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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  • Andrew Bartels
  • IT Infrastructure & Operations
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2013 To 2014

    Sluggish Canadian Tech Market Will Accelerate In 2014

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers continue to be more conservative in their tech buying than those in the US, with business and government purchases of tech goods and services growing by 2.2% in 2013,...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Information And Communications Technology Industry Opportunities In Professional Services

    Vendors Should Target This Large And Growing Industry

    The professional services industry presents both opportunities and challenges for tech vendors. The opportunities? Professional services is one of the largest industries in terms of tech purchases,...

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    Report:What CEOs Of Small Software Companies Need To Do In 2011

    How To Find The Best Opportunities In A High-Growth Market

    The software market is poised to enjoy its best growth in a decade, and small software companies face great growth opportunities as their larger competitors struggle to adapt to a new world of cloud...

    • Downloads: 839
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    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2012

    Slower Than Expected 2011 Spending Portends 6.6% Growth In 2012

    The US tech market posted weaker growth in 2011 than we expected; the outlook for 2012 is for more of the same, with business and government purchases of IT goods and services growing by 6.8% to 6.6%...

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    Report:Tech Vendor Outlook For The US In 2012 To 2013

    Software And IT Consulting Services Have The Best Prospects

    The US tech market outlook for vendors is looking brighter for 2012 and 2013, with the US tech market projected to grow by 7.5% in 2012 (7.1% including telecommunications services) and even faster in...

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    Report:Forrsights: IT Budgets And Priorities In 2013

    Mobility And Analytics Drive Spending Growth Despite Business Pessimism

    What are the 2013 budget plans and priorities for CIOs and other IT decision-makers? Forrester's Forrsights Budgets And Priorities Tracker Survey, Q4 2012 provides insight on the 2013 tech buying...

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    Report:A Better But Still Subpar Global Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Software Buying In The US And Other Tech Twelve Countries Will Drive 5.5% Local Currency Tech Growth In 2014

    The good news for CIOs is that improving economies in the US and elsewhere will generate cash flow to support the purchases of the new mobile, cloud, and smart technologies that are transforming...

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    Report:Smart Process Applications Fill A Big Business Gap

    They Will Grow Twice As Fast As The Enterprise Application Market

    Smart process apps are a new category of application software designed to support business activities that are people-intensive, highly variable, loosely structured, and subject to frequent change....

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    Report:Global Tech Market Outlook For 2012 And 2013

    Eight Themes Will Shape Vendors' Prospects Over The Next Two Years

    The market for purchases of information technology goods and services by business and government will go through two transitions in 2012 and 2013. The first is a spending slowdown after the recession...

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    Report:Global Tech Market Outlook 2013 To 2014

    In Local Currencies, The US Will Lead 5.4% Global Tech Market Growth In 2013 And 6.7% Growth In 2014

    The 2013 to 2014 period will see a different pattern of tech market dynamics than what prevailed in 2012, forcing CIOs and business tech buyers to adjust their spending plans to take advantage of new...

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    Report:Cloud Investments Will Reconfigure Future IT Budgets

    As-A-Service Computing Will Shift Budgets From New Project Spending To Ongoing MOOSE Expenditures

    In 2012, for most CIOs, spending to maintain and operate the organization, systems, and equipment (MOOSE) represents more than 70% of their information and communications technology (ICT) budget on a...

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    Report:European Information And Communications Technology Market 2012 To 2013

    Spending Growth Comes To A Halt As Europe Slides Into Recession

    Overview of the European ICT Market

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    Report:Forrsights: Cautious Optimism In 2012 IT Spending Plans

    Our Q4 2011 IT Budget Survey Finds Mobile The Top Priority

    Forrester's Forrsights Budgets And Priorities Tracker Survey, Q4 2011, provides insight on the 2012 tech buying plans and practices of more than 3,700 IT executives and technology decision-makers at...

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    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2011 To 2012

    Canada Is Like The US In Growth, But Different In Mix Of Purchases

    Canada is like the US, only different. This bit of doggerel applies as much to the Canadian information and communications technology (ICT) market as it does to Canada's economy or culture. Because...

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    Report:Segmenting The US Tech Market

    SMBs' Tech Buying Outpaces That Of Enterprises Or Consumers, But The Situation Will Reverse In 2013

    For CIOs, understanding trends in the broader tech market is useful, but even more useful is information on trends for companies of their size and in their industry. With IT consumerization or...

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    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2012 To 2013

    Economic Worries Lead Canadian CIOs To Cut Back ICT Purchases

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers are behaving as if Canada is heading for a recession — and it's not. Indeed, while the Canadian economy is growing at about the same 4% rate (at current prices) as...

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    Report:Global Tech Market Outlook 2012 To 2013

    Economic Weakness Will Slow, But Not, Stop Growth

    CIOs tracking broader tech market trends to see where their firms stand face a mixed picture, depending on their location. On a global basis, the European recession and weakening economic growth in...

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    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2012 To 2013

    Improving Economic Prospects Create Upside Potential

    CIOs care about tech market trends for three reasons: 1) to understand how much other firms are spending on information and communications technologies (and where); 2) to determine where they ought...

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    Report:Smart Computing Connects CIOs With The Business

    Sensors, Machine-To-Machine, Analytics, And Collaboration Help CIOs Solve Business Problems

    It is no surprise that CIOs have shown keen interest in cloud computing, since its variations can help reduce IT's capital and operating costs and speed up delivery of projects. But many CIOs are...

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    Report:Forrsights: Analytics, Mobile, And Collaboration Lead 2011 Tech Investment Growth

    Implementation Of As-A-Service Technologies Lags Behind Interest

    Investments in analytics and business intelligence, mobile devices and applications, and collaborative applications are the leading IT investment priorities for businesses in 2011, with...

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    Report:The US Tech Sector Is Adding Jobs

    US Software And IT Services Industries Increase Employment In 2011 And 2012

    Forrester has made the point that US companies have chosen to invest in technology instead of adding jobs. But the counterpoint is that US tech vendors — especially software and IT services...

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    Report:A Mixed Outlook For The Global Tech Market In 2013 And 2014

    The US Market And Software Buying Will Be The Drivers Of 2.3% Growth This Year And 5.4% Growth Next Year

    CIOs in different regions of the world will generally match changes in their budgets to local economic conditions; their purchases of IT goods and services in 2013 and 2014 will grow, stay flat, or...

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    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2013 And 2014: Better Times Ahead

    We Forecast 6% ICT Spending Growth For Both Years

    US CIOs remain torn between their need to invest in new mobile, cloud, and smart technologies and their fear of encountering economic doldrums (or worse). Over the past two and a half years, these...

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    Report:Defining The Boundary Between Business Tech Buying And Consumer Tech Buying

    Understanding Who Chooses And Who Pays For Devices That Span Business And Personal Tasks

    The spreading bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon has created a more complex landscape of tech buying. But traditional divisions between consumer tech purchases and business tech purchases still...

    • Downloads: 223
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    Report:Four Reasons For Sluggish Tech Market Growth And The Rationale For Future Optimism

    Weak Economies, A Changing Hardware Market, Cloud, And CEO Aversion To Investment Have Kept A Lid On Tech Buying

    Forrester's projected 5.5% growth in the global tech market in 2014 in local currency terms (6.2% in US dollars) is certainly an improvement over the more feeble growth of 2012 and 2013. Still, these...

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