Mark Grannan

Senior Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Mark serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals and helps Forrester clients understand digital experience solutions to drive better engagement with their customers and partners. His research focuses on the architectural evolution of digital experience (DX) platforms, including web content management (web CMS), digital self-service scenarios and portal technologies, responsive web design (RWD), and digital performance.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his current role as an analyst, Mark was a researcher on the AD&D team and senior research associate on the Sourcing & Vendor Management (SVM) team. In that role, he focused on SVM organizational structure, business case strategy, and automation tools while continuing to stay abreast of the dynamics of global IT services relationships. He interviewed hundreds of IT professionals and technology vendors while conducting primary and secondary research for research reports and consulting engagements, including pricing and licensing agreements, sourcing global telecom services, and defining innovation in outsourcing relationships. Before joining Forrester, Mark served in marketing and operational roles at Tappé Associates, an architecture and planning firm, and MDT Advisers, a quantitative investment management firm.


Mark graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in international relations with a concentration in economics.

Mark Grannan's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The State Of Digital Experience Delivery, 2017

    In Q1 2017, Forrester surveyed 294 digital experience (DX) decision makers about their strategies for the next 12 months. We found that they're struggling to optimize past investments. Both tech...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Tools, Tips, And Techniques To Build A Better Mobile Web

    As we described in our report "Reinvent The Web To Win The Mobile Moment," few customers and even fewer prospects will use your app — but they will visit your website on their phones. Alas, when...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Top Technologies To Cure Mobile Performance

    Digital experiences on mobile connections suffer from performance issues, and impatient users compound the challenges that slower, intermittent mobile connections raise. Firms need to build a ne...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2017

    In our 25-criteria evaluation of web content management system (web CMS) providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Acquia, Adobe, Crownpeak, Episerver, e-Spirit, Hippo (BloomReach)...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Digital Experience Technology Integration: Go Beyond Just A Basket Of Solutions

    Technical integration is a major pain point for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals supporting digital experience (DX). While vendors increasingly want to tell an end-to-en...

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