Peter Burris

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

In his role as research director, Mr. Burris helps set the overall CIO role research agenda at Forrester, craft effective CIO research with our senior Forrester analysts, and ensure overall CIO research quality. His research team focuses on the evolving relationship between CIOs and CMOs, best practices in building and instituting an IT/BT strategy, BT innovation approaches to accelerate business outcomes, and social business and collaboration strategies.

His personal research includes the role of IT/BT in the age of the customer. He also contributes to the Forrester's research on social business, specifically focusing on the functional evolution of social computing tool sets and how they will be applied to conduct complex, marketing-facing work. Finally, he is a leading thinker on IT/BT adoption in business.

Previous Work Experience

Mr. Burris joined Forrester in 2008. Prior to Forrester, he held numerous senior IT, marketing, and analyst jobs at leading organizations, including the DoD, HP, and Meta Group. At Meta Group, he jointly ran research, developing the advanced and broadly adopted "adaptive infrastructure" method for implementing plastic, services-based IT infrastructure.

Education

Peter attended Yale University.

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  • Lauren E. Nelson
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing

    Cloud Formally Joins The IT Portfolio — Whether IT Likes It Or Not

    As we head into 2014, cloud computing is no longer a "future" but a "now." Investments are up, enterprise use is widespread, and the hybrid cloud model has arrived. While the bulk of cloud...

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    Report:The Rise Of The New Cloud Admin

    And No, It's Not Your Virtualization Manager

    Nearly half of all enterprise IT shops claim to be prioritizing private cloud investments in 2013, but both in the largest enterprises and those firms that are most aggressively investing in public...

    • Downloads: 698
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:A Sample Internal Private Cloud Balanced Scorecard For I&O Professionals

    The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is built around four dimensions that we have adjusted for use in information technology: the value perspective, the customer orientation perspective, the operational...

    • Downloads: 88
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Charts & Figures:Approach, Current State, And Results

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Master 10 Trends For Your Cloud Journey

    Early in 2011, Forrester made a series of predictions about the future of cloud computing for that year. With 2012 now upon us, it's time to evaluate last year's predictions and introduce new...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Blog:Working On A Hosted Private Cloud Wave

    Last year, my colleague, James Staten, and I published evaluations of the (internal) private cloud and public cloud markets — this year we’re going to fill in the remaining gap in the...

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Charts & Figures:Private Cloud Adoption In Europe Drops Off In 2014

      European Adopters Focus On Private Clouds For Test/Dev Purposes

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Software

      Varied Building Blocks Lay The Foundation, But It's Up To You To Make It A True Private Cloud

      In November 2013, Forrester published "The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013," which evaluated the top software-only private infrastructure-as-a-service solutions in the market....

      • Downloads: 318
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Charts & Figures:Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud, Q4 '14

      Virtustream And Datapipe Lead The Way, With CSC, HP, Dell, And Blue Box Close Behind

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Charts & Figures:Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud, Q1 '13

      No Dominant Market Leaders Today, But Front-Runners Are CSC And Rackspace

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In North America, Q3 2014

      North American infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform their cloud strategy and compare their progress with their...

      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2013

        In 2013, Forrester saw a spike in interest in hosted private cloud — adoption nearly doubled within a single year. Hosted private cloud remains one of the least understood core cloud deployment...

        • Downloads: 347
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q3 2014

        European Adopters Focus On Private Clouds For Test/Dev Purposes

        European infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform the cloud strategy of their business technology (BT) agenda and...

        • Downloads: 92
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Charts & Figures:The Top Private Cloud Solutions Vendors Include VMware, IBM, Microsoft, And Cisco

        European Adopters Focus On Private Clouds For Test/Dev Purposes

      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Charts & Figures:Applying The Forrester Wave: Private Cloud Solutions, Public Cloud-Lite Scenario

        Customizing The Private Cloud Forrester Wave To Evaluate Four Common Private Cloud Scenarios

      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Charts & Figures:Private Cloud Software Vendor Landscape

      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q2 2014

        Atlanta Summit Features Icehouse Release

        Every six months, OpenStack hosts a summit to discuss its latest release while hosting its Design Summit and Ops Summit for its next release. OpenStack is the single largest open source solution in...

        • Downloads: 179
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Charts & Figures:Private Cloud Adoption In North America Remained Steady In 2014

      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2014

        Virtustream And Datapipe Lead The Way, With CSC, HP, Dell, And Blue Box Close Behind

        This emerging market Forrester Wave™ report focuses on hosted private cloud solutions. In our 25-criteria evaluation, we identified the 16 most significant providers — AT&T, Blue Box, Canopy,...

        • Downloads: 397
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Blog:Predictions For 2014: Private Cloud Management

        Every year Forrester publishes our overall cloud computing predictions which occasionally includes one or two private cloud predictions. With current private cloud self-reported adoption at 33%...

        • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

          Report:Quick Take: HP Acquires Eucalyptus Systems

          HP Gains Some Solid Talent, But The Technology Story Is Not Yet Revealed

          On September 11, 2014, HP announced that it will be acquiring Eucalyptus Systems, an open source cloud platform founded in 2009. This is an unexpected move for HP. Since 2010, HP has been committed...

          • Downloads: 75
        • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

          Blog:Four Common Approaches To Private Cloud

          In 2012, I wrote a blog titled Private Cloud: 'Everyone's Got One, Where's Yours?' which looked at the perception of private cloud versus the reality of the environments that carry...

          • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

            Charts & Figures:Standards-Focused Organizations And Current Projects

          • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

            Report:State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q1 2014

            OpenStack Steps Forward To Become The New De Facto Model

            Enterprises look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in, which would mitigate these benefits. Without standardization,...

            • Downloads: 565