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 Osterman always goes by “Mike”
  • Michael Sampson is always “Michael”

Michael Osterman, Founder, President and Principal Analyst

Goes by – Mike

Mike is the Founder and President of Osterman Research, and its Principal Analyst. Mike is focused on understanding, analyzing and forecasting markets for messaging, collaboration and related technologies. Osterman Research, Inc. was founded 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). 

Mike works from Black Diamond in Washington State.

For more:

Michael Sampson, Senior Research Analyst

Goes by – Michael

Michael is the Senior Research Analyst at Osterman Research, with broad interests in cybersecurity, data protection and information governance. Michael prepares survey reports and white papers for new projects, coordinating their completion through to publication.

Michael works from Canterbury in New Zealand.

For more: