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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    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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    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...

    • Downloads: 1285
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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 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:Which Verticals Are Most Attractive For ICT Vendors?

    Asset Intensity Is The Best Indicator Of Future Opportunity

    Information and communications technology (ICT) vendors are increasingly focusing their solutions design and go-to-market strategies on vertical industries. This trend will only accelerate with the...

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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...

    • Downloads: 854
  • 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...

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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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    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:Smart Process Applications Fill A Big Business Gap

    They Will Grow Twice As Fast As The Enterprise Application Market

    Smart process apps are a new category of application software designed to support business activities that are people-intensive, highly variable, loosely structured, and subject to frequent change....

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    Report:Smart Computing Connects CIOs With The Business

    Sensors, Machine-To-Machine, Analytics, And Collaboration Help CIOs Solve Business Problems

    It is no surprise that CIOs have shown keen interest in cloud computing, since its variations can help reduce IT's capital and operating costs and speed up delivery of projects. But many CIOs are...

    • Downloads: 860
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    Report:European Information And Communications Technology Market 2012 To 2013

    Spending Growth Comes To A Halt As Europe Slides Into Recession

    Overview of the European ICT Market

    • Downloads: 998
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    Report:What CEOs Of Small Software Companies Need To Do In 2011

    How To Find The Best Opportunities In A High-Growth Market

    The software market is poised to enjoy its best growth in a decade, and small software companies face great growth opportunities as their larger competitors struggle to adapt to a new world of cloud...

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    Report:The State Of SMB IT Budgets: 2009

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document provides SMB 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 made CIOs...

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    Report:Segmenting The US Tech Market

    SMBs' Tech Buying Outpaces That Of Enterprises Or Consumers, But The Situation Will Reverse In 2013

    For CIOs, understanding trends in the broader tech market is useful, but even more useful is information on trends for companies of their size and in their industry. With IT consumerization or...

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    Report:US Tech Market Outlook Dims For 2012 To 2013

    US Tech Spending Growth Will Maintain A Mediocre 4% To 5% Pace

    This report details Forrester's projections of tech market growth in the US. We have reduced our forecast for 2012 growth in the US tech market from our April projections of 7.5% for total US...

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    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,...

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    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...

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    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2011 To 2012

    Canada Is Like The US In Growth, But Different In Mix Of Purchases

    Canada is like the US, only different. This bit of doggerel applies as much to the Canadian information and communications technology (ICT) market as it does to Canada's economy or culture. Because...

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    Report:Continued Gloom For European ICT Markets

    Tech Recession Extends Through 2013, At Least

    Will it ever end? When will the European economic recession end, and when will European tech buying start to pick up? These are questions that CIOs across Europe and tech vendors selling to them into...

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    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2012 To 2013

    Economic Worries Lead Canadian CIOs To Cut Back ICT Purchases

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers are behaving as if Canada is heading for a recession — and it's not. Indeed, while the Canadian economy is growing at about the same 4% rate (at current prices) as...

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    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2013 To 2014

    Sluggish Canadian Tech Market Will Accelerate In 2014

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers continue to be more conservative in their tech buying than those in the US, with business and government purchases of tech goods and services growing by 2.2% in 2013,...

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    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...

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    Report:Four Reasons For Sluggish Tech Market Growth And The Rationale For Future Optimism

    Weak Economies, A Changing Hardware Market, Cloud, And CEO Aversion To Investment Have Kept A Lid On Tech Buying

    Forrester's projected 5.5% growth in the global tech market in 2014 in local currency terms (6.2% in US dollars) is certainly an improvement over the more feeble growth of 2012 and 2013. Still, these...

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    Report:At Last, A Tech Market Recovery In Europe

    Modest Growth Of 2.3% For 2014

    The European tech market has been down so long that sooner or later it was bound to turn up. Sooner is here. With most European economies emerging from recession, and Germany, Poland, and the UK...

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