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Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

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.

 

Education

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

Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

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.

 

Education

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

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    As businesses try to meet the accelerating needs of customers, more and more are turning to the cloud to provide the agility and flexibility needed to be successful. As the market for public cloud services expands, the competition in most segments is starting to fall. We analyzed cloud platforms and apps to understand the level of consolidation today and to identify the trends for consolidation and the risks and rewards for CIOs and businesses that use cloud apps and platforms. This report helps you assess the risks and provides guidance on how to manage them.

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    Canadian CIOs are grappling with a mixed bag of economic news. While better than expected GDP growth continues to provide reasons for optimism, a struggling energy sector, an overheated housing market, and potential Trump administration trade policies remain causes for concern. In this climate, it is crucial for CIOs to make smart investments that position their organizations to capitalize on Canada's economic growth, while preserving their capacity to respond to volatility. Read this report to understand how Forrester expects Canadian CIOs to shape their budgets in the face of uncertain times.

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