Peter Burris

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

In his role as research director, Mr. Burris helps set the overall CIO role research agenda at Forrester, craft effective CIO research with our senior Forrester analysts, and ensure overall CIO research quality. His research team focuses on the evolving relationship between CIOs and CMOs, best practices in building and instituting an IT/BT strategy, BT innovation approaches to accelerate business outcomes, and social business and collaboration strategies.

His personal research includes the role of IT/BT in the age of the customer. He also contributes to the Forrester's research on social business, specifically focusing on the functional evolution of social computing tool sets and how they will be applied to conduct complex, marketing-facing work. Finally, he is a leading thinker on IT/BT adoption in business.

Previous Work Experience

Mr. Burris joined Forrester in 2008. Prior to Forrester, he held numerous senior IT, marketing, and analyst jobs at leading organizations, including the DoD, HP, and Meta Group. At Meta Group, he jointly ran research, developing the advanced and broadly adopted "adaptive infrastructure" method for implementing plastic, services-based IT infrastructure.

Education

Peter attended Yale University.

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  • Forrester Wave
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Learning And Talent Development, Q1 2013

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Learning and talent development are closely aligned in the best talent vendor offerings. This area of human resource management (HRM) is fast-growing and innovative in its use of social, cloud, and...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Warehouse, Q4 2013

    Although enterprise data warehouse (EDW) is a mature technology, vendors continue to innovate and enhance its real-time analytics, distributed in-memory, advanced compression, and scalable appliance...

    • Downloads: 645
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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Commerce Solution Providers, Q4 2013

    These Vendors Represent The Cutting Edge Of Mobile Commerce Innovation

    The goal posts for mobile commerce keep moving. Existing mobile commerce solutions have served their purpose well, but scalability, performance, and flexibility concerns are intensifying. eBusiness...

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  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Web Analytics, Q4 2011

    Adobe, comScore, IBM, And Webtrends Lead A Market In Transition

    In Forrester's 80-criteria evaluation of web analytics vendors, we found that Adobe, comScore, IBM, and Webtrends are Leaders because of their consistent product strength combined with compelling...

    • Downloads: 2180
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: IT Organization Redesign Consultancies, Q4 2012

    New technologies, service offerings, business changes, and other factors are driving CIOs to change the structure, processes, governance, and culture of IT organizations. However, redesigns are an...

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  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Platforms, Q4 2013

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 40-criteria evaluation of partner relationship management (PRM) platform vendors, we identified the seven most significant software providers in the category — Channeltivity,...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Service Providers In Asia Pacific, Q4 2013

    The Eight Global Market Leaders With Strong Regional Delivery Capabilities

    Business decision-makers in Asia Pacific (AP) are increasingly aware of the importance of business intelligence (BI) and broader analytics to business strategy and execution. However, lack of...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Fraud Management, Q1 2013

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of enterprise fraud management vendors, we identified the eight most significant vendors in the category — 41st Parameter, ACI Worldwide, CA Technologies,...

    • Downloads: 590
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q1 2014

    A Dozen Cloud-Based Resiliency Players Battle It Out For Top Honors

    In Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) vendors, we identified the 12 most significant service providers — Axcient, Barracuda Networks, CenturyLink...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013

    Three Vendors Rise To The Top Of The Private Cloud Market

    In Forrester's 61-criteria evaluation of private cloud solution vendors, we identified the 10 most significant software providers — ASG Software Solutions, BMC Software, CA Technologies, Cisco...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SAP Services Providers, Q1 2014

    How The Largest Global SAP Services Partners Stack Up In The Digital Era

    In Forrester's 31-criteria evaluation of large, global SAP services providers, we identified the top nine largest, global SAP services practices — Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, Deloitte, HP, IBM,...

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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EFM Vendors, Market Insights Platform Providers, Q3 2011

    IBM SPSS, Globalpark (QuestBack), and Confirmit Lead A Strong, Close Pack

    In Forrester's 76-criteria evaluation of five market-insights-focused enterprise feedback management (EFM) vendors, we found that IBM SPSS; Globalpark, a QuestBack company; and Confirmit led the...

    • Downloads: 771
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011

    IBM, Jive, NewsGator, And Telligent Lead A Rapidly Maturing Field

    In Forrester's first ever, 62-criteria evaluation of enterprise social platform vendors, we found that IBM, Jive, NewsGator, and Telligent led the pack due to breadth and depth of functionality and...

    • Downloads: 2798
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Service Virtualization And Testing Solutions, Q1 2014

    A Small Group Of Big Vendors And A Few Courageous Small Ones Dominate This Promising Emerging Market

    Service virtualization and testing (SVT) solutions provide developers and testers with tools to quickly simulate the services of a complex production environment, mainly for automating regression,...

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  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Customer Analytics Solutions, Q4 2012

    How Six Vendors Stack Up In A Mature Yet Changing Market

    In Forrester's 70-criteria evaluation of customer analytics vendors, we identified the six most significant software providers — Angoss Software, FICO, IBM, KXEN, Pitney Bowes, and SAS —...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Information Security Consulting Services, Q1 2013

    Ernst & Young, Deloitte, IBM, Accenture, PwC, And KPMG Lead, With Wipro Following Close Behind

    The information security consulting market is growing explosively because security and risk professionals often lack the skill and bandwidth to accomplish their increasingly difficult mission. To...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Human Resource Management Systems, Q1 2012

    Workday Leads, Followed By Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle EBS, And SAP

    Forrester's 69-criteria evaluation of human resource management system (HRMS) vendors found that Workday, Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), and SAP lead the pack; each has its own...

    • Downloads: 2317
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Data Management Platforms, Q3 2013

    DMP Providers That Matter Most For Marketers And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 70-criteria evaluation of data management platform (DMP) vendors, we evaluated the seven most significant providers — Adobe, Aggregate Knowledge, Blue Kai, CoreAudience, Knotice,...

    • Downloads: 1042
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012

    Six Leaders And Six Strong Performers Compete For A Share Of The End User BI Market

    In Forrester's 31-criteria evaluation of self-service business intelligence (BI) vendors, we found that IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAS, Tibco Software, and MicroStrategy led the pack due to the breadth of...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EA Management Suites, Q2 2013

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    There is a plethora of vendors in the enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) market that, like many EA practices themselves, excel at only a portion of a comprehensive EA practice. It is not...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: BPM Training And Certification Programs, Q2 2012

    Stevens Institute of Technology, BPMInstitute.org, and BPTrends Associates Lead, Queensland University of Technology Close Behind

    Lack of sufficient business process skills continues to dog progress and momentum for enterprisewide business process management (BPM) initiatives. And when business process professionals turn to the...

    • Downloads: 333
    • Comments: 6
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites For Large Organizations, Q3 2012

    The 17 Solutions That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    During the past five years, the customer relationship management (CRM) solutions market has experienced considerable growth and turmoil, including significant vendor consolidation and a rapid rise in...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Services Providers, Q4 2012

    The 12 Market Leaders That Deserve To Be On Most Shortlists

    In the past few years, the business intelligence (BI) services market has evolved significantly: advisory and management consulting firms have beefed up their implementation capabilities, while...

    • Downloads: 1580
    • Comments: 2
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Platform-As-A-Service For App Dev And Delivery Professionals, Q2 2011

    Microsoft And Salesforce.com Lead, With Cordys, LongJump, Caspio, And WorkXpress Close Behind

    In Forrester's 149-criteria evaluation of 10 platform-as-a-service (PaaS) vendors, we found that Microsoft and salesforce.com led the pack because of their comprehensive features for application...

    • Downloads: 2057
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Workplace Services, Q2 2013

    Providers Driving Workplace Services In EMEA

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

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