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.


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

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  • Rob Koplowitz
  • IT Services
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Assessing The Skills You Need From SharePoint Professional Service Providers

    Implementing SharePoint can be a broad and complex initiative. Given the depth and breadth of the product it's not surprising that SharePoint professional services firms come in all shapes and sizes....

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    Report:Enterprise Social Networking 2010 Market Overview

    2010 will be a defining year for enterprise Web 2.0. With IBM Lotus and Microsoft attempting to extend dominant positions in collaboration and messaging to social software, a very broad and rich...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SharePoint 2010: A More Viable Cloud Option

    Cloud-based software solutions have become an increasingly viable alternative to on-premise solutions for many organizations. In fact, 24% of respondents in Forrester's Enterprise And SMB Software...

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    Report:SharePoint Shoots For The Cloud

    A Perfect Fit For Some, Not So Great For Others

    When is SharePoint not like SharePoint? When it's SharePoint Online, part of Microsoft's recently announced Microsoft Online Services offering. Unlike Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007...

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    Report:Get Ready For Collaboration In the Cloud

    A Microsoft/Yahoo! Deal Will Help Drive This Trend

    While Microsoft's move to acquire Yahoo! attacks Google's extraordinarily profitable search and advertising business, another angle could hold even larger implications for the Redmond giant. Google...

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    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.

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