Ted Schadler

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Ted serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He has 27 years of experience in the technology industry, focusing on the effects of disruptive technologies on people and on businesses. His current research agenda analyzes the expanding role of content and content delivery in a mobile-first, digital-always world, including the effects on web content management and digital experience delivery platforms.

Ted is the coauthor of The Mobile Mind Shift: Engineer Your Business to Win in the Mobile Moment (Groundswell Press, June 2014). Your customers now turn to their smartphones for everything. What's tomorrow's weather? Is the flight on time? Where's the nearest store, and is this product cheaper there? Whatever the question, the answer is on the phone. This Pavlovian response is the mobile mind shift — the expectation that I can get what I want, anytime, in my immediate context. Your new battleground for customers is this mobile moment — the instant in which your customer is seeking an answer. If you're there for them, they'll love you; if you're not, you'll lose their business. Both entrepreneurial companies like Dropbox and huge corporations like Nestlé are winning in that mobile moment. Are you?

Ted is also the coauthor of Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press, September 2010). Social, mobile, video, and cloud Internet services give consumers and business customers more information power than ever before. To win customer trust, companies must empower their employees to directly engage with customers using these same technologies.

Previous Work Experience

Previously, Ted analyzed the consumerization of IT and its impact on a mobile-first workforce, the future of file services in a mobile-first, cloud-enabled world, mobile collaboration tools, workforce technology adoption and use, and the rise of cognitive computing. In 2009, Ted launched Forrester's Workforce Technology Assessment, the industry's first benchmark survey of workforce technology adoption. This quantitative approach helps professionals and the teams they work with have a fact-based conversation about employees' technology adoption.

Prior to joining Forrester in April 1997, Ted was a cofounder of Phios, an MIT spinoff. Before that, Ted worked for eight years as CTO and director of engineering for a software company serving the healthcare industry. Early in his career, Ted was a singer and bass player for Crash Davenport, a successful Maryland-based rock-and-roll band.

Education

Ted has a master's degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also holds an M.S. in computer science from the University of Maryland and a B.A. with honors in physics from Swarthmore College.

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    Report:Understand The State Of Network Security: 2012 To 2013

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Private Cloud Management And Infrastructure

    In 2013, over half of enterprises stated that in 2014, they will be prioritizing building a private cloud, when it was only introduced less than five years ago. Although enterprises have quickly...

    • Downloads: 873
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Consolidation And Innovation Transform The HRM Vendor Landscape

    This report will enable application development and delivery professionals (AD&D pros) and their HR business partners to understand the factors changing the vendor landscape for HRM technology...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Continuous Improvement In Outsourcing

    Many outsourcing relationships don't evolve much because they are lacking continuous improvement (CI), one of the important elements in outsourcing contracts. IT organizations want to keep their...

    • Downloads: 410
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Cloud Has Changed Channel Sourcing Dynamics For Software

    Which Channels Are Customers Sourcing From?

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    • Downloads: 372
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:IT Industry Disruptions Fuel Renewed Asia Pacific Market Growth

    Forrester's 2013 Predictions For Asia Pacific

    2013 will be a transformative year for IT adoption in Asia Pacific (AP); multiple IT trends will converge to drive industry disruptions and help spur renewed growth in IT spending. Overall, we...

    • Downloads: 486
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Implementing Cloud Collaboration Solutions In Asia Pacific

    A Guidebook For I&O Professionals In Asia Pacific

    Organizations in Asia Pacific (AP) are using collaboration applications to connect their employees with each other and with the outside world, but strapped IT resources and reduced budgets are...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use Outsourcers To Build Your Omnichannel Customer Service Future

    Toss Out Outdated Attitudes About BPOs Due To Their Expertise In Chat, Social, And Even Customer Context Stores

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    • Downloads: 89
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Managed Hosting: Still Relevant Despite Cloud's Rise

    Managed Hosting Remains A Viable Alternative Or Complement To The Cloud

    If you've been reading the press, you could be forgiven for assuming that enterprise-class managed hosting would have transitioned entirely to the cloud by now. Yet the pace of managed hosting's...

    • Downloads: 562
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Debunking Two Myths About Tech Budgets

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    • Downloads: 401
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    • Downloads: 344
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:ASEAN IT Markets, 2012 To 2013: The Next Frontier To Growth

    The ASEAN3 countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines) represent 78% of the IT spending of the ASEAN countries excluding Singapore. Indonesia and the Philippines will experience dynamic...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How To Successfully Set Up IT Infrastructure For Your Business In China

    For the thousands of foreign companies that establish business operations in China every year, one of the first things on their to-do lists is setting up IT infrastructure, including horizontal and...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Investments Will Reconfigure Future IT Budgets

    As-A-Service Computing Will Shift Budgets From New Project Spending To Ongoing MOOSE Expenditures

    In 2012, for most CIOs, spending to maintain and operate the organization, systems, and equipment (MOOSE) represents more than 70% of their information and communications technology (ICT) budget on a...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Telcos Are Lining Up Broad IaaS Offerings For Asia Pacific Enterprises

    Organizations in Asia Pacific are realizing the cost efficiencies and business agility of virtualization and cloud computing. The region's market is crowded with regional and global...

    • Downloads: 319
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Embrace The Hybrid Technology Ecosystem For Service Design

    Processes: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    Motivated by the explosion of third-party infrastructure, technology platform alternatives, and the growing popularity of cloud services, many organizations want to get out of the data center...

    • Downloads: 126
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Microsoft Office 365 Implementation Partner Ecosystem

    Microsoft's Traditional Partners Evolve To Help Clients Chart A Minimally Disruptive Path To The Cloud

    Microsoft Office 365's familiar user interfaces, multiple security certifications, and hybrid cloud/on-premises deployments are a few of the ways Microsoft has made it easier for IT leaders to use...

    • Downloads: 481
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Traditional Disaster Recovery Service Providers, Q1 2014

    The Six Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 45-criteria evaluation of traditional disaster recovery service providers, we identified the six most significant service providers — CSC, HP, IBM, Phoenix, Recovery Point...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Selecting A Services Partner For Business Innovation

    Key Criteria And Real-World Success Stories

    Business innovation tops the agenda for IT services buyers in 2012, even surpassing cost-cutting as a key priority in some Forrester surveys. But many clients struggle to get business innovation from...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: North American ITSM Implementation Services Providers, Q2 2014

    Thirteen Big And Small Vendors Vie For Top Distinctions

    Pressure to deliver services faster and better isn't new for service management. However, in the age of the customer, where technology delivers value to external customers and the internal customers...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Services Providers, Q4 2012

    The 12 Market Leaders That Deserve To Be On Most Shortlists

    In the past few years, the business intelligence (BI) services market has evolved significantly: advisory and management consulting firms have beefed up their implementation capabilities, while...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Workplace Services, Q2 2013

    Providers Driving Workplace Services In EMEA

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

    • Downloads: 539
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2012 To 2013

    Economic Worries Lead Canadian CIOs To Cut Back ICT Purchases

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers are behaving as if Canada is heading for a recession — and it's not. Indeed, while the Canadian economy is growing at about the same 4% rate (at current prices) as...

    • Downloads: 357
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Services Sourcing For Future Success

    The way you source IT services is undergoing a revolution. The fundamental business requirements related to globalization — constant cost pressure paired with uncertain future market conditions...

    • Downloads: 343
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:SVM's New Stakeholder: Product Development

    Changes In Product Development Provide An Opportunity For Sourcing Professionals To Move To The Heart Of The Business

    Product development teams are faced with a myriad of pressures caused by the pervasiveness of technology, increased competition, and new requirements from customers. But at the same time, they are...

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