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: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:Software Strategists Tackle Green IT

    How The Software Industry Will Go Green

    To date, the vast majority of mindshare and activity about improving the IT industry's environmental stance has focused on the life cycle of hardware assets — greening their design,...

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    Report:In Search Of Green Technology Consumers

    Why Tech Marketers Should Target This Emerging Segment

    A distinct segment of green technology consumers ready to put their dollars behind eco-friendly product choices is becoming visible. Forrester's Technographics® surveys reveal that consumers who...

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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 Progress In Enterprise IT

    Higher Stakes For Tech Marketers As Green IT Principles Spread

    Forrester conducted its second survey of enterprise IT professionals to learn about awareness and adoption of environmental principles in corporate computing. Our October survey shows steady...

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    Report:Inquiry Insights: Green IT, Q3 2008

    Since initiating research on green IT trends in early 2007, Forrester analysts have fielded a steadily growing number of client inquiries on green topics, including corporate sustainability planning,...

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    Report:Market Momentum: Green IT 2008

    A Look At Sustainability Announcements Of Leading Systems Vendors

    We reviewed the sustainability-related activities of 13 leading IT systems vendors from 2007 to 2008 by examining public announcements on their Web sites. Three takeaways emerged from our analysis:...

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    Report:Case Study: How IBM Supported kika/Leiner's Branding Strategy With A Green Data Center

    European furniture retailer kika/Leiner Group is going green. Its stores and furniture products are designed and branded to appeal to increasingly green-conscious consumers in its home country of...

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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.

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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....

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