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.


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

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    Report:Mapping The Connected World

    Software Control Of The Physical World Will Change Your Business

    A technology revolution is brewing that uses sensors, networks, and analytics software to connect physical objects and infrastructure to computing systems, providing an unprecedented view into the...

    • Downloads: 1160
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    Report:Six Business Technology Trends That Will Propel Your Firm In 2013

    From Technology Foundations To Business Outcomes

    Forrester sees six important trends unfolding in business technology (BT), where information technology will most directly and visibly affect business outcomes. Not having an initiative or effort...

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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...

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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...

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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: 444
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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.

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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...

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    Report:Market Overview: The State Of Enterprise Green IT Adoption, Q4 2009

    Forrester's sixth enterprise green IT survey shows that adoption of green IT practices are rebounding despite the ongoing economic recession. Enterprises are taking a slow but steady approach to...

    • Downloads: 512
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: The Advent Of Enterprise Carbon And Energy Management Systems

    Sketching The New Opportunities For IT Vendor Strategists

    A new liability is coming onto the collective balance sheet of companies around the world: carbon. In the context of increasing awareness of the business and societal risks of climate change,...

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    Report:The Value Of A Green IT Maturity Assessment

    Introducing Forrester's Green IT Maturity Assessment Methodology

    CIOs recognize the importance of environmental considerations in planning IT operations, but they are often unsure about how to put that recognition into action. With sustainability rising on the...

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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...

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    Report:Green IT Adoption By Geography, Q2 2009

    This data chart provides data of green IT adoption and trends by geography.

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    Report:Green IT Adoption By Industry, Q2 2009

    This data chart highlights green IT adoption and trends by industry.

    • Downloads: 4
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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: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,...

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    Report:Green IT Awareness And Adoption By Company Size, Q4 2008

    Enterprises and SMBs report on their green IT awareness and adoption.

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    Report:Green IT Awareness And Adoption By Region, Q4 2008

    Global firms report on their awareness and adoption of green IT practices.

    • Downloads: 25
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    Report:Predictions 2009: Recession Still Provides A Favorable Climate For Green IT

    Worldwide implementation of green initiatives in enterprise IT organizations and their suppliers will accelerate in 2009, notwithstanding the gloomy economic environment. Green IT will spread in...

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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...

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    Report:Green IT Awareness And Strategy In The US, Europe, And Asia Pacific

    An overview of results from Forrester's Q2 Global Green IT Online Survey

    • Downloads: 12
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    Report:More Green Progress In Enterprise IT

    Forrester completed its third survey of enterprise IT professionals in April 2008 to understand the state of green IT awareness and adoption in corporate computing. Our latest survey results show...

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    Report:Green IT Nudges Tech Adoption

    Technologies Like Videoconferencing And Thin Clients Will Get A Second Look

    As enterprise IT organizations continue to adopt green principles, they'll take another look at technologies that reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, both within the IT shop and across...

    • Downloads: 816