Michele Pelino

Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

Michele is a member of Forrester's Infrastructure & Operations research team. Her expertise focuses on enterprise mobility strategy development and mobile device and application adoption. Michele's research spans smartphone, tablet, and mobile application deployment; mobile application management; enterprise application stores; 4G and long-term evolution (LTE) technologies; mobile workforce segmentation; bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy; mobile metrics; and machine-to-machine (M2M) adoption.

Michele delivers strategic guidance to Forrester's enterprise, small and medium-size business (SMB), and vendor clients by identifying enterprise mobility service and technology trends, device adoption drivers, mobile application usage, and emerging M2M solution opportunities. She also focuses on strategic issues facing the telecom industry, gauging the effect of new competitor entry, new business models, new service usage patterns, and new technology initiatives such as M2M technologies.

Previous Work Experience

Michele has more than 15 years of professional experience focusing on the telecommunications and enterprise mobility industry. She assisted domestic and international service providers in addressing strategic issues, conducting competitive assessments, evaluating product concepts, and developing marketing positioning messages on new technologies and services. Prior to joining Forrester, Michele was a management consultant serving national and international communications and technology clients in North America and Europe. Michele started her consulting career in Booz Allen & Hamilton's telecommunications group, where she helped telecom companies implement a federally mandated wireline and wireless service prioritization system used during national emergencies.

Education

Michele has an M.B.A. from Boston University. She also holds a B.A. from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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  • Michele Pelino
  • Application Development
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Future View: Mobile Unified Communications Demand And Evolution, 2009 To 2014

    Revenue Growth Will Follow As Vendors Facilitate Easier Integration

    Today, few enterprises integrate unified communications (UC) functions with mobile applications because most companies do not yet understand the value proposition of mobile UC integration. We believe...

    • Downloads: 1884
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Mobile App Stores Are Important To Biz Users

    App Stores Must Make Their Stores Sing To Business Buyers

    The Apple App Store for iPhones opened in mid-2008 and grabbed the attention of independent application developers and mobile device users as a software distribution channel for new mobile...

    • Downloads: 1106
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Momentum: Enterprise Mobility Year In Review

    Analysis Of Mobility Press Announcements Identify Key Vendor Opportunities

    An analysis of publicly available enterprise mobility announcements between mid-2008 through mid-2009 highlight opportunities for vendors in the mobility ecosystem, including device manufacturers,...

    • Downloads: 969
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Managing Mobile Complexity

    Demand For Enterprise Mobility Solutions Creates Vendor Opportunities

    Enterprise mobility momentum remains a hot area of opportunity for vendors. Enterprises are prioritizing mobility initiatives as a key strategic focus, expanding the use of smartphone devices, and...

    • Downloads: 963
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Rise Of Wannabe And Maverick Mobile Workers

    An Empowered Report: How Vendors Will Meet The Requirements Of Emerging Segments Of Mobile Workers

    Enterprise mobility momentum continues to grow, evidenced by increased corporate support for a broad array of smartphones; expanding support of mobile applications for employees, customers, partners,...

    • Downloads: 763
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Build A Corporate App Store Into Your Corporate Mobility Strategy

    Manage Mobile Complexity Through A Corporate App Store

    Today, many employees use their personally owned smartphones and tablets for work to access a variety of mobile applications. Some companies are also proactively deploying mobile applications to...

    • Downloads: 525
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Make Your Marketing Sing To Business Mobility Decision-Makers

    Vendors Must Use Employee Roles To Identify Preferred Marketing Channels

    IT professionals, business executives, and end users participate in purchasing decisions for enterprise mobility devices, middleware, services, and mobile applications. These decision-makers use...

    • Downloads: 407
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build A Corporate App Store Into Your Workforce Computing Strategy

    I&O Should Manage Mobile Complexity Through A Corporate App Store

    Today, employees are using personally owned smartphones and tablets at work, and firms are leveraging an array of mobile applications to interact with employees, customers, partners, and suppliers....

    • Downloads: 421
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:AT&T's Acquisition Of T-Mobile USA Dramatically Consolidates The US Wireless Market

    AT&T Reclaims No. 1 Position

    AT&T announced plans to purchase T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock. If regulators approve the deal, AT&T will be the largest wireless carrier in the US, leaping...

    • Downloads: 270
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:I&O Skills And Staffing In A Consumerized World

    Organization: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

    Today's enterprise IT organizations are challenged with deploying and supporting a wide range of new technologies and mobility solutions to address their workforce requirements. Results from...

    • Downloads: 174