Lauren E. Nelson

Principal 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, Q1 2017

    Private cloud adoption is thriving in North America. With increasing interest in public cloud migration, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are concerned about private cloud inves...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q1 2017

    Private cloud is alive and well in Europe. With enterprise interest in migration to public cloud increasing, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are concerned about their private c...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In North America, Q1 2017

    Public cloud is poised to become the ubiquitous platform beneath your digital business. It has long served as a platform for new or redesigned workloads, but over the past year, enterprise leade...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud In North America And Europe, Q1 2017

    Previously off the radar, public cloud migration (e.g., moving existing workloads) became the top infrastructure and operations (I&O) cloud focus in 2016. Although our data confirms this public ...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In Europe, Q1 2017

    European enterprises adopted public cloud long ago. However, over the past year, the topic of cloud migration has hit the US and European markets. European infrastructure and operations (I&O) ex...

  • For CIOs

    Report: Master 10 Trends For Your Cloud Journey

    Early in 2011, Forrester made a series of predictions about the future of cloud computing for that year. With 2012 now upon us, it's time to evaluate last year's predictions and introduce new pr...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Forrester's Preparedness Assessment For Cloud Computing Adoption

    In the age of the customer, cloud is no longer an option — it's inevitable. However, cloud strategies differ extensively. Specific drivers, industries, risk adversity, and preparation dictate th...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011

    Over the past year, client inquiry questions have evolved from "What is cloud?" to "What vendors should I consider?" This market overview examines the landscape of vendors providing solutions de...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: 2011 Top 10 IaaS Cloud Predictions For I&O Leaders

    IaaS is undoubtedly one of your top priorities, but will you craft a plan for success? Many enterprises are headed toward a number of cloud pitfalls, such as misunderstanding the makeup, benefit...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Develop Cloud Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

    Crafting and measuring the right metrics for your cloud strategy objectives is essential for success. You must measure cloud computing in business terms, which likely isn't the natural leaning o...

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