Boris Evelson

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Boris serves the Application Development & Delivery role. He is a leading expert in business intelligence (BI) — a set of processes, methodologies, and technologies used to transform raw data into meaningful, useful, and action-oriented enterprise information. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance, and architectures and identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end user experiences.

Boris' current research focuses on the practical and actionable best practices for building BI infrastructure and applications, such as BI business cases, architectural options, organizational structures, and vendor selection. Boris continues to explore emerging trends in next-generation BI, such as agile BI architecture and development approaches, in-memory analytics, advanced data visualization, convergence of structured data and unstructured content analytics, process-driven and operational BI, and many others.

Previous Work Experience

Boris has more than 30 years of experience with enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting, and strategic advisory skills. Most recently, Boris was a managing partner at Textra, a boutique strategic advisory firm serving all IT constituents: users, vendors, and investors. Boris cofounded Textra after spending several years as a VP and a strategic technology advisor at JPMorgan/LabMorgan, where he led many successful internal BI initiatives, advising the bank's large enterprise software clients on enterprise adoption issues and product and marketing strategies. Prior to JPMorgan, Boris served as a senior manager of data warehousing and customer relationship management (CRM) practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Boris started his career at Citibank, where, among many other successful projects, he implemented the bank's first global credit risk data warehouse.

Education

Boris holds a degree in music education from Moscow Gnessin School Of Music, Russia.

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  • Christian Kane
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Blog:Introducing The Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) Wave

    Last week we published the new Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014, evaluating 15 of the vendors emerging to help organizations transform and enable their workforce with a...

    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Apps Everywhere: Understanding The Need For Mobile Application Management

      Integrate Mobile Application Management Into Your Mobility Strategy

      Proactive IT executives are extending their mobility strategies beyond deploying and managing mobile devices and platforms with primarily corporate email access to include a wide range of mobile...

      • Downloads: 824
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: California's Employee Reimbursement Ruling Won't Stem BYOD

      On August 12, 2014, a California appellate court ruled that a company whose employees were required to use personally owned mobile phones to make voice calls for company business must reimburse them...

      • Downloads: 72
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: The Future Of Mobile Device Management

      Enterprise Mobile Management Solutions Must Support, Secure, And Improve Employee Experience

      Mobile device management (MDM) is the common technology used by enterprises to enable their workforce to obtain the right access on their mobile devices. However, early solutions were only able to...

      • Downloads: 536
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Build A Corporate App Store Into Your Workforce Computing Strategy

      I&O Should Manage Mobile Complexity Through A Corporate App Store

      Today, employees are using personally owned smartphones and tablets at work, and firms are leveraging an array of mobile applications to interact with employees, customers, partners, and suppliers....

      • Downloads: 443
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Charts & Figures:Tablet Owners Adopt And Use More Business Apps Than Smartphone Owners

      Road Map: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Create New Mobile Operations And Security Professionals

      This report outlines the skills and staffing needs for Forrester's solution for security and risk (S&R) and infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives working on mobile security and operations...

      • Downloads: 608
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: What iOS 7 Means To I&O Pros And Information Workers

      New APIs From Apple Give Mobile Management Vendors New Avenues To Support Mobile Workers

      On September 10, 2013, Apple hosted an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters to usher in its latest mobile offerings, including an update to iOS 7. This update to its mobile OS offers new...

      • Downloads: 171
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Charts & Figures:Already, 15% Of iWorkers Are Anytime, Anywhere iWorkers

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: Master Mobile Device Life-Cycle Management

      How To Apply Device Life-Cycle Thinking To The IDEA Framework

      Mobility is reshaping how businesses engage with their customers. This seismic shift has driven a diverse set of new mobile technologies into companies in every industry — and the onus of...

      • Downloads: 83
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Enable Mobile Engagement Through A Cross-Functional Mobile Security Team

      Organization: The Mobile Security Playbook

      This report outlines the skills and staffing needs for Forrester's solution for security and risk (S&R) executives working on mobile security strategy. We designed this report to help S&R executives...

      • Downloads: 203
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Develop Your Workforce Enablement Balanced Scorecard

      Performance Management: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

      This report outlines Forrester's solution for developing effective metrics to measure the performance of your workforce enablement initiatives. Identifying and implementing a comprehensive, relevant...

      • Downloads: 334
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Redefine Your Mobile Policy To Empower Workers

      This report outlines the policy recommendations of Forrester's solution for security and risk (S&R) and infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives working on mobile and security operations. This...

      • Downloads: 3046
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Define A Road Map For Mobile Security And Operations

      This report outlines the road map of Forrester's solution for security and risk (S&R) executives working with their counterparts in infrastructure and operations (I&O) to build a five-year technology...

      • Downloads: 1368
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: Apple And IBM Team Up To Create A New Enterprise Mobile Platform

      New Partnership Melds Complementary Strengths In Consumer And Enterprise Markets

      The leading mobile OS devices from Apple and Google have blossomed in enterprise settings because individuals want the same mobile devices and apps at work that they use in their personal lives. But...

      • Downloads: 393
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Build A Corporate App Store Into Your Corporate Mobility Strategy

      Manage Mobile Complexity Through A Corporate App Store

      Today, many employees use their personally owned smartphones and tablets for work to access a variety of mobile applications. Some companies are also proactively deploying mobile applications to...

      • Downloads: 553
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: VMware Acquires AirWatch To Solidify Its Mobile Strategy

      On January 22, 2014, VMware announced its intentions to acquire mobile management vendor AirWatch for approximately $1.5 billion. This move represents the third major mobile device management (MDM)...

      • Downloads: 148
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: IBM Acquires Fiberlink To Bolster Its MobileFirst Portfolio

      Prospects Are Good For This Acquisition, Which Matches Complementary Strengths

      • Downloads: 114
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:What You Need In A Mobile Collaboration App

      Forrester's Guide For Assessing Cloud Collaboration Vendors' Preparedness For The Mobile Mind Shift

      Helping an increasingly mobile workforce work with customers has been a catalyst for many Forrester clients to move toward cloud collaboration technologies like Box and Google Apps. However, to truly...

      • Downloads: 102
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Charter A Mobility Council With Seven Tasks

      Smartphones, tablets, and the rise of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs have put tremendous pressure on IT to revamp and rethink its mobile strategy: everything from procurement and development...

      • Downloads: 988
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Build A Road Map For Workforce Computing

      This report outlines Forrester's solution to help IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders develop their five-year technology road map for workforce computing. This is important because into...

      • Downloads: 470
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Charts & Figures:From The Personas Comes A Deeper Understanding Of Work Styles And Needs

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Redefine Your Workforce Enablement Policy To Empower Employees

      Policy And Procedures: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

      To ensure that employees are armed with the technology they need to do their best work and delight customers, infrastructure and operations (I&O) managers are embracing desktop modernization projects...

      • Downloads: 655
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: Android For Work Upends Multiple Markets

      On February 25, 2015, Google publicly announced its latest functionality updates to the Android OS, titled "Android for Work" (AFW). The efficiency and security improvements delivered by AFW will...

      • Downloads: 86
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Ten Ways Technology Will Drive Workforce Success In 2015

      Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders responsible for workforce technology play a critical role in their company's success in the age of the customer, where your company's employees need your...

      • Downloads: 178