Peter Burris

Peter Burris

Peter Burris is the Chief Research Officer and General Manager of Wikibon, SiliconANGLE's research arm. He is a leading authority on digital transformation and the evolving relationship of business and technology. Previously, he had senior analyst and management jobs at leading research firms like Forrester Research, META Group (now Gartner), and IDC. At Forrester, he led the company's research into the business technology agenda, which described how technology was being applied to grow customer engagement and business revenue. Peter lives in Silicon Valley.

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The Wikibon Research Meeting: True Private Cloud will lead technology evolution

In between meeting with customers, Crowdchatting with our communities and hosting theCUBE, the Wikibon research team finds time to meet and discuss trends and topics regarding digital business transformation and technology markets. We look at things from the standpoints of business, Internet of Things, big data, application, cloud and infrastructure modernization. We use the results […]

Amazon Web Services Marketplace: ecosystem by API?

The concept of business-by-API has been around for a few years now. At Wikibon, we’ve written about it in some depth, noting that in digital businesses, an application programming interface and the product are pretty indistinguishable. It’s a powerful concept: Publish an API, let customers engage it, use it to exchange value. To do it […]

The executive role in digital business technology decisions

This is a Wikibon Voice of the Community Report, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. Sponsor Posts are identified paid posts that appear on all pages of, supporting editorial efforts. Premise Businesses know that they must invest in digital capabilities because customers are demanding digital engagement. However, most businesses struggle to reach consensus about […]

Wikibon report preview: How big can Amazon Web Services get?

In Wikibon‘s semiannual review of the cloud industry, my colleagues David Floyer and Ralph Finos and I study events and trends in public cloud, true private cloud and X-as-a-service market segments. We’ll soon deliver our overall cloud report, but as we delved deeper into recent cloud events and trends, we kept returning to a single […]

Chief Information Officers: Get your data moving!

The value of data increases as the time to use it consistently decreases. What does that mean? Technologies capable of moving data across domains fast are gaining favor in the market. This blog post, sponsored by WANdisco, will explore the relationship among data value, data consistency and time. Do you remember playing “telephone,” the game […]

Wikibon trip report from re:Invent: Welcome to Amazon Web Services 2.0

For the first decade of Amazon Web Services — call it AWS 1.0 — Inc. devoted much of its time to proving the cloud could work. The companies that fully embraced AWS as a platform tended to be startups in technology and media, which had the business models, processing requirements and skills that aligned […]

Wikibon’s predictions for 2017 and beyond: It’s all about putting data to work

What’s in store for 2017 and beyond? We’ve huddled with our community and come up with a list of questions that need answering and answers in the form of predictions. The overall theme: Put more data to work. Our research shows consistently that this current period of digital transformation needs to be understood not in […]

Is bigger better for you? Wikibon dispatch from Dell EMC World

Since the early days of the computing industry users have pondered: Do I go with the big vendor or the smaller start-up? The big vendor offers breadth of portfolio and global coverage. The small start-up offers best-of-breed specialization and a hunger to make the deal. Which tends to be the better choice? I’m here at […]

Wikibon trip report from OpenWorld 2016: Oracle stakes its cloud claim

Do you want more Oracle? That is the fundamental question that executives at most of the Global 2000 should ask themselves as they make cloud decisions over the next few years. Here’s the trade-off: On the one hand, Oracle OpenWorld this week in San Francisco dramatically pushed the cloud state-of-the-art forward. New technology? Check. Oracle has […]