Henry Peyret

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Henry serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. His research focuses on the concepts, techniques, and tools required to bring business agility within enterprises. He publishes research around key agility indicators and agile governance and applies these principles to change EA practices to help build a sustainable business agility. Business agility depends highly on the level of enterprise risks the decision-makers can take. He is also researching metadata management as a means to bring agility at the right cost for IT supporting business agility. Business-Centered EA (BCEA) is the Forrester method to help build business agility.

Henry also researches the customer reaction component of business agility through the concept of Web4 by studying activists' social computing.

He thinks that collaboration would require a lot of change management to bring not only a productivity increase but the business agility required by large organizations.

Previous Work Experience

Henry has done some previous work on master data management, enterprise application integration, middleware, adapters, business activity monitoring

, enterprise architecture tools, and ppen source and risks issues.

Henry came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and Giga's affiliation with GigaGroup. He brings 21 years of IT experience to his clients. Prior to joining GigaGroup, he was the technical director of Euriware, a French IT services company specializing in industrial IT and related technologies. In addition, Henry was involved as chief architect in strategic projects for large telecommunications, automotive, and marketplace customers.

At earlier stages of his career, Henry held various technical positions in a knowledge management company and at Alcatel CIT.


Henry is the author or co-author of many reference articles and books on IT architecture. He has a master's degree in IT from the ESIEE engineering school in Paris. He is fluent in French and English and is based in Paris.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Integrate EA With ITIL Service Portfolio Management

    It has been almost three years since ITIL v3 was released, superseding v2. While v3 has overtaken v2 in terms of overall adoption, most IT shops are still struggling to adopt v3's new service...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Pharmaceutical Industry Trends Drive EA

    The Impact Of Consolidation, Cost Pressures, And Networked Business Models On Pharma IT Means EA Practices Must Change

    The pharmaceutical industry faces enormous challenges — from changes in how pharmaceutical companies develop and source products, to pricing pressures, to increasingly stringent regulatory...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Architecture Tool Trends: Slow Adoption But Expanding Usage

    The December 2008 Global EA Toolbox Online Survey shows slow progress of enterprise architecture (EA) tools adoption. Given the growth of EA as a practice, the slow adoption belies a change in how...

    • Downloads: 786
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Down Economy Is Accelerating The Adoption Of Key Agility Indicators

    When Forrester first published research about agility assessment, the chief concern for companies was the ability to keep pace with innovation. But the current financial uncertainty also reinforces...

    • Downloads: 618
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Smart Computing Innovation Must Be Guided By EAs

    Forrester predicts that the latest cycle of technology innovation, "Smart Computing," will reshape the technology market through 2017. Smart Computing — which involves a blend of smart devices,...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Architects — Get A Handle On Open Source Software

    Forrester's Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2008 revealed that software development teams are planning on pursuing and using open source software (OSS) and that...

    • Downloads: 657
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA: Incorporate Enterprise Role Management Into Your Architecture Strategy

    Adoption of enterprise role management tools is increasing dramatically as a result of compliance and cost pressures. Enterprise role management tools simplify the provisioning and deprovisioning of...

    • Downloads: 562