Jennifer   Adams

Jennifer Adams

Sr Forecast Analyst

Jennifer is a senior forecast analyst, focusing on the business technology (BT) and eCommerce space. She leverages Forrester's proprietary survey data, along with extensive industry research, to model and develop forward-looking insights into the technology markets. Recent topics of interest include commerce software, cloud security, and mobile devices and developer tools.

Previous Work Experience

Jennifer has over 20 years' experience working with technology, media, and energy companies in forecasting, strategic planning, financial, and marketing roles.

Most recently, she provided forecasting, valuation, and strategic planning services to clients in the technology and media space on an advisory basis. Previously, Jennifer worked in the Institutional Research group at Cowen and Company, publishing research reports on the telecom services sector including RBOCs, mobile operators, long-haul carriers, colocation/hosting providers, and satellite operators.

Additional experience includes financial and planning positions at global satellite operator Intelsat; economic consulting firm Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett; British Petroleum; and railroad company CSX.

Education

Jennifer earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in economics from Cornell University. She is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).

Jennifer Adams

Sr Forecast Analyst

Jennifer is a senior forecast analyst, focusing on the business technology (BT) and eCommerce space. She leverages Forrester's proprietary survey data, along with extensive industry research, to model and develop forward-looking insights into the technology markets. Recent topics of interest include commerce software, cloud security, and mobile devices and developer tools.

Previous Work Experience

Jennifer has over 20 years' experience working with technology, media, and energy companies in forecasting, strategic planning, financial, and marketing roles.

Most recently, she provided forecasting, valuation, and strategic planning services to clients in the technology and media space on an advisory basis. Previously, Jennifer worked in the Institutional Research group at Cowen and Company, publishing research reports on the telecom services sector including RBOCs, mobile operators, long-haul carriers, colocation/hosting providers, and satellite operators.

Additional experience includes financial and planning positions at global satellite operator Intelsat; economic consulting firm Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett; British Petroleum; and railroad company CSX.

Education

Jennifer earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in economics from Cornell University. She is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).

Jennifer Adams's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Data: Private Cloud Solutions Forecast, 2017 To 2022 (Global)

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    November 16, 2017Jennifer Adams, Lauren E. Nelson

    While public cloud's hypergrowth garners a lot of press, we expect continuing applications and opportunities for private cloud solutions. Private cloud can provide the speed to market and scalability of public cloud, yet with enhanced security through its various deployment options. In this forecast, we examine growth in four private cloud categories: 1) private cloud software suites; 2) private cloud platforms; 3) pre-integrated converged solutions and appliances; and 4) hosted private cloud.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Data Brief: Public Cloud — The Momentum Continues

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    November 15, 2017Jennifer Adams

    Forrester believes the public cloud services market is one the biggest disruptions in the tech market in the last 15 years. In November 2016, we published our Forrester Data: Public Cloud Services Forecast, 2016 To 2020 (Global), estimating a 22% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the public cloud market through 2020. In this data-driven report, we look at how the public cloud services market has evolved and what new information has emerged since we published our forecast last year.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Data: Commerce Platform Technology Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global)

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    September 25, 2017Jennifer Adams, Andy Hoar

    eCommerce is critical for companies, both to acquire new customers and to grow existing customer relationships. Enterprise commerce suites support basic capabilities like running an online catalog, shopping carts, and promotions. Vendors continue to evolve their product offering to support order fulfillment and enable a seamless online customer experience. In the last few years, we've seen the emergence of low-cost easy-to-use platforms focusing on the SMB market. In this data-driven report, we examine the outlook for commerce platforms over the next five years.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Data: Endpoint Security Software Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global)

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    August 22, 2017Jennifer Adams, Chris Sherman

    Hackers are creating new, more sophisticated malware daily, and endpoint security solutions provide a critical line of defense to protect PCs, laptops, and servers from these malicious threats. This data-driven report gives a five-year view of growth in the endpoint security solutions market, including endpoint security suites; application integrity protection; application control (whitelisting and application privilege management); endpoint visibility and control (EVC), also known as endpoint detection and response (EDR); and application execution isolation.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Okta IPO And The IDaaS Opportunity

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    August 10, 2017Jennifer Adams, Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    Identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) vendor Okta recently moved into the spotlight with a successful IPO that raised $187 million of equity capital. The IPO filings gave investors and industry observers new information on how fast the nascent IDaaS market is growing. This report presents insights from the Forrester Data: Identity And Access Management Software Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global) and discusses our outlook on the IDaaS market.

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