Michael Facemire

VP, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Michael serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He is a leading expert on mobile software development, software development processes, and next-generation software architectures.

Previous Work Experience

Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the software development industry. He joined Forrester from IBM, where he delivered industry-leading applications in mobile, social software, content management, portal, and workflow. While there, he authored or co-authored 23 patents in the areas of mobile software, collaborative systems, content management, and media services that have been issued or pending.


Michael holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Michael Facemire's Research

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report: Vendor Landscape: Mobile Messaging Platforms

    The features and functions of mobile apps are overkill for most mobile moments. By contrast, messaging rightsizes customer engagement through a combination of notifications and conversations in ...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Organize For Mobile Development Success

    Customer expectations are soaring as the mobile mind shift accelerates. To meet them, mobile development teams must release high-quality apps multiple times per year. It's important to focus on ...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Mobile Application Authentication Trends And Best Practices

    Authenticating users in native mobile applications is a key challenge for today's security and risk (S&R) professionals. They must ensure that the user experience is seamless and that the app pr...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Executive Q&A: Boost Your Chatbot IQ

    The combination of media and vendor hype about "world-changing technology" has propelled chatbots toward the peak of inflated expectations. Fear of missing the "next big thing" now pushes digita...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Improving Mobile App Quality Testing

    Mobile is changing the way enterprises create software, but the same cannot be said for mobile testing — the variety of devices, operating systems, and front-end development technologies creates...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Future Of Mobile Experience Development

    The mobile computing revolution rivals the move from monolithic systems to client-server in the 1990s. Similarly, we're seeing massive architecture changes as companies modernize the way they bu...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Native, Web, And Cross-Platform Mobile Apps All Have Their Place

    In clients' inquiries regarding mobile app development, the most common question is: "Should we go with a native development approach, use HTML5, or use cross-platform tools?" Our answer: It's n...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Build Mobile Experiences That Drive Engagement

    The mobile mind shift is driving businesses' customers and stakeholders to expect (and demand) support for a wide variety of smartphones and tablets. But for application development and delivery...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

    Mobile is pushing aging web architectures to the brink. The three-tier architecture built for a browser-led PC world can't flex, scale, or respond to the needs of a good mobile experience or the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Build Five-Star Mobile Apps

    Companies hoping to reach customers through the mobile channel need to ensure their apps get high ratings. So what's the best way to structure a development shop to build a highly rated app? For...

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