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Posted by JP Gownder on February 26, 2013
“Hello, I’m J. P. Gownder, and I serve Infrastructure and Operations professionals!” That’s my new greeting to Forrester’s clients. (I borrowed – aka “stole” – this opening line from my excellent colleague, Laura Ramos, who recently rejoined the Forrester analyst ranks herself).
After eight years in a variety of roles at Forrester, I’ve joined the Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) team as a Vice President and Principal Analyst. I’ll be collaborating with analyst colleagues (please see below) on I&O’s forthcoming Workforce Enablement Playbook. I&O pros face the constant challenge of empowering their companies’ workers with devices and services to make them successful in their jobs… as well as navigating the growing challenge of employees who choose to bring their own technology to work instead.
More specifically, I’ll be researching at least five issues pertinent to I&O pros:
I’d like clients to know that I’m entering an established team with some very seasoned colleagues, with whom I’ll be collaborating a great deal: David Johnson (who is the team’s Chief Virtualization Analyst and who also covers Client Management, Macs and other Apple products in the enterprise, BYOPC, and related topics) and I will be joined at the hip to collaborate on a good bit of this end user computing research. Michele Pelino (who specializes in topics like M2M (Machine-to-machine), the Internet-Of-Things, BYOD economics and business cases, corporate app stores, and other topics). Christian Kane (who is the Chief Mobile Analyst, spending a lot of time on mobile device and application management, and mobile devices). And of course Chris Voce, the research director who leads and manages the Workforce Enablement research initiatives.
Exciting stuff, right? I look forward to reconnecting with Forrester’s vendor clients and making tons of new connections with I&O professionals in coming days and weeks!
Twitter: @jgownder| Bio: http://www.forrester.com/j.p.-gownder
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