Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

CIO- Andrew Bartels primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for the CIO. As an analyst, he is a leading expert on  tech market trends and sizing, cloud and smart computing technologies, tech budget benchmarks and processes, and tech's impact on business operations. He also researches the growing customization of tech systems for industry-specific solutions for utilities, energy, government, education, and professional services sectors. He is a thought leader in buy-side technologies and business networks. Andy has been with Forrester for 15 years, starting with Giga Information Group which Forrester acquired in 2003.



Previous Work Experience

Andy has extensive experience in the technology market and in strategic planning, both as an analyst and a practitioner in the business world. Prior to joining Giga, Andy held a variety of vice president positions at American Express in the chairman's office, technologies, strategic planning, and re-engineering. Before joining American Express, Andy worked as an economist, writer, and editor for various organizations, including Shearson Lehman Brothers; the US House of Representatives' Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs; and the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.



Andy earned a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

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    Report:2015 To 2016 Tech Market Outlook For European Countries

    Better Growth Outside The Eurozone Than Within

    Will Europe's modest economic expansion strengthen or go into reverse? Will China's economic slowdown and the ongoing geopolitical conflict with Russia put a dent into European exports? What will...

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      Report:2015 To 2016 Latin American Tech Market Update

      Troubles In Brazil, Argentina, And Venezuela Offset Better Tech Growth In Chile, Colombia, And Mexico

      Economic struggles and slower growth in the six major countries are contributing to a slow patch in Latin America's tech market growth, with 3.3% in 2015. By 2016, positive fundamentals such as...

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      Report:The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

      Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars

      At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015. However,...

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      Report:European Tech Market Outlook, 2015 To 2016

      A Modest Improvement, Shadowed By A Strong Dollar

      CIOs in European countries can look forward to a slightly better tech market in 2015 and 2016. The European tech market has shown signs of moderate but sustained growth of 4% to 5% in euros. Aided by...

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      Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2015 And 2016: The BT Agenda Powers Steady Expansion

      Software Expansion Offsets Weak Hardware And Outsourcing Demand

      Three trends dominate our updated US tech market forecast for 2015 and 2016. First, spending by CIOs and their business partners on the business technology (BT) agenda to win, serve, and retain...

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      Report:US Government Spending And The BT Agenda

      Federal BT Spending Slightly Lags Private Sector BT Spending

      Government agencies at federal, state, and local levels are expanding their technology management agendas beyond infrastructure management and internal operations (i.e., IT) to include greater...

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      Report:The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

      Five Themes That Will Define The Tech Market

      As CIOs prepare and manage their 2015 tech budgets, they can confidently push for increases of 4% to 6% in their purchases of tech goods and services, depending on their country. Tech spending in the...

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      Report:US Tech Spending By Industry, 2014 To 2015 — Which Industries Will Lead The BT Charge?

      Forrester's US tech market outlook for 2014 and 2015 provided general guidance for US CIOs. But every firm operates in a specific industry. So, in this report, we provide our outlook for tech budget...

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      Report:US Tech Market Growth Remains Solid For 2014 And 2015

      The BT Agenda Will Be The Main Driver Of 5% To 6% Growth

      So far, 2014 is turning out to be a relatively normal year for the US tech market, with growth in the 5% to 6% range. Unlike past years, we have not had to ratchet down our spring forecast due to...

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      Report:Sizing The US CIO's Business Technology Agenda

      Business Technologies Will Grow Faster Than Information Technologies And Will Exceed Half Of New Project Spending

      In the age of the customer, CIOs must prioritize technologies that help firms win, serve, and retain customers. This includes front-office technologies like customer relationship management (CRM),...

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