Wolfgang Benkel

Principal Analyst serving Sourcing & Vendor Management PROFESSIONALS

Wolfgang is principal analyst in Forrester's IT sourcing and vendor management practice in Europe. He has built extensive experience in advising clients on outsourcing contracts, with a specific focus on application, infrastructure, and infrastructure-related and consulting services. He has extensive experience in outsourcing strategy, service definition and pricing, RFP design and review, vendor selection support, service transition, contract negotiation support, contract and SLA review, market price analysis, and integration of external providers in existing IT service management environments. Wolfgang supports outsourcing initiatives within a context of multimillion-euro outsourcing contracts.

Previous Work Experience

Wolfgang came to Forrester from Gartner, where he worked as a director consultant and team leader of Gartner's sourcing and benchmarking practice. Before this, he was with META Group as a director consultant. In this position, he worked in the IT operations and benchmarking practice of META Group.

Before META Group, Wolfgang worked for six years as a technical manager at Computer Associates (CA), with responsibility for system management solutions at CA's German strategic accounts. Prior to that, he worked for 11 years for different manufacturing companies in varying roles, including system programmer for IBM mainframe environments and data center manager with responsibility for production control, system programming, network management, and help desk.

Wolfgang was chairman of the META Group Sourcing Conference at Munich, Germany, in July 2004.

Education

Wolfgang received a computer science diploma from the University Dortmund, Germany.

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  • Wolfgang Benkel
  • IT Services
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Be Aware Of These Key Sourcing Trends For Managed Services And Cloud

    Do You Need To Rethink Your Sourcing Strategy In 2015?

    The sourcing of technical services is changing based on different trends: Technology management teams will continue to rely on managed technical services due to their inability to transform existing...

    • Downloads: 170
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Global Infrastructure Outsourcing, Q1 2015

    The Global Infrastructure Outsourcing Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Given companies' shift in business focus from cost reduction to growth in revenues and improving the customer experience, infrastructure outsourcing services have become an important part of...

    • Downloads: 383
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Agile Development Service Providers

    The Agile Capabilities Of Leading Outsourcing Services Companies Have Caught Up With Client Expectations

    As business technology moves higher on the radar screen of CIOs, the need to leverage Agile application development techniques is rising. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders, seeking...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: EMEA Infrastructure Services Outsourcing In 2015

    Infrastructure Services Are Adapting To The BT Agenda In EMEA

    As organizations look to innovate their business technology, technology managers seek partners that can help them provide better, faster, and more cost-effective infrastructure services. This is...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Infrastructure Services Evolve Into Digital Shared Service Delivery Models

    How Clients Can Participate In The Infrastructure Services Evolution

    Business requirements for more flexibility, higher efficiency, and shorter time-to-market are leading to a stronger willingness from clients to explore infrastructure services in more flexible and...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part Two

    The Key Contractual Prerequisites For Agile Outsourcing Relationships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application development due to a lack of experience...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part One

    Best Practices For Successful Partnerships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, Forrester survey data shows that only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application...

    • Downloads: 433
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Measuring Satisfaction For Technology Services

    The Importance Of Customer Satisfaction Increases For Service Provisioning

    As technology becomes a critical part of delivering value to customers, the measurement of customer satisfaction (CSAT) in outsourcing relationships rises in importance. The reputation and value of...

    • Downloads: 221
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Pricing Data Center Services

    Managed DC Services Move From A Dedicated Into A Shared Service Model

    The pricing of managed data center (DC) services, like server and storage management and database administration, is changing rapidly. Decreasing hardware costs, increasing efficiency, and the use of...

    • Downloads: 593
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Use Services Benchmarks To Improve Outsourcing Relationships

    Services outsourcing contracts are snapshots of outsourcing relationships, ones which reflect the desired relationship when the contract is signed. But life goes on, and services relationships change...

    • Downloads: 273
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Improve Service Management Processes To Gain Greater Agility In Multisourcing

    In outsourcing, service management processes regulate collaboration and communication between all the parties involved in service delivery. In staff-augmentation models, all of these processes are...

    • Downloads: 227
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Continuous Improvement In Outsourcing

    Many outsourcing relationships don't evolve much because they are lacking continuous improvement (CI), one of the important elements in outsourcing contracts. IT organizations want to keep their...

    • Downloads: 393
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare For The Evolution Of Workplace Services Pricing Models

    As The Market Standardizes Core Offerings, Sourcing Professionals Need To Understand Tradeoffs

    Service desk and workplace services have evolved over the past few years from a strong end user, on-site model to a more automated, remotely managed delivery model. With standardization and...

    • Downloads: 381
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Define Your Governance Model For Outsourcing Relationships

    At Forrester, we see clients apply a variety of vendor governance models in their outsourcing relationships. These governance models cover the spectrum of IT services engagements, including: managed...

    • Downloads: 589
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Services Sourcing For Future Success

    The way you source IT services is undergoing a revolution. The fundamental business requirements related to globalization — constant cost pressure paired with uncertain future market conditions...

    • Downloads: 335
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Vendor Selection For The Future Of Services Sourcing

    Selecting the right vendor for your IT services needs is becoming increasingly important as the solutions in the IT services marketplace evolve and change and the importance of strong business...

    • Downloads: 336
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Workplace Services, Q2 2013

    Providers Driving Workplace Services In EMEA

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

    • Downloads: 509
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: North American Workplace Services, Q2 2013

    Evaluating Leading Providers Amidst A Category Redefinition

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

    • Downloads: 509
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Global Workplace Services, Q1 2013

    Evaluating Leading Providers Amidst A Category Redefinition

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

    • Downloads: 583
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Outsourcing Maturity To Improve Your Outsourcing Relationships

    Today, many companies see outsourcing as a strategic function and seek help from IT services providers to build and operate their IT environment. Yet the result of the outsourcing trend is the...

    • Downloads: 374
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Outsourcing Maturity Assessment

    This tool assesses clients' outsourcing maturity level, identifies clients' weaknesses, and automatically prioritizes those weaknesses based on clients' scores. Additionally, it...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Application Portfolio Analysis Tool

    In IT services sourcing, the strategic decisions and vendor selection process for your company’s applications and infrastructures (A&I) are critical. Your service requirements and ability...

    • Downloads: 66
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Critical Sourcing Decisions Depend On Your Application Portfolio Analysis

    In the realm of IT services sourcing, the strategic decisions and vendor selection process for your company's applications and infrastructures are perhaps the most important. Your service...

    • Downloads: 333
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Align Services Sourcing With Internal Capabilities

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals need to know their strategic objectives before starting a new sourcing initiative. But making a smart sourcing decision depends on many factors,...

    • Downloads: 426
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Identify The Right Responsibilities For Your Outsourcing Relationship

    When It Comes To Process Responsibilities, The Devil Is In The Details

    At Forrester, we see a lot of focus on the standardization of application and infrastructure service outsourcing agreements, particularly related to service-level agreements (SLAs), contract terms...

    • Downloads: 401