John Webster

John Webster, Senior Partner & Analyst

Prior to joining Evaluator Group in 2009, John 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. In between, he founded the storage practice at the Yankee Group and in 2002, founded Data Mobility Group.

Since joining Evaluator Group, John’s areas of focus have expanded to include Cloud and Big Data. He recently published a major 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’s interest interested in Big Data began in 2004 when he co-authored a book entitled Inescapable Data: Harnessing the Power of Convergence that is an early look at what is now known as IoT. John also writes for his blog “Inescapable Data” on His blog focuses on trends and announcements in cloud and Big Data. An active thought-leader in the IT industry, John facilitated the founding of SNIA’s End User Council.

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