Rob Koplowitz

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Rob serves CIO Professionals with research in the areas of information workplace and collaboration strategy. Rob delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define enterprise solutions that drive efficiency and competitive differentiation. His current research focuses on core elements of collaboration strategy, including collaboration platforms, workspaces, and enterprise social strategy.

Previous Work Experience

Rob comes to Forrester with many years of experience in enterprise software consulting, product marketing, product management, and strategy. Most recently, he was director of product management at Microsoft, where he played a strategic role with Duet, a joint initiative brought to market with SAP. Prior to Microsoft, Rob was a senior director of product marketing at Oracle Corporation, where he focused on Oracle's content, collaboration, portal, and business intelligence offerings. He also spent fifteen years in consulting working for Lotus/IBM and other global software services firms with a focus on corporate collaboration.

Education

Rob holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis.

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  • Rob Koplowitz
  • Tech Sector Economics
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Redefines Document Management

    This data chart will be an overview of data related to SharePoint, collaboration software, and content management software from the 2007 enterprise software survey.

    • Downloads: 16
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Disciplined Social Innovation

    Three Firms Achieve Tangible Results

    Companies depend on innovation to sprint out of the current economic doldrums and to return to profitability and growth. Innovation is a discipline with established best practices, needed skill sets,...

    • Downloads: 1046
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Integration: The Next Frontier For Enterprise Social

    The "Social Layer" Ignites The Next Wave Of Social Technology Innovation

    Enterprise social technology vendors have begun to actively position their offerings to meet integration requirements, and the term "social layer," which Forrester originally heard from Socialtext...

    • Downloads: 901
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Workforce Technology Adoption: US Benchmark 2011

    How US Information Workers Adopt And Use Technology

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's Q2 2011 US Workforce Technology And Engagement Online Survey of 4,985 US information workers. Armed with this baseline data from every US industry,...

    • Downloads: 877
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Enters Its Awkward Teenage Years

    Customer Struggles With Social, Cloud, And Mobile Signal A Transition

    Microsoft SharePoint is the centerpiece of many enterprises' collaboration and content strategies, but it isn't clear to us that enterprises will continue to invest in SharePoint to provide a broader...

    • Downloads: 854
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Document Collaboration Vendor Landscape

    In 2009, Forrester produced The Forrester Wave™: Collaboration Platform to evaluate a maturing vendor landscape for document collaboration solutions. Since that report, the market has seen...

    • Downloads: 721
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Collaboration Will Be A SaaS Hot Spot

    This data chart will be an overview of the data gleaned from the 2007 enterprise software survey related to collaboration and SaaS.

    • Downloads: 3
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A SharePoint Custom-Development Strategy Is More Crucial Now Than Ever

    Adoption Of SharePoint 2010 — A Serious Application Platform — Is Strong

    The stage is set for a big upswing in custom application development on SharePoint. First, SharePoint Server 2010 adoption is very strong, and this version of the product has the strongest features...

    • Downloads: 853
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping The Value Of Social Business And Collaboration

    Business Impact: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Like Ponce de Leon searching for the Fountain of Youth, businesses have long searched for the value of collaboration. Skeptics say that the quest, like de Leon's, is a fool's errand. Many argue that...

    • Downloads: 781
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Information Workplace Light Burns Brighter

    The Vendor Landscape Creates More Opportunity And Complexity

    When Forrester introduced the concept of the Information Workplace (IW) in 2006 it was largely a vision of the future. Since then, much has changed. The world economy has suffered a prolonged...

    • Downloads: 584
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Aligning Business And IT Around Innovation

    Innovation Isn't Just About New Products

    More than 95% of the enterprise budget decision-makers Forrester surveyed indicated that increasing IT capacity and resources for innovation is on their agenda for the next year, according to our...

    • Downloads: 506
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Adoption Faces Three Barriers: Mobile, Social, And Cloud

    These data charts contain the full results of Forrester's August 2012 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey. The results indicate that weak mobile access and social computing features combined with...

    • Downloads: 312
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Leveraging Millennials To Drive Enterprise Social Initiatives

    Investments in enterprise social technology continue to rise. At the same time, the bet on enterprise social initiatives becomes increasingly strategic. The stakes are high, the risk of failure looms...

    • Downloads: 546
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Leads A Hot 2009 Collaboration Market While Oracle Makes Its Move

    This data chart, based on data from Forrester's Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2008, analyzes the trends in collaboration software purchasing for 2009 and analyzes...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Social Business And Collaboration Success Hinges On Effective Change Management

    Change Management: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    It's often said, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." Nowhere in the world of enterprise IT is this adage more fitting than in social business and collaboration. For two...

    • Downloads: 582
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Oracle WebCenter Jumps Into The Information Workplace Fray

    Oracle Will Leverage Its Applications Position To Become A Player

    For organizations with strong strategic ties to Oracle for business applications, content, and business intelligence, the Oracle WebCenter product suite has emerged as a contender in an Information...

    • Downloads: 410
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SharePoint: Solid In The Enterprise, But Missing The Mobile Shift

    This data chart details the full results of Forrester's August 2013 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey. The results show that SharePoint continues to make slow progress on the transition to cloud...

    • Downloads: 50
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Are You Ready For SharePoint's Big Pivot?

    What You Need To Know To Make The Shift To SharePoint 2013

    With the latest release of SharePoint in early 2013, Microsoft pivots in earnest from conventional software to subscription cloud services. Among SharePoint releases, the 2013 edition carries big...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Ascending

    In First 100 Days, Nadella's Team Shifts To A More Open And Aggressive Posture

    When Microsoft named Satya Nadella the third CEO in its history this past February, we posited 10 questions he needed to answer to ensure Microsoft's future relevance to enterprises. As Nadella's...

    • Downloads: 191
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Can Salesforce.com Reinvent Content Management?

    The enterprise content management market is in tremendous flux with IBM's acquisition of FileNet, the introduction of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Oracle's acquisition of Stellent....

    • Downloads: 192