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: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: 351
  • 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: 236
  • 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: 1403
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Year-End 2013 IT Budget Benchmarks

    How Forrester's Forrsights Data Can Help CIOs Prepare For 2014

    CIOs often request IT budget benchmarks. In this report, we have provided these benchmarks using data from our Forrsight's IT Budgets And Priorities Survey, Q4 2013. However, it's easy to misuse IT...

    • Downloads: 1558
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2015 And 2016: The BT Agenda Powers Steady Expansion

    Software Expansion Offsets Weak Hardware And Outsourcing Demand

    Three trends dominate our updated US tech market forecast for 2015 and 2016. First, spending by CIOs and their business partners on the business technology (BT) agenda to win, serve, and retain...

    • 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: 139
    • 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: 386
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Global Tech Market Outlook 2013 To 2014

      In Local Currencies, The US Will Lead 5.4% Global Tech Market Growth In 2013 And 6.7% Growth In 2014

      The 2013 to 2014 period will see a different pattern of tech market dynamics than what prevailed in 2012, forcing CIOs and business tech buyers to adjust their spending plans to take advantage of new...

      • Downloads: 1968
    • 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: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: 128
    • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

      Report:Market Overview: Contract Life-Cycle Management, 2014

      CLM Becomes A Chameleon As It Links With Other Apps

      Every business or government has contracts with customers, suppliers, or other partners. Contract life-cycle management (CLM) software helps firms create, manage, and achieve maximum value from these...

      • Downloads: 464
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:SAP Bets Its Future On Hana And SaaS

      Hana Will Bolster The Licensed Business, But SAP Needs A More Aggressive SaaS Strategy To Maintain Double-Digit Revenue Growth

      SAP's position as the largest business application vendor is not in doubt; whether it will be a market leader in revenue growth and in innovation is less certain. Anticipating the market's growing...

      • Downloads: 800
    • 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: 163
    • 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: 1170
    • 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: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: 984
    • 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: 350
    • 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: 354
    • 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: 358
    • 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
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Forrsights: IT Budgets And Priorities In 2013

      Mobility And Analytics Drive Spending Growth Despite Business Pessimism

      What are the 2013 budget plans and priorities for CIOs and other IT decision-makers? Forrester's Forrsights Budgets And Priorities Tracker Survey, Q4 2012 provides insight on the 2013 tech buying...

      • Downloads: 1156
    • 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: 307
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Continued Gloom For European ICT Markets

      Tech Recession Extends Through 2013, At Least

      Will it ever end? When will the European economic recession end, and when will European tech buying start to pick up? These are questions that CIOs across Europe and tech vendors selling to them into...

      • Downloads: 416
    • 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: 129
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:How To Succeed With Smart Process Apps For Cases

      How To Choose And Build The Business Case For The Right Smart Process Application For Your Case Challenges

      Smart process applications represent a new category of software applications that are designed to support collaborative business activities. This collaboration can occur in the customer-oriented...

      • Downloads: 136