Rene Buest

Rene Buest is Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Arago. Prior to that he was Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene Buest is top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies.

Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.

Leaving Arago

Dear Arago peers and friends! In January 2017, I joined Arago as Director of Technology Research, taking over the responsibility for market research, market intelligence, analyst relations and technology evangelism. Furthermore, I was appointed as one of Arago’s official spokespersons for media, at events and keynotes. I had the honor to work with a team […]

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Joining AI pioneer Arago as “Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism”

I’ve kept it as a secret and less than a handful of people knew it so far. On January 1, I’ve joined artificial intelligence (AI) pioneer Arago as “Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism”. In my role, I am responsible for analysis & content as well as the areas market intelligence & analyst relations and […]

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Leaving Crisp Research

Dear Crisp Research clients and friends, In February 2014, I joined Crisp Research as senior analyst & cloud practice lead, taking over the responsibility for the entire cloud computing, IT infrastructure, IT platforms, IT automation and Internet of Things research. The last years it was fun to help propagating the brand “Crisp Research” and its […]

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Rene Buest is one of the Top 100 Cloud Experts on Google+

Together with other big names such as Marc Benioff (CEO, Salesforce), Werner Vogels (CTO, Amazon) or Marten Mickos (CEO, Eucalyptus Inc.), Rene Buest is named as one of the “Top 100 Cloud Professionals to Follow on G+” by GetVOIP. More information and the list of the Top 100 cloud experts on Google+ can be found […]

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Hello Crisp Research! Off to new challenges.

So far, I only had told selected people about it. Now it’s official. I will end my work at New Age Disruption and start at the consulting and analyst firm Crisp Research as a senior analyst, where I take over the responsibility for covering cloud computing and IT infrastructures. I am looking forward to the […]

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CloudScreener named Rene Buest to a “Top World Cloud Expert on Twitter” for 2014

After CloudScreener already named me to one of the “Top 25 World Cloud Experts 2013“, I was considered again for 2014. On the list are popular names like Werner Vogels (CTO, Amazon), Marc Benioff (CEO, Salesforce) or Mårten Mickos (CEO, Eucalyptus Inc.). Further information and the list of the cloud experts can be found at […]

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INSIGHTS Paper: Automation concepts and solutions for IT operations

Companies are attempting to reduce IT costs while simultaneously increasing efficiency and productivity by standardizing their IT environments with virtualization technologies and Cloud Computing. However, in most cases, companies overlook the fact that standardization alone is no longer enough to achieve these objectives. The main reasons for productivity losses lie in the IT operation itself, […]

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INSIGHTS Report: HP Cloud Portfolio – Overview & Analysis

HP’s cloud portfolio consists of a range of cloud-based solutions and services. The HP Public Cloud is a true infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering and the current core product, which is marketed generous. The HP Enterprise Services – Virtual Private Cloud provides a hosted Private Cloud from HP. The Public Cloud services are delivered […]

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INSIGHTS Report: arago released AutoPilot Community Edition and announced Knowledge Community TabTab

arago AG from Frankfurt, Germany have released the AutoPilot Community Edition, a free of charge version of its knowledge based automation solution for IT operations. The edition addressed small and midsize businesses and startups who are not able to lift the financial act to invest in a modern automation platform. INSIGHTS Report: arago released AutoPilot […]

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Moderation: “CEO Couch” at Open-Xchange Summit 2013

On September 26, 2013 Rene Buest hosted the “CEO Couch” at Open-Xchange Summit 2013 in Hamburg. Among the guests on the couch were Herrmann-Josef Lamberti (EADS), Dr. Marten Schoenherr (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories), Herbert Bockers (Dimension Data) and Rafael Laguna (Open-Xchange). The “CEO Couch” is a format were Top CEOs are confronted with provocative questions on […]

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