Michael Barnes

Vice President, Research Director serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Michael serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals and helps lead an Asia Pacific team that guides business technology professionals seeking insight and strategies to better leverage IT to deliver business value. Michael's coverage focuses primarily on disruptive trends in enterprise IT, including cloud computing, big data and analytics, collaboration and end user computing, virtualization, and social computing in the enterprise.

Michael focuses his research on application professionals, but his research also draws the interest of CIOs and other business technology professionals. His views on the Asian IT market are commonly cited in prominent publications and broadcast media, and he is a highly sought-after speaker at industry events throughout the world.

Previous Work Experience

Michael has 20 years of IT experience and joined Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research. Prior to Springboard, he led software infrastructure and application integration research in Asia Pacific for Gartner, advising large organizations on strategies for sourcing, implementing, and managing enterprise applications and software technologies. He previously conducted software research and implementation at Meta Group, Hurwitz Group, and Prudential Insurance.

Education

Michael holds a master's degree in economics from Northeastern University.

Michael Barnes's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Quick Take: Microsoft's Asia Pacific Analyst Summit 2013

    Forrester attended Microsoft's second annual Asia Pacific Analyst Summit in Singapore last week for an update on the company's progress in transforming into a devices and services company. The e...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Service Providers In Asia Pacific, Q4 2013

    Business decision-makers in Asia Pacific (AP) are increasingly aware of the importance of business intelligence (BI) and broader analytics to business strategy and execution. However, lack of in...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: IaaS Adoption Trends And Guidelines In Asia Pacific

    Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has steadily emerged as a top cloud workload in Asia Pacific (AP) as organizations have begun to more clearly understand its use cases. While internal IT resis...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Evaluating BI Services In Asia Pacific

    Organizations in Asia Pacific (AP) are increasing their investments in business intelligence (BI) tools, technologies, and strategies. However, lack of internal expertise remains a significant b...

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    Report: SaaS Adoption Trends In Asia Pacific For 2013 And 2014

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption is rapidly going mainstream across more and more markets in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). But there's still a disconnect between business decision-makers' d...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Sizing The Cloud Markets In Asia Pacific

    Exploiting cloud computing growth opportunities in Asia Pacific requires insights into future cloud market size, growth dynamics, adoption trends, and demand drivers, all of which vary widely ac...

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  • For CIOs

    Report: Big Data Adoption Trends In Asia Pacific: 2013 To 2014

    The maturity and sophistication of existing data warehousing (DW) implementations across the Asia Pacific (AP) region has been variable, to say the least. If the hype around big data is to be be...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: End User Computing Trends In Asia Pacific In 2012 And 2013

    Over the next several years, successful organizations across Asia Pacific will radically alter their approach to end user computing. Companies will continue to use desktop virtualization to simp...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Navigating The Asia Pacific Software-As-A-Service Market

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) today represents one of the most dynamic growth segments of the global tech sector. The markets across Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) in this context are exposi...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Business Intelligence Market Trends In Asia Pacific

    Demand for business intelligence (BI) tools, technologies, and approaches is increasing across Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ). Competitive pressures in both mature and growth markets across...

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