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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  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • 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: 242
  • 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: 366
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ten Myths And Realities Of The Software Market In 2013

    Forrester's Forrsights Survey Helps Sort The Myths From The Reality

    CIOs face many difficult decisions every day. They make some decisions based on hard facts that they can validate, but they base many decisions on broad assumptions and a particular understanding of...

    • Downloads: 582
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding Cisco's Role In Your BT Strategy

    Recalibrate Your Cisco Relationship And Investments To Align With Your Business Technology Strategy

    As the business technology (BT) agenda gains momentum, CIOs will reassess and evolve their technology vendor portfolio. CIOs need to evaluate if their main technology vendors support the required new...

    • Downloads: 81
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: B2B Business Networks

    Supplier Networks And EDI-Based Networks Start To Evolve To Support Supplier-Buyer Collaboration

    Effective document exchange is critical for B2B commerce and thus a key piece of the business technology (BT) agenda for winning, serving, and retaining customers. CIOs have three options for...

    • Downloads: 67
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Three Digital Leadership Plays Challenge CIOs To Drive Change In Tech Management

    The US Digital Services Playbook Series

    In August, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service and concurrently released a US Digital Services Playbook. This playbook, which spans the fields of customer experience,...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:New Business Priorities Are Driving The Shift Toward Strategic Multisourcing Engagements

    CIOs Will Evolve Into Service Orchestrators

    Market dynamics and business drivers in the age of the customer are driving companies to prioritize revenue growth and customer experience in addition to cost reduction. Thus, many CIOs and their...

    • Downloads: 152
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Executing Enterprise-Versus-Local Decisions

    The Second In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    All CIOs wrestle with which processes, technologies, organizations, and roles should be consistent across the organization (enterprise) and which should be specific to a business unit or geography...

    • Downloads: 212
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Data Sharing Transforms Public Procurement

    Open Data Enables Adaptive Intelligence And Process Transformation

    Historically, information asymmetries plagued the buying process. Buyers didn't know the true value of goods or services and often just accepted a price as given. In the age of the customer, price...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Who Of Business Technology Decision-Making

    The BT Governance Collection: Stakeholders And Structures

    Enterprise governance is about decision rights: who has input into decisions, who makes them, how are outcomes measured, and who is held accountable for those outcomes. Business technology (BT)...

    • Downloads: 474
  • 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: 311
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Total Economic Impact™ Methodology: A Foundational Framework For Investment Decisions

    Underlying any investment is the ever-present question of "What am I going to get for my money?" To answer this question, Forrester developed the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) methodology. TEI...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Boost Confidence In The Cloud With New European Standardization Guidelines

    In the fast-moving world of "connected everything," businesses are under pressure to provide real-time answers to their customer, partners, and employees. To address the challenge, European CIOs are...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The What And How Of Business Technology Decision-Making

    The BT Governance Collection: Outcomes And Processes

    Business technology (BT) governance concerns itself with decisions around investing in IT-enabled business change. As an integral part of business strategy, BT governance is exercised by senior...

    • Downloads: 579
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:(Re)define Your Strategic Tech Vendor Relationships For The BT Agenda

    The business technology (BT) agenda is driving a broad array of industry changes that today favors focused, smaller, and nimbler technology and services companies that don't have an IT agenda lineage...

    • Downloads: 96
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Shared Services: If WyCAN, So Can You!

    Thought Leadership And Teamwork Enable Cost-Savings And Better Service For Consortium Members

    Public sector organizations don't have the privilege of dialing back on scope in challenging economic times. In fact, when the going gets tough, government organizations often have to kick into high...

    • Downloads: 184
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:New Dynamics Shape IT Services Spending

    Changes Will Accelerate Over The Next 24 Months

    The IT services industry is in the middle of a fundamental transformation of who it sells to, what services it sells, and how it delivers those services. Upstart vendors specializing in new...

    • Downloads: 845
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Oracle's Dilemma: Applications Unlimited Versus Oracle Fusion Applications

    Oracle Customers Face A Choice: Stay With Apps They Have And Miss Out On Innovation Or Make The Painful Switch To Fusion

    Oracle faces a strategic dilemma, and how it responds to this dilemma will present the CIOs at its clients with some tough choices. Oracle Fusion Applications — Oracle's new generation of...

    • Downloads: 558
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2013 Predictions: The ePurchasing Software Market Will Grow 5%

    More SaaS And Commoditization Shape 2013 Growth

    CIOs should take an interest in the market for ePurchasing software (software to support buying, sourcing, contracting, and vendor management activities) for two reasons: 1) to find technology tools...

    • Downloads: 470
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: The Days Of Fighting The Cloud Are Over

    Cloud computing is arguably one of the most disruptive fields ever in technology management. CIOs are a primary force driving the enterprise business technology (BT) agenda, so you need to understand...

    • Downloads: 750
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Voice And Messaging Are Not Dead

    Prepare For The Implications Of Over-The-Top Communications

    Telecom carriers' core revenue base, voice and messaging, is under attack from the over-the-top (OTT) business model. Given the financial importance of voice and messaging revenues for carriers, they...

    • Downloads: 515
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:What The European CEO Needs From The CIO In 2014

    Trust In IT Delivery Is An Issue For European Business Decision-Makers

    Continuing economic uncertainty, regulatory pressures, and the digitization of commerce will place further stress on European IT budgets and plans in 2014. The good news highlighted in our research...

    • Downloads: 294
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Defining The New Vendor Management Organization

    Procurement-Based Approaches To Strategic Suppliers Won't Work In Light Of Business Technology Requirements

    CIOs need to raise the game of vendor management. To date, they've been too focused on procurement, cost savings, and managing existing relationships. To support the need for greater innovation,...

    • Downloads: 304
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Structure Your Tech Management Roles To Balance Local And Enterprise Capabilities

    The First In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    Many CIOs struggle with this question: Which processes, technologies, organizations, and competencies should be common across the organization (i.e., enterprise), and which should be specific to a...

    • Downloads: 321
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Microsoft Office 365 Implementation Partner Ecosystem

    Microsoft's Traditional Partners Evolve To Help Clients Chart A Minimally Disruptive Path To The Cloud

    Microsoft Office 365's familiar user interfaces, multiple security certifications, and hybrid cloud/on-premises deployments are a few of the ways Microsoft has made it easier for IT leaders to use...

    • Downloads: 508