Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) today announced the promotion of Stanley H. Dolberg to vice president of research. Dolberg succeeds Stuart D. Woodring, who will be launching several new ventures for Forrester. The appointment takes effect immediately.

“We are very pleased to announce Stan’s promotion to vice president,” said George F. Colony, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer at Forrester. “The depth of Stan’s knowledge and experience ensures that Forrester will continue to provide its customers with a ‘whole view’ of the Internet economy, covering everything from the Internet commerce enabling technologies within companies to their eCommerce Web sites and online interactions with suppliers and customers. The appointment also enables Stuart Woodring to focus his considerable energies on new opportunities to expand Forrester’s influence worldwide.”

Dolberg joined Forrester in 1995 and has held several positions within the company during this time. Most recently, Dolberg was a group director of research, overseeing Forrester’s Business Applications, Business eCommerce, Commerce Site, and Software research teams. Prior to that, he served as the research director for Forrester’s Commerce Technology Strategies and Software Strategies services, where he analyzed the future of software architectures, focusing on the impact of Internet Computing and Java on the software industry and corporate strategies.

Before joining Forrester, Dolberg’s experience included senior positions in the systems and software industries. In these positions, he focused on introducing emerging technologies and applying these technologies to the needs of corporate users. He has also consulted with vendor and user organizations in areas like data access, desktop applications, applications development, and distributed object technology.

“Stan Dolberg has been an important contributor to Forrester over the past five years,” added Stuart Woodring. “In addition to constantly striving for excellence in himself and those around him, Stan helped introduce and develop key concepts — most notably Transactive Content and dynamic trade — that have helped our clients to understand how the Internet would impact their companies and the economy as a whole. As a result, Stan has shaped much of the work Forrester has done on the Internet economy. His appointment is richly deserved and ensures that Forrester’s research will continue to anticipate the needs of our clients.”