Jean-Pierre Garbani

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

J.P. serves Infrastructure & Operation Professionals in predicting and quantifying IT disruptions. J.P.'s expertise is in the IT management software and IT operations market, and his research examines the shifting industry dynamics caused by economic pressures and the impact of new technologies such as virtualization on the IT organization.

J.P. has several decades of experience as an IT technology designer and marketer and also as a client of IT technology. He has broad experience in designing advanced technology solutions in industrial and commercial applications and bringing them to market. He has written extensively on technology for several business publications. J.P. is often a featured speaker at vendor-sponsored events and webinars.

Previous Work Experience

J.P. came to Forrester through the acquisition of Giga Information Group, where he was the research director of the computing infrastructure group. J.P. started his IT career in early 1968 as a software engineer working on the automation of nuclear power plants in France. J.P. then joined Bull General Electric in Paris (subsequently Honeywell Bull), where he was a designer and project leader of very large network infrastructures in France, Scandinavia, and the US. At Bull, J.P. occupied several positions in engineering, marketing, and sales. J.P. moved to the US in 1984 and filled several engineering and marketing positions with Bull Information Systems. In 1994, J.P. created Epitome Technology Corporation, a middleware software company focused on manufacturing execution systems. Prior to joining Giga, J.P. worked as an IT management consultant for several large financial institutions in the US.


J.P. graduated from Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (Supelec) in Paris (M.S. in computer science). J.P. is a US citizen based in Naples, Florida, and speaks French fluently.

Jean-Pierre Garbani's Research

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Develop Your Infrastructure And Operations Transformation Strategy Now

    As the enterprise creates its battle plan in today's market, infrastructure and operations (I&O) needs to transform itself accordingly by first creating a strategic plan. A strategic plan determ...

    • Downloads: 598
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Use An I&O Road Map To Lead I&O Into The Future

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros must architect, implement, and operate the production engine that supports — and preferably anticipates — the business' various applications and service ...

    • Downloads: 596
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Assess Your I&O Team Readiness To Impact Business Outcome

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations, which are in the process of optimizing their infrastructures and mode of operation, are now confronted with a brand new set of business objecti...

    • Downloads: 169
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Horizon 2025: The Road To Technology Management

    The right technology management strategy is clouded by budget considerations, resistance to change, and the very pace at which different business types relate to their customers. The infrastruct...

    • Downloads: 401
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: By 2025, I&O Processes Become Business Services Orchestration

    Forrester believes that business technology challenges the current infrastructure and operations (I&O) model and requires I&O to become an innovative partner that works closely with the business...

    • Downloads: 271
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: IT Infrastructure And Operations: The Next Five Years

    Interest in cloud technology and cloud economics abounds. While the technology delivers immediate reductions in capital costs, Forrester believes that cloud computing's greatest benefits will co...

    • Downloads: 3499
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Competitive Analysis: Application Performance Management And Business Transaction Monitoring

    IT and business services have grown exponentially in size, diversity, and complexity over the past few years. The complexity of many transactional business services has reached a point where the...

    • Downloads: 2101
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: The IT Management Software Market In 2009

    In 2009, IT faces the problem of cutting costs without affecting the productivity of business users. Ideally, enterprises will look at solutions that increase IT ops' productivity, reduce the ti...

    • Downloads: 1781
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: The IT Management Software Market In 2008

    In 2008, the IT management software market will again experience significant growth. The key trend in IT management software spending will be the widespread adoption of IT process automation tec...

    • Downloads: 1704
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Develop Your Road Map For Service Management And Automation Processes

    This report outlines Forrester's solution to help IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders develop their road map of service management and automation processes (SMA) using Forrester's Tec...

    • Downloads: 2033
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