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: 264
  • 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: 352
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: 10% Growth In ePurchasing Software Market Makes 2014 A Year For Buyers

    IPOs Will Make More News Than Acquisitions, As SaaS Continues To Gain Share

    For sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals and for CIOs, winning, serving, and retaining customers involves more than acquiring the right front-office technologies; it also involves...

    • Downloads: 319
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2014 And 2015 — Solid, Steady Growth

    Customer-Facing Technologies Will See The Fastest Growth

    Our updated US tech market forecast indicates that US CIOs can plan for 6% to 7% increases in their tech budgets in 2014 and 2015, after several years in which they have had to be cautious in their...

    • Downloads: 658
  • 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: 228
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Global Tech Market Outlook 2012 To 2013

    Economic Weakness Will Slow, But Not, Stop Growth

    CIOs tracking broader tech market trends to see where their firms stand face a mixed picture, depending on their location. On a global basis, the European recession and weakening economic growth in...

    • Downloads: 1402
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2012: The ePurchasing Market Will Grow 10%

    SaaS And Acquisitions Will Drive Market Dynamics In 2012

    The market for ePurchasing software (software to support buying, sourcing, contracting, and vendor management activities) continues to be a growing and dynamic market, with new entrants,...

    • Downloads: 487
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Debunking Two Myths About Tech Budgets

    CIOs Will Still Control Most Tech Spending, Which Will Still Be Two-Thirds MOOSE

    The CIO's job is hard enough delivering reliable, secure, and user-friendly technologies while meeting and anticipating business needs for new technologies to support strategic initiatives. But that...

    • Downloads: 375
  • 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: 50
  • 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: 915
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Salesforce Is Bidding To Be Your Strategic Customer Platform; Should You Accept?

    Salesforce's Reach Toward $20 Billion Will Force CIOs To Decide How Much Salesforce Is Too Much

    As Salesforce seeks to achieve its goal of being the first cloud vendor with $10 billion in revenues and its aspiration to reach $20 billion, understanding its strategy for achieving those targets...

    • Downloads: 120
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Getting Down To Basics On Smart Process Apps

    Smart process applications represent a new category of software applications that are designed to support collaborative business activities, both the internal, operational collaboration that is part...

    • Downloads: 157
  • 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: 382
  • 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: 314
  • 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: 258
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Mixed Outlook For The Global Tech Market In 2013 And 2014

    The US Market And Software Buying Will Be The Drivers Of 2.3% Growth This Year And 5.4% Growth Next Year

    CIOs in different regions of the world will generally match changes in their budgets to local economic conditions; their purchases of IT goods and services in 2013 and 2014 will grow, stay flat, or...

    • Downloads: 981
  • 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: 760
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook Dims For 2012 To 2013

    US Tech Spending Growth Will Maintain A Mediocre 4% To 5% Pace

    This report details Forrester's projections of tech market growth in the US. We have reduced our forecast for 2012 growth in the US tech market from our April projections of 7.5% for total US...

    • Downloads: 634
  • 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: 97
  • 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: 114
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Can Help CIOs Defend And Improve Tech Budgets

    2014 To 2015 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    CIOs often request tech budget benchmarks, and Forrester is once again providing these benchmarks using data from our Business Technographics® Global Budgets Survey. This report provides 2015...

    • Downloads: 141
  • 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: 146
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Growth Remains Solid For 2014 And 2015

    The BT Agenda Will Be The Main Driver Of 5% To 6% Growth

    So far, 2014 is turning out to be a relatively normal year for the US tech market, with growth in the 5% to 6% range. Unlike past years, we have not had to ratchet down our spring forecast due to...

    • Downloads: 224
  • 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: 184
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Be Wary Of Licensed Software Geeks Bearing SaaS

    Becoming A SaaS Vendor Is Disruptive And Challenging

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has become the hot trend in the software market, with growth rates in vendor revenues that are two to three times faster than the overall software market. As growth...

    • Downloads: 346