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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Demand-Side Platforms, Q4 2011

    MediaMath, Turn, and DataXu Vie For Top Honors

    In Forrester's 48-criteria evaluation of demand-side platform (DSP) vendors, we found that MediaMath, Turn, and DataXu led the pack because of the breadth of their media access, the depth and acumen...

    • Downloads: 1281
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: North American Applications Outsourcing Services, Q1 2014

    Accenture And Cognizant Lead A Mature And Capable Supplier Set

    Amidst a panoply of potential threats, including insourcing pressures, rising costs, the growing threat of domestic US-based alternatives, and the potential impact of immigration reform, India-based...

    • Downloads: 590
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Customer Engagement Agencies, Q4 2012

    How 13 Vendors Stack Up In An Emerging Market

    In Forrester's 19-criteria evaluation of emerging customer engagement agencies (CEAs), we found that only OgilvyOne Worldwide has made a significant-enough shift in this segment of its business to be...

    • Downloads: 881
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: US Digital Agencies — Mobile Marketing Strategy And Execution, Q1 2012

    The Nine Agencies That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 37-criteria evaluation of US digital agencies with mobile marketing services, we identified the nine significant agencies in this category — AKQA, iCrossing, Ogilvy, Possible...

    • Downloads: 1668
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Applications Outsourcing Services, Q1 2014

    IBM Leads A Mature And Capable Supplier Set

    Amidst a panoply of potential threats, including insourcing pressures, rising costs, the growing threat of domestic US-based alternatives, and the potential impact of immigration reform, India-based...

    • Downloads: 474
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2C Commerce Suites, Q3 2012

    The Solution Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 75-criteria evaluation of global business-to-consumer (B2C) enterprise-class commerce suite vendors, we identified the 10 most significant software providers — Demandware,...

    • Downloads: 1875
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Product Information Management Is Critical For Omnichannel Management

    The Forrester Wave™: Product Information Management (PIM), Q2 2014

    This report, originally written for the eBusiness and channel strategy professional, includes content relevant to enterprise architects. Product information management (PIM) solutions help...

    • Downloads: 304
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SVM Tool Set, Q1 2013

    Today's Tool Sets Improve Supplier Management Through Integration And Workflow

    Sourcing organizations have matured, and sourcing and vendor management's integration with internal and external stakeholders will be the key to delivering value going forward. Forrester believes...

    • Downloads: 630
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q1 2014

    A Detailed Evaluation Of The 19 Most Relevant GRC Software Vendors

    Growing diversity in the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) platform market is blurring the lines between historical subsegments, as organizations push their GRC programs into the far reaches of...

    • Downloads: 806
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms, Q3 2014

    Vendors From A Variety Of Backgrounds Vie To Be More Than A Basket Of Solutions

    In Forrester's 29-criteria evaluation of digital experience delivery providers, we identified the 13 most significant software vendors — Acquia, Adobe, Demandware, Digital River, HP Autonomy,...

    • Downloads: 563
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Wireless Local Area Network Solutions, Q3 2014

    The 10 WLAN Solutions That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 58-criteria evaluation of vendors that offered wireless networking solutions, Forrester identified 10 significant solutions in this category — Aerohive Solution, Aruba...

    • Downloads: 112
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Standalone SOA Management Solutions, Q4 2011

    Progress Software Leads; IBM, SOA Software, WSO2, And Managed Methods Have Strong Solutions

    In Forrester's 51-criteria evaluation of standalone service-oriented architecture (SOA) management solution vendors, we found that Progress Software leads the pack with its broad and deep...

    • Downloads: 778
  • 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: 896
  • 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: 697
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Customer-Centric Global Banking Platforms, Q3 2014

    The Nine Solutions That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 74-criteria evaluation of customer-centric global banking platforms vendors, we identified the eight most significant software providers — FIS, Infosys, Oracle, Polaris Financial...

    • Downloads: 232
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 1231
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise ETL, Q1 2012

    Informatica, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SAS, Ab Initio, And Talend Lead, With Pervasive, Microsoft, And iWay Close Behind

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise extract, transform, and load (ETL) vendors, we found that Informatica, IBM, Oracle, and SAP maintain leadership positions thanks to their ability...

    • Downloads: 2017
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Activities Streams, Q2 2012

    The Five Top-Of-Mind Streams And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's first 19-criteria evaluation of activities streams vendors, Forrester identified the five significant players — Neudesic Pulse, Salesforce Chatter, Socialcast by VMware...

    • Downloads: 626
  • 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,...

    • Downloads: 299
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Application Life-Cycle Management, Q4 2012

    IBM, Rally Software, PTC, CollabNet, Microsoft, And Serena Software Lead The Pack, With HP, Atlassian, And Rocket Aldon Following

    In Forrester's 116-criteria evaluation of application life-cycle management (ALM) vendors, we identified the nine most significant software providers in the category — Atlassian, CollabNet, HP,...

    • Downloads: 1397
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q4 2013

    The "Big Three" Lead The Pack, But Several Emerging Players Trail Closely Behind

    In Forrester's 66-criteria evaluation of B2B commerce suite vendors, we identified the seven most significant providers in the category — commerceserver.net, hybris (an SAP company), IBM,...

    • Downloads: 936
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud, Q1 2013

    No Dominant Market Leaders Today, But Front-Runners Are CSC And Rackspace

    Forrester's Forrsights Hardware Survey, Q3 2012 showed that 46% of enterprises are prioritizing investments in private clouds in 2013. While slightly more than half plan to build a private cloud in...

    • Downloads: 1474
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management, Q4 2011

    EMC, IBM, OpenText, And Oracle Lead, With Microsoft Close Behind

    In Forrester's 66-criteria evaluation of enterprise content management (ECM) vendors, we found that EMC, IBM, OpenText, and Oracle lead the pack because of their abilities to address all four...

    • Downloads: 3363
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Sell-Side Platforms, Q1 2012

    AppNexus and Admeld Lead, With Multiple Vendors Close Behind

    In Forrester's 34-criteria evaluation of sell-side platform vendors, we found that AppNexus and Admeld led the pack because of their highly granular controls for publishers and proven ability to...

    • Downloads: 730
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 486