Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Andy is a member of Forrester's Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. His research focus is on smart computing and analytics and tech-driven business transformation, analyzing the shifting economics of the industry, including spending, budgeting, and the influence of macroeconomic trends.

He also researches the growing customization of IT systems for industry-specific applications, especially in the utilities, energy, and professional services sectors. He is also a thought leader in the sourcing and procurement technology markets.

Previous Work Experience

Andy has extensive experience in the technology market and in strategic planning, both as an analyst and a practitioner in the business world. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group in 2003, where he had worked as a vice president and research leader since 1998. Prior to joining Giga, Andy held a variety of vice president positions at American Express in the chairman's office, technologies, strategic planning, and re-engineering. Before joining American Express, Andy worked as an economist, writer, and editor for various organizations, including Shearson Lehman Brothers; the US House of Representatives' Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs; and the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.

Andy has been a regular participant in Forrester's IT Forum conferences, delivering keynote addresses in 2006 and 2007 with colleagues on the future of software. He has also been a recurring presenter at Conference Board conferences on eProcurement and eSourcing. He has been quoted in leading business and technology publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Education

Andy earned a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

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  • Andrew Bartels
  • IT Infrastructure & Operations
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:IT MOOSE Management — 20 Best Practices

    How CIOs Should Measure IT Maintenance And Ongoing Operations

    How does a CIO judge whether he or she is using IT resources in the most effective and efficient manner? If the CIO is successful, how does he or she demonstrate this to the CEO and senior...

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    Report:2010 To 2012 Global Tech Industry Outlook

    2011 Looks Like 2010, But With Software Leading Instead Of Hardware

    2010 is ending with debt worries and questions about the future of the euro in Europe, doubts about the strength of the US recovery, and worries about overheated economies and higher inflation in...

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    Report:Global Tech Market Outlook For 2012 And 2013

    Eight Themes Will Shape Vendors' Prospects Over The Next Two Years

    The market for purchases of information technology goods and services by business and government will go through two transitions in 2012 and 2013. The first is a spending slowdown after the recession...

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    Report:Smart Computing Drives The New Era Of IT Growth

    A New Tech Investment Cycle Holds Seismic Promise — And Challenges

    The technology industry has entered a new cycle of tech innovation and growth, which we are calling "Smart Computing." Like prior cycles of mainframe computing, personal computing, and network...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Global Tech Market Outlook For 2011 And 2012

    Economic And Financial Turmoil Dims 2012 Prospects

    The US and European economies are dancing on the edge of a recession but haven't yet fallen. As a result, the outlook for the global market for business and government purchases of technology goods...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Global Tech Market Outlook 2013 To 2014

    In Local Currencies, The US Will Lead 5.4% Global Tech Market Growth In 2013 And 6.7% Growth In 2014

    The 2013 to 2014 period will see a different pattern of tech market dynamics than what prevailed in 2012, forcing CIOs and business tech buyers to adjust their spending plans to take advantage of new...

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    Report:US And Global IT Market Outlook: Q3 2010

    We Forecast Slower But Still-Robust 7% To 8% Growth

    US economic growth is falling short of our already modest expectations and will expand at a snail's pace of less than 2.5% for real GDP in 2010 (avoiding a double-dip recession. As a result, we have...

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    Report:US And Global IT Market Outlook: Q1 2010

    The Tech Market Recovery Has Begun

    The tech recovery has started in the US and around the world. Q4 2009 IT market indicators showed an end to declines, setting the stage for stronger growth in 2010. The US IT market is set to grow by...

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    Report:European IT Market Outlook: 2009 To 2010

    The European Recession Hurts IT Purchases

    The European market for business-purchased technology goods and services (measured in euros) will decline by 6.3% in 2009, and be slow to recover in 2010 with only 4% growth. In both regards, it will...

    • Downloads: 1586
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise IT Budgets: 2009

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document provides enterprise highlights of an extensive data set collected via Forrester's Enterprise And SMB Global IT Budgets And Spending Survey, Q2 2009. Overall, the global recession has...

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    Report:US And Global IT Market Outlook: Q4 2009

    The Tech Downturn Is Over — Let The Growth Games Begin

    The tech downturn of 2008 to 2009 is unofficially over. While the Q3 2009 data for the US and the global market showed continued declines in tech purchases (as we expected), we predict that the Q4...

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    Report:Global Tech Market Outlook 2012 To 2013

    Economic Weakness Will Slow, But Not, Stop Growth

    CIOs tracking broader tech market trends to see where their firms stand face a mixed picture, depending on their location. On a global basis, the European recession and weakening economic growth in...

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    Report:US Tech Industry Outlook For 2011

    Insurance Transformation Exposes Key Opportunities For Technology Vendors

    The US insurance industry represents 3.2% of gross domestic product (GDP) and generated nearly $1 trillion in revenues in 2009, but even with that big number, premium growth has been declining for...

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    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2012 To 2013

    Improving Economic Prospects Create Upside Potential

    CIOs care about tech market trends for three reasons: 1) to understand how much other firms are spending on information and communications technologies (and where); 2) to determine where they ought...

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    Report:US And Global IT Market Outlook: Q2 2010

    Despite Financial Market Jitters, 8% 2010 Global ICT Market Growth Is On Track

    Financial markets in Q2 2010 have been shaken by fears that the Greek debt crisis will metastasize across the European Union (EU) and beyond. Nevertheless, Q1 demand data was strong; we continue to...

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    Report:US Enterprise Versus SMB IT Budgets In 2009

    Enterprises Will Not Do As Badly As SMBs In Many Verticals In 2009 Downturn

    US IT budgetary spending will fall in 2009 by 2% as the recession takes its toll on US businesses and governments. Contrary to past experience, small and medium-size business (SMB) IT spending will...

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    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2012

    Slower Than Expected 2011 Spending Portends 6.6% Growth In 2012

    The US tech market posted weaker growth in 2011 than we expected; the outlook for 2012 is for more of the same, with business and government purchases of IT goods and services growing by 6.8% to 6.6%...

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    Report:US Tech Market Outlook: Q1 2011

    Building A Springboard In 2011 For Even Stronger Growth In 2012

    While overall US tech market growth of 8.0% in 2011 will be a bit slower than the 8.9% growth in 2010, this year will still be a bright year for tech vendors. Yet, based on their own revenue...

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    Report:Where The Jobs Are: 2009 US IT Occupation Trends

    A Profile Of IT Department And IT Vendor Use Of IT Occupations

    The US market for jobs in information technology will not escape the US recession, with total jobs in IT occupations down by 1.2% in 2009. While the recession will be painful for those in IT...

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    Report:Eleven Steps To The Right Verticals 3.0 Strategy

    Refining Vertical Strategies For The Smart Computing Era

    Tech vendors are increasingly focusing on vertical industry opportunities — and appropriately so, given Forrester's forecast that industry-specific solutions will represent a rapidly growing...

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    Report:Forrsights: IT Budgets And Priorities In 2013

    Mobility And Analytics Drive Spending Growth Despite Business Pessimism

    What are the 2013 budget plans and priorities for CIOs and other IT decision-makers? Forrester's Forrsights Budgets And Priorities Tracker Survey, Q4 2012 provides insight on the 2013 tech buying...

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    Report:A Market Taxonomy For ICT

    Forrester's Definitions For Tech Product Categories, Industries, And Geographies

    Forrester is expanding the breadth and depth of data that we provide to vendor strategists on the size and growth trends of the market for information and communications technology (ICT) solutions....

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    Report:Tech Vendor Outlook For The US In 2012 To 2013

    Software And IT Consulting Services Have The Best Prospects

    The US tech market outlook for vendors is looking brighter for 2012 and 2013, with the US tech market projected to grow by 7.5% in 2012 (7.1% including telecommunications services) and even faster in...

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    Report:Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2012

    Demystifying The Tech Markets Of Asia And The Pacific

    For most tech vendors, the Asia Pacific market is the new frontier — a region of fast growth, endless opportunity, and dynamic businesses unencumbered by the legacy technologies and practices...

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    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2013 And 2014: Better Times Ahead

    We Forecast 6% ICT Spending Growth For Both Years

    US CIOs remain torn between their need to invest in new mobile, cloud, and smart technologies and their fear of encountering economic doldrums (or worse). Over the past two and a half years, these...

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