Christopher Mines

Senior Vice President, Research Director serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Chris leads a team of Forrester analysts focused on the future of software development. Since software is both the platform and portal for customer engagement, speed and continuous improvement of software applications and systems are essential for business success in any industry. His team's research and advisory work identify the platforms, tools, methodologies, and skills that help companies put modern software at the center of their business.

Chris has a 17-year tenure as a Forrester analyst and research leader. He has worked across the organization, including leading the firm's US research organization from 2002 to 2006. His ongoing research interests include technology-driven business transformation, the connected world, and the economics and business models of technology suppliers.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Chris was a principal at GeoPartners Research, doing strategy consulting for leading technology companies. During the 1980s, he was with the investment bank Cowen & Company, heading its research coverage of the networking industry. He also worked at The Yankee Group as a telecom industry analyst. He began his career as a member of technical staff at IBM's network software labs.

Education

Chris holds degrees from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Systems Of Engagement Take Center Stage

    The Three Complementary Classes Of Modern Software

    Software is THE crucial element of business success in the age of the customer. It captures the essence of companies' value and brand promise and provides the means of engagement for customers. For...

    • Downloads: 216
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: The Macro Trends Shaping The Tech Industry This Decade

    Emerging Opportunities And Imperatives For An IT Industry In Transformation

    Rather than quietly maturing into middle age as it enters its seventh decade, the information and communications technology (ICT) industry is continuing to evolve rapidly. The ICT landscape is roiled...

    • Downloads: 1166
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Another Year Of Outperformance For The Tech Industry

    Forrester's 2011 Tech Industry Predictions

    In this report, we highlight macro trends and specific predictions that indicate the directions of growth and disruption for the technology industry in 2011.

    • Downloads: 954
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: The Advent Of Enterprise Carbon And Energy Management Systems

    Sketching The New Opportunities For IT Vendor Strategists

    A new liability is coming onto the collective balance sheet of companies around the world: carbon. In the context of increasing awareness of the business and societal risks of climate change,...

    • Downloads: 1060
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Client Firms Scrutinize Green IT Services Providers

    Providers: Polish Your Value Proposition To Differentiate

    Data from Forrester's Business Data Services surveys show continued interest in green IT services. One-third of the surveyed enterprises plan for a green IT services engagement in the coming year....

    • Downloads: 241
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Momentum: Green IT 2008

    A Look At Sustainability Announcements Of Leading Systems Vendors

    We reviewed the sustainability-related activities of 13 leading IT systems vendors from 2007 to 2008 by examining public announcements on their Web sites. Three takeaways emerged from our analysis:...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Green IT Nudges Tech Adoption

    Technologies Like Videoconferencing And Thin Clients Will Get A Second Look

    As enterprise IT organizations continue to adopt green principles, they'll take another look at technologies that reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, both within the IT shop and across...

    • Downloads: 817
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Green Progress In Enterprise IT

    Higher Stakes For Tech Marketers As Green IT Principles Spread

    Forrester conducted its second survey of enterprise IT professionals to learn about awareness and adoption of environmental principles in corporate computing. Our October survey shows steady...

    • Downloads: 495
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:In Search Of Green Technology Consumers

    Why Tech Marketers Should Target This Emerging Segment

    A distinct segment of green technology consumers ready to put their dollars behind eco-friendly product choices is becoming visible. Forrester's Technographics® surveys reveal that consumers who...

    • Downloads: 560
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Creating The Green IT Action Plan

    CIOs Should Plan Comprehensively And Act Incrementally

    Enterprise CIOs have a variety of motivations for improving the environmental footprint of their IT operations, but they are often unsure how to proceed. IT organizations should start by crafting an...

    • Downloads: 1401
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:What Data Center Crisis?

    Tech Marketers Must Keep Green IT Messages Credible

    Tech vendors, the press, and, yes, industry analysts have latched onto crisis language to describe power and space shortages in corporate data centers. Let's all calm down. Forrester surveyed...

    • Downloads: 295
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Vendor Profile: Cisco, Q3 2007

    Making Risky But Necessary Moves To Expand From Its Dominant Position In Networking

    Not content to rest on its laurels as the dominant provider of enterprise networking gear, Cisco has launched multiple initiatives to extend its reach. Using its financial resources and M&A expertise...

    • Downloads: 387
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Green Electronics: Coming To A Wal-Mart Near You

    Wal-Mart's Focus On Sustainable Electronics Will Encourage Green Technology

    Retailers, like companies in most industries, are adopting more environmentally responsible business practices. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, recently announced plans to evaluate consumer...

    • Downloads: 244
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Tapping Buyers' Growing Interest In Green IT

    Forrester's initial survey of IT sourcing and operations professionals reveal that most are unaware of vendors' efforts to design and market more environmentally responsible products and services....

    • Downloads: 359
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Greening Of IT

    Environmental responsibility is emerging as an important topic for corporate IT organizations and their technology suppliers. This report outlines the key drivers of green IT and the range of green...

    • Downloads: 672