There are two people called Michael at Osterman Research, and that can get pretty confusing on briefing calls and in lots of other situations too. We keep it clear with this simple rule:
- Michael Sampson is always “Michael”
- Michael Osterman always goes by “Mike”
Michael Sampson, Principal Analyst
Goes by – Michael
Michael is the Principal Analyst at Osterman Research, with broad interests in cybersecurity, data protection and information governance. Michael started with Osterman Research in 2008. See Michael’s recent research.
Michael is the author of seven books and has contributed to over 100 research programs at Osterman Research.
Michael holds a Master of Commerce with first-class honours in telecommunications-based IT from the University of Canterbury.
Michael works from the New Zealand office of Osterman Research.
Michael Osterman, Founder and Senior Advisor
Goes by – Mike
Mike is the Founder of Osterman Research, and its Senior Advisor. Mike has focused on understanding, analyzing and forecasting markets for messaging, collaboration and related technologies at Osterman Research, beginning in 2001.
Previously, Mike was an analyst for several market research and related firms (Creative Networks, SRI International, Ryan Hankin Kent, ElectroniCast and Gnostic Concepts).