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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: FAQ: Should We Incorporate Voice Into Our Digital Experiences Portfolio?

    Make Smart Choices Rather Than Following The Crowd

    April 18, 2019 Julie A. Ask, Michael Facemire

    Forrester clients are increasingly interested in voice services. Why? Consumer ownership of voice-enabled devices. At the end of 2018, there were 348 million smartphones and 41.7 million smart speakers in consumers' homes in the US alone. In this FAQ, we answer our clients' most common questions on this topic: What does voice mean? Is voice the future of digital experiences? Should my company build voice services?

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: It's Time To Make Every Web Application A Progressive Web App

    Mobile Apps Will Slip To A Niche Role As PWAs Combine The Discoverability Of The Web With The Experience Of An App

    February 12, 2019Michael Facemire, Ted Schadler

    The technology pendulum has swung from the web being all the rage to the web being a terrible experience. Now, it's swinging back to the web being all the rage again, thanks to progressive web apps (PWAs), which deliver an app-like experience with the discoverability of the web. This report details what application development and delivery (AD&D) pros need to know about PWAs, in what scenarios PWAs are a better option than a native mobile app, and why it's wrong to build any new web application that's not a progressive web app.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Build A Digital Experience Portfolio

    The Strategy And Technology You Need To Create Tomorrow's Digital Experiences

    July 24, 2018 Julie A. Ask, Michael Facemire

    Digital experience used to be a simple choice: web or mobile. But with chatbots, connected products, messaging platforms, notifications, and more to contend with, deciding whether to build an app isn't so simple anymore. Your best customers still depend on your app. That's why digital business pros must pursue a digital experience portfolio strategy to win, serve, and retain their customers in their moments of need. This means migrating from serving customers in your siloed, branded apps with your own data to also serving customers wherever they are with shared data.

  • 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.

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