Boris Evelson

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Boris serves the Application Development & Delivery role. He is a leading expert in business intelligence (BI) — a set of processes, methodologies, and technologies used to transform raw data into meaningful, useful, and action-oriented enterprise information. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance, and architectures and identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end user experiences.

Boris' current research focuses on the practical and actionable best practices for building BI infrastructure and applications, such as BI business cases, architectural options, organizational structures, and vendor selection. Boris continues to explore emerging trends in next-generation BI, such as agile BI architecture and development approaches, in-memory analytics, advanced data visualization, convergence of structured data and unstructured content analytics, process-driven and operational BI, and many others.

Previous Work Experience

Boris has more than 30 years of experience with enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting, and strategic advisory skills. Most recently, Boris was a managing partner at Textra, a boutique strategic advisory firm serving all IT constituents: users, vendors, and investors. Boris cofounded Textra after spending several years as a VP and a strategic technology advisor at JPMorgan/LabMorgan, where he led many successful internal BI initiatives, advising the bank's large enterprise software clients on enterprise adoption issues and product and marketing strategies. Prior to JPMorgan, Boris served as a senior manager of data warehousing and customer relationship management (CRM) practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Boris started his career at Citibank, where, among many other successful projects, he implemented the bank's first global credit risk data warehouse.

Education

Boris holds a degree in music education from Moscow Gnessin School Of Music, Russia.

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    Report:Forrester's 10-Step Methodology For Shortlisting Business Intelligence Vendors

    Tools And Technology: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Business intelligence (BI) is a runaway locomotive that just keeps picking up more and more speed in terms of enterprise interest, adoption, and spending levels. Technology vendors caught on to this...

    • Downloads: 215
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Maximize Your Chances Of Business Intelligence Success

    Processes: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    What can you do to make sure that your business intelligence (BI) initiative doesn't end up on the scrap heap of failed projects? Seeking answers to this question isn't unique to BI projects —...

    • Downloads: 597
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Drive Business Insight With Effective BI Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    How does an enterprise — especially a large, global one with multiple product lines and multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications — make sense of operations, logistics, and...

    • Downloads: 1942
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build An Agile BI Organization

    Organization: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Earlier-generation business intelligence (BI) support centers — organized along the same lines as support centers for all other enterprise software — fall short when it comes to taking...

    • Downloads: 1815
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Craft Your Future State BI Reference Architecture

    Road Map: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    In the face of rising data volume and complexity and increased need for self-service, enterprises need an effective business intelligence (BI) reference architecture to utilize BI as a key corporate...

    • Downloads: 1857
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Decide When To Buy, Build, Or Outsource BI

    Building custom business intelligence (BI) solutions is time-consuming and inflexible; therefore, application development and delivery (AD&D) pros heading BI projects should move away from a...

    • Downloads: 1000
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Updated 2012: BI Service Provider Short-Listing Tool

    Create a shortlist using our tool to find the right set of providers based on your technology requirements, industry, project size, and geographic scope.Eliminate or add partners based on factors...

    • Downloads: 158
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Make Customer-Facing BI Agile

    Agile Methods Improve Customer Intelligence

    Customer Intelligence (CI) is a subset of business intelligence (BI); CI and BI professionals share similar struggles, particularly when it comes to implementing applications that produce valuable,...

    • Downloads: 520
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends 2011 And Beyond: Business Intelligence

    Agility Will Shape Business Intelligence For The Next Decade

    Forrester continues to see ever-increasing levels of interest in and adoption of business intelligence (BI) platforms, applications, and processes. But while BI maturity in enterprises continues to...

    • Downloads: 2474
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

    Align Data Management Roles To Create Stronger Business Value

    The continuing explosion in data volume, increasing numbers of business users, growing data complexity, compliance requirements, need to support global operations, and growing need for real-time...

    • Downloads: 3081
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Empower BI HEROes With Self-Service Tools

    An Empowered Report

    In Forrester's recently published book, Empowered, Forrester Research analysts describe ways that new technologies can empower business people and make them true HEROes through individual...

    • Downloads: 1324
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Open Source Business Intelligence (BI), Q3 2010

    Actuate BIRT Leads, With Jaspersoft Enterprise, SpagoBI, Pentaho Enterprise, And Pentaho Community Close Behind

    Comparing open source BI technologies is often an apples-to-oranges comparison: 1) not all vendors include the same functionality in the free community versions of the software versus commercial open...

    • Downloads: 2225
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Agile BI Out Of The Box

    Reduce Development Time And Effort With Metadata-Generated BI Applications

    Complexity represents one of the toughest challenges facing traditional business intelligence (BI) applications. Multiple components must be considered including data integration, cleansing,...

    • Downloads: 1746
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Belt Tightening In A Tough Economic Climate

    Practical Advice Applicable To Any Economic Condition

    As an economic downturn becomes a sobering reality, enterprises look for various ways to increase revenues and reduce costs. While overall IT budgets become targets for cost cutting, business...

    • Downloads: 1587
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Latest BI Adoption Trends In Enterprises: Bright Future, But Off To A Slow Start

    Our latest data shows that enterprises are slowly but surely beginning to adopt the newest BI features like open source, end-user self-service, and search-BI convergence.

    • Downloads: 6
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    Report:Topic Overview: Business Intelligence

    Business intelligence (BI) is a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information. It allows business users to make...

    • Downloads: 6769
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    Report:How The Convergence Of Business Rules, BPM, And BI Will Drive Business Optimization

    With change endemic, business flexibility paramount, and the lines between strategic, tactical, and operational decision-making blurring, information and knowledge management (I&KM) pros must find...

    • Downloads: 2336
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    Report:Cognos Acquisition Puts IBM In Thick Of BI Race

    Move Changes Competitive and Partnering Dynamics

    IBM's planned acquisition of Cognos comes as little surprise following SAP's announcement to acquire Business Objects and Oracle's recent acquisition of Hyperion. IBM's move is cleaner in terms of...

    • Downloads: 640
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SAP Changes Course With Major Acquisition

    ERP Leader Accelerates Growth Strategy With Business Objects Acquisition

    SAP, in a complete turnaround from its prior organic growth and "tuck-in" acquisitions strategy, announced its intention to acquire Business Objects on October 7, 2007. This move parallels similar...

    • Downloads: 458
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Data, Data Everywhere!

    Very Large Database Issues And Implications For Business Intelligence

    The information revolution is producing mountains of digital data that are becoming more and more challenging to process and analyze. Not only are businesses generating more data every day, but our...

    • Downloads: 1041