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Brent Ellis

Sr Analyst

Brent serves infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders, providing holistic thinking about enterprise problems. Brent aims to help clients find the right mix of technologies, processes, and people to maximize their goals and provide the unique value they have to the world. He is particularly focused on reliable and resilient IT services, storage, cloud infrastructure adoption, the future of work pertaining to IT professionals, and the evolving nature of I&O.

Previous Work Experience

Brent came to Forrester with over 16 years of experience in technology support and IT management, supporting nonprofit and education-based organizations. Brent has helped design, implement, and support technology systems with varying needs, from virtualization to networking to audio/visual. Brent has a special passion for client service and has worked hard to understand his employers’ and clients’ goals in order to deliver IT service in the most appropriate manner for their business.

Since starting at Forrester in 2016, Brent has worked as a Senior Advisor to a group of over 30 technology executives, regularly supporting their decision-making and facilitating access to Forrester’s ecosystem of resources.

Education

Brent holds a Master of Business Administration with honors (with concentrations in organizational leadership and finance), a Master of Science in computer information systems, and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Boston University.

Brent serves infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders, providing holistic thinking about enterprise problems. Brent aims to help clients find the right mix of technologies, processes, and people to maximize their goals and provide the unique value they have to the world. He is particularly focused on reliable and resilient IT services, storage, cloud infrastructure adoption, the future of work pertaining to IT professionals, and the evolving nature of I&O.

Previous Work Experience

Brent came to Forrester with over 16 years of experience in technology support and IT management, supporting nonprofit and education-based organizations. Brent has helped design, implement, and support technology systems with varying needs, from virtualization to networking to audio/visual. Brent has a special passion for client service and has worked hard to understand his employers’ and clients’ goals in order to deliver IT service in the most appropriate manner for their business.

Since starting at Forrester in 2016, Brent has worked as a Senior Advisor to a group of over 30 technology executives, regularly supporting their decision-making and facilitating access to Forrester’s ecosystem of resources.

Education

Brent holds a Master of Business Administration with honors (with concentrations in organizational leadership and finance), a Master of Science in computer information systems, and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Boston University.

Brent Ellis's Most Recent Research

Research

The New Economics Of On-Premises Infrastructure

Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
January 22nd, 2021 | Naveen Chhabra, Brent Ellis

While public cloud storage isn't a panacea due to concerns about privacy, security, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, its operating expenditure...

12 min read