Over the years as an analyst, Bola has built an extensive portfolio of authored, in-depth product review/evaluations, technology reviews, strategy reports and competitive analysis reports. Bola’s technology expertise include, Software development (technologies, product and processes), in particular, Application lifecycle management strategies for a variety of platforms (Mobile, Server, Desktop, Web etc.); software modelling, testing and performance. Other areas of expertise include Web 2.0 and Rich Interactive/Internet Applications; IT sourcing for software development projects; enterprise architecture, IT Governance and business management and embedded systems development.
Bola is regularly sought after to provide input into and drive vendor and product selection decision processes. She has acted as an advisor to leading IT providers such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Fujitsu, Adobe, Accenture, HP, Compuware and Borland; to investment and education bodies; and to large (and small) IT user organisations in Retail, Manufacturing, Media, Government, Automotive, Financial Services, Telecommunications and consultancies. An experienced presenter, Bola is also regularly quoted in trade and business press in Europe, America and Asia Pacific including Software Development Times, Computer Weekly and Computing.
Also working with Bola as an Associate Research Analyst writing content for Creative Intellect Consulting is Ian Murphy, an experienced and highly regarded technology journalist. At MWD Advisors, Bola and Ian authored a number of market and technology strategy reports on Cloud Development Services and Cloud Computing (Cloud Development Services, Navigating the Cloud Vendor Maze part 1 and 2 etc.), Agile development practices and the development of User Centric Services.
At Ovum, Bola was the principal analyst leading the Application Lifecycle research service. She also held the management role of practice leader for the software applications team responsible for the research and content strategy of the Business Intelligence, Software Applications, Open Source, Enterprise Architecture and Software Development topic areas.