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Forrester Research

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Forrester Research, Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryMarket research
Information technology
FoundedJuly 1983; 40 years ago (1983-07)
FounderGeorge F. Colony
60 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Revenue$471.55 million
Number of employees
1,719 (as of October 12, 2021)
George Colony, CEO of Forrester Research

Forrester is a research and advisory company that offers a variety of services including research, consulting, and events.

Forrester has headquarters in Cambridge, MA and London.[1] Its North American offices are located in McLean, VA; New York, NY; Norwalk, CT; and San Francisco, CA. It also has offices in the following EMEA and APAC locations: Amsterdam, Frankfurt, New Delhi, Paris, Renens, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, and Tel Aviv.[2]


Forrester was founded in July 1983 by George Forrester Colony, now chairman of the board and chief executive officer, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company's first report, "The Professional Automation Report," was published in November 1983. In November 1996, Forrester announced its initial public offering of 2,300,000 shares. In February 2000, the company announced its secondary public offering of 626,459 shares.

Forrester has made a number of acquisitions over the past 20 years, including Fletcher Research, a British Internet research firm, in November 1999; FORIT GmbH, a German market research and consulting firm, in October 2000; Giga Information Group, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based information technology research and consulting company, in February 2003;[3] New York City-based Jupiter Research, in July 2008;[4] Strategic Oxygen on December 1, 2009; Springboard Research on May 12, 2011; FeedbackNow and GlimpzIt in 2018; and SiriusDecisions, a business-to-business research and advisory firm, in 2019.

Forrester serves clients in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Forrester's head office has always been in Cambridge, Massachusetts: first, near Harvard Square, then, in Technology Square, and now in Cambridge Discovery Park (Acorn Park).


  • George F. Colony, chairman of the board and CEO.


  1. ^ "Contact Us".
  2. ^ "Contact Us".
  3. ^ BNet, "Forrester Research to acquire Giga Information Group for 0.74 times revenue"
  4. ^ Forbes Magazine, "Forrester Buys JupiterResearch For $23 Million"

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