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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  • 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: 164
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Shared Services: If WyCAN, So Can You!

    Thought Leadership And Teamwork Enable Cost-Savings And Better Service For Consortium Members

    Public sector organizations don't have the privilege of dialing back on scope in challenging economic times. In fact, when the going gets tough, government organizations often have to kick into high...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Mobility And Computing Technologies In The Age Of The Customer

    Six Meta-Trends That Will Influence How You Ensure That Employees Have Access To The Right Technology In 2014 And Beyond

    In 2013, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals saw increased mobility and diversity in the technology that employees could use for their jobs get thrust into the forefront. In 2014, I&O...

    • Downloads: 705
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Endpoint Security Trends, Q2 2013 To Q4 2014

    New Disruptors For Endpoint Security Through 2014

    Every year, Forrester conducts a number of global surveys of IT security decision-makers and information workers from a wide range of organization industries and sizes. In this report, we present the...

    • Downloads: 464
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Renegade Technology Buyer In Asia

    Technology is now too important for the business not to be involved. Business decision-makers in Asia also mention that frustration with their IT department pushes them to spend directly on IT...

    • Downloads: 44
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Optimize Your GRC Program For 2012 And Beyond

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for security and risk (S&R) professionals looking to establish a formal risk and compliance management program. We designed this report to help S&R...

    • Downloads: 739
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Midrange Storage, Q3 2011

    Unified Storage Architectures Enable Private Cloud Environments

    The storage industry is undergoing a transition. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) execs know that storage is a core component of enabling private cloud environments. But to achieve cloud...

    • Downloads: 812
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information Strategies Move Center Stage

    Vision: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    A veritable flood of information coming from widespread digitization has created new opportunities and risks that business executives can't ignore. Forrester is seeing a dramatic uptick in the...

    • Downloads: 526
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Mobility Services

    Fast-Growing Market Gives Buyers Lots Of Choices But Also Tradeoffs

    The emerging mobility services market creates choices for buyers. Leading organizations are scrambling to create mobile experiences for employees, partners, and customers — both applications...

    • Downloads: 1967
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Industry Spotlight: US Healthcare Security Budgets, Priorities, And Challenges

    Healthcare Providers Must Move Beyond Compliance To Improve Security

    Historically, IT security teams within US healthcare providers have had much smaller budgets than counterparts in other industries. As a result, they have struggled to implement advanced security...

    • Downloads: 320
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q3 2013

    European IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform their cloud strategy and compare their progress with their...

    • Downloads: 220
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Navigating Diversity In Operating Systems And Browsers

    Heterogeneity Is Here — And Mobility Is Driving It Further

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals face a splintered landscape of operating systems (OSes) and browsers, which complicates investment decisions tied to what they deploy and support for...

    • Downloads: 299
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Infrastructure Services Evolve Into Digital Shared Service Delivery Models

    How Clients Can Participate In The Infrastructure Services Evolution

    Business requirements for more flexibility, higher efficiency, and shorter time-to-market are leading to a stronger willingness from clients to explore infrastructure services in more flexible and...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Twelve Recommendations For Your Security Program In 2014

    Customer Trust And Digital Disruption Are Key Considerations For Your 2014 Security Strategy

    Every winter Forrester outlines 12 important recommendations for your security and risk management strategy for the coming year. These recommendations stem from our understanding of the current state...

    • Downloads: 863
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Setting A Technology Sourcing Strategy For Digital Disruption

    Technology-sourcing strategists face increasing pressure to support organizational goals of innovation and disruption in a digital world. Most organizations are still in the early stages of their...

    • Downloads: 257
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Workforce Experience Ecosystem: Engagement, Productivity, And Customer Impact

    Landscape: The Workforce Experience Playbook

    Business leaders know that to succeed they need committed and driven employees who understand the value their work delivers to customers and have the right tools to boost their productivity. But...

    • Downloads: 421
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Prepare For The Post-AV Era Part 1: Five Alternatives To Endpoint Antivirus

    S&R Pros Are Shifting AV Spend To More Proactive Security Technologies

    As malware increases in sophistication and the number of new variants rises, antivirus (AV) technologies have steadily become less effective at stopping advanced threats to employee endpoints and...

    • Downloads: 219
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:How Voice-Controlled Intelligent Agents Can Redefine Computing

    Digital Companions Will Become Intermediaries — And Colleagues

    Workers are only beginning to dip their toes into voice-controlled computing: According to Telecom And Mobility Workforce Survey, Q2 2013, just over a third of workers with smartphones say they...

    • Downloads: 120
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Services Supplant Mobile Middleware

    In 2014, Infrastructure Services Will Become The Enabler For Mobile Success

    Application development professionals have many choices when it comes to selecting mobile technologies. One of these, mobile middleware, is in a high state of flux. Market consolidation,...

    • Downloads: 197
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: IT Service Management SaaS Tools Update, 2014

    Growing Vendors Offer Alternatives, Established Vendors Ride The SaaS Momentum

    IT service management (ITSM) software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions have been widely adopted by IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations around the globe to help deliver technology...

    • Downloads: 324
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Records Management: Market Trends And Enterprise Expectations

    Forrester Research And ARMA International Records Management Online Survey, Q3 2011

    Well-crafted records management (RM) programs help enterprises meet regulatory requirements, cut litigation costs, and achieve IT and broader information governance goals. Recognizing these...

    • Downloads: 653
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Prepare For 2013's Shifting BPM Landscape

    Landscape: The Business Process Management Playbook

    Firms continue to invest massive amounts of money and time into improving their business processes. Why? Because of the imperative to optimize their business operations for their markets, even as...

    • Downloads: 944
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Tune Your Organization For Emerging Technology Innovation

    Organization: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    The disruptive impact of IT has become the top concern of chief executive officers (CEOs), and chief information officers (CIOs) are shifting their priorities in response. Despite this, we find firms...

    • Downloads: 585
  • 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:Prepare For The Connected Enterprise Now

    Insights From The Forrsights Networks And Telecommunications Survey, Q1 2012

    The connected enterprise is becoming a reality. Businesses require access to the best market information regarding customer demand, supplier options, transport and logistics, and sales patterns. They...

    • Downloads: 943