Dave   Bartoletti

Dave Bartoletti

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Dave Bartoletti has developed, delivered, supported, and marketed game-changing technologies for more than 25 years as a software executive at several high-profile technology and financial services leaders. He was at the forefront of the middleware, web, virtualization, automation, and cloud computing tech disruptions as both vendor and consumer. Dave has been an analyst for more than eight years, following a long career in software product management, marketing, and business development. He advises Forrester clients on public cloud computing infrastructure and development platforms, cloud cost management and optimization, software container technologies, and modern cloud service delivery techniques. Dave specializes in helping technology leaders accelerate their companies’ digital transformation initiatives, using the tools, services, and platforms available in the cloud. He is a frequent keynote speaker at premier client, vendor, and industry executive cloud computing events, and his research and opinions have been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Network World, and Forbes, along with many other industry publications.

Previous Work Experience

Dave joined Forrester from Taneja Group, where he was a senior analyst and co-lead of the virtualization and cloud practice. Prior to his career as an analyst, Dave spent more than 20 years creating and marketing award-winning and industry-leading messaging middleware, virtualization, and web-based financial services tools and products. He was vice president of marketing and on the founding team of Enigmatec, a virtualization management pioneer acquired by EMC. Previously, Dave held executive positions at TIBCO Software, where he created and managed the North American professional services organization; Fidelity Investments, where he launched a suite of online portfolio management products; and Capco, where he built the company's software factory to develop financial services automation platforms.

Education

Dave holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Boston University and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

Dave Bartoletti

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Dave Bartoletti has developed, delivered, supported, and marketed game-changing technologies for more than 25 years as a software executive at several high-profile technology and financial services leaders. He was at the forefront of the middleware, web, virtualization, automation, and cloud computing tech disruptions as both vendor and consumer. Dave has been an analyst for more than eight years, following a long career in software product management, marketing, and business development. He advises Forrester clients on public cloud computing infrastructure and development platforms, cloud cost management and optimization, software container technologies, and modern cloud service delivery techniques. Dave specializes in helping technology leaders accelerate their companies’ digital transformation initiatives, using the tools, services, and platforms available in the cloud. He is a frequent keynote speaker at premier client, vendor, and industry executive cloud computing events, and his research and opinions have been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Network World, and Forbes, along with many other industry publications.

Previous Work Experience

Dave joined Forrester from Taneja Group, where he was a senior analyst and co-lead of the virtualization and cloud practice. Prior to his career as an analyst, Dave spent more than 20 years creating and marketing award-winning and industry-leading messaging middleware, virtualization, and web-based financial services tools and products. He was vice president of marketing and on the founding team of Enigmatec, a virtualization management pioneer acquired by EMC. Previously, Dave held executive positions at TIBCO Software, where he created and managed the North American professional services organization; Fidelity Investments, where he launched a suite of online portfolio management products; and Capco, where he built the company's software factory to develop financial services automation platforms.

Education

Dave holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Boston University and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

Dave Bartoletti's Research

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: Cloud Computing

    Cloud Comes Of Age As The Foundation For New Digital Application Platforms, Both Inside And Outside The Data Center

    November 8, 2018Dave Bartoletti, Lauren E. Nelson

    Public cloud adoption is mainstream today, but only a small fraction of core business applications run in a public or private cloud. In 2019, a major transformation of legacy apps using powerful container-based, cloud-native digital application platforms will commence. Cloud spending will spike, as many infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals and their enterprises eagerly adopt cloud tools and services wherever and however they can. Buckle up: The cloud ride is accelerating. This report outlines Forrester's five key predictions that will shape the cloud computing market for 2019.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Take The Wheel: Build Your Cloud Computing Strategic Plan Now

    Strategic Plan: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    October 26, 2018Dave Bartoletti

    Your customers demand more cloud-enabled experiences. Your business leaders want the latest cloud applications; your developers want new cloud-native tools to deliver software faster; and your tech managers need cloud infrastructure platforms to run it all. You'll only realize these benefits with a comprehensive strategic plan. This report makes the case for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to take the wheel and build a comprehensive cloud strategic plan that recognizes the needs of all stakeholders. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Optimize Your Cloud Organization For Speed And Customer Delight

    Organization: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    October 26, 2018Dave Bartoletti

    Cloud computing is the engine of enterprise digital transformation. Customers drive intense demand for better experiences, and your developers use cloud-enabled development processes, services, and tools to create them. But yesterday's siloed IT organizations are holding infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals and CIOs back. This report shows how to create a nimble, collaborative, multidisciplinary cloud computing team focused on customer experience (CX), speed, and innovation. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    October 22, 2018Dave Bartoletti

    Enterprise cloud computing adoption accelerated in 2017 and will continue to grow through 2020. Are you ahead of your competitors — or lagging behind the average enterprise? Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must answer this question to chart their companies' cloud futures. This report gathers important adoption metrics for public, private, and hybrid cloud and explores enterprise cloud priorities and policies to help you benchmark your progress against the broader market. Use these benchmarks to inform your cloud strategic plan. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're updating it now to include the latest data from Forrester Analytics Business Technographics® surveys.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester New Wave™: Enterprise Container Platform Software Suites, Q4 2018

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    October 16, 2018Dave Bartoletti, Charlie Dai

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for enterprise container platform (ECP) software suites, we identified the eight most significant providers in the category — Docker, IBM, Mesosphere, Pivotal, Platform9, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, and SUSE — and evaluated them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor scored against 10 criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Enterprise architects can use this review to select the right partner for their enterprise container platform needs.

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