John’s focuses at Evaluator Group include Hybrid Cloud and Big Data. John recently published a research report entitled Hybrid Cloud in the Enterprise – A Work in Progress that is based on survey and interview data with large-enterprise cloud users. John became interested in Big Data in 2004 when he co-authored a book entitled Inescapable Data: Harnessing the Power of Convergence, which is an early look at what is now known as IoT. John also writes for his blog “Inescapable Data” on Forbes.com. His blog focuses on trends and announcements in cloud and Big Data.
John originally entered the IT industry as a salesperson in the mainframe leasing business. In 1990, he transitioned to IDC as an analyst, where he specialized in mainframe competitive analysis. Later, he founded the storage practice at Yankee Group. In 2002, he founded Data Mobility Group and joined Evaluator Group in 2009.