Michael Barnes

VP, Research Director serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Michael serves Customer Insights Professionals and leads an Asia Pacific team of analysts focusing on helping businesses collect, manage, analyze, and apply customer data to win, serve, and retain customers. His team also supports business technology professionals seeking insight and strategies to better leverage IT to deliver business value by embracing digital disruptions.

Michael's coverage focuses primarily on customer analytics best practices and technologies, business intelligence, big data, and cloud computing. His views on the Asia Pacific IT market are commonly cited in prominent publications and broadcast media, and he is a highly sought-after speaker at industry events throughout the world.

Previous Work Experience

Michael has 20 years of IT experience and joined Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research. Prior to Springboard, he led software infrastructure and application integration research in Asia Pacific for Gartner, advising large organizations on strategies for sourcing, implementing, and managing enterprise applications and software technologies. He previously conducted software research and implementation at Meta Group, Hurwitz Group, and Prudential Insurance.

Education

Michael holds a master's degree in economics from Northeastern University.

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  • Michael Barnes
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Virtualization In Greater China 2010 To 2011: End User Adoption Trends

    This report provides an overview of virtualization end user adoption trends in Greater China. It focuses not only on adoption trends but also on deployment patterns, demand drivers, adoption...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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

    This document identifies the infrastructure (server, client, storage, OS) profile of end user organizations in Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ) for vendor strategists. The report focuses on IT...

    • Downloads: 38
  • 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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Cloud Computing In China 2010: End User Adoption Trends

    This document provides an overview of cloud computing in China for vendor strategists. There is a focus on cloud adoption trends and demand drivers, benefits and concerns, market awareness and user...

    • Downloads: 49
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Cloud Computing In India 2010: End User Adoption Trends

    This document provides an overview of cloud computing in India for vendor strategists. There is a focus on cloud adoption trends and demand drivers, benefits and concerns, market awareness and user...

    • Downloads: 56
  • 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:Cloud Computing In Asia Pacific 2010: End User Adoption Trends

    This document provides an overview of cloud computing in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) for vendor strategists. Survey data was gathered from over 470 interviews with CIOs, IT managers, and top...

    • Downloads: 35