Julie A. Ask

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Julie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. Julie's 25 years of work experience is balanced between the engineering and management consulting work she did in the first half of her career and her work as an analyst for the past 12 years. The combination of technical and business expertise positions prepared her well to work with business leaders to identify new opportunities offered by mobile technology and to develop strategies to engage with consumers on mobile devices. She has worked with hundreds of clients across retail, travel, banking, insurance, CPG, healthcare, retail, and more to advise and guide the development of their mobile strategies.

Julie's research and analysis have been widely cited in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, RCR Wireless, and The Onion and on CBS, NBC, and PBS.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Julie worked at a contextual services mobile startup in San Francisco and prior to that at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Education

Julie holds a B.S.E.E. and a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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  • Public Sector
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Shared Services: If WyCAN, So Can You!

    Thought Leadership And Teamwork Enable Cost-Savings And Better Service For Consortium Members

    Public sector organizations don't have the privilege of dialing back on scope in challenging economic times. In fact, when the going gets tough, government organizations often have to kick into high...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Adoption Faces Three Barriers: Mobile, Social, And Cloud

    These data charts contain the full results of Forrester's August 2012 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey. The results indicate that weak mobile access and social computing features combined with...

    • Downloads: 314
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Process-Driven Transformation Will Depend On Stronger Business-IT Partnerships

    How IT Will Forge Lasting Relationships With Process Owners And Process Teams

    Business process transformation requires an unprecedented level of collaboration among business owners, process teams, and IT, three groups not accustomed to working together. IT usually limits...

    • Downloads: 655
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:M2M Connectivity Helps Telcos Offset Declining Traditional Services

    But They Are Poorly Positioned For The Larger Value-Added Service Opportunity

    Telcos face increasing pressure on traditional voice revenues and seek new revenues from services leveraging existing assets. Machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, including radio frequency...

    • Downloads: 1416
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: FedRAMP Update Impacts Government Cloud Providers In June 2014

    If you do business with the US federal government or practice security and risk management for an agency, there are changes to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) baseline...

    • Downloads: 121
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Defend Your Business From The Mutating Threat Landscape

    Business Case: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    We may look back on 2011 and 2012 as the golden age of hacking. In 2011, we saw well-publicized and devastating attacks such as the one that brought down the Sony PlayStation Network (PSN). In 2012,...

    • Downloads: 1018
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Executives' Perceptions Of Differentiation Among Suppliers: Update For 2011

    Results, not products, differentiate vendors in the eyes of executives.Executives assign strategic supplier status to vendors that are willing and able to align in substantial, not superficial, ways....

    • Downloads: 13
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Introducing The New Cabinet-Level City CIO

    Strategic CIOs Collaboratively Build The Foundation Of Smart Cities

    Local governments must address the needs of diverse and often growing constituencies with limited and often dwindling resources — following that age-old mandate of doing more with less....

    • Downloads: 160
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Mixed Bag For The Latin American Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Brazil Rejoins The Strong Markets Of Chile, Colombia, And Mexico After A Weak 2013 But Will Slow In 2015 As Others Expand

    The Latin American tech market is rising in importance, and more and more Latin American businesses are becoming globally competitive, adapting as they do so the technologies and technology...

    • Downloads: 176
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Improve Business Outcomes With Adaptive Intelligence

    Making Business Intelligence A Collaborative Process Leads To Greater Insights, Security, And Efficiency

    Enterprise execs who seek to understand their customers, market, and competitive landscape can't afford to limit their insights to the data they generate. Nor can they hope to gain sufficient insight...

    • Downloads: 458
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Introducing Forrester's Next-Generation Customer Experience Index

    Great Customer Experiences Create And Sustain Customer Loyalty

    For the past seven years, Forrester has used its Customer Experience Index (CXi) to benchmark how consumers rated their interactions with hundreds of brands in the US and, more recently, in Europe...

    • Downloads: 497
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Architect For Extreme Uncertainty

    Use Systemic Design To Deal With The Unknown Unknowns

    Enterprise architecture is now at a critical tipping point. New digital business models and an unrelenting focus on customer engagement are unlocking new exciting initiatives and projects for...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Open Data Changes The Business Of Government

    Open Data Pioneers Offer Lessons For Launching Initiatives

    Data has become quite the buzzword lately, with everyone looking to mine their big data for customer insights, operational efficiencies, and business performance improvement. Governments are no...

    • Downloads: 428
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2014 And 2015 — Solid, Steady Growth

    Customer-Facing Technologies Will See The Fastest Growth

    Our updated US tech market forecast indicates that US CIOs can plan for 6% to 7% increases in their tech budgets in 2014 and 2015, after several years in which they have had to be cautious in their...

    • Downloads: 419
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Adoption: Content And Collaboration Is Just The Start

    Driving A SharePoint-Based Information Workplace Will Challenge C&C Pros

    Microsoft SharePoint is poised for broader adoption as an Information Workplace platform. While most use it for content and collaboration (C&C) needs today, the platform's broad, integrated...

    • Downloads: 1489
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Information And Communications Technology Industry Opportunities In Professional Services

    Vendors Should Target This Large And Growing Industry

    The professional services industry presents both opportunities and challenges for tech vendors. The opportunities? Professional services is one of the largest industries in terms of tech purchases,...

    • Downloads: 578
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Case Study: YouTube Adapts Its Product Strategy For Education

    Digital disruption continues to work its way through the education industry, creating new product opportunities for product strategists who are attuned to the industry's changes. Apple's recent...

    • Downloads: 381
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:What India's 12th National Five-Year Plan Means For ICT Vendors

    Aligning Strategies With Key Government Priorities Is The Key To Success

    The Indian public sector is an extremely difficult market for IT vendors due to its extended business cycles and high levels of diversity, hypercompetition, bureaucracy, and procurement complexity....

    • Downloads: 235
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Five Steps To Build An Effective Threat Intelligence Capability

    Against today's mutating threat landscape and sophisticated cybercriminals, security and risk (S&R) professionals are outgunned and outmatched. The traditional strategy of waiting for an alert and...

    • Downloads: 930
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Budgets And Priorities: Global Benchmark 2012

    Strategic Planning Forrsights For CIOs

    CIOs are under more pressure to do more things, do them faster, and do them with less money than ever before. This has made the IT budget process increasingly stressful and often contentious, as...

    • Downloads: 681
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping The Connected World

    Software Control Of The Physical World Will Change Your Business

    A technology revolution is brewing that uses sensors, networks, and analytics software to connect physical objects and infrastructure to computing systems, providing an unprecedented view into the...

    • Downloads: 950
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Decoding Your IT Org Chart

    An org chart is just one element that will enable an IT organization to operate effectively. It must be combined with other elements including leadership, culture, and processes. However, who your...

    • Downloads: 385
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Getting The Most Out Of Open Data

    Well-Designed Programs, Partner Ecosystems, And Data Brokers Generate Innovation And Value

    Open data strategies — initially driven by goals of increased transparency and accountability in government spending and performance — are now shifting to supporting innovation and...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Best Practices In Managing Outsourcing Service Levels

    DLR IT Refines Its Service Management Framework

    IT plays a critical role in the development programs of DLR (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft-und Raumfahrt), the German aerospace center. DLR relies heavily on its IT organization to provide its...

    • Downloads: 542
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Year-End 2013 IT Budget Benchmarks

    How Forrester's Forrsights Data Can Help CIOs Prepare For 2014

    CIOs often request IT budget benchmarks. In this report, we have provided these benchmarks using data from our Forrsight's IT Budgets And Priorities Survey, Q4 2013. However, it's easy to misuse IT...

    • Downloads: 1131