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
  • Management & Organization
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    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
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    Report:Benchmarking Your Collaboration Strategy

    A companywide collaboration strategy was once a nice-to-have. No more. Even in the current economic climate, 37% of organizations surveyed in Forrester's Q4 2008 enterprise and SMB software survey...

    • Downloads: 1370
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    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
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    Report:Move From Ideation To Innovation

    Ideation: The Innovation Playbook

    Innovation is the number-one challenge for CEOs. And CIOs are increasingly asked to help solve the challenge by supporting innovation across the enterprise with new technology. The problem is that...

    • Downloads: 1173
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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.

    • Downloads: 3
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    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: 792
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    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 CIO Professionals

    Report:Staffing For SharePoint Success

    SharePoint adoption continues to grow at a rapid pace. According to Forrester's July 2011 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey, 57% of organizations surveyed have already deployed SharePoint 2010 a...

    • Downloads: 682
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    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: 595
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    Report:Staffing For Social Business And Collaboration Success

    Skills And Staffing: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    All too often, IT approaches staffing for social business and collaboration initiatives as it would other IT-led projects. With a focus on providing the best technical solution possible, the...

    • Downloads: 459
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    Report:The CIO's Role In The Social Business Policy

    Policy And Procedures: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    A clear social business policy is an essential guide for employees using social and collaboration tools for customer engagement and for internal or partner collaboration. While it takes a...

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    Report:Case Study: How The Council Of Europe Solved Its Portfolio Management Problem

    Light-Touch Discipline Yields New Visibility And Insight

    The Council of Europe's mission is to address pressing pan-continental political (e.g., democracy and rule of law) and human rights issues. Despite the importance of this work, the council faces the...

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