Christopher Gilchrist

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Venture For Advantage In Today’s Uncertain Economy

Christopher Gilchrist November 16, 2022
Find out how executives can use corporate venturing to limit the downside and maximum the upside of technology investments in an uncertain economic time.
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Growth Requires New Recipes, Not New Ingredients

Christopher Gilchrist October 26, 2022
After delivering my keynote at Technology & Innovation North America, another Forresterite joked to me: “That was great — but next time, more taco.” What did he mean? Well, to introduce my topic, “Growth Requires New Recipes, Not New Ingredients,” I discussed Austin Monthly’s Taco Madness, an annual March Madness-style voting competition that seeks to […]
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Steadfast Technology Decisions Will Deliver Business Value In 2023

Christopher Gilchrist August 23, 2022
CIOs must approach their 2023 planning and budgeting period with a growth mindset. Get three takeaways from Forrester's 2023 planning guide for technology executives.
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Find Your Rhythm In The Nashville Labor Market

Christopher Gilchrist August 11, 2022
Tech talent has dispersed into regional pockets calling for new recruiting strategies. Learn about one region that might not be on your radar.
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Stay Ahead Of Competition With An Anywhere-Work Approach To Talent

Christopher Gilchrist August 1, 2022
Forrester’s research shows that two-thirds of US firms are moving to anywhere-work models, bringing a significant shift to the tech labor market. For most companies, the labor market is tight and continuing to tighten. The highest attrition rates and hardest jobs to fill are concentrated in the IT labor force. But there is another side to […]
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Learn To Evolve Your OCM Practices From Leading Service Providers

Christopher Gilchrist July 28, 2022
Forrester just published its inaugural OCM Landscape, an overview of 14 major OCM service providers and their top use cases for OCM.
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As The Dust Settles, What Will Budgets Look Like Post-Pandemic?

Christopher Gilchrist April 25, 2022
As part of Forrester’s tech insights and econometric research (TIER) series, we monitor market trends and analyze how these trends may affect IT budget strategy. Over the past few weeks, we looked into capex/opex trends leading up to, through, and out of the pandemic. For technology executives, it’s clear what question must remain front of […]
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Better Understand The Tech Labor Market To Unlock Your Labor Strategy

Christopher Gilchrist April 11, 2022
The talent crunch in tech is only going to get worse. Find out how much worse and get a possible solution in this blog.
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Introducing Forrester’s Tech Insight And Econometric Research (TIER) Series

Christopher Gilchrist March 16, 2022
Learn how Forrester's tech insights and econometric research (TIER) series guides technology decisions by delivering the most relevant economic insights.
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Build Contingencies To Prepare For Inflation That May Not Be Transitory

Christopher Gilchrist October 13, 2021
For tech execs, it’s key to understand where inflation is occurring, its short- and long-run effects, and the practical steps that can be taken to manage it. Inflation can be classified in three ways: supply-side, demand-side, and built-in. Supply-side inflation pushes costs higher, weakening industry purchasing power; demand-side inflation pulls prices higher, weakening consumer purchasing […]
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Organizational Change Is About Orchestrating Organizational Systems

Christopher Gilchrist June 1, 2021
In our previous blog, we discussed the strategic shift from efficiency to effectiveness and the organizational implications from it. One implication is the ever-quickening pace of technology advancement and how organizations position themselves to exploit that advancement at scale to adapt or create new capabilities and services. The key element here is “at scale.” New […]
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Microsoft’s Acquisition Of Nuance Signals A Trend Of Industry-Specific Acquisition

Christopher Gilchrist April 14, 2021
Interest rates are low. The Fed is dovish. Strong balance sheets exist across the titans of tech. What does it all mean? Well, you are seeing the open salvos in an arms race in industry-focused tech as this combination of financial factors make the technology market prime for consolidation. A shining example is Microsoft’s announcement of its intention to acquire Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion in an all-cash transaction. Microsoft will complement its recently developed healthcare cloud […]
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Three Human-Centered Imperatives For Our Tech-Enabled Future

Christopher Gilchrist April 8, 2021
Learn the three tactics your organization can use to shift from technology supporting business value to technology shaping business value.
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A Human-Centered, Technology-Enabled Future

Christopher Gilchrist April 1, 2021
As I begin my career at Forrester, it seems proper to have my first blog introduce my coverage areas and how they interact, generate relevancy, and create value.  The nature, design, and performance of managed organizations is evolving to accommodate drastic advancements in technology. To put this into context, technology investment has increased. However, productivity has declined from these investments over […]