Nate   Fleming

Nate Fleming

Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Nate Fleming works as an analyst on the CIO team, covering software and services that enable the product development organization. He writes research for business-minded CIOs, CTOs, VPs of product development, and VPs of engineering who are seeking software and services support in an era of democratized product development that requires modern product development methodologies, cross-functional collaboration, as well as data-driven processes and product design. Nate has done extensive research, inquiry, and advisory covering the dynamics of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market and the software product development services market, rounding out a coverage area that seeks to enable stakeholders bringing both physical and digital products to market.

Nate’s recent research at Forrester focuses on the democratization of the PLM software space, including a TechRadar™ that covers the range of technology functionalities that comprise the PLM software suite today and over the next five years. His software product development services coverage includes a Forrester Wave™ evaluation that outlines how services partners are helping customers implement customer-facing digital platforms that put software at the center of their brand. These two spaces coalesce in Nate’s research on the convergence of physical and digital product development and what that means for organizations looking to create or integrate with internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled products.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Nate was a researcher and senior research associate on the application development and delivery (AD&D) and CIO teams.

Education

Nate holds a B.A. in history from Ithaca College.

Nate Fleming

Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Nate Fleming works as an analyst on the CIO team, covering software and services that enable the product development organization. He writes research for business-minded CIOs, CTOs, VPs of product development, and VPs of engineering who are seeking software and services support in an era of democratized product development that requires modern product development methodologies, cross-functional collaboration, as well as data-driven processes and product design. Nate has done extensive research, inquiry, and advisory covering the dynamics of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market and the software product development services market, rounding out a coverage area that seeks to enable stakeholders bringing both physical and digital products to market.

Nate’s recent research at Forrester focuses on the democratization of the PLM software space, including a TechRadar™ that covers the range of technology functionalities that comprise the PLM software suite today and over the next five years. His software product development services coverage includes a Forrester Wave™ evaluation that outlines how services partners are helping customers implement customer-facing digital platforms that put software at the center of their brand. These two spaces coalesce in Nate’s research on the convergence of physical and digital product development and what that means for organizations looking to create or integrate with internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled products.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Nate was a researcher and senior research associate on the application development and delivery (AD&D) and CIO teams.

Education

Nate holds a B.A. in history from Ithaca College.

Nate Fleming's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Make The Business Case For Investing In PLM

    Position PLM As A Revenue Driver, Not A Cost Savings Tool

    July 24, 2018Nate Fleming

    Business executives often underestimate product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, dismissing them as legacy systems valued only by techies in product design and development. What they don't realize is that their digital and internet of things (IoT) initiatives depend upon an up-to-date PLM system. It's vital that CIOs and VPs of engineering educate the rest of the organization on the role of PLM as a revenue driver in the digital era.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Top Emerging Technologies To Watch 2018

    July 11, 2018 Brian Hopkins, Christian Austin, Andre Kindness, James Staten, Brandon Purcell, Nate Fleming, Frank E. Gillett, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Martha Bennett, J. P. Gownder

    To outpace the competition, CIOs must keep a constant finger on the pulse of technology change. Forrester has identified 12 emerging technologies with massive disruptive potential; their impact will be seen across a range of products, services, and solutions. This report helps CIOs zero in on the technologies most worthy of their focus, strategic planning, and investment.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Become A PLM Master: Approach PLM As A Business Tool

    Concrete Steps You Can Take To Up The Digital Maturity Of Your Product Organization

    June 8, 2018Nate Fleming

    Product lifecycle management (PLM) practitioners underestimate the potential of their PLM solution — limiting the users it engages, the processes it connects, and the business value it delivers. This report uses maturity levels to guide CIOs and PLM practitioners through the different steps their peers are taking in the market to deliver a PLM solution that's valuable for the whole business.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Software-As-A-Service Solutions Will Broaden PLM's Value

    Use SaaS Implementations To Enable Digital Product Development

    March 7, 2018Nate Fleming

    Manufacturers have long used product lifecycle management (PLM) software to track and manage the details of product design, but emerging technologies are changing this mature space. Vendors offering cloud solutions are bringing value to the business through new PLM functionality like data integration and analytics, improved user experiences, community application marketplaces, and lower price points. CIO professionals can use this report to understand the repercussions of the shift of the PLM market to software-as-a-service (SaaS). This report was updated in January 2018 to convey continued shifts in the PLM market toward SaaS.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: IoT Initiatives Drive Fresh Demand For Physical Product Development Services

    But With Vendors Coming From Different Camps Finding The Right Match Is Not An Easy Task

    February 27, 2018Nate Fleming

    Software development services have been at the center stage of the tech services market for over a decade. However, the emergence of the internet of things (IoT) is causing services clients to ask for hardware design capabilities. While some demand comes from clients with legacy product development shops, shifting customer expectations, and the need to combine physical and digital are also driving it. This report will help CIOs understand the dynamics of working with a services firm on physical product development for an IoT initiative.

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