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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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Maximize Your Chances Of Business Intelligence Success In A Customer-Centric World

    Processes: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    What can you do to make sure that your business intelligence (BI) initiative doesn't end up on the scrap heap of failed projects? Seeking answers to this question isn't unique to BI projects —...

    • Downloads: 786
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:It's Time For A User-Driven Enterprise BI Strategy

    Vision: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    John Wanamaker, considered the father of modern advertising, said: "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the problem is I don't know which half." Today, we can ask the same question of a...

    • Downloads: 324
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Q&A: How To Energize Your Enterprise BI Platform With Integrated Predictive R Models

    The business intelligence (BI) market is slowly but surely broadening and extending its reach into new areas beyond basic reporting, analytics, and dashboards. Data exploration, text, geospatial, and...

    • Downloads: 226
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Does Your BI Environment Stack Up Against Your Peers'?

    Business intelligence (BI) is critical to organizational performance. To put it simply, top-performing organizations invest more in BI than do their their lower-performing peers. Enterprises need...

    • Downloads: 127
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Effort And Price Estimation Model

    Initial business intelligence deployment efforts are often difficult to predict and may dwarf the investment you made in BI platform software. The effort and costs associated with professional...

    • Downloads: 79
  • 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: 1705
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Maturity In The Enterprise: 2012 Update

    These data charts present the findings of the Q2 2012 Global BI Maturity Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 221
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:How Forrester Clients Are Using Big Data

    These data charts are based on the June 2011 Global Big Data Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 180
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Maturity In The Enterprise: 2010 Update

    This set of data charts presents the findings from Forrester's Q4 2010 Global BI Maturity Online Survey. The data charts also highlight the differences and trends from our Q4 2009 survey.

    • Downloads: 22
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Latest BI Adoption Trends -- Still Strong And Going Ballistic

    This set of data charts highlights BI-related findings from Forrester's recent Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2009.

    • Downloads: 45
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Buyers Of BI Services Navigate A Crowded Landscape

    Sourcing Professionals Sift Through Choices With Multiple Dimensions

    Forrester sees strong interest from technology buyers in business intelligence (BI), including the significant expansion of existing BI initiatives as well as new projects. Key areas of investment...

    • Downloads: 496
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Maturity In The Enterprise

    This set of data charts present the findings from Forrester's Q4 2009 Global BI Maturity Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 21
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Latest BI Adoption Trends -- Still Ripe In Opportunities Across Regions, Company Sizes, And Industries

    This set of data charts examines BI adoption trends from Forrester's recent Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2008.

    • Downloads: 14
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SharePoint And BI Survey Q&A: The Last Mile To Business Intelligence Users

    The Forrester Perspective On SharePoint And Microsoft BI Survey Responses

    By nature, business intelligence (BI) transforms raw, meaningless data into meaningful, tangible, and actionable information. But successful BI requires multiple components and steps that must be...

    • Downloads: 843
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Belt Tightening In A Tough Economic Climate

    Practical Advice Applicable To Any Economic Condition

    As an economic downturn becomes a sobering reality, enterprises look for various ways to increase revenues and reduce costs. While overall IT budgets become targets for cost cutting, business...

    • Downloads: 1587
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Latest BI Adoption Trends In Enterprises: Bright Future, But Off To A Slow Start

    Our latest data shows that enterprises are slowly but surely beginning to adopt the newest BI features like open source, end-user self-service, and search-BI convergence.

    • Downloads: 6
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Current State Of BI Adoption In Enterprises: Plenty Of Room For Growth And Improvement

    Current State Of BI Adoption In Enterprises: Plenty Of Room For Growth And Improvement

    • Downloads: 4
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:I&KM Pros Brace For DW Industry Consolidation

    Microsoft's DATAllegro Acquisition Is The Tipping Point

    Many information and knowledge management (I&KM) professionals consider the data warehouse (DW) appliance niche as distinct from — and a bit less mature than — the market for...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Cognos Acquisition Puts IBM In Thick Of BI Race

    Move Changes Competitive and Partnering Dynamics

    IBM's planned acquisition of Cognos comes as little surprise following SAP's announcement to acquire Business Objects and Oracle's recent acquisition of Hyperion. IBM's move is cleaner in terms of...

    • Downloads: 640
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SAP Changes Course With Major Acquisition

    ERP Leader Accelerates Growth Strategy With Business Objects Acquisition

    SAP, in a complete turnaround from its prior organic growth and "tuck-in" acquisitions strategy, announced its intention to acquire Business Objects on October 7, 2007. This move parallels similar...

    • Downloads: 455
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Business Objects Buys Into Unstructured Information with Inxight Software

    Business Objects announced its intent to acquire Inxight Software this week — officially validating the convergence of business intelligence applications that rely on both structured and...

    • Downloads: 239
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Hyperion Acquisition Boosts Oracle's Position In Business Performance And BI

    With the announcement of the Hyperion acquisition, Oracle did, again, what it does best — made a bold play to absorb a key competitor's technology and customer base. While this acquisition...

    • Downloads: 262