Brian Hopkins

Brian covers emerging technology and its impact on business and IT for Enterprise Architecture Professionals at Forrester Research. His research provides practical advice to architects and IT strategists seeking to leverage new information management tools and techniques while dealing with current-state challenges. In addition, Brian provides insights for enterprise architects in the insurance and defense industries, where he has extensive experience.

Recent Stories From this Author

Want Action From Big Data? Look At Enterprise Insight Platform Suites
December 12, 2016 Insight platform was the number-one emerging technology in terms of investment and interest in Forrester’s Q3 2016 Global...

Forrester's Top Emerging Technologies To Watch: 2017-2021
September 20, 2016 We organize this year’s list into three groups — systems of engagement technologies, systems of insight technologies, and...

Insights-Driven Business Are Stealing Your Customers
August 2, 2016 Insights-driven businesses focus on turning insights into action. The big data and technology pieces come along naturally as a...

Insight Platforms Have Arrived
May 4, 2016 Recognize the convergence happening as vendors evolve their technologies from doing just one thing like predictive analytics...

Think You Want To Be 'Data-Driven'?
March 18, 2016 While 74% of firms say they want to be 'data-driven,' only 29% say they are good at connecting analytics to action.

2016 Predictions: Firms Will Turn Data Into Insight And Action
November 13, 2015 Insight will become a key competitive weapon, as firms move beyond big data and solve problems with data driven thinking.

IBM And Teradata — A Tale Of Two Vendors’ Struggle With Disruption
November 5, 2015 Over the past two weeks, I attended Teradata Partners in Anaheim and IBM Insight in Las Vegas — giving me a firsthand look at...

Is a Data Lake THE Answer? Think Again
July 28, 2015 Get ready for 'Elastic Analytics,' defined as combination of data storage and middleware technology that allows the creation...

Big Data Loses Its Zing
June 29, 2015 About three in four leaders say they expect big data analytics to help improve and optimize customer experiences -- that is a...

How to Ignore Data, Remain Clueless and Anger Your Customers
June 19, 2015 This horror story shows how companies fail to use all available data to find insights, fail to create action, and fail to...

Systems of Insight Will Power Digital Businesses
April 29, 2015 Big data, advanced analytics and agile BI are all about turning data into insight. But that is only part of the solution.

Big Data: Welcome to Awkward Teen Years
February 26, 2015 It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement, but then I remember to swallow a reality pill.

Reset On Big Data or Miss The Big Change
May 28, 2014 As data explodes, so do old ways of doing business.

Why Bitcoin is Here to Stay
January 29, 2014 Crypto-currency is here to stay, and the changes to our global economy because of it will be staggering

Engagement, Smart Systems and Nimbleness Anchor Top Tech Trends
November 6, 2013 How technology is fueling business change anchored by three broad themes

Big Data for Telco Begins to Unleash Systems of Engagement
October 2, 2013 Teleco service providers are sitting on a gold mine of data about what subscribers are doing on their mobile devices

Don't Have A Big Data Strategy Yet? Good.
September 16, 2013 The broad demand for big data technologies is simply not there yet

That’s Big Data Peeking into Your Living Room
July 1, 2013 NSA story reveals deeper disruptions in comfort, regulation

The Emerging Technology Juggernaut
April 5, 2013 In many cases IT is not synching up with the business desire to innovate and differentiate with new technology

How to Redefine Architecture for Real-Time Data
March 13, 2013 Better models, modern structure keep IT from operating like a “one-trick pony”

Don’t Blink: Your Enterprise Architecture is Changing
February 7, 2013 Mobility, EA platforms face huge disruptions by 2018

Agile Development for Competitive Advantage
November 21, 2012 One-size-fits-all standardization and general aversion to risk aren’t cutting the mustard

Enterprise Architecture Can Live Anywhere
August 28, 2012 It only needs to work, and here’s 4 reasons why

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