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:Continued Gloom For European ICT Markets

    Tech Recession Extends Through 2013, At Least

    Will it ever end? When will the European economic recession end, and when will European tech buying start to pick up? These are questions that CIOs across Europe and tech vendors selling to them into...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Mixed Outlook For The Global Tech Market In 2013 And 2014

    The US Market And Software Buying Will Be The Drivers Of 2.3% Growth This Year And 5.4% Growth Next Year

    CIOs in different regions of the world will generally match changes in their budgets to local economic conditions; their purchases of IT goods and services in 2013 and 2014 will grow, stay flat, or...

    • Downloads: 1005
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Year-End 2013 IT Budget Benchmarks

    How Forrester's Forrsights Data Can Help CIOs Prepare For 2014

    CIOs often request IT budget benchmarks. In this report, we have provided these benchmarks using data from our Forrsight's IT Budgets And Priorities Survey, Q4 2013. However, it's easy to misuse IT...

    • Downloads: 1744
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 369
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Tech Services In Malaysia, 2014

    Cautious Optimism Is Needed In A Maturing Market

    This is an exciting time for enterprises, regardless of where they're based, looking to either develop their presence or expand their activities in Malaysia. Via a series of economic initiatives, the...

    • Downloads: 129
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Changing Value Proposition For Midsized Outsourcers

    The Agility, Flexibility, And Specialization Of Midsized Players Is At A Premium In A Changing Technology Environment

    Choosing the right supplier for a particular engagement, out of a multitude of offshore vendors, is not an easy task; especially when considering the constantly evolving subtleties of cost and...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook, 2016 To 2017

    Business Technology Enables Digital Transformation In China

    Technology spending in China will reach $147 billion in 2016 as organizations accelerate digital transformation initiatives by rapidly increasing their business technology investments. This report...

    • Downloads: 118
  • 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 Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Four Common Private Cloud Strategies

    Align Your Expectations With Your Strategy

    From surveys, interviews, and inquiry calls, Forrester is seeing an emergence of four private cloud approaches that are driven by very different strategies and thus have variant scope and results....

    • Downloads: 919
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:India Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Customer Obsession Takes Center Stage For Technology Spending

    IT purchases in India will reach US$29 billion in 2014. As in other emerging economies, India's tech market is still largely hardware-driven, but spending on software and services is gaining...

    • Downloads: 315
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 407
  • 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 CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2013 To 2014

    Sluggish Canadian Tech Market Will Accelerate In 2014

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers continue to be more conservative in their tech buying than those in the US, with business and government purchases of tech goods and services growing by 2.2% in 2013,...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Justify Your Hybrid Cloud Future With A Solid Business Case

    Business Case: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Seldom have tech managers had it so easy in building a compelling value proposition as they do with cloud technologies. If anything, expectations for cloud's impact on costs have expanded beyond...

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  • 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...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Onboard The Business To Your Cloud Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    It's all too easy for I&O professionals and technology management to build a strategy around any new technology area that is focused on delivering lower technology costs and greater operational...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build Or Colocate? The ROI Of Data Center Facilities In India

    A Total Economic Impact™ Analysis Shows That Colocation Is More Economical Than Building A Data Center For Most Indian Companies

    Data centers in India are running low on space, power, and cooling capacity. When it comes time to provision new data center capacity, IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals in India...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Australian Tech Market Outlook, 2016 To 2017

    Digital Business Initiatives Will Drive New Tech Spending

    This is the time of year when CIOs and their business partners plan their 2016 tech budgets. To help CIOs with this process, this report provides our current forecast for the Australian tech market...

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    Report:Tracking The Renegade Technology Buyer

    Understanding The What And Why Of Business Executives' Spending On Technology

    After nearly a decade in hibernation, the business buyer has re-emerged as a major spender and force in IT spending. To better understand the return of tech spending outside the formal IT budget and...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Applications Outsourcing Services, Q1 2014

    IBM Leads A Mature And Capable Supplier Set

    Amidst a panoply of potential threats, including insourcing pressures, rising costs, the growing threat of domestic US-based alternatives, and the potential impact of immigration reform, India-based...

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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 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...

    • Downloads: 416
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Pricing Data Center Services

    Managed DC Services Move From A Dedicated Into A Shared Service Model

    The pricing of managed data center (DC) services, like server and storage management and database administration, is changing rapidly. Decreasing hardware costs, increasing efficiency, and the use of...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2014

    A common business technology (BT) agenda request that we receive from our infrastructure and operations (I&O) clients is baseline adoption data for hosted private cloud to inform their cloud...

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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...

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