Derek Miers

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Derek serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in business process management (BPM) and organizational transformation. He has worked in this area for more than 20 years, dealing with major brands, governmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Derek's research focuses on the methods, approaches, frameworks, tools, techniques, and technologies of business architecture; BPM; business process improvement; business transformation; and organizational change. He places special emphasis on an outcome-based, customer-focused approach.

Previous Work Experience

Derek is a well-known keynote speaker and chair of major EA conferences. As co-chair of BPMI.org, he helped merge the organization with the Object Management Group (OMG).

Education

Derek completed the Early Growth Program at London Business School.

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  • Technology Pricing & Licensing
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Select A Mobile BI Solution

    Business professionals increasingly take the ability to access critical applications and data on their mobile device for granted, and business intelligence (BI) content is no exception. Early...

    • Downloads: 155
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Pricing Data Center Services

    Managed DC Services Move From A Dedicated Into A Shared Service Model

    The pricing of managed data center (DC) services, like server and storage management and database administration, is changing rapidly. Decreasing hardware costs, increasing efficiency, and the use of...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Good Software Deals Balance Price, Flexibility, And Risk Mitigation

    Metrics: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

    This report describes the metrics that form part of Forrester's solution for sourcing and vendor management (SVM) executives who are moving to strategic software sourcing. Too many sourcing...

    • Downloads: 253
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Consider These Five Criteria When Choosing A Microsoft Volume Licensing Program

    Key Factors When Evaluating Enterprise Agreements Against Alternatives

    Selecting the right Microsoft volume licensing program is a major decision for IT sourcing and vendor management executives and it gets more complicated every year. This report analyzes the key...

    • Downloads: 595
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:A Quick Guide To Help You Prepare For A SAS Software Negotiation

    Three Areas You Must Understand If You Want To Save Money For Your Organization

    SAS's software products help organizations apply analytics to business scenarios. Now deeply embedded in many large organizations around the world, SAS has become a market leader. It's common to see...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Effort And Price Estimation Model

    Initial business intelligence deployment efforts are often difficult to predict and may dwarf the investment you made in BI platform software. The effort and costs associated with professional...

    • Downloads: 63
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Evaluate Telecom Service Providers Using A Standard Methodology

    Supplier Evaluation Criteria: The Telecommunications And Mobility Sourcing Playbook

    Among the top challenges of Forrester clients responsible for telecoms and mobility (T&M) sourcing and vendor management (SVM) face: a) lower than expected cost savings from key suppliers, b) poor or...

    • Downloads: 245
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Accelerate Your Software License Optimization Program By Using Specialist Services Providers

    Use Experts' Tools, Processes, And People To Replace Failing SAM

    If you've recently had a bad software audit experience, are worried about license compliance, or want to cut wasteful software expenditure, you may need to replace traditional, but obsolete, software...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Licensing Changes — What You Need To Know

    Repackaging And The Move From Per-Processor To Per-Core Licensing Will Affect The Way Your Organization Uses SQL Server

    Microsoft's recent announcements will affect the way your organization licenses its SQL Server product and what you have to pay to use it. To prepare for these changes, sourcing and vendor management...

    • Downloads: 264
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:How To Reduce IBM System z Mainframe Software Costs

    Two Strategies And Six Tips To Save Money In 2012

    If your organization is running an IBM System z mainframe, there are several ways you may be able to do more with less. As a sophisticated sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professional, you've...

    • Downloads: 275
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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets And Technologies Drive Tech Industry Growth

    Forrester's 2012 Tech Industry Predictions

    2012 is the year that the performance of emerging markets will be crucial to the growth prospects of the global technology industry. In particular, the top tier of the emerging markets — which...

    • Downloads: 1066
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Supplier Research Is Essential To Your Negotiation Preparation

    Supplier Intelligence: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

    Gathering market intelligence about your software suppliers is a sourcing best practice, as it empowers your negotiations and ensures that you know what to ask for and when. It's easier to do today...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Align Your IT Services Strategy With The Business

    Third-party IT services providers are in increasing demand as IT and business executives seek to optimize and innovate. While a few large multinational and Indian vendors tend to dominate the IT...

    • Downloads: 513
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Cost Analysis Tool: Cloud Versus Internal Storage Deployment

    A customizable Forrester companion tool to the Economics of IT series docs.

    • Downloads: 81
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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:RFP Template For Mobile Voice And Data Services

    This template is provided as a starting-point toolkit in the Telecommunications and Mobility Sourcing Playbook. Also see the report, June 2013, "Evaluate Service Providers Using A Standard...

    • Downloads: 41
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Spotlight: SaaS Pricing And Contracting, Q3 2011

    Forrester Sees Spike In Inquiries On Pricing, SLAs, And Vendor Viability

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) contracting has become more important to organizations; firms are now scrutinizing deals before signing. Why the extra attention? SaaS agreements matter more than ever...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:A Quick Guide To Help You Prepare For An IBM Software Negotiation

    Three Areas You Must Understand If You Want To Save Money For Your Organization

    IBM has been a major player in the software industry for decades. However, instead of simplifying its pricing and licensing over the years, IBM has become more complex as its product portfolio has...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:FAQ's About Telecom Expense Management

    Forrester clients often ask us questions about how to optimize the management of their firm's spending on telecom and mobility technologies and services, a problem that can be addressed by telecom...

    • Downloads: 138
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Negotiation Tactics For Buying iPads And Other Tablets

    Tablets ascend to the executive agenda this year as enterprise organizations hear the chorus of calls from the C-level suites — and the demand for tablets will only grow throughout 2011. As...

    • Downloads: 405
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ten Myths And Realities Of The Software Market In 2013

    Forrester's Forrsights Survey Helps Sort The Myths From The Reality

    CIOs face many difficult decisions every day. They make some decisions based on hard facts that they can validate, but they base many decisions on broad assumptions and a particular understanding of...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Oracle's Dilemma: Applications Unlimited Versus Oracle Fusion Applications

    Oracle Customers Face A Choice: Stay With Apps They Have And Miss Out On Innovation Or Make The Painful Switch To Fusion

    Oracle faces a strategic dilemma, and how it responds to this dilemma will present the CIOs at its clients with some tough choices. Oracle Fusion Applications — Oracle's new generation of...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Buyers Should Reject Unfair Licensing Rules

    Align With Your Peers Against Five Unpopular Policies To Persuade Software Companies To Soften Their Approach

    More than 150 clients voted in Forrester's survey of opinions on 15 controversial software licensing policies, and their responses give a damning indictment of these policies and the companies that...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Service Pricing Models Are The Key To Outsourcing Flexibility

    With the right pricing models, sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals can build the foundation for flexibility in infrastructure outsourcing contracts. Flexibility has different flavors,...

    • Downloads: 834
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Update: Office Productivity Alternatives

    Adoption Is Low But Market Impact Is High As Buyers Consider Alternatives

    At home and at work, people overwhelmingly use Microsoft Office. Yet content and collaboration (C&C) pros continue to ask Forrester questions about office alternatives. So we recently surveyed 150 IT...

    • Downloads: 503
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Hosted Virtual Desktops Versus Physical PCs: Understanding The Operational Cost Differences

    When considering hosted virtual desktops (also known as virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI) as an alternative or in addition to physical PCs, it's difficult to find reliable information about the...

    • Downloads: 780