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Lauren Nelson

VP, Research Director Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Lauren serves infrastructure and operations professionals. She manages and supports Forrester's cloud- and operations-focused analysts. She is widely regarded as a top thought leader in cloud. Lauren's specialties are cloud management, private cloud, open source strategy, cloud migration, portability, government cloud, and diversity and inclusivity (D&I) programs.

Previous Work Experience

Lauren has held various research roles at Forrester over the past decade. Prior to her time at Forrester, Lauren served as a research assistant to Wellesley College's lead environment economics professor.

Education

Lauren graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in economics.

Lauren Nelson

VP, Research Director Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Lauren serves infrastructure and operations professionals. She manages and supports Forrester's cloud- and operations-focused analysts. She is widely regarded as a top thought leader in cloud. Lauren's specialties are cloud management, private cloud, open source strategy, cloud migration, portability, government cloud, and diversity and inclusivity (D&I) programs.

Previous Work Experience

Lauren has held various research roles at Forrester over the past decade. Prior to her time at Forrester, Lauren served as a research assistant to Wellesley College's lead environment economics professor.

Education

Lauren graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in economics.

Lauren Nelson's Research

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Research Overview: Infrastructure Technology For 2020

    Tools And Technology: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    February 14, 2020 Glenn O'Donnell, Lauren Nelson

    Technology infrastructure at the heart of your business is changing dramatically. The new cornucopia of technology options poses an intensified challenge for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals seeking to simplify and standardize their technology platforms. The data center will persist, but cloud, software-defined networking (SDN), internet of things (IoT), and edge have already obliterated any notion of a single center to your enterprise. This report is an overview of Forrester's research on technology options that will help you make the right choices for your extended enterprise.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Take The Wheel: Build Your Cloud Roadmap Now

    Roadmap: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    January 30, 2020 Dave Bartoletti, Lauren Nelson

    Your customers demand more cloud-enabled experiences. Your business leaders want the latest cloud applications; your developers want new cloud-native tools to deliver software faster; and your tech managers need cloud infrastructure platforms to run it all. You'll only realize these benefits with a pragmatic cloud computing roadmap. This report makes the case for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to take the wheel and build a comprehensive yet achievable cloud roadmap that recognizes the needs of all stakeholders. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Cloud Services Accelerate Your Pursuit Of Customer Obsession

    Executive Overview: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    January 30, 2020Lauren Nelson

    Confusing cloud definitions and erroneously identified "cloud" solutions impede cloud from becoming a staple in your customer-centric technology portfolio. Forrester offers its cloud computing playbook to infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals who need to harness cloud to drive business growth. The playbook delivers a pragmatic, step-by-step roadmap for building and differentiating customer experiences with cloud. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Research Overview: Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    January 13, 2020Lauren Nelson

    Cloud offers technology leaders a fundamentally new approach to how their organizations build, deploy, and manage software and infrastructure. Despite cloud's popularity, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must continue to justify investment and benchmark their cloud progress against that of their peers. To help I&O pros fuel their business cases and internal review, this report serves as a research overview of the most important reports and data in our large portfolio of cloud research.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Scoring Our 2019 Cloud Predictions

    We Were Spot-On For Three And Early On Two

    January 10, 2020 Dave Bartoletti, Lauren Nelson

    Every year, Forrester predicts what lies ahead for cloud in the year to come. But have these predictions proven true over the past year for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals? This report holds us — the prediction makers — accountable by assessing each prediction against what actually happened in 2019.

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