Benjamin Ensor

Vice President, Research Director serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Benjamin serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. His research focuses on how consumers perceive, adopt, and use new technologies and what that means for business executives at consumer companies, encompassing topics like customer segmentation, business models, and managing multiple distribution channels.

His research explores how emerging technologies like the Internet and mobile phones affect consumers' behavior, what motivates their use of different channels for different tasks, and how new channels and technologies are changing consumers' media consumption and their relationships with consumer firms like retailers and financial services companies. In particular, he specializes in understanding the effect of the Internet and other new technologies on business models in retail financial services, including payments, banking, lending, investments, and insurance.

During his 16 years at Forrester, Benjamin has worked in the company's Consumer Technographics®, financial services, and eBusiness channel & product management professional teams. He is based in Forrester's London office.

Previous Work Experience

Before he joined Forrester, Benjamin was an analyst at Fletcher Research, the UK Internet research company that Forrester acquired. There, he researched the nascent online retail, online financial services, and online advertising markets. Before joining Fletcher Research, Benjamin worked as a financial journalist in London for four years.

Education

Benjamin has a degree in modern history from Trinity College, Oxford.

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    • Downloads: 343
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    Report:Brief: Forrester's Shopping Guide For Mobile Application Performance Management Solutions

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    • Downloads: 121
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Facebook's Place In A BT Application Development Strategy

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    • Downloads: 91
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    Report:Organize For Mobile Development Success

    Organization: The Mobile App Development Playbook

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    • Downloads: 443
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    Charts & Figures:Open Source Adoption Best And Next Practices

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    Report:Quick Take: CIOs Must Respond To Amazon's Disruptive Cloud

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    The Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2014 conference is something of an understatement as far as names go. This year's AWS conference was bigger than ever, with more than 13,500 attendees from 63...

    • Downloads: 168
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Amps Up Android

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    • Downloads: 126
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Organize For Mobile Success

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    Customer expectations are soaring as the mobile mind shift accelerates. In order to meet those expectations, CIOs must work closely with their business peers. Where to start? We suggest a four-part...

    • Downloads: 261
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    • Downloads: 930
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    Report:Web, Hybrid, And Native Mobile Apps All Have Their Place

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    • Downloads: 391
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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Enterprise App Services Providers — Midsize Providers, Q1 2015

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    • Downloads: 49
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    Report:Brief: 2014 Mobile Developer Platform Preferences

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    • Downloads: 248
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    Charts & Figures:Four Out Of Five Developers Used Open Source In The Past 12 Months

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    • Downloads: 81
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    Report:Quick Take: Google Cloud Services Gather Steam

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    • Downloads: 268
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Offline Mobile Challenge

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    • Downloads: 185
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    Report:Improve Mobile Moment Design With iOS 8

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    • Downloads: 190
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Charts & Figures:Open Source Adoption Self-Diagnostic Tool

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    Charts & Figures:Sample Contents Of A Concise Open Source Software Policy

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    Report:The Engagement Platform's Aggregation Tier

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    The Forrester report "Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform" outlined the enterprise architecture required for a successful digital strategy that serves customers via web and mobile channels,...

    • Downloads: 262
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Microsoft Opens Up ALM Collaboration To All (At Last)

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    Charts & Figures:The "Iron Triangle" As A Merged Software Acquisition Rubric