Ted Schadler

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Ted serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He has 27 years of experience in the technology industry, focusing on the effects of disruptive technologies on people and on businesses. His current research agenda analyzes the expanding role of content and content delivery in a mobile-first, digital-always world, including the effects on web content management and digital experience delivery platforms.

Ted is the coauthor of The Mobile Mind Shift: Engineer Your Business to Win in the Mobile Moment (Groundswell Press, June 2014). Your customers now turn to their smartphones for everything. What's tomorrow's weather? Is the flight on time? Where's the nearest store, and is this product cheaper there? Whatever the question, the answer is on the phone. This Pavlovian response is the mobile mind shift — the expectation that I can get what I want, anytime, in my immediate context. Your new battleground for customers is this mobile moment — the instant in which your customer is seeking an answer. If you're there for them, they'll love you; if you're not, you'll lose their business. Both entrepreneurial companies like Dropbox and huge corporations like Nestlé are winning in that mobile moment. Are you?

Ted is also the coauthor of Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press, September 2010). Social, mobile, video, and cloud Internet services give consumers and business customers more information power than ever before. To win customer trust, companies must empower their employees to directly engage with customers using these same technologies.

Previous Work Experience

Previously, Ted analyzed the consumerization of IT and its impact on a mobile-first workforce, the future of file services in a mobile-first, cloud-enabled world, mobile collaboration tools, workforce technology adoption and use, and the rise of cognitive computing. In 2009, Ted launched Forrester's Workforce Technology Assessment, the industry's first benchmark survey of workforce technology adoption. This quantitative approach helps professionals and the teams they work with have a fact-based conversation about employees' technology adoption.

Prior to joining Forrester in April 1997, Ted was a cofounder of Phios, an MIT spinoff. Before that, Ted worked for eight years as CTO and director of engineering for a software company serving the healthcare industry. Early in his career, Ted was a singer and bass player for Crash Davenport, a successful Maryland-based rock-and-roll band.

Education

Ted has a master's degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also holds an M.S. in computer science from the University of Maryland and a B.A. with honors in physics from Swarthmore College.

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  • Information Management
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Protect Your Data In The Cloud

    New Vendors Emerge To Help You Define, Dissect, and Defend Your Data

    Google and salesforce.com are improving security features, but their solutions inherently silo data and restrict some of technology management's ability to control the application. The complexity...

    • Downloads: 449
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Adoption: Content And Collaboration Is Just The Start

    Driving A SharePoint-Based Information Workplace Will Challenge C&C Pros

    Microsoft SharePoint is poised for broader adoption as an Information Workplace platform. While most use it for content and collaboration (C&C) needs today, the platform's broad, integrated...

    • Downloads: 1491
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Manage Master Data About Your People

    Organizations Face Challenges With The Proliferation Of Employee Data

    Although the notion of a global system of record for employee information is widely accepted, many organizations are unable to achieve this goal. The majority of organizations maintain complex and...

    • Downloads: 618
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Grappling With Global Information Risk Management

    Enterprises face major challenges in effectively managing information risk on a global basis. Navigating application shortcomings, addressing widely varying jurisdictional privacy and regulatory...

    • Downloads: 414
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Rise Of Personal Communications

    Social Media Collaboration Hijacks The Enterprise

    Employees are embracing a new type of communication and collaboration dynamic in the form of over-the-top (OTT)-based social media applications, like Skype, Google Hangouts, and Facebook Messenger....

    • Downloads: 320
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:A Big Boom In The Videoconferencing Market Awaits In Asia

    Vendors Capitalize On An Exponential Increase In Videoconferencing Demand

    Videoconferencing will emerge as the preferred mode of communication. Asia Pacific leads the global market with more implementations planned in the next 12 months and beyond than Europe or North...

    • Downloads: 249
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Tech Spotlight: Enterprise File Sharing

    The State Of Enterprise File Sharing In 2013 And What It Means For S&R Pros

    Much of the information used in the course of doing business today exists in a digital format, and there comes a point when it's necessary to share this data with other employees or key business...

    • Downloads: 253
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Q&A: Answers To Your Top Questions About Cloud-Based Records Management

    In the wider context of the rapid adoption of a variety of cloud-based applications, enterprise adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) or hosted records management (RM) remains limited. While cost,...

    • Downloads: 276
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Build An Operations Stairway To The Mobile Future

    Take Seven Steps Now Under The Charter Of A Mobility Council

    Smartphones, tablets, and the rise of bring-your-own (BYO) devices have put tremendous pressure on IT to revamp and rethink its mobile strategy: everything from procurement and development to...

    • Downloads: 1185
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Business Intelligence Market Trends In Asia Pacific

    Demand for business intelligence (BI) tools, technologies, and approaches is increasing across Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ). Competitive pressures in both mature and growth markets across the...

    • Downloads: 514
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:New Dynamics Shape IT Services Spending

    Changes Will Accelerate Over The Next 24 Months

    The IT services industry is in the middle of a fundamental transformation of who it sells to, what services it sells, and how it delivers those services. Upstart vendors specializing in new...

    • Downloads: 767
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:India Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Customer Obsession Takes Center Stage For Technology Spending

    IT purchases in India will reach US$29 billion in 2014. As in other emerging economies, India's tech market is still largely hardware-driven, but spending on software and services is gaining...

    • Downloads: 230
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Increase Flexibility By Embracing Future Business And Technology Trends

    Vision: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applications....

    • Downloads: 1865
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:An S&R Pro's Guide To Security To, In, And From The Cloud

    Embrace Cloud As Part Of The Shift To Business Technology

    As organizations rapidly adopt cloud-based infrastructure, platform, and application services, cloud security continues to be a major concern. Now, security and risk professionals need to provide a...

    • Downloads: 564
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs Must Champion Engaging Employee Experiences

    CIOs' Focus On The Workforce Experience Aligns Technology With Strategies To Engage And Motivate Productive Workers

    Innovative products and services plus a laser focus on the customer are the engines of growth in the information economy. To succeed, business leaders must recruit, develop, and sustain an engaged...

    • Downloads: 328
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Does Your BI Environment Stack Up Against Your Peers'?

    Business intelligence (BI) is critical to organizational performance. To put it simply, top-performing organizations invest more in BI than do their their lower-performing peers. Enterprises need...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Determine The Right Practices For Your Organization's BYOD Stipends

    SVM Worries About Impact On Revenue Commitments And Discount Eligibility For Corporate-Liable Users — Don't!

    This report answers three questions about enterprise mobile bring-your-own-device (BYOD) practices: 1) what the major trends are regarding BYOD adoption; 2) how firms are managing their BYOD programs...

    • Downloads: 719
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Data Quality Impacts On Business Process Management

    These data charts present the results of Forrester's 2011 Process Data Management Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 67
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Aim To Empower The Anytime, Anywhere Workforce

    Business Impact: The Mobile Security Playbook

    With two-thirds of the North American and European workforce reporting that they work outside of their corporate office at least occasionally every month, it's imperative that business leaders...

    • Downloads: 799
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Mobile Business Intelligence

    Ushering In A New Era Of Using Data For Business Benefit

    Having business applications available while away from the office is nothing new; neither is using mobile devices as an integral part of a business process. Until recently, however, the former has...

    • Downloads: 403
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build A Road Map For Workforce Computing

    Road Map: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's solution to help IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders develop their five-year technology road map for workforce computing. This is important because into...

    • Downloads: 443
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: The Macro Trends Shaping The Tech Industry This Decade

    Emerging Opportunities And Imperatives For An IT Industry In Transformation

    Rather than quietly maturing into middle age as it enters its seventh decade, the information and communications technology (ICT) industry is continuing to evolve rapidly. The ICT landscape is roiled...

    • Downloads: 1166
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

    Understand These Trends To Shape Your Application Strategy

    This report enumerates the top 10 technology trends that are reshaping the nature and value proposition of business applications today and in the coming years. Application delivery leaders,...

    • Downloads: 1122
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of BI In Asia Pacific

    The Top 10 Trends Affecting Market Maturity And Growth

    Business intelligence (BI) adoption drivers, technology understanding, and organizational process maturity continue to vary widely across Asia Pacific. The one constant in this market is the...

    • Downloads: 275
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Getting The Most Out Of Open Data

    Well-Designed Programs, Partner Ecosystems, And Data Brokers Generate Innovation And Value

    Open data strategies — initially driven by goals of increased transparency and accountability in government spending and performance — are now shifting to supporting innovation and...

    • Downloads: 342