Henry Peyret

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Henry serves Enterprise Architecture (EA) Professionals. His research focuses on the concepts, techniques, and tools required to bring business agility within enterprises. He publishes research on key agility indicators and agile governance and applies these principles to change EA practices to help build a sustainable business agility. Business agility depends highly on the level of enterprise risk that decision-makers can take. He is also researching metadata management as a means to bring agility at the right cost for IT supporting business agility. His research addresses numerous changes to EA practices to support the digital business, the changes toward data governance 2.0, and the integration tooling landscape, particularly in the cloud.

Henry also researches values-driven customers, another potential next step for the age of the customer and how it will interact with companies' privacy concerns.

Previous Work Experience

Henry has done previous work on master data management, enterprise application integration, middleware, adapters, business activity monitoring, enterprise architecture tools, and open source and risks issues.

Henry came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and Giga's affiliation with GigaGroup. He brings more than 30 years of IT experience to his clients. Prior to joining GigaGroup, he was the technical director of Euriware, a French IT services company specializing in industrial IT and related technologies. In addition, Henry was involved as chief architect in strategic projects for large telecommunications, automotive, and marketplace customers.

At earlier stages of his career, he held various technical positions in a knowledge management company and at Alcatel.


Henry is the author or coauthor of many reference articles and books on IT architecture. He has a master's degree in IT from the ESIEE engineering school in Paris. He is fluent in French and English and is based in Paris.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2 2011

    Mega International, Troux Technologies, Software AG, And Alfabet Lead This Upcoming Category

    Forrester evaluated 10 of the leading enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) vendors across 89 criteria and found that Mega International (Mega), Troux Technologies, Software AG, and alfabet...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Analysis, EA Tools, And IT Planning, Q1 2009

    IDS Scheer, Casewise, MEGA, Metastorm, And Troux Technologies Lead The EA Tools Category

    In this second release of Forrester's assessment of enterprise architecture and business process analysis (BPA) tools, Forrester assessed nine leading vendors in a 93-criteria evaluation. We found...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use TOGAF 9 As Your Next EA Framework

    TOGAF V9 Complements Your Existing EA Framework With Methodology And Templates

    An enterprise architecture (EA) framework describes the deliverables an EA function should produce as well as how to create these deliverables. A framework helps EA leaders organize their efforts as...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Metadata Architecture — EA's Key Contribution To The Industrialization Of IT

    Business pressures have forced IT management to begin applying formal management disciplines to the delivery of IT services. In the past decade we have seen the rise of portfolio and project...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Are Open Source And Low-Priced Solutions Available For Tooling EA?

    Justifying an enterprise architecture (EA) tools investment continues to be a problem — particularly when compared with just using Microsoft Visio. So what are the alternatives for inexpensive...

    • Downloads: 1020
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use A Comprehensive Set Of Criteria When Selecting An IC-BPMS Tool

    Targeting Products That Support Integration, BPM, And SOA Efforts

    Integration-centric business process management suites (IC-BPMSes) are the most comprehensive tools available to assist enterprises with their service-oriented-architecture-based (SOA-based) business...

    • Downloads: 1036
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use EA Assessment And Maturity Models To Guide Your EA Program Next Steps

    A recent survey revealed that a minority of enterprise architects perform regular EA assessments. While a wide range of assessment methodologies are available to EA organizations, none of them are...

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    Report:The Evolution From EA Tools To EA Management Suites

    A Third Generation Of Tools Addresses Broader IT Management Needs

    The EA tools market is transitioning to offer a new generation of products. As EA teams extend their scope, they are looking for tools that help them with their strategic objectives and engage a...

    • Downloads: 922
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Integration-Centric Business Process Management Suites, Q4 2006

    webMethods, TIBCO, And IBM Lead The Way

    Forrester evaluated leading integration-centric business process management suite (IC-BPMS) vendors across 85 criteria and found that webMethods, TIBCO Software, and IBM have established category...

    • Downloads: 847
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Open Source Solutions For EA Tool Needs Are Progressing

    With more than half of enterprise architecture (EA) programs not using commercial EA-specific tools, there is definitely room for alternatives such as open source options. During the past two years,...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Business Activity Monitoring Adoption

    Business activity monitoring (BAM) remained a separated product niche until five years ago when advanced business process management (BPM) vendors began including BAM capabilities in their product...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Architects Must Link Business Processes With MDM Strategies

    Enterprise architects guiding business transformation initiatives rely on artifacts from business process management (BPM) and master data management (MDM) strategies to identify the information...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Architecture Tool Trends: Slow Adoption But Expanding Usage

    The December 2008 Global EA Toolbox Online Survey shows slow progress of enterprise architecture (EA) tools adoption. Given the growth of EA as a practice, the slow adoption belies a change in how...

    • Downloads: 803
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Management Suite Dashboards: Samples For Application And Project Portfolio Management Roles

    An enterprise architecture (EA) tool can be a significant investment because of both the cost of the purchase or subscription and the cost of implementation. The best approach to demonstrate value is...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Modeling Tools, Q3 2006

    IDS Scheer Clearly Leads, With Proforma And MEGA Close Behind

    Forrester evaluated leading business process modeling tool products based on 121 criteria and found that IDS Scheer clearly leads the market — thanks to good functional coverage, templates, and...

    • Downloads: 624
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Smart Computing Innovation Must Be Guided By EAs

    Forrester predicts that the latest cycle of technology innovation, "Smart Computing," will reshape the technology market through 2017. Smart Computing — which involves a blend of smart devices,...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Some EA And BPA Tools Support Enterprise Quality Initiatives

    Many commercial organizations first captured business processes as part of enterprisewide quality initiatives. But now that multiple tools — such as business process analysis (BPA) tools as...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Integration-Platform-As-A-Service

    For Now, Most Enterprises Will Need To Make A Tactical Choice

    The need to integrate systems of engagement, the demand for greater agility, and execution in the cloud are driving the disruption of the integration landscape. Enterprise architecture (EA)...

    • Downloads: 479
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business Modeling For CxOs

    The recently published Forrester Wave™ on enterprise architecture (EA) tools demonstrates that the real benefit of these tools is not in the modeling itself but in the modeling that supports...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Cloud Platforms Will Turn Enterprise Architecture Inside Out

    Enterprise Architects Need New Practices, And Changes To Existing Ones, For The Digital Business Era

    Firms have adopted cloud services in an ad hoc fashion, driven by opportunity and expediency more than by strategy. Cloud use cases and the architectural decisions surrounding them are different from...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: BNP Paribas Improves Service, Reduces Delays With A BAM Center Of Excellence

    Faced with numerous business changes in its retail bank operations, such as regulatory changes and an increased need for risk assessment, BNP Paribas decided to extend its existing business service...

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    Report:What EA Management Suite Vendors Are Doing Well (And What They're Not)

    What To Expect When Evaluating Offerings

    Forrester's recent evaluation of the enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) market uncovered a wide variety of current vendor capabilities and future visions of the EAMS market. While each...

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    Report:EA Management Suite Dashboards: Samples For The CIO Role

    An EA tool can be a significant investment both because of the cost of the purchase or subscription and the cost of implementation. The best approach to demonstrate value is to directly serve the...

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    Report:The Shifting Market For Business Process Analysis Tools

    Business process analysis (BPA) began as a separate market run by vendors that developed specialized tools, but a combination of forces is buffeting these vendors: Their markets withered during the...

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    Report:Long-Running Transaction Support Is Important To Your BPM And SOA Success

    The growing enterprise adoption of business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) is driving increased demand to support the long-running transactions (LRTs) common to the...

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