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Bill Martorelli

Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Bill serves Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) Professionals with primary research responsibility for services sourcing and management across applications, infrastructure, and cloud management domains. Bill also advises I&O pros about successful digital transformation, cloud migration strategies, and vendor selection across the spectrum of outsourcing opportunities.

Previous Work Experience

Bill has more than 15 years of experience in technology and business consulting. He came to Forrester with the acquisition of Giga Information Group. At Giga, Bill was responsible for a variety of sourcing research topics, including managed services, IT outsourcing, and hosting.

Prior to joining Giga, Bill was an analyst at Hurwitz Group, where he was responsible for all services-related coverage, including managed applications services. Prior to Hurwitz Group, Bill worked at CSC Index, where he directed research for a multiclient program for application delivery executives. Prior to that, he was director of research for New Science Associates, a research firm acquired by Gartner Group in 1993.

Bill has written numerous groundbreaking reports on service delivery issues and trends and has delivered many well-received presentations on a variety of topics, including successful applications outsourcing and business process outsourcing strategies. He has been quoted frequently in both industry and business publications, including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, and the Financial Post.

Education

Bill earned a B.S. in speech from Northwestern University.

Bill Martorelli

Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Bill serves Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) Professionals with primary research responsibility for services sourcing and management across applications, infrastructure, and cloud management domains. Bill also advises I&O pros about successful digital transformation, cloud migration strategies, and vendor selection across the spectrum of outsourcing opportunities.

Previous Work Experience

Bill has more than 15 years of experience in technology and business consulting. He came to Forrester with the acquisition of Giga Information Group. At Giga, Bill was responsible for a variety of sourcing research topics, including managed services, IT outsourcing, and hosting.

Prior to joining Giga, Bill was an analyst at Hurwitz Group, where he was responsible for all services-related coverage, including managed applications services. Prior to Hurwitz Group, Bill worked at CSC Index, where he directed research for a multiclient program for application delivery executives. Prior to that, he was director of research for New Science Associates, a research firm acquired by Gartner Group in 1993.

Bill has written numerous groundbreaking reports on service delivery issues and trends and has delivered many well-received presentations on a variety of topics, including successful applications outsourcing and business process outsourcing strategies. He has been quoted frequently in both industry and business publications, including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, and the Financial Post.

Education

Bill earned a B.S. in speech from Northwestern University.

Bill Martorelli's Research

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud In North America, Q3 2020

    Hosted Private Cloud Providers Shift Their Focus To Hyperscaler Innovations And Managed Services

    July 6, 2020Bill Martorelli

    While it may seem a sideshow to an IT industry obsessed with public cloud services, hosted private cloud nevertheless holds a unique position in serving multiple scenarios and users. Hosted private cloud bridges the public and private cloud spaces, combining the expertise of a cloud service provider with the isolation of a private cloud, ultimately resulting in higher perceived levels of comfort and control as well as an unhurried pace of change. Adoption of hosted private cloud continues to rise with surprising speed. This report for infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros explores current trends in hosted private cloud adoption, using data from the Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2019.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services In Europe, Q2 2020

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 24, 2020Bill Martorelli

    In our 32-criterion evaluation of hosted private cloud providers in Europe, we identified the seven most significant ones — Atos, CenturyLink, Orange, OVHcloud, Rackspace Technology, Sungard Availability Services, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services In North America, Q2 2020

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 24, 2020Bill Martorelli

    In our 32-criterion evaluation of hosted private cloud providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Atos, CenturyLink, Flexential, NTT DATA, Otava, OVHcloud, Rackspace Technology, Sungard Availability Services, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), TierPoint, and Virtustream — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud In Europe, Q2 2020

    Local Providers Target Dedicated Infrastructure, Unique Scenarios, And Services

    May 29, 2020 Paul Miller, Bill Martorelli

    Adoption of hosted private cloud continues to grow; it combines the expertise of a cloud service provider with the workload isolation of a private cloud. While some balk at its shortcomings relative to pure public cloud offerings, others value its unique ability to serve a variety of use cases and users. European infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros get local options, a combination of familiar technologies and workload isolation, and a focus on customer service in the hosted private cloud market. This report features European cloud adoption data from the Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2019.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Hosted Private Cloud, Q1 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 22 Hosted Private Cloud Providers

    March 6, 2020Bill Martorelli

    You can use hosted private cloud to migrate to cloud more quickly, meet the demands of unique workloads, and isolate workloads from other customers. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a hosted private cloud provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

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