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John Brand

VP, CIO Exec Partner

John serves CIOs with research that focuses on the enterprise adoption of new software and Internet technologies. With more than 25 years of experience in IT, he is widely regarded as one of the top Internet and IT industry analysts in Asia Pacific. He is regularly invited to speak at industry events and is often quoted in the press around the globe.

John has extensive industry knowledge in financial services and the media and entertainment industries, as well as a broad range of commercial and noncommercial industries. He has produced world-leading research in the areas of enterprise content management, business intelligence, data center transformation, the impact on security by social computing, and many other technology- and business-related topics.

Previous Work Experience

John joined Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research, which acquired his own independent IT industry analyst firm, Hydrasight, in 2010. He previously spent five years as a senior vice president and principal analyst with global IT research firm Meta Group.

John serves CIOs with research that focuses on the enterprise adoption of new software and Internet technologies. With more than 25 years of experience in IT, he is widely regarded as one of the top Internet and IT industry analysts in Asia Pacific. He is regularly invited to speak at industry events and is often quoted in the press around the globe.

John has extensive industry knowledge in financial services and the media and entertainment industries, as well as a broad range of commercial and noncommercial industries. He has produced world-leading research in the areas of enterprise content management, business intelligence, data center transformation, the impact on security by social computing, and many other technology- and business-related topics.

Previous Work Experience

John joined Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research, which acquired his own independent IT industry analyst firm, Hydrasight, in 2010. He previously spent five years as a senior vice president and principal analyst with global IT research firm Meta Group.

John Brand's Most Recent Research

Research

Asia Pacific CIO Budgets And Priorities In 2013

The "B" in BT Is Quickly Outpacing The "T" Across Asia Pacific
September 3rd, 2013 | Dane Anderson, John Brand

Forrester regularly surveys business technology (BT) decision-makers about their IT budgets and priorities to help our clients align their own investments...

9 min read
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Big Data Adoption Trends In Asia Pacific: 2013 To 2014

January 23rd, 2013 | John Brand, Michael Barnes

The maturity and sophistication of existing data warehousing (DW) implementations across the Asia Pacific (AP) region has been variable, to say the least...

16 min read
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Mapping Out The Journey To Private Cloud Enablement

January 16th, 2013 | John Brand

Springboard Research notes that rising interest in the implementation of private clouds is creating confusion in the market. More importantly, misaligned...

1 min read
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The Future Of BI In Asia Pacific

The Top 10 Trends Affecting Market Maturity And Growth
January 2nd, 2013 | Michael Barnes, John Brand

Business intelligence (BI) adoption drivers, technology understanding, and organizational process maturity continue to vary widely across Asia Pacific...

14 min read
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BMC Finally Puts The "B" Into BSM

September 12th, 2012 | John Brand

While BMC has espoused its Business Service Management (BSM) vision for many years, along with numerous other vendors, we believe the June 2008 acquisition...

1 min read