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Naveen Chhabra

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Naveen serves infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals, delivering strategic guidance to Forrester's vendor and end user clients. Naveen’s vision for technology leaders is to develop a dependable and reliable technology infrastructure. Naveen leads the research on enterprise storage, hyperconverged infrastructure, data protection, and disaster recovery technologies and practices. Naveen guides tech leaders across his coverage and helps them navigate their path as these leaders face a myriad of factors affecting them, including the use of multiple cloud services, containers, expanding storage technology options, increasing ransomware-induced outages, and the like. Naveen researches the ways technology leaders can proactively prepare themselves to improve their recoverability posture.

Previous Work Experience

Naveen brings over 20 years of varied experience to his role. Prior to joining Forrester, he spent 12 years with Hewlett-Packard, where he worked across many functional areas in roles including cloud solution consulting, presales, and R&D in HP Software. He has experience guiding I&O professionals to drive benefits through adoption and utilization of IT management (operations and applications), cloud computing, IT automation, and service design and delivery. He also spent a few years at Infosys, where he led the software development for VoIP solutions and network monitoring software.

Education

Naveen holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from NIT Jalandhar and has attended executive management courses at IIM Bangalore.

Naveen serves infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals, delivering strategic guidance to Forrester's vendor and end user clients. Naveen’s vision for technology leaders is to develop a dependable and reliable technology infrastructure. Naveen leads the research on enterprise storage, hyperconverged infrastructure, data protection, and disaster recovery technologies and practices. Naveen guides tech leaders across his coverage and helps them navigate their path as these leaders face a myriad of factors affecting them, including the use of multiple cloud services, containers, expanding storage technology options, increasing ransomware-induced outages, and the like. Naveen researches the ways technology leaders can proactively prepare themselves to improve their recoverability posture.

Previous Work Experience

Naveen brings over 20 years of varied experience to his role. Prior to joining Forrester, he spent 12 years with Hewlett-Packard, where he worked across many functional areas in roles including cloud solution consulting, presales, and R&D in HP Software. He has experience guiding I&O professionals to drive benefits through adoption and utilization of IT management (operations and applications), cloud computing, IT automation, and service design and delivery. He also spent a few years at Infosys, where he led the software development for VoIP solutions and network monitoring software.

Education

Naveen holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from NIT Jalandhar and has attended executive management courses at IIM Bangalore.

Naveen Chhabra's Most Recent Research

Research

Business Resilience As A Competitive Advantage

Resilient firms dynamically react to a sudden event or crisis regardless of whether they had foreseen it as being a risk. These firms understand the specifics...

11 min read
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Business Resiliency Is The Bulwark To A World Defined By Systemic Risk And Chaos

Resiliency Ensures Continuity And The Ability To Pivot To New Opportunities During A Crisis
February 8th, 2021 | Amy DeMartine , Alla Valente , Naveen Chhabra

In times of crisis or sudden risk events, business resiliency practices ensure the uninterrupted delivery of customer products and services, keep employees...

22 min read
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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
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Identify And Estimate The Costs Of Downtime On Your Business

Don't Rely On Industry Averages -- Determine Your Own
January 13th, 2021 | Naveen Chhabra

Resilient tech infrastructure is critical for business success, and downtimes cost dearly. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros leading their firms...

1 min read
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The State Of Disaster Recovery Preparedness In 2020

Review Business And IT Risks With Evolving Business Operations
August 24th, 2020 | Naveen Chhabra

Technology outages damage customer confidence in a business. While infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have more tools at their disposal to prepare...

8 min read