John Brand

VP, Advisor, Serving CIO Professionals serving CIOs

John serves CIOs with research that focuses on the enterprise adoption of new software and Internet technologies. With more than 25 years of experience in IT, he is widely regarded as one of the top Internet and IT industry analysts in Asia Pacific. He is regularly invited to speak at industry events and is often quoted in the press around the globe.

John has extensive industry knowledge in financial services and the media and entertainment industries, as well as a broad range of commercial and noncommercial industries. He has produced world-leading research in the areas of enterprise content management, business intelligence, data center transformation, the impact on security by social computing, and many other technology- and business-related topics.

Previous Work Experience

John joined Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research, which acquired his own independent IT industry analyst firm, Hydrasight, in 2010. He previously spent five years as a senior vice president and principal analyst with global IT research firm Meta Group.

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102 results in Reports

  • John Brand
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Begin BT Strategic Planning With Clear Business Goals

    Clear business goals lie at the heart of good strategy. Unfortunately, many organizations have aspirational goals that make strategic planning difficult at best, and they lack the mechanism to...

    • Downloads: 976
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Big Data Adoption Trends In Asia Pacific: 2013 To 2014

    The maturity and sophistication of existing data warehousing (DW) implementations across the Asia Pacific (AP) region has been variable, to say the least. If the hype around big data is to be...

    • Downloads: 798
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Introducing The Forrester BT Leadership Maturity Model

    A Self-Assessment Framework To Focus And Accelerate Your Transformation

    Many CIOs struggle to answer two deceptively simple questions: 1) How are we doing, and 2) what should I prioritize? These questions invite a host of complexities, raising questions about the role of...

    • Downloads: 724
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mobile Application Development: Weigh User Demands Against Flexibility And Costs

    Springboard Research witnessed strong uptake of the development of mobile "micro-apps" within Asia Pacific (AP) enterprises during 2010. The majority of these applications were driven by internal...

    • Downloads: 126
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Google In The Enterprise: Look Past The Brand, Focus On The Apps

    "Google Apps," a suite of online productivity applications developed by Google, has remained a curiosity for the majority of business users in Asia Pacific (AP). While mainstream media frequently...

    • Downloads: 58
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of BI In Asia Pacific

    The Top 10 Trends Affecting Market Maturity And Growth

    Business intelligence (BI) adoption drivers, technology understanding, and organizational process maturity continue to vary widely across Asia Pacific. The one constant in this market is the...

    • Downloads: 284
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific CIO Budgets And Priorities In 2013

    The "B" in BT Is Quickly Outpacing The "T" Across Asia Pacific

    Forrester regularly surveys business technology (BT) decision-makers about their IT budgets and priorities to help our clients align their own investments. The Forrsights Budgets And Priorities...

    • Downloads: 252
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:India Is At A Business Technology Crossroads

    Indian CIOs Risk Losing Business Credibility If They Do Not Improve Their Understanding Of BT

    A slow but relentless global revolution is sweeping traditional technology management. Historically, only IT organizations delivered technology for employee use. But this is changing: Technology use...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Evaluating Cisco's Strategy: How Many Market Adjacencies Are Too Many?

    This document provides vendor strategists with an evaluation of Cisco's corporate restructuring announcement. Cisco's vision is explained and its network-centric offerings are analyzed. Additionally,...

    • Downloads: 19
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Why Organisations Are (Willingly) Sacrificing Email Functionality In The Cloud

    Email has emerged as one of the leading enterprise applications for cloud computing over the last 12-18 months. Both Microsoft and Google have become the dominant enterprise players with VMware...

    • Downloads: 61
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Computing In Financial Services: Proceeding With Caution

    As early technology adopters, financial services firms would be expected to have both high awareness and high interest in cloud computing. However, Hydrasight/Springboard Research has not seen any...

    • Downloads: 48
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Virtualization In Asia Pacific 2010-2011: End User Adoption Trends

    This report provides an overview of the virtualization adoption trends in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan (APEJ) for vendor strategists. Survey data reflects over 450 interviews with CIOs, IT managers,...

    • Downloads: 35
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Oracle's Journey To Cloud Computing: Denial, Defiance, Acceptance . . . Dominance?

    Following the recent successful integration of its latest acquisitions, Oracle is ramping up its marketing messages around cloud enabling enterprise data centres via what it is positioning as an...

    • Downloads: 34
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping Out The Journey To Private Cloud Enablement

    Springboard Research notes that rising interest in the implementation of private clouds is creating confusion in the market. More importantly, misaligned business expectations and unrealistic...

    • Downloads: 40
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Adoption Of Cloud Computing Will Increase Despite The (Perceived) Lack Of Security

    Springboard Research notes continuing media and industry attention on the (perceived) lack of security in the cloud. While cloud computing does indeed come with many inherent security risks,...

    • Downloads: 43
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Computing In Australia And New Zealand 2010: End User Adoption Trends

    This document provides an overview of cloud computing in Australia and New Zealand for vendor strategists. There is a focus on cloud adoption trends and demand drivers, benefits and challenges,...

    • Downloads: 35
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Compliance: A (Surprising) Business Driver For Enterprise Social Apps

    Where social software was once considered a "plaything" for tech savvy users and generation-Y, leading organisations globally are now recognising that the benefits extend well beyond simply...

    • Downloads: 44
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Gauging SAP's Unsteady Software Evolution: From Application(s) To Platform(s)

    SAP's "dominance" as an enterprise application platform has slowly diminished over the past five years. Previously fueled by market optimism, relatively strong economic growth, and a heavy emphasis...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Structural Issues (Need Not) Hinder Cloud Computing For Telcos

    Springboard Research has witnessed strong interest - and uptake - from telco providers in delivering cloud computing services to both enterprise and small to medium-size clients. However, structural...

    • Downloads: 26
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Linux Adoption Among SMBs In Growth Markets, Part 1: Technical Reasons

    Springboard Research notes a variety of factors that drive SMBs in growth markets either toward, or away from, Linux. Though a significant proportion of adoption today remains server-based, Linux...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Future (Potential) Oracle stack

    Springboard Research believes the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle will continue to have a significant impact on the enterprise IT landscape for years to come. For individual IT...

    • Downloads: 19
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:(Mis)Managing The Application Life Cycle

    Hydrasight observes that the term "application life-cycle management," or "ALM," is often used to suggest a more comprehensive approach to managing software through various key stages of application...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:VMware Is The New Microsoft (And Why Virtualisation Is Neither Free Nor Cheap)

    While VMware is increasingly viewed as the de facto choice in server virtualization for the enterprise, Hydrasight notes that VMware's ascendancy shares many similar characteristics to the rise of...

    • Downloads: 16
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Adoption In Asia Pacific: Just An Email Away

    Springboard Research notes rapid, rising interest in software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-related offerings - despite the impending and inevitable fatigue from over-hype. As distinct from managed...

    • Downloads: 20
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Key Drivers For A New(er) IT Infrastructure

    Springboard Research foresees several major forces that are coalescing to drive the next generation/evolution of IT infrastructure. While not all organizations will transform themselves within the...

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