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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  • Andrew Bartels
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Four Reasons CIOs Should Still Hedge Their SaaS Bets

    SaaS Risks From Monocultures, Monomaniacs, Monopolies, And Multiplexities Will Grow Over Time

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has tremendous momentum; Forrester recently projected that the market would exceed $130 billion by 2020. The benefits of SaaS are well-known and are especially important...

    • Downloads: 308
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Five Themes That Will Define The Tech Market

    As CIOs prepare and manage their 2015 tech budgets, they can confidently push for increases of 4% to 6% in their purchases of tech goods and services, depending on their country. Tech spending in the...

    • Downloads: 948
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Weak Start To 2014 Economic Growth Leads To Slower Global Tech Market Growth

    Software Buying In The US And Other Tech Twelve Countries Will Drive 3.9% Local Currency Tech Growth In 2014

    Halfway through 2014, the global tech market is still trying to get out of second gear, with projected local currency growth of 3.9% (3.3% in US dollars), not the third-gear growth of 5.5% we...

    • Downloads: 360
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2012 To 2013

    Economic Worries Lead Canadian CIOs To Cut Back ICT Purchases

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers are behaving as if Canada is heading for a recession — and it's not. Indeed, while the Canadian economy is growing at about the same 4% rate (at current prices) as...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2015 To 2016 Tech Market Outlook For Leading Asia Pacific Countries

    China, India, And ASEAN Have The Fastest Growth, But The BT Agenda Is Most Important In Australia And South Korea

    CIOs in Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and other Asia Pacific countries will encounter very different, country-specific tech markets in 2015 and 2016. CIOs in Australia, Singapore, and...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2014 To 2015

    China, India, And ASEAN Will Be Up, Japan Down, And Australia And South Korea Flat

    Both technology buyers and technology sellers have a keen interest in what is happening in the Asia Pacific technology market, the third-largest regional tech buying area in the world. CIOs and other...

    • Downloads: 543
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Sizing The US CIO's Business Technology Agenda

    Business Technologies Will Grow Faster Than Information Technologies And Will Exceed Half Of New Project Spending

    In the age of the customer, CIOs must prioritize technologies that help firms win, serve, and retain customers. This includes front-office technologies like customer relationship management (CRM),...

    • Downloads: 253
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Defining The Boundary Between Business Tech Buying And Consumer Tech Buying

    Understanding Who Chooses And Who Pays For Devices That Span Business And Personal Tasks

    The spreading bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon has created a more complex landscape of tech buying. But traditional divisions between consumer tech purchases and business tech purchases still...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Mixed Bag For The Latin American Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Brazil Rejoins The Strong Markets Of Chile, Colombia, And Mexico After A Weak 2013 But Will Slow In 2015 As Others Expand

    The Latin American tech market is rising in importance, and more and more Latin American businesses are becoming globally competitive, adapting as they do so the technologies and technology...

    • Downloads: 282
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Oracle Customers Are Hesitant To Embrace Fusion Applications

    Slow Adoption Of Newer Product Means Changes Likely In Oracle's Strategy

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. With Oracle's strong footprint in the enterprise business apps...

    • Downloads: 387
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Spending By Industry, 2014 To 2015 — Which Industries Will Lead The BT Charge?

    Forrester's US tech market outlook for 2014 and 2015 provided general guidance for US CIOs. But every firm operates in a specific industry. So, in this report, we provide our outlook for tech budget...

    • Downloads: 541
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Public Cloud Market Is Now In Hypergrowth

    Sizing The Public Cloud Market, 2014 To 2020

    Public cloud services continue to drive big changes in the markets for software, hardware, and IT outsourcing, while providing a foundation for age of the customer innovations. How much and when will...

    • Downloads: 1173
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: SAP To Acquire Concur For $8.3 Billion

    With Its Largest SaaS Acquisition To Date, SAP Looks To Dominate Corporate Travel And Expense

    SAP made a bold move on September 18, 2014 to acquire travel and expense (T&E) market leader Concur for $8.3 billion, its largest software-as-a-service (SaaS) acquisition to date. This deal...

    • Downloads: 130
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Managing Marketing Tech Investments Requires A New Partnership With Your CIO

    Tools And Technology: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    Marketing success in a data-driven, automated world requires new technology to handle a growing number of digital channels and data sources needed to better inform business decisions and to deliver...

    • Downloads: 158
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Investments Will Reconfigure Future IT Budgets

    As-A-Service Computing Will Shift Budgets From New Project Spending To Ongoing MOOSE Expenditures

    In 2012, for most CIOs, spending to maintain and operate the organization, systems, and equipment (MOOSE) represents more than 70% of their information and communications technology (ICT) budget on a...

    • Downloads: 920
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding Shifting Technology Acquisition Patterns

    CIOs Remain At The Center Of Technology Management Spending

    How much control of tech spending has shifted away from the CIO and moved into the hands of line-of-business managers is a hot — and hotly debated — question among CIOs and vendors. In...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Four Reasons For Sluggish Tech Market Growth And The Rationale For Future Optimism

    Weak Economies, A Changing Hardware Market, Cloud, And CEO Aversion To Investment Have Kept A Lid On Tech Buying

    Forrester's projected 5.5% growth in the global tech market in 2014 in local currency terms (6.2% in US dollars) is certainly an improvement over the more feeble growth of 2012 and 2013. Still, these...

    • Downloads: 149
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Smart Process Applications, Q2 2013

    The 12 Smart Process App Vendors That Matter Most Today And How They Stack Up

    Smart process applications are a new and emerging category of applications designed to help CIOs and their firms improve the effectiveness of their human-centric business activities. But finding the...

    • Downloads: 792
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2013 Predictions: The ePurchasing Software Market Will Grow 5%

    More SaaS And Commoditization Shape 2013 Growth

    CIOs should take an interest in the market for ePurchasing software (software to support buying, sourcing, contracting, and vendor management activities) for two reasons: 1) to find technology tools...

    • Downloads: 457
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Government Spending And The BT Agenda

    Federal BT Spending Slightly Lags Private Sector BT Spending

    Government agencies at federal, state, and local levels are expanding their technology management agendas beyond infrastructure management and internal operations (i.e., IT) to include greater...

    • Downloads: 85
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:At Last, A Tech Market Recovery In Europe

    Modest Growth Of 2.3% For 2014

    The European tech market has been down so long that sooner or later it was bound to turn up. Sooner is here. With most European economies emerging from recession, and Germany, Poland, and the UK...

    • Downloads: 353
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    The BT Agenda Will Play A Small But Positive Role In Driving 5% Tech Market Growth

    The Asia Pacific technology market is no longer the tech world's growth zone. CIOs and other tech buyers in the region can anticipate that local-currency growth in business and government purchases...

    • Downloads: 170
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2015

    Canadian Firms Continue To Lag Behind Their US Counterparts In Both BT And IT Spending

    Canadian CIOs need to be more aggressive in pushing for tech spending increases in 2015. At a time when firms in the US are expanding technology expenditures — especially on business technology...

    • Downloads: 130
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Government Spending Brinksmanship Drags Down The 2013 US Tech Market Outlook

    We Cut Our 2013 Spending Growth Estimate To 3.9% From 5.7%

    By rights, US CIOs should be looking at a relatively decent 6% growth in their tech purchases in 2013, as we had predicted earlier this year. Instead, the drag on the US economy and on US tech buying...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Is Ellison Really Stepping Down?

    Oracle's Announcement Changes Little In The Near Term, But Is Act One Of An Executive Succession

    Many have interpreted Oracle's announcement on September 18, 2014 that founder Larry Ellison will now be chief technology officer (CTO), not CEO, as a major leadership change at the company. The...

    • Downloads: 56