Lauren E. Nelson

Senior Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

Lauren E. Nelson, Forrester's private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud lead, is an analyst based in Cambridge, Mass., serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. Her coverage area spans the IaaS space with extensive knowledge of solutions (including internal private, hosted private, and public IaaS), enterprise adoption trends, the current state of cloud standardization, and cloud metrics creation. Her coverage also includes strategic rightsourcing of applications, cloud strategy development, customer use cases, cloud adoption trends, cloud economics, and the green implications of cloud computing. Lauren has advised hundreds of enterprises on these topics through speeches, workshops, webinars, inquiries, advisory, and reports.

Previous Work Experience

Previously, Lauren was a researcher on Forrester's infrastructure and operations team. She interviewed hundreds of I&O Professionals and technology vendors while conducting primary and secondary research for reports and consulting engagements. Prior to her time at Forrester, Lauren worked in environmental economics research, focusing on temperature change and racial diversity near SuperFund sites.

Education

Lauren graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in economics.

Lauren E. Nelson's Research

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In North America, Q3 2014

    North American infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform their cloud strategy and compare their progress with t...

    • Downloads: 395
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q4 2014

    European infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform the cloud strategy of their business technology (BT) agenda ...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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

    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 t...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For CIOs

    Report: The Forrester Cloud Computing Maturity Assessment: Q1 2015

    This tool accompanies the assessment report in the cloud computing playbook. It offers clients the ability to measure their own cloud maturity.

    • Downloads: 53
  • For CIOs

    Report: Assess Your Cloud Maturity

    As CIOs build out enterprise cloud strategies and mature their cloud implementations, there's an increased need to evaluate usage and strategy against other enterprises and market best practices...

    • Downloads: 1451
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