Philipp Karcher

Sr Analyst serving CIOs

Phil serves CIOs with research on workforce technologies and the programs that support them. His specific topics of focus include social business and collaboration tools, video, and productivity software. As a senior analyst, Phil helps clients navigate the market and maximize the business value of their technology investments. He also advises technology vendors on market dynamics, buyer demands, competitive landscape, and go-to-market.

Phil is a key contributor to Forrester's workforce technology assessments — a quantitative approach to help professionals and the teams they work with have a fact-based conversation about employees' technology adoption and requirements.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his current role as an analyst, Phil was a researcher on Forrester's Content & Collaboration team and a senior research associate on the Sourcing & Vendor Management team. In those roles, he interviewed hundreds of IT professionals and technology vendors while conducting primary and secondary research for research reports and consulting engagements.

Education

Phil has a B.S. in business administration from Boston University's School of Management.

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  • Business Technographics
  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Workforce Technology Adoption: Global Benchmark 2012

    Strategic Planning Forrsights For CIOs

    CIOs are responsible for the technology tools and services that make employees productive and successful at work. Too often, the CIO organization must make decisions about devices, software licenses,...

    • Downloads: 336
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Q&A: Answers To Your Top Videoconferencing Questions

    We've been hearing for years that "this is the year videoconferencing takes off." So how far have we come in resolving the issues that have held back videoconferencing, such as interoperability and...

    • Downloads: 347
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Update: Office Productivity Alternatives

    Adoption Is Low But Market Impact Is High As Buyers Consider Alternatives

    At home and at work, people overwhelmingly use Microsoft Office. Yet content and collaboration (C&C) pros continue to ask Forrester questions about office alternatives. So we recently surveyed 150 IT...

    • Downloads: 508