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
  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • Past 18 months
  • 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: 125
  • 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: 164
  • 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: 330
  • 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: 421
  • 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: 220
  • 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: 580
  • 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: 267
  • 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: 218
  • 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: 388