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Abhijit Sunil

Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Abhijit is an analyst serving infrastructure and operations professionals. His research focuses on the communication services sector, data centers and colocation, enterprise IT networks, and 5G.

Previous Work Experience

Abhijit comes to Forrester from McKinsey & Company where he was a senior research analyst within the high-tech, media, and telecom practice. He worked with a variety of McKinsey client teams solving specific technology business problems, identifying growth trends, and helping implement go-to-market strategies. He contributed to several McKinsey knowledge and client development efforts.

Prior to McKinsey, he worked with Ericsson as a business consultant in the IT transformation group and later in the cloud infrastructure group. He worked directly with some of Ericsson's largest telecommunications clients in North America.

Abhijit started his career at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay as a researcher in embedded and real-time systems.

Education

Abhijit earned his master's degree in computer engineering from Southern Methodist University and a BS in electronics engineering from the University of Mumbai.

Abhijit Sunil

Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Abhijit is an analyst serving infrastructure and operations professionals. His research focuses on the communication services sector, data centers and colocation, enterprise IT networks, and 5G.

Previous Work Experience

Abhijit comes to Forrester from McKinsey & Company where he was a senior research analyst within the high-tech, media, and telecom practice. He worked with a variety of McKinsey client teams solving specific technology business problems, identifying growth trends, and helping implement go-to-market strategies. He contributed to several McKinsey knowledge and client development efforts.

Prior to McKinsey, he worked with Ericsson as a business consultant in the IT transformation group and later in the cloud infrastructure group. He worked directly with some of Ericsson's largest telecommunications clients in North America.

Abhijit started his career at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay as a researcher in embedded and real-time systems.

Education

Abhijit earned his master's degree in computer engineering from Southern Methodist University and a BS in electronics engineering from the University of Mumbai.

Abhijit Sunil's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Returning To Work: How To Avoid The 15 Most Critical Risks

    The Legal, Regulatory, And Operational Risks Of Pandemic Recovery Everyone Needs To Know

    June 10, 2020 Heidi Shey, Enza Iannopollo, Jinan Budge, Sam Higgins, Abhijit Sunil, Stephanie Balaouras

    As enterprises plan to reopen office buildings, plants, and other facilities, they will have to develop detailed pandemic management protocols (PMPs) before they can safely ask employees, customers, and others to return. Failure to protect individuals can result in regulatory action and civil lawsuits, but even well-meaning efforts can lead to privacy violations, charges of discrimination, and other brand-damaging headlines. In this report, we identify the 15 most critical risks for S&R pros to avoid or mitigate as you develop your pandemic recovery plans.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Colocation And Data Centers, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 20 Data Center And Colocation Providers

    April 13, 2020Abhijit Sunil

    You can use colocation providers to optimize your infrastructure spending, increase uptime and reliability features, and unlock the best possible network connectivity options across your network and to the cloud. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, services, geography, and vertical market focus. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a colocation provider and to select one based on size, services, and geographic alignment.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Elements Of Reputation: Seven Traits That Indicate A Thoughtful Tech GTM Strategy

    A Buyer's Guide To Building Trust With Your Technology Providers

    January 10, 2020Abhijit Sunil

    The infrastructure market is an intense flurry of innovation and hype. Several themes characterize the go-to-market (GTM) strategies of the most ambitious and best-in-class vendors — which aren't necessarily the same entities. As GTM rules evolve, a few common threads of evidence can help infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders build trusted relationships with vendors. This report is an examination of the strategies of players that have been able to spread their messages effectively and give customers the experiences they deserve in 2020.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: SDWAN — More Than Just Cutting WAN Costs

    Definition, Benefits, And The Market Landscape For SDWAN

    December 2, 2019 Andre Kindness, Abhijit Sunil

    A software-defined WAN (SDWAN) approach has pivoted past the technology inflection point and moved beyond PowerPoint slide decks touting lower WAN costs. It's become a key element in supporting the emerging businesswide fabric — a highly automated mode of networking far beyond simple network plumbing. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders can use this report to understand the fundamental elements of and available market options for SDWAN.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The New Economics Of On-Premises Infrastructure

    Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    November 18, 2019 Naveen Chhabra, Abhijit Sunil

    While public cloud storage isn't a panacea due to concerns about privacy, security, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, its operating expenditure (opex) cost model is attractive. Enterprises increasingly demand on-premises consumption-based pricing from both legacy and new vendors as part of new procurements. This report reviews the basic concepts and variations of this economic model, which intentionally mimics cloud pricing, to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros get the most benefit from consumption-based storage.

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