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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  • IT Services
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking Australia And New Zealand Technology Budgets And Priorities In 2014

    CIOs Begin Supporting The Shift To The Age Of The Customer

    Setting, adjusting, and managing technology budgets is a challenge even in good years — and few CIOs would argue that there are many good years anymore! Even in growth times, CIOs face pressure...

    • Downloads: 163
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Services Sourcing For Future Success

    Landscape: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    The way you source IT services is undergoing a revolution. The fundamental business requirements related to globalization — constant cost pressure paired with uncertain future market conditions...

    • Downloads: 294
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Identify The Right Responsibilities For Your Outsourcing Relationship

    When It Comes To Process Responsibilities, The Devil Is In The Details

    At Forrester, we see a lot of focus on the standardization of application and infrastructure service outsourcing agreements, particularly related to service-level agreements (SLAs), contract terms...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Microsoft Office 365 Implementation Partner Ecosystem

    Microsoft's Traditional Partners Evolve To Help Clients Chart A Minimally Disruptive Path To The Cloud

    Microsoft Office 365's familiar user interfaces, multiple security certifications, and hybrid cloud/on-premises deployments are a few of the ways Microsoft has made it easier for IT leaders to use...

    • Downloads: 312
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Private Cloud Management And Infrastructure

    In 2013, over half of enterprises stated that in 2014, they will be prioritizing building a private cloud, when it was only introduced less than five years ago. Although enterprises have quickly...

    • Downloads: 739
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Choose The Right Customer Service Solution For Your Business

    Tools And Technology: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    Delivering a differentiated customer experience requires that you have the right technologies, business processes, and empowered organizational structures to support your organization's customer...

    • Downloads: 645
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Changing Value Proposition For Midsized Outsourcers

    The Agility, Flexibility, And Specialization Of Midsized Players Is At A Premium In A Changing Technology Environment

    Choosing the right supplier for a particular engagement, out of a multitude of offshore vendors, is not an easy task; especially when considering the constantly evolving subtleties of cost and...

    • Downloads: 127
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:What India's 12th National Five-Year Plan Means For ICT Vendors

    Aligning Strategies With Key Government Priorities Is The Key To Success

    The Indian public sector is an extremely difficult market for IT vendors due to its extended business cycles and high levels of diversity, hypercompetition, bureaucracy, and procurement complexity....

    • Downloads: 235
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Budgets And Priorities: Global Benchmark 2012

    Strategic Planning Forrsights For CIOs

    CIOs are under more pressure to do more things, do them faster, and do them with less money than ever before. This has made the IT budget process increasingly stressful and often contentious, as...

    • Downloads: 681
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Hosted Collaboration Services Providers

    Alternatives To Google Apps And Microsoft Office 365 Emerge

    Sixty-five percent of IT leaders Forrester recently surveyed said they are interested in or already using software-as-a-service (SaaS) for some portion of their collaboration technology portfolio....

    • Downloads: 410
  • 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: 1131
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:IT Industry Disruptions Fuel Renewed Asia Pacific Market Growth

    Forrester's 2013 Predictions For Asia Pacific

    2013 will be a transformative year for IT adoption in Asia Pacific (AP); multiple IT trends will converge to drive industry disruptions and help spur renewed growth in IT spending. Overall, we...

    • Downloads: 465
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Selecting A Services Partner For Business Innovation

    Key Criteria And Real-World Success Stories

    Business innovation tops the agenda for IT services buyers in 2012, even surpassing cost-cutting as a key priority in some Forrester surveys. But many clients struggle to get business innovation from...

    • Downloads: 234
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Data Center Services On Fire In Emerging Asia Pacific

    Expect To See A 22% Five-Year Compound Annual Growth Rate

    In the last two years, Emerging Asia Pacific has attracted substantial investment in building new data centers and refurbishing existing data centers. India and China are primarily focused on...

    • Downloads: 520
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Tech Services In Indonesia, 2014

    The Market Is Booming But Lacks Scale And Maturity

    Many multinational corporations (MNCs) see Indonesia as the next frontier for growth in Asia Pacific (AP). Most large MNCs have developed a presence in China; many have also done so in India —...

    • Downloads: 129
  • For CIO Professionals

    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: 992
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Wipro Consulting Services: Can Wipro Finally Crack The Code?

    Today, business transformation is often, at its core, about technology transformation. At the very least, business transformation is always technology-enabled, which raises important questions about...

    • Downloads: 449
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Getting The Most Out Of Client Site Visits

    IT Services Vendors Need To Focus More On Their Innovation Capabilities

    Delivery center site visits (CSVs) have been a great sales tool for IT services vendors over the past decade. However, these CSVs are currently undergoing a transformation, driven by new client...

    • Downloads: 184
  • 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: 226
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Four Common Private Cloud Strategies

    Align Your Expectations With Your Strategy

    From surveys, interviews, and inquiry calls, Forrester is seeing an emergence of four private cloud approaches that are driven by very different strategies and thus have variant scope and results....

    • Downloads: 757
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How To Successfully Set Up IT Infrastructure For Your Business In China

    For the thousands of foreign companies that establish business operations in China every year, one of the first things on their to-do lists is setting up IT infrastructure, including horizontal and...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of CRM In 2013

    The only source of competitive advantage is the one that can survive technology-fueled disruption: an obsession with understanding, connecting with, serving, and delighting customers. But as...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2013

    In 2013, Forrester saw a spike in interest in hosted private cloud — adoption nearly doubled within a single year. Hosted private cloud remains one of the least understood core cloud deployment...

    • Downloads: 272
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Snapshot: Enterprises Reveal Compelling Adoption Of Message Archiving Software-As-A-Service

    Cloud-Based Approaches Are Appealing But Require A Focus On Retention Management

    Driven by compliance requirements, eDiscovery needs, and IT objectives, organizations are rapidly adopting cloud-based approaches to message archiving. While those using message archiving delivered...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Increasing The Value Of Contingent Staffing MSPs

    Contingent staffing and managed service providers (MSPs) represent a significant spend for most large firms. One large Midwestern client of Forrester noted recently that it employs two contingent...

    • Downloads: 148