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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  • Forrester Wave
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid² Integration, Q1 2014

    The 14 Providers Offering Four Or More Integration Technologies, Including Cloud-Based Integration

    In Forrester's 51-criteria evaluation of hybrid² integration vendors, we identified the 14 most significant middleware providers — Adeptia, Bosch Software Innovations (Bosch SI), Dell...

    • Downloads: 1427
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: BI Service Providers, Q4 2014

    The 12 BI Services Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 30-criteria evaluation of business intelligence (BI) services providers, we identified the 12 most significant services providers in the category — Accenture, Capgemini,...

    • Downloads: 613
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SEO Platforms, Q4 2012

    Rio SEO Leads, With BrightEdge Following As A Strong Performer

    Forrester's 21-criteria evaluation of SEO platforms evaluates the four largest providers of tools for organic search auditing, ranking support, measurement, and project management: BrightEdge,...

    • Downloads: 703
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Asia Pacific Carrier Ethernet Services, Q4 2013

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 22-criteria evaluation of carrier Ethernet vendors, we identified and qualified seven global and regional service providers that offer unmanaged site-to-site carrier Ethernet services...

    • Downloads: 194
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Services Providers, Q4 2012

    The 12 Market Leaders That Deserve To Be On Most Shortlists

    In the past few years, the business intelligence (BI) services market has evolved significantly: advisory and management consulting firms have beefed up their implementation capabilities, while...

    • Downloads: 1720
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Search Marketing Agencies, Q4 2012

    360i, iCrossing, And Performics Lead The Way Toward Discovery Marketing

    In Forrester's 25-criteria evaluation of search marketing agencies, we researched, analyzed, and compared seven agencies that have search marketing services at their cores. This report details our...

    • Downloads: 749
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Project/Program Portfolio Management, Q4 2012

    How The Top 10 Providers Stack Up In A Newly Divided Market

    Demand for business agility fuels adoption of Agile development techniques that can deliver differentiating business technology (BT) solutions within accelerated time frames. Agile development...

    • Downloads: 1936
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals face a difficult mandate: Enable the workforce to navigate the ever-changing landscape of mobile scenarios while continually ensuring that their...

    • Downloads: 646
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Update: Security Remains A Key Component To Enterprise Mobile Management

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile Security Playbook

    In September 2014, we published The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014, which evaluated 15 vendors using 27 criteria. Our findings showed how well each vendor met the...

    • Downloads: 128
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Personal Communications Services, Q3 2013

    The Rise Of Personal Communications Tools In The Enterprise

    Empowered employees are embracing personal cloud-based communications and collaboration services, like Skype or Facebook Messenger. Any empowered employees expect to use these collaboration channels...

    • Downloads: 435
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Application Security, Q4 2014

    Tools And Technology: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    In Forrester's 82-criteria evaluation of application security vendors, we identified the 12 most significant service providers in the category — Beyond Security, Checkmarx, Contrast Security,...

    • Downloads: 418
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015

    The Top BI Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft,...

    • Downloads: 623
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: North American ITSM Implementation Services Providers, Q2 2014

    Thirteen Big And Small Vendors Vie For Top Distinctions

    Pressure to deliver services faster and better isn't new for service management. However, in the age of the customer, where technology delivers value to external customers and the internal customers...

    • Downloads: 338
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Software Product Development Services, Q1 2014

    In A Shifting Software PDS Market, HCL And EPAM Systems Emerge As Leaders

    In Forrester's 14-criteria emerging market evaluation of software product development services (PDS) vendors, we identified the 11 most significant providers — EPAM Systems, GlobalLogic, HCL,...

    • Downloads: 414
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Oracle Application Services Providers, Q1 2014

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 35-criteria evaluation of Oracle application services (hereafter referred to simply as "Oracle services") providers, we identified the nine largest global partners in terms of...

    • Downloads: 555
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: ECM Transactional Content Services, Q3 2015

    Our Evaluation Of 10 ECM Vendors And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 26-criteria evaluation of enterprise content management (ECM) transactional content services vendors, we identified the 10 most significant software providers — EMC, HP, IBM,...

    • Downloads: 116
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Document Output For Customer Communications Management, Q1 2014

    Vendors Target Interactive Use Cases And Corporate Solutions

    Customer communications management is a frequent topic of inquiries by Forrester clients who are looking for direction on how to update their technology for new business demands and usage patterns...

    • Downloads: 794
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites For Large Organizations, Q1 2015

    Salesforce, SAP, Oracle, And Microsoft Lead A Mature Field Of Vendors

    In this Forrester Wave evaluation of customer relationship management (CRM) suites for enterprise organizations, we identified the nine most significant CRM suites solutions — Infor CRM...

    • Downloads: 519
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Backup And Recovery Software, Q2 2013

    The Six Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 61-criteria evaluation of enterprise backup and recovery software vendors, we identified the six most significant software providers — ASG, CommVault, EMC, HP, IBM, and Symantec...

    • Downloads: 682
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools, Q2 2015

    Ensure Quality Of Enterprise, Mobile, And Web Applications Without Sacrificing Delivery Speed

    Fast application development and delivery (AD&D) is a must. But, so is quality. The growing architectural complexity of modern applications makes functional test automation (FTA) tools an essential...

    • Downloads: 411
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Order Management, Q3 2014

    IBM And Manhattan Associates Stand Out In An Increasingly Competitive Landscape Of Solutions

    In Forrester's 77-criteria evaluation of omnichannel order management vendors, we identified the nine most significant software providers in the category — eBay Enterprise, hybris (an SAP...

    • Downloads: 887
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: IT Organization Redesign Consultancies, Q4 2012

    New technologies, service offerings, business changes, and other factors are driving CIOs to change the structure, processes, governance, and culture of IT organizations. However, redesigns are an...

    • Downloads: 710
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Desktop Videoconferencing, Q3 2013

    Microsoft Leads, Followed By Avaya, Cisco Systems, And Vidyo

    There are four major categories of desktop videoconferencing solutions: consumer applications, unified communications (UC) clients, video pure plays, and webconferencing. In Forrester's 60-criteria...

    • Downloads: 650
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Emerging Managed Security Service Providers, Q1 2013

    Ten Emerging Service Providers That Have The Chops To Be Your Managed Security Service Provider

    In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of the emerging managed security services provider (MSSP) market, we identified the 10 most significant providers in this category — Alert Logic; CompuCom;...

    • Downloads: 1370
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Platforms, Q4 2013

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 40-criteria evaluation of partner relationship management (PRM) platform vendors, we identified the seven most significant software providers in the category — Channeltivity,...

    • Downloads: 416