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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  • 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: 352
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Seeding The Cloud Channel

    Channel Partners' Plans And Needs For Business Model Transformation

    As technologies and tech decision-makers' needs evolve at a livelier pace, channel professionals need to consider channel partners' perceptions and investment plans and develop their own game plan to...

    • Downloads: 294
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 363
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Linking IT Services Activities To Business Value

    Linking IT services engagements, including outsourcing relationships, directly to any type of business value other than cost savings remains a challenge. However, it is a challenge sourcing and...

    • Downloads: 515
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:What The Evolution Of Cloud Storage Means For I&O

    Over the last few years, the capabilities and reach of cloud storage services have evolved rapidly, with many organizations expressing interest in storage-as-a-service. With or without the support of...

    • Downloads: 486
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Debunking Two Myths About Tech Budgets

    CIOs Will Still Control Most Tech Spending, Which Will Still Be Two-Thirds MOOSE

    The CIO's job is hard enough delivering reliable, secure, and user-friendly technologies while meeting and anticipating business needs for new technologies to support strategic initiatives. But that...

    • Downloads: 375
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q1 2014

    OpenStack Steps Forward To Become The New De Facto Model

    Enterprises look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in, which would mitigate these benefits. Without standardization,...

    • Downloads: 569
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Use Services Benchmarks To Improve Outsourcing Relationships

    Services outsourcing contracts are snapshots of outsourcing relationships, ones which reflect the desired relationship when the contract is signed. But life goes on, and services relationships change...

    • Downloads: 271
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 915
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking Australia And New Zealand Technology Budgets And Priorities In 2014

    CIOs Begin Supporting The Shift To The Age Of The Customer

    Setting, adjusting, and managing technology budgets is a challenge even in good years — and few CIOs would argue that there are many good years anymore! Even in growth times, CIOs face pressure...

    • Downloads: 228
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Key Steps In Transitioning IT Services Engagements

    Outsourcing Transitions Are Becoming More Common — You Need To Prepare

    IT services customers are increasingly realizing that outsourcing engagements are not permanent, but are instead subject to economic, political, and relational pressures that may make them untenable...

    • Downloads: 298
  • 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...

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  • 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: 546
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Survey Results: How Agile Is Your Organization?

    • Downloads: 54
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Five Seismic Forces Reshuffle The Workforce Vendor Ecosystem

    2012 brought a tectonic shift in worker technology requirements. Many more employees now purchase their own devices, bring them to work, and use them to conduct personal and professional activities...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Budgets And Priorities: Global Benchmark 2012

    Strategic Planning Forrsights For CIOs

    CIOs are under more pressure to do more things, do them faster, and do them with less money than ever before. This has made the IT budget process increasingly stressful and often contentious, as...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Using New Communications Technology Models Shifts Strategy For Services Sourcing

    Alternate Delivery Models Offer More Options For Your Business

    Up until five to seven years ago, sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals responsible for telecommunications and mobility services provisioning focused mainly on delivering value by...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Vendor Selection For The Future Of Services Sourcing

    Selecting the right vendor for your IT services needs is becoming increasingly important as the solutions in the IT services marketplace evolve and change and the importance of strong business...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Strategic Benchmarks 2014: Storage

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their engineering teams often ask Forrester for technology adoption data to understand which new innovations their peers have adopted to manage fast...

    • Downloads: 361
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Understand The State Of Network Security: 2013 To 2014

    Throughout the year, Forrester analysts engage in hundreds of discussions with vendors and end users about security architecture and operations. Analysis of B2B survey data from Forrester's...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Global BYOD Management Services, Q2 2014

    Analysis Of 13 Top Integrators And Specialists Representing The Emerging BYOD Ecosystem And How They Stack Up

    Enterprise mobility is a top item on every organization's business and IT agenda — a reflection of the "mobile mind shift" that has already made its mark on 21st century business. Mobile...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: EMEA Infrastructure Services Outsourcing In 2015

    Infrastructure Services Are Adapting To The BT Agenda In EMEA

    As organizations look to innovate their business technology, technology managers seek partners that can help them provide better, faster, and more cost-effective infrastructure services. This is...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:What India's 12th National Five-Year Plan Means For ICT Vendors

    Aligning Strategies With Key Government Priorities Is The Key To Success

    The Indian public sector is an extremely difficult market for IT vendors due to its extended business cycles and high levels of diversity, hypercompetition, bureaucracy, and procurement complexity....

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  • 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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