Michael   Facemire

Michael Facemire

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Michael serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He is a leading expert on mobile software development, software development processes, and next-generation software architectures.

Previous Work Experience

Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the software development industry. He joined Forrester from IBM, where he delivered industry-leading applications in mobile, social software, content management, portal, and workflow. While there, he authored or co-authored 23 patents in the areas of mobile software, collaborative systems, content management, and media services that have been issued or pending.

Education

Michael holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Michael Facemire

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Michael serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He is a leading expert on mobile software development, software development processes, and next-generation software architectures.

Previous Work Experience

Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the software development industry. He joined Forrester from IBM, where he delivered industry-leading applications in mobile, social software, content management, portal, and workflow. While there, he authored or co-authored 23 patents in the areas of mobile software, collaborative systems, content management, and media services that have been issued or pending.

Education

Michael holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Michael Facemire's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Digital Experience Development Platforms, Q2 2018

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 26, 2018Michael Facemire

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of digital experience development platforms (DXDPs), we identified the nine most important vendors — Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM, Kony, Microsoft, Oracle, OutSystems, Progress, Red Hat, and SAP — and researched, assessed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choices.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Digital Experience Development Platforms, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 21 Digital Experience Development Platform Providers

    June 25, 2018Michael Facemire

    You can use a digital experience development platform (DXDP) to enable an integrated portfolio offering, provide a great development experience, and address a lust for cognitive services. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a DXDP and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: The Future Of Digital Experiences

    Vision: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    April 17, 2018 Julie A. Ask, Michael Facemire

    Digital channels are more amorphous and fragmented than ever. However, they share a common core: mobile. Mobile will emerge as the central choreographer in this broader, connected ecosystem. Digital business professionals will address their customers' micro moments by deconstructing today's digital experiences into granular parts, enabling them to construct highly personalized digital experiences that solve users' immediate problems. This report lays out the future of digital experiences and tells digital business professionals how to get started. This is an update of the report published on May 9, 2017; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester New Wave™: Conversational Computing Platforms, Q2 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 12, 2018 Rob Koplowitz, Michael Facemire

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for conversational computing platforms, we identified the seven most significant providers — Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Nuance Communications, Oracle, and Rulai — in the category and evaluated them. This report details our findings about how each vendor scored against nine criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Application developers should use this review to select the right partners for their conversational computing platform needs.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Build A Four-Tier Digital Engagement Platform

    Road Map: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    March 22, 2018Michael Facemire, Ted Schadler

    Mobile is pushing aging web architectures to the brink. The three-tier architecture built for a browser-led PC world can't flex, scale, or respond to the needs of a good mobile experience or the emerging requirements for connected products. Mobile's volatility and velocity of change require a distributed four-tier architecture that we call an "engagement platform." The engagement platform separates technical capabilities into four parts: client, delivery, aggregation, and services. App developers need to start planning immediately for the migration from three tiers to four. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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