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 Budgeting & Forecasting
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Debunking Two Myths About Tech Budgets

    CIOs Will Still Control Most Tech Spending, Which Will Still Be Two-Thirds MOOSE

    The CIO's job is hard enough delivering reliable, secure, and user-friendly technologies while meeting and anticipating business needs for new technologies to support strategic initiatives. But that...

    • Downloads: 281
  • 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: 1082
  • For CIO Professionals

    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,...

    • Downloads: 270
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 1089
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Investments Will Reconfigure Future IT Budgets

    As-A-Service Computing Will Shift Budgets From New Project Spending To Ongoing MOOSE Expenditures

    In 2012, for most CIOs, spending to maintain and operate the organization, systems, and equipment (MOOSE) represents more than 70% of their information and communications technology (ICT) budget on a...

    • Downloads: 872
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 346
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: Cautious Optimism In 2012 IT Spending Plans

    Our Q4 2011 IT Budget Survey Finds Mobile The Top Priority

    Forrester's Forrsights Budgets And Priorities Tracker Survey, Q4 2011, provides insight on the 2012 tech buying plans and practices of more than 3,700 IT executives and technology decision-makers at...

    • Downloads: 454
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: Analytics, Mobile, And Collaboration Lead 2011 Tech Investment Growth

    Implementation Of As-A-Service Technologies Lags Behind Interest

    Investments in analytics and business intelligence, mobile devices and applications, and collaborative applications are the leading IT investment priorities for businesses in 2011, with...

    • Downloads: 815
  • For CIO Professionals

    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....

    • Downloads: 1030
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US IT Budget Benchmarks — Preparing For 2010

    2009 Budget And Spending Data Provides Guidance For The Year Ahead

    IT budget benchmarks continue to be a hot topic for CIOs, especially in the wake of a recession that has caused companies to cut IT budgets to the bone. To help CIOs use IT budget benchmarks to...

    • Downloads: 3045
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 1302
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 1138
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US IT Market Outlook: Q2 2008

    Not So Bad So Far — But There Is Worse To Come In The Rest Of The Year

    With Q1 2008 data now in for both the US economy and the US tech market, the year has started out much as we expected. The data so far supports our projection that the US market for technology goods...

    • Downloads: 879
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US IT Market Outlook: Q1 2008 In Detail

    The Detailed Analysis Behind Our IT Market Outlook In Q1

    Our Q1 2008 US IT market outlook predicts 2.9% IT purchases growth in 2008. In this report, we dig more deeply into the outlook for different categories of software, computer equipment, and...

    • Downloads: 691
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US IT Market Outlook: Q1 2008

    A Bigger Slowdown In Tech Purchases In 2008 But A Strong Recovery In 2009

    The US market for technology goods and services will experience a significant slowdown in growth in 2008, to less than 3% from 6% in 2007. This lower growth rate reflects the deterioration in the US...

    • Downloads: 493
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise IT Budgets: 2008

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    Going into 2008, North American and European enterprises had IT budget priorities that generally matched 2007 priorities. Overall, they expected to increase 2008 IT budgets by 3% — the same...

    • Downloads: 1927
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: IT Spending And Forecasting

    Every technology decision is made in the context of technology purchases and spending, whether it is an enterprise buying a software application or IT service or a vendor choosing what industries to...

    • Downloads: 1723