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 New Dawn Of Functional Programming

    What Enterprises Need To Know About The Next Era Of Software Development

    December 11, 2017Michael Facemire, Amanda LeClair

    Functional programming (FP) is beginning to hit the mainstage. Requiring greater scale and dynamic experiences, the customer-facing software development world is outgrowing stateful, object-oriented (OO) development. Seven decades in the making, FP models will finally rise as the solution to certain enterprise-scale software challenges. Enterprises must experiment now with the new FP skills, languages, and platforms they need to begin a transition. This report outlines six recommendations for application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders during the shift to FP.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Mobile Evolves Into The Digital Experience Conductor

    Landscape: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    November 8, 2017 Julie A. Ask, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Thomas Husson, Michael Facemire

    2018 is the year that mobile becomes core to the digital ecosystem. Devices are evolving to seamlessly work together. Tooling is following that evolution, allowing developers to build for burgeoning ecosystems. Development shops are keeping pace thanks to these tools, while marketing organizations are desperate to keep up. This report outlines the mobile trends that development teams and digital business leaders should look for in 2018.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

    Road Map: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    November 6, 2017Michael 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.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Mobile Feast Or Beggar's Banquet?

    Landscape: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    October 20, 2017Michael Facemire, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    The variety of mobile operating systems, devices, form factors, and middleware technologies make an implementation that simply extends existing websites impossible, as do the time-to-market and user experience demands. This report clarifies the mobile development landscape and highlights the options available to application development and delivery (AD&D) pros and where the market is heading over the next 12 to 18 months. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Building A Mobile Business Case: It's A Steep Climb

    Business Case: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    August 31, 2017 Julie A. Ask, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Michael Facemire

    Mobile app development may seem inexpensive, but it's not. While there are low-cost development tools and frameworks, apps require ongoing support and updates, and labor costs are high. Moreover, the cost of app development is a drop in the bucket compared with the cost of powering apps through infrastructure that taps into real-time information and services. Application development and delivery leaders must carefully plan a business case that captures the benefits, total costs, and risks of mobile development. This report lays out the steps in that process.

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