Rene Buest

Rene Buest is Gartner Analyst covering Infrastructure Services & Digital Operations. Prior to that he was Director of Technology Research at Arago, 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 is considered as 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.

INSIGHTS Report: Security Comparison – TeamDrive vs. ownCloud

Dropbox polarized within the IT departments. From the executive board up to the ordinary employees, people rely on the popular cloud storage service. This is mainly due to the ease of use that is not provided by internal IT departments today. In particular two in Germany developed solutions attack here, which allow companies to implement […]

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Business-Bricks-as-a-Service (BBaaS) – Business Building Blocks in the Cloud

Companies and developers stick in a dilemma. On the one hand, cloud computing should provide easy access to IT resources. But on the other hand, an enormous knowledge about distributed programming is assumed, to create solutions that are both scalable and highly available simultaneously. In particular, the issue of the responsibility for scalability and high […]

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Enterprise App Store in the Cloud – Virtual Private Enterprise App Store (VPEAS)

Enterprise App Stores are in line with the trend. The increasing popularity of mobile devices and applications combined with cloud services mean that companies will introduce their own app stores in order to regain some control over the applications used by their employees and the costs. Enterprise App Store in the Cloud – Virtual Private […]

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Dell Think Tank: “Converged Infrastructures”

On 31/01/2013 Rene Buest participated together with Steve O’Donnell (GreenBytes Inc.) an many others at Dell’s Think Tank about “Converged Infrastructures” within the Dell Technology Camp 2013 in Amsterdam.

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Software-as-a-Service: Why your application belongs to the cloud as well

Software-as-a-service is the most growing part in the cloud computing market. More and more providers of classical software solutions make the change and offer their applications over the cloud. Learn why your application belongs to the cloud as well and why your customers but even you as a provider benefit from this step. Software-as-a-Service: Why […]

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Your cloud computing strategy – The use case is the starting point

What are the key elements of a cloud strategy? This question is not easy and can usually only be answered in general because there is not the master plan for a cloud strategy. Which nor exists for a corporate strategy or IT strategy. Understand why a use case is the starting point of each cloud […]

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Checklist: Check a Cloud Computing provider for authenticity

This checklist helps to verify the authenticity of an alleged Cloud Computing provider and thus prevent the cloud-washing. Checklist: Check a Cloud Computing provider for authenticity by René Büst

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Panel discussion – BMC User Forum 2011

On 14 and 15 November 2011 Rene Buest participated together with Paul Avenant on a panel discussion on “How mobility, SaaS and Social Media are changing IT”. The recording of the video can be found under http://service.twistage.com/plugins/player.swf?p=bmctv-production&v=af7f9c3b10d49.

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Live Webcast – “Dynamic Net-Centric Sourcing. Your Secure Path Into The Cloud”

On 19/07/2011 Rene Buest was together with Dr. Stefan Ried (Forrester Research) and Peter Arbitter (T-Systems) participant of the international Live Webcast – “Dynamic Net-Centric Sourcing. Your Secure Path Into The Cloud” of the German Computerwoche. Here is the teaser to the webcast. The complete recording of the webcast can be found here . And […]

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