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.

Education

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, Fla., and speaks French fluently.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Facebook's Place In A BT Application Development Strategy

    Access To Its Customer Community Is Facebook's Biggest Asset, But Login And Mobile Services Have Broader Potential

    Facebook is the best-known social network in the world, but for developers it's becoming much more. Facebook's APIs and recent acquisitions position it for developing customer-facing systems of...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Are You Ready For SharePoint's Big Pivot?

    What You Need To Know To Make The Shift To SharePoint 2013

    With the latest release of SharePoint in early 2013, Microsoft pivots in earnest from conventional software to subscription cloud services. Among SharePoint releases, the 2013 edition carries big...

    • Downloads: 409
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SharePoint: Solid In The Enterprise, But Missing The Mobile Shift

    This data chart details the full results of Forrester's August 2013 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey. The results show that SharePoint continues to make slow progress on the transition to cloud...

    • Downloads: 61
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Apple And IBM Team Up To Create A New Enterprise Mobile Platform

    New Partnership Melds Complementary Strengths In Consumer And Enterprise Markets

    The leading mobile OS devices from Apple and Google have blossomed in enterprise settings because individuals want the same mobile devices and apps at work that they use in their personal lives. But...

    • Downloads: 390
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Blog:The Future Of Microsoft .NET: New Options, New Choices, New Risks

    Jeffrey S. Hammond and I wrote this research together. The full report is available to Forrester clients at this link. One Microsoft platform era is ending, and another is beginning. The .NET era as...

    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: Is Ellison Really Stepping Down?

      Oracle's Announcement Changes Little In The Near Term, But Is Act One Of An Executive Succession

      Many have interpreted Oracle's announcement on September 18, 2014 that founder Larry Ellison will now be chief technology officer (CTO), not CEO, as a major leadership change at the company. The...

      • Downloads: 53
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:How Will Your Private Cloud Pass The Developer Self-Service Litmus Test?

      Developer Self-Service Access Enables Rapid App Delivery

      Developers judge private cloud initiatives by the degree of autonomous access they get to environments and resources that tech management provides. Few enterprises offer developer self-service to...

      • Downloads: 98
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:TechRadar™: Cloud Computing, Q4 2014

      Tools And Technology: The Cloud Computing Playbook

      Customers no longer question cloud computing as a viable technology choice; in a growing number of enterprises, cloud is now the first choice. Since our 2011 TechRadar™ on cloud computing,...

      • Downloads: 452
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, Q2 2013

      One Size Does Not Fit All Developer Needs

      Public cloud platforms are the keys that unlock the flexibility, productivity, and economic advantages of cloud computing. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros use a wide variety of...

      • Downloads: 2162
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Blog:The Future Of Digital Customer Experience Is More Than Mobile

      Stephen Powers and I wrote this research together. The full report is available to Forrester clients at this link. The research is part of Forrester’s playbook to advise application...

      • For CIO Professionals

        Report:Case Study: How The Council Of Europe Solved Its Portfolio Management Problem

        Light-Touch Discipline Yields New Visibility And Insight

        The Council of Europe's mission is to address pressing pan-continental political (e.g., democracy and rule of law) and human rights issues. Despite the importance of this work, the council faces the...

        • Downloads: 108
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Charts & Figures:Programming Language Support

        Our Guide To The Tools And Services Of 22 Platforms

      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Don't Just Maintain Business Applications, Raise Business Responsiveness

        Continuous Improvement: The Business Applications Playbook

        While big projects such as delivering new off-the-shelf or custom-built applications help your organization achieve excellent business outcomes, sustaining these outcomes requires that your...

        • Downloads: 611
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Build Your Dream Team: Organizing To Deliver Exceptional Digital Experiences

        Organization: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

        Many application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are on the outside looking into their organizations' digital customer experience projects. Yet their role has great potential to expand as...

        • Downloads: 1321
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Blog:Digital Customer Experiences: The Next Frontier For AD&D Pros

          Forrester analysts Stephen Powers, Ron Rogowski, and I collaborated on this research. Digital customer experience has become a key business differentiator, and application development and...

        • For CIO Professionals

          Report:The Public Cloud Market Is Now In Hypergrowth

          Sizing The Public Cloud Market, 2014 To 2020

          Public cloud services continue to drive big changes in the markets for software, hardware, and IT outsourcing, while providing a foundation for age of the customer innovations. How much and when will...

          • Downloads: 1073
        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

          Report:Customer Obsession Will Remake AD&D Tools And Supporting Technologies

          Tools & Technology: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook

          Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders shifting their strategies, structures, and sourcing to customer-focused software are like acrobats performing above a flimsy net. The tools and...

          • Downloads: 115
        • For CIO Professionals

          Report:Quick Take: IBM-As-A-Service

          IBM's Impact 2014 Is A Milestone In Reshaping IBM's Core Business

          IBM is one of the mega oil tankers navigating slowly on the technology ocean, surrounded by speedboats of "startups" and heavy "clouds" on the horizon. Stowaways talking strange languages like...

          • Downloads: 341
        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

          Charts & Figures:The New Vendor Landscape For Modern Apps

        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

          Charts & Figures:Mendix, OpenText Cordys, and Servoy's Products Provide The Most Development Tools

          Our Guide To The Tools And Services Of 22 Platforms

        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

          Report:Unify The Digital Experience Across Touchpoints

          Create A Consistent Experience To Engage Customers

          Today's rush to reach customers on their smartphones and tablets is just the beginning of an explosion of software-fueled digital touchpoints. Smartphones, tablets, eReaders, games, smart TV, goggles...

          • Downloads: 1553
        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

          Report:Brief: Is IBM A Cloud Leader Yet?

          Its InterConnect Customer Event Showcased A Credible Strategy Not Yet Backed By Mature, Leading Platforms

          IBM's InterConnect customer conference gave us a checkpoint on IBM's progress toward becoming a leading cloud platform for enterprises. IBM has marshaled its forces to deliver this latest reinvention...

          • Downloads: 31
        • For CIO Professionals

          Report:Microsoft Aims SharePoint To The Cloud

          What CIOs Need To Know About The Big Shift

          With the latest release of SharePoint in early 2013, Microsoft pivots in earnest from conventional software to subscription cloud services. In SharePoint 2013, clients will find a new architecture...

          • Downloads: 454
        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

          Blog:Which Cloud Platform Is Best?

          To evaluate public cloud platforms, you have to look at the breadth of cloud services developers use, which means including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Windows Azure, and...

          • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

            Report:Quick Take: The Salesforce-HP Superpod Experiment

            Salesforce Gives HP Gear And Dedicated Instances A Test Drive

            Salesforce.com's most puzzling announcement at its Dreamforce 2013 conference was the Superpod it will develop with HP. Superpod will be an instance of the Force.com platform and sales and service...

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