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Ovum » Saurabh Sharma

  • Saurabh Sharma
  • Senior Analyst
  • Infrastructure Solutions

Areas of expertise: Enterprise service bus (ESB)/service-oriented architecture (SOA), application integration middleware, B2B integration/EDI, cloud service integration, integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS), API management, mobile middleware, integration

Saurabh is a Senior Analyst with Ovum IT and is a member of Ovum’s Infrastructure Solutions team. His research covers integration infrastructure and enterprise integration strategies that span across application-to-application (A2A), B2B, and cloud service integration. He also focuses on other associated disciplines such as API management, integration and solution architectures, and communications integration. Saurabh maintains a keen interest in software spend forecasting across the key business software market segments, regions, and verticals.

His recent research has focused on the emergence of integration PaaS (iPaaS) and cloud-based integration platforms, API management platforms, different approaches to cloud service integration, the relevance of service-oriented architecture (SOA) in the current operating environment, SOA strategy and the synergies between enterprise architecture and SOA, B2B integration solutions, communications integration, and the associated vendor landscape and business models.

Saurabh brings to the fore over seven years of industry experience in software development and technology research and consulting. Prior to joining Ovum, he worked with IBM as a senior consultant and focused on driving growth for its cloud computing business. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant for a major research and advisory firm and focused on a wide range of areas, including communications service provider business strategy, network infrastructure, enterprise applications, cloud computing, and IT services.

Saurabh started his career as a software engineer at Aricent (erstwhile Hughes Software Systems) and was involved in the development of base transceiver station software for Nokia Siemens Networks. Saurabh completed a Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) with honours in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, in 2006.

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