Kate Leggett

VP, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Kate serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. She is a leading expert on customer relationship management (CRM) and customer service strategies, maturity, benchmarking, governance, and ROI. She is an accomplished public speaker and frequently presents at industry events such as CRM Evolution. She has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, and industry publications such as CRM Magazine, KM World, and Destination CRM.

Previous Work Experience

Kate has extensive industry experience, with more than 10 years of leadership at CRM and customer service software companies, where she held senior product marketing and product management roles. She is also a published author on customer service trends and best practices.

Education

Kate earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Infrastructure Architectures
  • CIO
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid² Integration, Q1 2014

    The 14 Providers Offering Four Or More Integration Technologies, Including Cloud-Based Integration

    In Forrester's 51-criteria evaluation of hybrid² integration vendors, we identified the 14 most significant middleware providers — Adeptia, Bosch Software Innovations (Bosch SI), Dell...

    • Downloads: 1427
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Structure Your Tech Management Roles To Balance Local And Enterprise Capabilities

    The First In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    Many CIOs struggle with this question: Which processes, technologies, organizations, and competencies should be common across the organization (i.e., enterprise), and which should be specific to a...

    • Downloads: 303
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Tougher Conditions Await Global Brands As Local Vendors Grab A Larger Share Of The World's Third-Largest Market

    IT purchases in China will reach $113 billion in 2013, making it the third-largest tech market in the world after the US and Japan. China is still largely a hardware-driven market, but spending on...

    • Downloads: 359
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Update: Office 2013 And Productivity Suite Alternatives

    Office 2010 Is Dominant, But Most Firms Plan To Upgrade

    At home and at work, people overwhelmingly use Microsoft Office. Yet Forrester continues to receive questions about office productivity tool options. So, we recently surveyed 155 IT decision-makers...

    • Downloads: 354
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Rise Of The New Cloud Admin

    And No, It's Not Your Virtualization Manager

    Nearly half of all enterprise IT shops claim to be prioritizing private cloud investments in 2013, but both in the largest enterprises and those firms that are most aggressively investing in public...

    • Downloads: 716
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2013: Cloud Computing

    We'll Finally Get Real About Cloud

    As we start the new year, there is one clear takeaway regarding the cloud computing market: Enterprise use has arrived. Cloud use is no longer solely hiding in the shadows; IT departments are no...

    • Downloads: 1156
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Don't Move Your Apps To The Cloud

    Use The Cloud To Transform Them Instead

    It has become conventional wisdom that leveraging cloud services will save you money. But that isn't universally true. To achieve these benefits, especially from cloud platforms...

    • Downloads: 1018
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Aims SharePoint To The Cloud

    What CIOs Need To Know About The Big Shift

    With the latest release of SharePoint in early 2013, Microsoft pivots in earnest from conventional software to subscription cloud services. In SharePoint 2013, clients will find a new architecture...

    • Downloads: 482
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: IBM Bets A Billion Dollars On Cognitive Computing

    IBM Announces Watson Group, Its First New Group In A Decade

    On January 9, 2014, IBM launched its first business unit in 19 years to bring Watson, the machine that beat two Jeopardy champions in 2011, to the rest of us. IBM posits that Watson is the start of a...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Optimizing Your Migration To A Cloud Collaboration Solution

    Lessons For CIOs Learned From Google Apps And Microsoft Office 365 Customers

    Many organizations are looking to move their on-premises collaboration tool sets into Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365 to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud. However, many technology...

    • Downloads: 483
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Welcome To The World Of Watson Engagement Advisor

    Cognitive Computing Tackles Customer Engagement

    In 2014, IBM launched the Watson Group, its first new business unit in 19 years, to bring Watson to the market as a business technology application. Watson's unique value lies in its ability to take...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Public Cloud Market Is Now In Hypergrowth

    Sizing The Public Cloud Market, 2014 To 2020

    Public cloud services continue to drive big changes in the markets for software, hardware, and IT outsourcing, while providing a foundation for age of the customer innovations. How much and when will...

    • Downloads: 1201
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Salesforce.com Is Building Industry Cloud Ecosystems

    A New Industry Initiative Will Extend Its Partner Ecosystem

    Recently, salesforce.com made a major announcement that it will formally develop and expand its solution footprint into six industries — financial services/insurance, healthcare/life sciences,...

    • Downloads: 476
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2016: Google Apps And Office 365

    Content, Mobile Support, And Ecosystems Will Define Success

    Sixty-five percent of software decision-makers tell us they plan to use or already have begun using collaboration software-as-a-service (SaaS). Fueling a lot of this interest is the availability of...

    • Downloads: 766
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Keys An Era Of New IT Responsiveness And Efficiency

    The cloud landscape is shifting to cover a broader range of enterprise needs. Why? Cloud is curing the lack of responsiveness and economic flexibility that ails on-premises IT. Look for the popular...

    • Downloads: 1455
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:How Many Cloud Integration Technologies Do You Need?

    CIOs' Options For Bridging The Gap Between Cloud And On-Premises Applications

    The business application landscape has become a hybrid one. Some 24% of enterprises have already implemented or plan to implement closely integrated business processes that run partly on-premises and...

    • Downloads: 691
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Write An Effective Cloud Use Policy

    Encourage Cloud Consumption The Right Way

    You know your company is using cloud services; our Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2011 shows that the average enterprise has between four and 12 software-as-a-service (SaaS) services in use already,...

    • Downloads: 412
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Setting The Technology Foundation For Your Social Business And Collaboration Strategy

    Build/Buy Capabilities: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Many organizations are making a fundamental bet on social business and collaboration to drive knowledge worker effectiveness as a competitive differentiator. The goal of providing an integrated...

    • Downloads: 746
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Microsoft Office Crosses The Cloud Rubicon

    The Focus Is On Business Agility, And Here's Why It Matters

    Microsoft used the SharePoint Conference 2014 to forcefully assert that its entire Office portfolio is pivoting to cloud-first development and delivery. Microsoft gave services like Yammer and...

    • Downloads: 313
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Strategies Of Online Collaboration Software Vendors, Q3 2012

    In Forrester's 38-criteria evaluation of the cloud strategies of online collaboration software vendors, we identified eight significant collaboration services providers — Box, Cisco Systems,...

    • Downloads: 1283
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: HP Gets Back On The Path To Partnership With Customers

    Impressions From The HP Industry Analyst Summit 2014

    Forrester recently attended HP's annual Industry Analyst Summit in Boston. We heard presentations from and met privately with HP executives and business unit leaders, including Meg Whitman, George...

    • Downloads: 162
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Windows: The Next Five Years

    As Mobile Device Sales Surpass PCs, CIOs Will Need To Corral A Troika Of OS Leaders

    The launch of Windows 8 is a major pivot point for Microsoft — and for IT leaders and the individuals they support. The new Windows 8 user experience (UX) and programming model will transform...

    • Downloads: 939
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Answer Five Questions When Selecting A Cloud Collaboration And Productivity Suite

    A Buyer's Guide For Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps For Business, And IBM SmartCloud For Social Business

    Over the past two years, Forrester clients have shown great interest in the cloud collaboration and productivity suites Microsoft, Google, and IBM offer: We've fielded more than 150 inquiries on this...

    • Downloads: 752
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing

    Cloud Formally Joins The IT Portfolio — Whether IT Likes It Or Not

    As we head into 2014, cloud computing is no longer a "future" but a "now." Investments are up, enterprise use is widespread, and the hybrid cloud model has arrived. While the bulk of cloud...

    • Downloads: 1544
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Technology Management In The Age Of The Customer: China

    Three Major Routes For Chinese Organizations

    Empowered customers are disrupting every industry, and CIOs in China need to clearly understand what technology management challenges they face in the age of the customer. This report helps Chinese...

    • Downloads: 92