Christopher Mines

Senior Vice President, Research Director serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Chris leads a team of Forrester analysts focused on the future of software development. Since software is both the platform and portal for customer engagement, speed and continuous improvement of software applications and systems are essential for business success in any industry. His team's research and advisory work identify the platforms, tools, methodologies, and skills that help companies put modern software at the center of their business.

Chris has a 17-year tenure as a Forrester analyst and research leader. He has worked across the organization, including leading the firm's US research organization from 2002 to 2006. His ongoing research interests include technology-driven business transformation, the connected world, and the economics and business models of technology suppliers.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Chris was a principal at GeoPartners Research, doing strategy consulting for leading technology companies. During the 1980s, he was with the investment bank Cowen & Company, heading its research coverage of the networking industry. He also worked at The Yankee Group as a telecom industry analyst. He began his career as a member of technical staff at IBM's network software labs.

Education

Chris holds degrees from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • IT Services
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    Report:Market Overview: Green IT Services

    A Bright Outlook For IT Sustainability Consulting

    IT services companies are responding to client needs by building green IT and corporate sustainability practices. We continue to forecast very healthy growth — 60% CAGR —for this market,...

    • Downloads: 1684
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    Report:The Dawn Of Green IT Services

    A Market Overview Of Sustainability Consulting For IT Organizations

    Enterprises are increasingly going green, and looking to IT operations to help them reduce corporate energy consumption and become more environmentally responsible. Some IT shops are responding by...

    • Downloads: 1461
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    Report:Emerging Markets And Technologies Drive Tech Industry Growth

    Forrester's 2012 Tech Industry Predictions

    2012 is the year that the performance of emerging markets will be crucial to the growth prospects of the global technology industry. In particular, the top tier of the emerging markets — which...

    • Downloads: 1090
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    Report:Forrsights: The Macro Trends Shaping The Tech Industry This Decade

    Emerging Opportunities And Imperatives For An IT Industry In Transformation

    Rather than quietly maturing into middle age as it enters its seventh decade, the information and communications technology (ICT) industry is continuing to evolve rapidly. The ICT landscape is roiled...

    • Downloads: 1181
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    Report:Another Year Of Outperformance For The Tech Industry

    Forrester's 2011 Tech Industry Predictions

    In this report, we highlight macro trends and specific predictions that indicate the directions of growth and disruption for the technology industry in 2011.

    • Downloads: 956
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    Report:Predictions 2010: The Tech Industry Rebounds Faster Than The Overall Economy

    The technology industry will be among the bright spots of the global economic recovery in 2010. We forecast that IT purchases (measured in US dollars) will grow by more than 8% over the depressed...

    • Downloads: 925
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    Report:Market Overview: A Slowing Economy Won't Slow Down Corporate Green IT Initiatives

    Forrester's latest green IT enterprise survey reveals that the slowing economy will not derail efforts to make IT operations more efficient and less environmentally harmful. In fact, of responding...

    • Downloads: 528
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    Report:Market Update: European Systems Integrators Up Their Investments In Green IT Services

    European systems integrators (SIs) Getronics, Orange Business Services, and Siemens IT Solutions and Services are stepping up their efforts to build consulting and implementation practices helping...

    • Downloads: 412
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    Report:Market Overview: The Recession Dents Green IT's Global Momentum

    The recession is taking a bite from the growth of enterprise adoption of green IT policies and practices. Forrester's latest enterprise green IT survey reveals slowing adoption of green IT practices...

    • Downloads: 427
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    Report:Corporate Sustainability Will Depend On IT Solutions

    Six Types Of IT For Sustainability Solutions Drive Sustainable Performance

    Improving the environmental sustainability of corporate processes and products is slowly but surely moving up the strategic agenda of large companies around the world. In interviewing sustainability...

    • Downloads: 443
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    Report:Client Firms Scrutinize Green IT Services Providers

    Providers: Polish Your Value Proposition To Differentiate

    Data from Forrester's Business Data Services surveys show continued interest in green IT services. One-third of the surveyed enterprises plan for a green IT services engagement in the coming year....

    • Downloads: 241