Julie A. Ask

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Julie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. Julie's 25 years of work experience is balanced between the engineering and management consulting work she did in the first half of her career and her work as an analyst for the past 12 years. The combination of technical and business expertise positions prepared her well to work with business leaders to identify new opportunities offered by mobile technology and to develop strategies to engage with consumers on mobile devices. She has worked with hundreds of clients across retail, travel, banking, insurance, CPG, healthcare, retail, and more to advise and guide the development of their mobile strategies.

Julie's research and analysis have been widely cited in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, RCR Wireless, and The Onion and on CBS, NBC, and PBS.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Julie worked at a contextual services mobile startup in San Francisco and prior to that at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Education

Julie holds a B.S.E.E. and a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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  • Application Development
  • Past 18 months
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Organize For Mobile Success

    Build And Support IDEA Teams To Drive Mobile Moments

    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: 271
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mobile Moments Require A New Technology Strategy

    Tomorrow's Business Opportunities Require A New Technology Platform

    CIOs are pushing their teams to define, develop, and deploy mobile apps for employees and customers; a well-intentioned, but misguided approach to addressing the business technology (BT) agenda....

    • Downloads: 326
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:I&O Skills And Staffing In A Consumerized World

    Organization: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

    The challenge of deploying and supporting a wide range of new technologies to support their company's increasingly mobile workforce has triggered infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to...

    • Downloads: 276
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Four Essential Digital Experience Governance Practices

    Processes: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Governance is the dreaded "G word" for many organizations. It paints a picture of archaic rules, ineffective bureaucracy, and outdated processes that stifle innovation. But given the multichannel,...

    • Downloads: 773
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Maximize Your Chances Of Business Intelligence Success In A Customer-Centric World

    Processes: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    What can you do to make sure that your business intelligence (BI) initiative doesn't end up on the scrap heap of failed projects? Seeking answers to this question isn't unique to BI projects —...

    • Downloads: 831
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: It's Not Your Grandfather's Open Source BI Market Any Longer

    In a dizzying 1-2-3 succession, three leading business intelligence (BI) vendors whose software and business models are to various degrees based on open source have been acquired within the last nine...

    • Downloads: 88
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Sizing The Market For API Management Solutions

    US Firms Will More Than Quadruple Their Spending To Support Integration Of Customer Engagement Software

    Today's customer-centric, software-powered businesses thrive on connectivity, and connectivity thrives on application programming interfaces (APIs). Mobile apps for customer engagement need APIs to...

    • Downloads: 216
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Benchmark To Drive Mobile Test Quality

    Benchmarks: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Mobile is changing the way enterprises create software, but trends and best practices for developers are emerging, helping to calm the chaos. The same cannot be said for mobile testing — the...

    • Downloads: 447
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Technology Spotlight: End User Behavior Monitoring

    Monitor Internal End User Behavior To Optimize Workforce Productivity

    Rapid consumer technology innovation in smartphones, tablets, mobile applications, and wearables is increasing the hardware and software choices available for business users so that business services...

    • Downloads: 220
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Nine Questions To Ask About Docker

    Docker — Or Whatever Comes In Its Wake — Will Change The Application Delivery Landscape

    Over the past year or so, Docker, the operating system (OS) level container technology, has created quite an industry stir. Docker promises faster application delivery cycles and reduced production...

    • Downloads: 204
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Microsoft Open Sources .NET

    Support For Linux And OS X Mark Big Bets On Azure And Modern Applications

    Microsoft just took the wraps off a set of announcements and updates to the .NET framework, Visual Studio development tools, and Azure cloud services. These announcements include contributing major...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Omnichannel Banking Solutions

    Improve Customer Service And Experience With Omnichannel Banking

    For financial services firms, omnichannel banking is not just a technology — it's the path to great customer experience (CX) across all channels, using the right customer touchpoint at the...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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: 182
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Engagement Platform's Delivery Tier

    The Top Technologies For Improving Mobile Web Performance

    Mobile connections are slower and less reliable than wired broadband, and the mobile users at the far end of the connection are less patient with response times. Traditional network delivery...

    • Downloads: 121
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Improving Security With Your Indian Software Service Provider

    You Can't Outsource Accountability

    Outsourcing IT functions has many benefits, but when there are gaps in security and something goes wrong, it can have a serious impact on business. For example, in early 2013, authorities discovered...

    • Downloads: 178
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Six Responsive Website Project Pitfalls And The Best Practices For How To Avoid Them

    Many developers tell Forrester that they use responsive web design (RWD) as their web design philosophy, but the highest adoption rate by vertical is less than 20%. This suggests that many...

    • Downloads: 388
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Chinese Cloud Market Is Entering A New Era

    The Chinese cloud market has grown quickly over the past three years. However, cloud providers have focused primarily on the basic features of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings and have...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Services Supplant Mobile Middleware

    In 2014, Infrastructure Services Will Become The Enabler For Mobile Success

    Application development professionals have many choices when it comes to selecting mobile technologies. One of these, mobile middleware, is in a high state of flux. Market consolidation,...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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: 208
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Banking Platform's Readiness For Banking Of The Future

    Ask 25 Questions To Check Your Banking Platform's Digital Readiness

    Both application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders and other banking executives often tell Forrester that their top management doesn't recognize digital competition — and digital...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:CMOs Must Embrace Software's Role In Delivering A Compelling Brand Experience

    Software Must Enrich Your Brand

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to chief marketing officers (CMOs). And here's why: A perfect storm of technology change — mobile, social, and digital...

    • Downloads: 166
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Private Cloud Management And Infrastructure

    In 2013, over half of enterprises stated that in 2014, they will be prioritizing building a private cloud, when it was only introduced less than five years ago. Although enterprises have quickly...

    • Downloads: 861
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Customer Experience In Banking Needs More Than Just Channels

    Results From Forrester's Global Banking Platform Deals Survey 2014

    The enhanced capabilities of current banking platforms, new delivery models, and new market players are creating fresh opportunities for banks and their application development and delivery (AD&D)...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Apps And IoT Platforms Trump "Billions And Billions" Of Devices

    Mobile World Congress' Global Mobile Awards 2015 Highlight IoT Innovation For Connected Life

    Mobile World Congress, one of the largest global technology events, is currently in full swing. Although "mobile" remains in the event title, this year's speakers, exhibitors, and awards continue to...

    • Downloads: 166
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Transform Tech Operations To Better Serve Customers

    Executive Overview: The Modern Service Delivery Playbook

    Technology infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations have been living in silos and are therefore poorly positioned to help their company address customers' rising expectations. I&O...

    • Downloads: 186