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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    Report:Server Trends: The Hypervisor Wars Heat Up

    Segment Your Virtualization Portfolio To Maximize Value And Performance

    Consolidation and virtualization are top priorities for nearly every infrastructure and operations professional, especially when budgets are shrinking. The recent release of Hyper-V, Microsoft's...

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    Report:What Can Enterprise IT Learn From The Web Giants?

    Data Center Strategies For You From Amazon, Google, Yahoo!, And Others

    If you think your data center challenges are tough, you should see what the IT ops pros deal with at Google, MySpace, and Yahoo!. They're going to extremes to squeeze inefficiencies and complexity...

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