Doug Washburn

VP, Research Director serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

Doug serves Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. He leads a research team of analysts responsible for delivering research and consulting solutions to address clients' most pressing challenges in: data center — consolidating, converging, and optimizing server, storage, and networks, private and public cloud computing, and build versus buy facilities decisions; end user computing — provisioning, managing, and virtualizing desktop and mobile devices, unified communications, and branch office networking; IT operations and resiliency environments — IT service management, IT infrastructure library (ITIL) best practices, end-to-end monitoring, automation, disaster recovery, high availability, and backup; and organizational maturity — organizational design, metrics, strategic rightsourcing, innovation, and customer-centricity.

Previous Work Experience

Previously at Forrester, Doug was a principal analyst on the Infrastructure & Operations research team focused on sustainable (or green) IT trends, planning, strategy, and best practices, as well as key IT infrastructure and operations priorities and infrastructure assessments.

Prior to joining the Infrastructure & Operations research team, Doug was the global council manager for the Forrester Leadership Boards IT Infrastructure & Operations Council, a best-practice community for senior IT executives in $1 billion-plus organizations. In this role, Doug regularly advised and facilitated peer-to-peer interactions with clients on their strategies, priorities, and best practices. Doug was also an advisor on the Forrester Leadership Boards Enterprise Architecture Council.

Prior to Forrester, Doug lived and worked in Australia and France as the vice president of strategy and business development for Red Oxygen, a wireless communications startup. In addition, Doug co-created CU Networks, a computer networking and servicing startup, serving the students of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Education

Doug holds a B.S. in finance from University of Colorado at Boulder and was awarded the Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurial Excellence.

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  • Doug Washburn
  • Information Management
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For I&O Professionals: Green IT 1.0 Technologies, Q2 2009

    Helping IT Ops Professionals Understand And Prioritize Green IT Hardware, Software, And Service Investments

    Green IT is on the rise. Even in the face of a weak economy, twice as many organizations expect to accelerate their green IT plans as expect to slow them down. Why is this? Green IT initiatives are...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Executive Spotlight: Top Priorities For IT Infrastructure & Operations Leaders, 2H 2011

    Insights From The Forrester IT Infrastructure & Operations Council

    Every six months, Forrester fields a survey to members of its IT Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) Council to ascertain their top priorities for the following six months. Forrester's I&O Council...

    • Downloads: 974
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Spotlight: Rebooting Your IT Infrastructure And Operations In 2011

    Empower Users With Desktop Transformation, Achieve Cloud Economics In The Data Center, And Improve Productivity With Industrialized Operations

    In 2011, your business views IT as a source of productivity and competitiveness more than ever. At the same time, however, it's becoming much easier for empowered employees to act on their technology...

    • Downloads: 782
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:No Capex, No Problem: Eight "Guerrilla" Tactics To Reduce Facilities Costs Without Capital Investment

    Reducing facilities costs — such as energy, paper, and real estate — is a top priority in 2009 for IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals as organizations look to cut...

    • Downloads: 727
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How PerkettPR — An All-Virtual Organization — Is Powered By Remote Workers

    How A Virtual Firm's IT Can Be Greener, More Accessible, And More Redundant Than Traditional Office Environments

    PerkettPR made its strategic, and definitive, decision to focus investment on quality staff — not office space. Since its inception in 1998, the company has been a virtual organization with no...

    • Downloads: 525