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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  • CIO
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SharePoint: Solid In The Enterprise, But Missing The Mobile Shift

    This data chart details the full results of Forrester's August 2013 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey. The results show that SharePoint continues to make slow progress on the transition to cloud...

    • Downloads: 62
  • 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: 110
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: China Tech Spending By Industry, 2016

    Digital Business Drives Tech Spending In China

    China's recent macroeconomic performance has cast a veil of uncertainty over the prospects for global economic growth in 2016. Similarly, many vertical industries in China will continue to grow...

    • Downloads: 67
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:European Tech Market Outlook, 2015 To 2016

    A Modest Improvement, Shadowed By A Strong Dollar

    CIOs in European countries can look forward to a slightly better tech market in 2015 and 2016. The European tech market has shown signs of moderate but sustained growth of 4% to 5% in euros. Aided by...

    • Downloads: 279
  • 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: 1585
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Five Themes That Will Define The Tech Market

    As CIOs prepare and manage their 2015 tech budgets, they can confidently push for increases of 4% to 6% in their purchases of tech goods and services, depending on their country. Tech spending in the...

    • Downloads: 1331
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:At Last, A Tech Market Recovery In Europe

    Modest Growth Of 2.3% For 2014

    The European tech market has been down so long that sooner or later it was bound to turn up. Sooner is here. With most European economies emerging from recession, and Germany, Poland, and the UK...

    • Downloads: 405
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Huawei Is Progressing Toward BT With Cloud Moves

    Huawei Technologies Has An Established, China-Focused Cloud Strategy

    Huawei's Cloud Congress event provided a glimpse into the firm's progress toward becoming an enterprise cloud vendor. Since entering the enterprise space in 2011, Huawei Technologies has bolstered...

    • Downloads: 71
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2015

    Growth Still Tops Other Asian Countries Despite Economic Slowdown

    Technology purchases in China will reach $136 billion in 2015, making China the second-largest tech market in Asia Pacific after Japan. Demand will still be strongest for hardware and communications...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Hosted Collaboration Services Providers

    Alternatives To Google Apps And Microsoft Office 365 Emerge

    Sixty-five percent of IT leaders Forrester recently surveyed said they are interested in or already using software-as-a-service (SaaS) for some portion of their collaboration technology portfolio....

    • Downloads: 529
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: IBM-As-A-Service

    IBM's Impact 2014 Is A Milestone In Reshaping IBM's Core Business

    IBM is one of the mega oil tankers navigating slowly on the technology ocean, surrounded by speedboats of "startups" and heavy "clouds" on the horizon. Stowaways talking strange languages like...

    • Downloads: 382
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    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: 173
  • 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: 531
  • 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: 1393
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars

    At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015. However,...

    • Downloads: 414
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Top Technologies For Your Business Technology Agenda, 2016

    The Top Business Technologies To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers Along Every Step Of Their Journeys

    Customer-obsessed firms are customer-led and insights-driven. They move fast rather than perfectly, and they are connected to serve increasingly powerful customers. CIOs wield a critical asset: the...

    • Downloads: 196
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    Report:Brief: IBM's Future Is Digital in Asia Pacific, But Its Delivery Capabilities Must Match Its Vision

    Recent Moves Have Enhanced Big Blue's Ability To Support Your Digital Engagement Requirements

    IBM's annual Asia Pacific analyst summit, held in Bangalore, India in June 2015, focused on digital transformation, its enablers — cloud, mobility, analytics, and security — and how these...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Why Australia Is A Key Cloud Market

    Fast Adoption And Openness Drive Hunger For Innovation

    In our December 4, 2013, "Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing" report, we stated that Australia would rise to the No. 2 market for cloud services consumption globally. In this report, we explain...

    • Downloads: 300
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ten Myths And Realities Of The Software Market In 2013

    Forrester's Forrsights Survey Helps Sort The Myths From The Reality

    CIOs face many difficult decisions every day. They make some decisions based on hard facts that they can validate, but they base many decisions on broad assumptions and a particular understanding of...

    • Downloads: 590
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    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: 343
  • 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...

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  • 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: 550
  • For CIO Professionals

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

    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: 807
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    Report:A Weak Start To 2014 Economic Growth Leads To Slower Global Tech Market Growth

    Software Buying In The US And Other Tech Twelve Countries Will Drive 3.9% Local Currency Tech Growth In 2014

    Halfway through 2014, the global tech market is still trying to get out of second gear, with projected local currency growth of 3.9% (3.3% in US dollars), not the third-gear growth of 5.5% we...

    • Downloads: 403
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Healthcare Meets Cognitive Computing

    Can Artificial Intelligence Fix Healthcare? Slowly

    Cognitive computing is finding a foothold in the US healthcare industry, where scientists, doctors, payers, and patients are finding places to use this disruptive technology to optimize care, improve...

    • Downloads: 563