Krista Macomber

Research Director

With a focus on data security, protection, and management, Krista has a particular focus on how these strategies play out in multi-cloud environments. She brings approximately a decade of experience providing research and advisory services and creating thought leadership content, with a focus on IT infrastructure and data management and protection. Her vantage point spans technology and vendor portfolio developments; customer buying behavior trends; and vendor ecosystems, go-to-market positioning, and business models. Her work has appeared in major publications including eWeek, TechTarget and The Register.

Prior to joining The Futurum Group, Krista led the data center practice for Evaluator Group and the data center practice of analyst firm Technology Business Research. She also created articles, product analyses, and blogs on all things storage and data protection and management for analyst firm Storage Switzerland and led market intelligence initiatives for media company TechTarget.

Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Journalism with a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Recent Insights, NEWS & RESEARCH:

In this episode of Infrastructure Matters, hosts Camberley Bates, Steve Dickens and Krista Macomber discuss key topics around cybersecurity and AI, as well as IBM’s investments in Wimbledon.
In this episode of Infrastructure Matters, hosts Camberley Bates, Steve Dickens and Krista Macomber discuss key topics around Data Sovereignty, AI and Data Integration plus CyberSecurity.
The Futurum Group Security Framework is a tool that can help. It is based on The Futurum Group’s hands-on lab work, as well as in-depth analysis of a number of existing frameworks. It was designed to be utilized by IT Operations to assess their environment – including their processes and technologies – for efficacy in addressing cyber-security requirements.
Steven Dickens shares his experiences at HPE Discover, highlighting HPE's private cloud AI solutions and their collaboration with Nvidia. Camberley Bates discusses Pure Accelerate's focus on AI and cybersecurity, while Krista Macomber facilitates the conversation and covers insights from the FinOps X conference.
In our latest Research Brief, Fortifying Operational Technology (OT) Systems Against Cyberattacks–done in partnership with Honeywell– we examine the benefits of a comprehensive strategy for protecting OT assets against cyberattacks requiring asset discovery, ongoing risk assessment, and compliance management.
Zoho Enhances its Enterprise Security Stack for Identity and Access Management and Threat Detection
Krista Macomber, Research Director and Senior Analyst with The Futurum Group, shares her insights on Zoho’s enterprise security updates.