Making Business Intelligence A Collaborative Process Leads To Greater Insights, Security, And Efficiency

    Enterprise execs who seek to understand their customers, market, and competitive landscape can't afford to limit their insights to the data they generate. Nor can they hope to gain sufficient insight...

    • Downloads: 443
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    Report:Write An Effective Cloud Use Policy

    Encourage Cloud Consumption The Right Way

    You know your company is using cloud services; our Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2011 shows that the average enterprise has between four and 12 software-as-a-service (SaaS) services in use already,...

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    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...

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    Report:A Sample Cloud Use Policy

    A Cloud Playbook Template For Effectively Communicating Use

    This cloud computing playbook toolkit item contains a sample cloud computing policy document that can be used by CIOs as a basis for crafting an effective policy around the use of cloud computing...

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    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"...

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