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 Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Multichannel Capture, Q3 2012

    Vendors Move Toward Mature Service Offerings

    If you think capture and imaging is old technology, you're correct; it has been around for more than twenty years. But there are still a lot of paper-based processes out there, and Forrester clients...

    • Downloads: 986
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Data Center Networking Hardware, Q1 2013

    Distinct Competencies Separate The Core Vendors

    In Forrester's 85-criteria evaluation of vendors that offered data networking solutions, Forrester identified eight significant solution providers in this category — Alcatel-Lucent, Arista...

    • Downloads: 918
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Workplace Services, Q2 2013

    Providers Driving Workplace Services In EMEA

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

    • Downloads: 529
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: North American Workplace Services, Q2 2013

    Evaluating Leading Providers Amidst A Category Redefinition

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

    • Downloads: 533
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Use The L2RM Platform Forrester Wave™ To Support Buyer Engagement

    The Forrester Wave: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014

    This report, originally written for customer insights professionals, includes content relevant to professionals responsible for sales enablement, especially those leading marketing for B2B companies....

    • Downloads: 262
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, Q2 2013

    One Size Does Not Fit All Developer Needs

    Public cloud platforms are the keys that unlock the flexibility, productivity, and economic advantages of cloud computing. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros use a wide variety of...

    • Downloads: 2189
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, Q4 2014

    How The 16 Providers That Matter Most Stack Up

    Public cloud application platforms unlock the flexibility, developer-productivity, and economic advantages of cloud computing. Business technology and technology management professionals use a wide...

    • Downloads: 1000
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Web Analytics, Q2 2014

    The Six Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 75-criteria evaluation of web analytics vendors, we identified the six most significant software providers in the category — Adobe, AT Internet, Google, IBM, SAS Institute, and...

    • Downloads: 1036
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2E Cloud IAM, Q2 2015

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of B2E cloud identity and access management (IAM) vendors, we identified the nine most significant SaaS providers in the category — Bitium, Centrify, IBM,...

    • Downloads: 82
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q4 2013

    The "Big Three" Lead The Pack, But Several Emerging Players Trail Closely Behind

    In Forrester's 66-criteria evaluation of B2B commerce suite vendors, we identified the seven most significant providers in the category — commerceserver.net, hybris (an SAP company), IBM,...

    • Downloads: 1154
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: File Sync And Share Platforms, Q3 2013

    The 16 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 26-criteria evaluation of file sync and share vendors, we identified, researched, analyzed, and scored products from the 16 most significant solution providers in this market:...

    • Downloads: 1517
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Strategies Of Online Collaboration Software Vendors, Q3 2012

    In Forrester's 38-criteria evaluation of the cloud strategies of online collaboration software vendors, we identified eight significant collaboration services providers — Box, Cisco Systems,...

    • Downloads: 1278
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: E-Signatures, Q2 2013

    Electronic signatures are gaining momentum and becoming an increasingly popular topic of inquiries by Forrester clients. In retrospect, today's e-signature users will be seen as early adopters...

    • Downloads: 945
  • 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: 187
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014

    The 16 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of Agile business intelligence (BI) vendors, we identified the 16 most significant software providers — Actuate, Birst, GoodData, IBM, Information...

    • Downloads: 1029
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Platform Service Providers' Security, Q4 2014

    Public Cloud Platforms Step Up Their Security Game, But Is It Enough To Safely Deploy Critical Applications And Data To The Cloud?

    Nearly every large enterprise today is building and deploying new applications on one or more of the leading public cloud platforms. But rarely is this initiative done with the security and risk...

    • Downloads: 573
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3 2012

    Seven Leaders, Six Strong Performers, And Two Contenders Compete For Share Of The ADV Market

    Enterprises find advanced data visualization (ADV) platforms to be essential tools that enable them to monitor business, find patterns, and take action to avoid threats and snatch opportunities. In...

    • Downloads: 1917
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SVM Tool Set, Q1 2013

    Today's Tool Sets Improve Supplier Management Through Integration And Workflow

    Sourcing organizations have matured, and sourcing and vendor management's integration with internal and external stakeholders will be the key to delivering value going forward. Forrester believes...

    • Downloads: 723
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobility Services, Q1 2013

    Analysis Of 13 Global Leaders' Capabilities And How They Stack Up

    Enterprise mobility is booming; organizations must connect with employees, customers, and partners in new ways and across new devices and applications. But many organizations don't know how to move...

    • Downloads: 1654
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Applying The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013

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

    In November 2013, we published our private cloud solutions Forrester Wave evaluation, where we used 61 criteria to evaluate 10 private cloud solutions vendors. The findings showed how well each...

    • Downloads: 697
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Social Risk And Compliance Solutions, Q2 2014

    Ten Vendors That Enhance Social Media Engagement While Mitigating Risk And Enforcing Compliance

    Near ubiquitous use of social media both within and outside of businesses today drastically increases companies' exposure to new levels of risk. With the benefits of engaging through social channels...

    • Downloads: 471
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Point Of Service, Q2 2012

    Epicor, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Micros Retail-J, NCR, Oracle, And Wincor Nixdorf Lead, With JDA, Micros Xstore, Retalix, And SAP Close Behind

    In Forrester's 70-criteria evaluation of point-of-service (POS) vendors, we identified the most significant solution providers in this category — Epicor Software, Fujitsu, NCR, JDA Software,...

    • Downloads: 1262
  • 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: 1356
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Identity And Access Management Suites, Q3 2013

    Comparing The Top Nine IAM Suite Options

    In Forrester's 16-criteria evaluation of comprehensive identity and access management (IAM) suites, we identified the nine most significant vendors in the category — Aveksa, CA Technologies,...

    • Downloads: 1212
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Digital Agencies In China — Strategy And Execution, Q1 2015

    The Eight Agencies That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 30-criteria evaluation of the strategy and execution capabilities of digital agencies in China, we identified the eight most significant agencies — BlueDigital, Isobar,...

    • Downloads: 128