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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  • Jeffrey S. Hammond
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  • Application Development & Delivery
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    Report:The Offline Mobile Challenge

    Tackling Mobile Apps' Most Important And Difficult Feature

    Companies are adopting a business technology (BT) agenda with a focus on driving great customer experience, yet these experiences are increasingly delivered on devices with transient network...

    • Downloads: 184
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    The Nine Midsize Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Mobile moments in the enterprise — with employees and business partners — have the power to make or break your customer experience. But, these mobile enterprise moments represent...

    • Downloads: 11
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Cloud Services Gather Steam

    New Developer Tools, Big Data Services, And Aggressive Pricing Will Tempt Enterprise Developers

    At last week's I/O developer conference, Google announced a slew of new developer tools, application programming interfaces (APIs), and cloud services that will make it easier for developers to put...

    • Downloads: 268
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Old Dutch Foods Masters Employees' Mobile Moments

    A Modern Application Approach Optimizes Manufacturing, Distribution, And Sales

    It's easy for development teams to focus their mobile app development efforts exclusively on meeting customers in their mobile moments. But employees also have mobile moments, and there's just as...

    • Downloads: 81
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    Strategic Plan: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    In the past few years, we've handled hundreds of client inquiries regarding which technology approach best suits mobile app development needs. The most common question: "Should we go with a native...

    • Downloads: 2625
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    Report:Facebook's Place In A BT Application Development Strategy

    Access To Its Customer Community Is Facebook's Biggest Asset, But Login And Mobile Services Have Broader Potential

    Facebook is the best-known social network in the world, but for developers it's becoming much more. Facebook's APIs and recent acquisitions position it for developing customer-facing systems of...

    • Downloads: 91
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Adopt Open Source Software To Improve Development Effectiveness

    Open source software (OSS) is increasingly ubiquitous as application development professionals look to trim enterprise software costs while simultaneously creating new, modern applications. OSS seeps...

    • Downloads: 1416
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    Report:Mobile Feast Or Beggar's Banquet?

    Landscape: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are mistaken if they believe they can model their enterprise mobile solutions as a simple extension of dot-com and Web 2.0. The variety of mobile...

    • Downloads: 930
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Mobile Application Development

    Vision: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    With the worldwide population of smartphone users approaching 2 billion, and tablets numbering in the hundreds of millions, the scope of the mobile computing revolution rivals that of the move from...

    • Downloads: 2719
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build Mobile Apps That Drive Engagement

    Executive Overview: The Mobile App Dev Playbook

    The mobile mind shift is driving application developers' business peers and customers to expect (and demand) support for a wide variety of smartphones and tablets. But building mobile apps is...

    • Downloads: 1564
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    Report:IBM Reinforces MobileFirst

    On-Premises Software Converges With Cloud Services

    At two recent customer conferences, IBM showcased the latest rendition of its "MobileFirst" initiative for developers. IBM MobileFirst comprises a set of products, including Worklight, MaaS360,...

    • Downloads: 175
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Charts & Figures:Commonly Used Open Source Licenses

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    Charts & Figures:Open Source Adoption Best And Next Practices

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    Charts & Figures:Evaluate Commercial And Open Source Software Options Using A Multiyear Cost Profile

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    Report:Best Practices For Building Beacon-Enabled Apps

    Beacons Add The Power Of Proximity To Modern Applications

    As the mobile mind shift swings into high gear, developers must reimagine how they design apps to interact with the physical world. Wireless sensors linked to Internet of Things (IoT) systems will...

    • Downloads: 151
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Ascending

    In First 100 Days, Nadella's Team Shifts To A More Open And Aggressive Posture

    When Microsoft named Satya Nadella the third CEO in its history this past February, we posited 10 questions he needed to answer to ensure Microsoft's future relevance to enterprises. As Nadella's...

    • Downloads: 280
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Choose The Right Mobile Development Solutions

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Traversing the mobile app development technology landscape is challenging — particularly in light of different mobile development approaches, the range of infrastructure capabilities, and the...

    • Downloads: 1269
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Measuring Mobile Apps

    Performance Management: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    When beginning to build and deploy mobile apps, development teams quickly discover that they need to deliver new versions and updates much faster: eight to 12 times a year or more. Mobile performance...

    • Downloads: 1037
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    Report:Quick Take: Google Amps Up Android

    Android L-Preview Links Phones and Tablets To Cars, TVs, And Wearables

    Google I/O is the hottest developer conferences in the world for a reason: Android is the fastest growing and most-used mobile platform. That's not to say that Google is not a web juggernaut, too....

    • Downloads: 126
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: 2014 Mobile Developer Platform Preferences

    Developers Disproportionately Target Android And iOS, With Windows Phone A Credible Third Option

    Android and iOS devices still attract the lion's share of developers because of their broad consumer support and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) adoption by employees. But they aren't the only mobile...

    • Downloads: 246
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Blog:Consumer Engagement Is Shifting Toward Micro Moments

    Happy iPhone 6 day. If you're reading this you're proabably not standing in line hoping to get your hands on Apple's latest devices. My colleague Mike Facemire drove...

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      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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      Charts & Figures:A Sample Certificate Of Originality

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