Andrew   Bartels

Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

CIO- Andrew Bartels primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for the CIO. As an analyst, he is a leading expert on tech market trends and sizing, cloud and smart computing technologies, tech budget benchmarks and processes, and tech's impact on business operations. He also researches the growing customization of tech systems for industry-specific solutions for utilities, energy, government, education, and professional services sectors. He is a thought leader in buy-side technologies and business networks. Andy has been with Forrester for 15 years, starting with Giga Information Group which Forrester acquired in 2003.

Previous Work Experience

Andy has extensive experience in the technology market and in strategic planning, both as an analyst and a practitioner in the business world. Prior to joining Giga, Andy held a variety of vice president positions at American Express in the chairman's office, technologies, strategic planning, and re-engineering. Before joining American Express, Andy worked as an economist, writer, and editor for various organizations, including Shearson Lehman Brothers; the US House of Representatives' Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs; and the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.

Education

Andy earned a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

CIO- Andrew Bartels primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for the CIO. As an analyst, he is a leading expert on tech market trends and sizing, cloud and smart computing technologies, tech budget benchmarks and processes, and tech's impact on business operations. He also researches the growing customization of tech systems for industry-specific solutions for utilities, energy, government, education, and professional services sectors. He is a thought leader in buy-side technologies and business networks. Andy has been with Forrester for 15 years, starting with Giga Information Group which Forrester acquired in 2003.

Previous Work Experience

Andy has extensive experience in the technology market and in strategic planning, both as an analyst and a practitioner in the business world. Prior to joining Giga, Andy held a variety of vice president positions at American Express in the chairman's office, technologies, strategic planning, and re-engineering. Before joining American Express, Andy worked as an economist, writer, and editor for various organizations, including Shearson Lehman Brothers; the US House of Representatives' Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs; and the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.

Education

Andy earned a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

Andrew Bartels's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: European Tech Market Outlook By Country For 2019 To 2020

    The UK And Italy Will Weaken In 2020, While Sweden Will Remain Strong

    October 9, 2019Andrew Bartels

    In a related report, we provide our overview of the outlook and key trends in the European tech market as a whole. But many European CIOs operate within specific national tech markets, not just at a European regional level. To help them with their tech budgeting and planning, in this report, we provide our forecasts for tech markets in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. CIOs of companies headquartered or operating in these countries can use this report for guidance on what to expect in terms of supply and demand for tech goods and services in 2019 and 2020.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: European Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Continued Weak Economic Growth Holds Back The Value Of Technology

    October 9, 2019Andrew Bartels

    European CIOs should expect more challenging economic conditions in 2019 and especially in 2020, which will constrain tech budget growth. CIOs in the UK and Italy should brace for tech budget cuts: There is a very real prospect of a no-deal Brexit, which will shock the UK economy, while Italy is likely to slip into a mild recession. This will dampen economic growth and tech markets elsewhere in Europe. European CIOs must balance investments in business technology (BT) with the need to upgrade their back-office systems to cut business costs.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: US Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Slowing Economic Growth And Rising Cloud Will Squeeze CIO Options

    August 20, 2019Andrew Bartels

    US CIOs and other tech decision makers will face a more challenging economic environment in 2019 and 2020 as the growth surge in 2018 from the 2017 tax act fades away. While recession remains a real but remote risk, weaker economic growth and profit squeezes will cause tech budget growth to slow to 4.0% by 2020. Meanwhile, rising cloud adoption will push software costs higher. This report lays out how CIOs should position their firms' tech spending plans in response.

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Spend Analytics Solutions, Q3 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 16 Spend Analytics Providers

    July 11, 2019Andrew Bartels

    You can use spend analytics software to identify sourcing opportunities, find sources of spending contract leakage, and understand your firm's external spending for financial management purposes. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of spend analytics vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Sourcing and vendor management professionals should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a spend analytics software provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Canadian Tech Spending Will Moderate After Strong Growth In 2017 And 2018

    July 10, 2019Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon, Nate Meneer

    The Canadian tech market will see moderate growth in 2019 and 2020. Near-term prospects for Canadian economic growth appear shaky due to the collapse of oil prices in Q4 of 2018 and persistent trade frictions with the Trump administration. Meanwhile, new domestically hosted public cloud offerings and a new generation of Canadian startups are presenting CIOs with a fresh set of opportunities to modernize their IT infrastructure and expand their innovation ecosystem. Read this report to understand how Forrester expects CIOs to navigate Canada's shifting tech landscape.

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