Philipp Karcher

Sr Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Phil serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. His current research focuses on digital video technologies used in marketing, the media industry, and the workplace. Phil also researches videoconferencing products and services with an emphasis on how businesses use video to better communicate and collaborate with their employees, partners, and customers. 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.

Previous Work Experience

Phil has been 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. Before he was 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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18 results in Reports

  • Philipp Karcher
  • Past 18 months
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CDN And Digital Acceleration Vendor Landscape, Q3 2014

    Navigating the landscape of content delivery network (CDN) and digital acceleration services requires answering a long list of questions. Which vendors have infrastructure in the countries and...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CDNs Extend To Web Performance Optimization And End-To-End Cloud Services

    Market Overview: CDN And Digital Acceleration Services

    Content delivery networks (CDNs) have been around for over 20 years, yet intensifying digital performance requirements are forcing CDN providers to evolve. CDN vendors are still focused on speeding...

    • Downloads: 67
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Whiteboard Applications Meld Presentation With Collaboration

    The Resurgence Of Software And Hardware To Create Natural Interaction Using Large Touchscreens And Infinite Whiteboards

    PowerPoint is a valuable tool, but tends to be overused and sometimes is just not the right tool for the job. When presentation meets collaboration, whiteboard applications may provide a far more...

    • Downloads: 48
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Videoconferencing Infrastructure And Cloud Services, Q3 2014

    Cisco And Polycom Lead, Followed By Vidyo, Avaya, Blue Jeans, And Lifesize

    In Forrester's 24-criteria evaluation of videoconferencing infrastructure and cloud services vendors, we identified the 10 most significant OEMs — Acano, AGT, Avaya, Blue Jeans Network, Cisco...

    • Downloads: 141
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Serving Your Customer-Obsessed Employees

    Analyze And Close Your Customer Engagement Technology Gap

    In the age of the customer, every employee has a responsibility to win, serve, and retain customers, directly, indirectly, or, in the case of customer-obsessed employees, both. As the head of the...

    • Downloads: 129
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pick The Right Webcasting Tool To Drive Customer Or Employee Engagement

    Between webcasting, webconferencing, and videoconferencing tools, the market for delivering slide presentations to a live audience is full of substitutes. Different products vary in their scalability...

    • Downloads: 96
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:See Me, Serve Me: Video Chat For Customer Service Starts To Take Hold

    The Technology Arrives, But Does It Improve The Customer Experience?

    Despite a history of false starts, live video chat for eCommerce and customer support is now at the beginning of a viable adoption cycle. Early adopters — most notably Amazon — are...

    • Downloads: 264
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Videoconferencing Strategy Framework

    The business value of videoconferencing is changing as organizations move beyond justifying the technology based on travel avoidance to enhancing collaboration and improving business outcomes. As...

    • Downloads: 248
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:How Smart Companies Take Advantage Of Smart Meeting-Room Technology

    New Tools Optimize Meeting-Room Utilization And Promote Effective Collaboration

    In a world of smartphones, smart cars, smart buildings, and smart cities, how do touchscreen, mobile, sensor, big data, and other smart technologies apply to the conference room? Although technology...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Best Practices When Evaluating Software For Online Meetings

    Lessons Learned From Client Reference Interviews

    Forrester recently completed two Forrester Wave™ evaluations of the leading products for webconferencing and desktop videoconferencing. As part of these evaluations, we interviewed more than 60...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Update: Office 2013 And Productivity Suite Alternatives

    Office 2010 Is Dominant, But Most Firms Plan To Upgrade

    At home and at work, people overwhelmingly use Microsoft Office. Yet Forrester continues to receive questions about office productivity tool options. So, we recently surveyed 155 IT decision-makers...

    • Downloads: 292
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Desktop Videoconferencing, Q3 2013

    Microsoft Leads, Followed By Avaya, Cisco Systems, And Vidyo

    There are four major categories of desktop videoconferencing solutions: consumer applications, unified communications (UC) clients, video pure plays, and webconferencing. In Forrester's 60-criteria...

    • Downloads: 555
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Webconferencing, Q3 2013

    Cisco Systems, Saba Software, Adobe, IBM SmartCloud Meetings, And Microsoft Lead With Comprehensive Solutions

    In Forrester's 58-criteria evaluation of webconferencing products, we identified the 11 most significant products — Adobe Connect, AT&T Connect, Cisco WebEx, Citrix GoToMeeting, FuzeBox...

    • Downloads: 499
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Immediate Future Of Enterprise Video

    As online video explodes and employees bring their personal tech experiences to work, Forrester sees an uptick in questions from companies interested in engaging employees with video for corporate...

    • Downloads: 296
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Gottas And Gotchas Of Selecting And Deploying A Video Platform

    Lessons Learned From Client Reference Interviews

    Deploying a video publishing platform can be as simple as a credit card transaction if you're just looking for a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution with turnkey functionality. However, many...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Monitor The Performance Of Your Social Business And Collaboration Program

    Performance Management: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    The benefits of improved information sharing and collaboration from deploying enterprise social computing are hard to quantify. With the exception of email and audioconferencing, collaboration...

    • Downloads: 424
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Online Video Platforms, Q1 2013

    Kaltura Joins Leaders Brightcove And Ooyala In A Maturing Market

    Video is integral to many consumer-facing websites, not just from traditional media providers but from brands, companies, and organizations without a history of content creation. In Forrester's...

    • Downloads: 644
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Video Platforms For The Enterprise, Q1 2013

    Kaltura, Qumu, And Polycom Lead The Video Publishing Platform Pack

    Enterprises looking to deliver video communications to employees continue to use solutions for webcasting and YouTube-like video portals. In Forrester's 23-criteria evaluation of enterprise video...

    • Downloads: 668