Stephanie Balaouras

Vice President, Research Director serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

Stephanie serves Security & Risk Professionals. She leads a team of analysts who provide research and advisory services on topics like IT security frameworks; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); identity and access management (IAM); application security; data security; and IT infrastructure security. She also provides Forrester's coverage of specific risk topics including business continuity (BC), IT continuity/disaster recovery (DR), and backup and recovery.

Previous Work Experience

Stephanie has more than 12 years of experience in BC/DR, backup and recovery, and information storage industries. Prior to joining the security and risk team, Stephanie was a principal analyst on Forrester's infrastructure and operations team, where she was instrumental in the development of Forrester's research and offerings in continuity, availability, and information storage and protection. Prior to joining Forrester, Stephanie was a senior analyst with Yankee Group, where she provided insight on technology trends to key system, storage, and information protection vendors and consultative advice on strategic and tactical initiatives. Before Yankee Group, Stephanie worked at EMC, first as a technical architect and then as a senior education and productivity consultant. As a technical architect, she articulated EMC's value to partners and customers and designed solutions to meet customer and new market opportunities. As an education and productivity consultant, she managed and supported complex technical training programs for business and practice managers in EMC's Technology Solutions Group. Prior to EMC, Stephanie worked at Accenture as a consultant, focusing on the implementation of business applications (SAP, PeopleSoft) for global businesses.

Education

Stephanie holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance and investments from Babson College.

 

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Source Business Technology Resiliency Capabilities

    Tools And Technology: The Business Technology Resiliency Playbook

    When anxious executives ask you to improve or maintain business resiliency across the enterprise, it's likely that you'll need help. The skills and expertise required to stay on top of key trends,...

    • Downloads: 931
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: The New IT Security Buyer Landscape

    Success Requires Vendors To Change Features, Positioning, And Sales Enablement

    Despite the recent spate of high-profile security breaches, many chief information security officers (CISOs) find themselves marginalized by their peers and disconnected from their business's...

    • Downloads: 466
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Business Continuity Management Software, Q2 2011

    You Can No Longer Manage A Complex BCM Program With Simple Office Tools

    During 2010 and the early part of 2011, we witnessed a multitude of disruptive natural disasters and extreme weather events, including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and blizzards. We also...

    • Downloads: 831
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Past, Present, And Future Of Replication

    Upgrade Continuity And Recovery With Replication

    Tape is not dead, and in fact, a large number of companies still rely heavily on tape for disaster recovery (DR). Tape is affordable and removable, but as the requirement to recover IT services after...

    • Downloads: 1012
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Disaster Recovery Services Providers, Q2 2010

    IBM, HP, SunGard, And ICM Lead, Verizon Close Behind

    In Forrester's 64-criteria evaluation of disaster recovery services providers, we found that IBM, HP, SunGard, and ICM led the pack due to their best-in-class core disaster recovery services and...

    • Downloads: 1335
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Use Deduplication To Store More With Less

    Dedupe Your Backups Today, But Plan For Other Environments

    While the cost of disk has declined significantly over the past five years, you still can't call it cheap at thousands of dollars per terabyte (TB). IT professionals struggle to keep up with 30% to...

    • Downloads: 966