Paul   Miller

Paul Miller

Senior Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Paul serves the CIO role, focusing on the industrial internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing. His research explores how new technologies challenge established organizations and their business models. Cloud computing may not always save its adopters money, but cloud-based approaches consistently provide the flexibility and agility required to win, serve, and retain business in the age of the customer. Paul also looks at the way IoT is creating opportunities in sectors from healthcare and utilities to manufacturing and retail. At the simplest level, connected devices are used to track the use of expensive physical assets. But the opportunities are far larger than that, altering the ways in which machines are built, sold, used, and maintained, and transforming the relationship between makers, operators, and customers in ways that we are only just beginning to understand.

Previous Work Experience

Paul joined Forrester in 2015, having spent the previous six years as an independent analyst and founder of The Cloud of Data. His areas of focus included cloud computing and big data, with a particular emphasis on exploring the implications of integrating new approaches into existing business models and workflows. Paul worked with a variety of vendors, customer organizations, and public bodies. He was also a long-serving and active contributor to Gigaom Research's Analyst Network. Prior to that, Paul was a member of the senior management team at a UK software company. He has also filled roles related to shaping public policy around the use of information technology, particularly in the culture and education sectors, culminating in a period as the first director of the UK's Common Information Environment. This initiative was supported by organizations including the National Health Service, Jisc, the British Library, BBC, and others.

Education

Paul earned a Ph.D in archaeology from the University of York, in the UK.

Paul Miller

Senior Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Paul serves the CIO role, focusing on the industrial internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing. His research explores how new technologies challenge established organizations and their business models. Cloud computing may not always save its adopters money, but cloud-based approaches consistently provide the flexibility and agility required to win, serve, and retain business in the age of the customer. Paul also looks at the way IoT is creating opportunities in sectors from healthcare and utilities to manufacturing and retail. At the simplest level, connected devices are used to track the use of expensive physical assets. But the opportunities are far larger than that, altering the ways in which machines are built, sold, used, and maintained, and transforming the relationship between makers, operators, and customers in ways that we are only just beginning to understand.

Previous Work Experience

Paul joined Forrester in 2015, having spent the previous six years as an independent analyst and founder of The Cloud of Data. His areas of focus included cloud computing and big data, with a particular emphasis on exploring the implications of integrating new approaches into existing business models and workflows. Paul worked with a variety of vendors, customer organizations, and public bodies. He was also a long-serving and active contributor to Gigaom Research's Analyst Network. Prior to that, Paul was a member of the senior management team at a UK software company. He has also filled roles related to shaping public policy around the use of information technology, particularly in the culture and education sectors, culminating in a period as the first director of the UK's Common Information Environment. This initiative was supported by organizations including the National Health Service, Jisc, the British Library, BBC, and others.

Education

Paul earned a Ph.D in archaeology from the University of York, in the UK.

Paul Miller's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: The Internet Of Things

    IoT's Business Promise Persists After A Consumer Reckoning

    November 6, 2018 Michele Pelino, Frank E. Gillett, Julie A. Ask, Nigel Fenwick, Paul Miller, Dan Bieler, Bill Martorelli, Merritt Maxim

    This report shares Forrester's 2019 predictions to help CIOs and their business counterparts tackle the rapidly changing internet-of-things (IoT) landscape to deliver and enable connected products and business processes.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Evaluate Industrial IoT Software Platform Pricing Models To Ensure Long-Term Fit

    Simple Subscriptions Are Still Most Popular — But Newer Options May Prove More Enticing

    November 2, 2018 Michele Pelino, Paul Miller

    Industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) software platforms address use cases for very large numbers of connected devices. At this scale, minor differences in unit price can make all the difference. We surveyed vendors from the recent Forrester Wave™ evaluation of IIoT software platforms to categorize the range of pricing models they employ and help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Industrial IoT Platform Vendors Aren't Stealing Their Customers' Data

    Before Sending Data To Any IoT Platform, Know What Questions To Ask

    November 2, 2018Paul Miller

    Industrial use cases have quickly become among the most common for the internet of things (IoT). Customers of industrial IoT (IIoT) software platforms are confused about ownership of the data they store in those platforms. Vendors believe their position is clear, but Forrester surveyed the market in 2018 to help explain what's really going on and provide some clarity for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    August 9, 2018Paul Miller, Michele Pelino

    In our 24-criteria evaluation of industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) software platform providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Atos, Bosch, C3 IoT, Cisco, GE Digital, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, SAP, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Software AG — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Offer A Deeper Purpose To Tempt Digital Talent Away From Silicon Valley

    Traditional Industries Competing With Cool Tech Firms For Staff Must Shift The Fight Away From Pay And Perks To Win

    August 6, 2018Paul Miller

    Traditional businesses must embrace digital to win, serve, and retain customers. From manufacturing and utilities to retail and healthcare, many are attempting the transition. In the process, lumbering behemoths of the industrial age find themselves competing for digitally savvy talent with some of the youngest, coolest companies on the planet. This report discusses the talent acquisition and retention steps that infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must take as they seek digitally enabled growth. This is an update to a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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