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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  • Business Technographics
  • IT Services
  • 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: 524
  • 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: 555
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Agile Development Service Providers

    The Agile Capabilities Of Leading Outsourcing Services Companies Have Caught Up With Client Expectations

    As business technology moves higher on the radar screen of CIOs, the need to leverage Agile application development techniques is rising. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders, seeking...

    • Downloads: 279
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Business Intelligence Services Pricing And Contracting

    New Models Better Align BI Services Buyers And Sellers

    Business intelligence (BI) is high on the list of technology investments as organizations try to make informed decisions with the growing masses of data available to them. But several significant...

    • Downloads: 489
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 2753
  • 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: 260
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Taxonomy: Product Development Services, Q1 2013

    Provider Capabilities Vary By Vertical And Domain Focus

    The product development services market is transforming. Stagnant growth in the telecom and independent software vendor (ISV) markets has forced a shift in focus toward industries such as healthcare,...

    • Downloads: 278
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 248
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Most enterprise organizations have adopted cloud computing in some form; the key question is where your organization falls. Are you ahead of your competitors or lagging behind the average enterprise?...

    • Downloads: 512
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 218
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Telecommunications And Mobility Sourcing

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for communications technology and services sourcing. To ensure effective sourcing of telecommunications and mobility (T&M) services, IT sourcing and vendor...

    • Downloads: 673
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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

    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...

    • Downloads: 755
  • 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: 472
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Can Help CIOs Defend And Improve Tech Budgets

    2014 To 2015 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    CIOs often request tech budget benchmarks, and Forrester is once again providing these benchmarks using data from our Business Technographics® Global Budgets Survey. This report provides 2015...

    • Downloads: 224
  • 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: 529
  • 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 CIO Professionals

    Report:ASEAN CIOs Will Face Tighter Budgets And Shifted Priorities In 2014

    The growth of the technology industry in ASEAN in 2014 will likely mirror that of the region's GDP — that is, it will lack intensity and vigor as CIOs continue to face pressure to cut...

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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:Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2013

    In 2013, Forrester saw a spike in interest in hosted private cloud — adoption nearly doubled within a single year. Hosted private cloud remains one of the least understood core cloud deployment...

    • Downloads: 356
  • 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 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: 406
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Cloud Workload Security Management Solutions — Automate Or Die

    Security Must Scale To Large Numbers Of IaaS Workloads

    Cloud has become a viable, if not preferred, option for a variety of technology workloads, but securing cloud workloads is no easy business. Security and risk (S&R) professionals must implement and...

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  • 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: 508
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Accelerate Market Responsiveness With A Holistic Cloud Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Cloud computing has reached an inflection point for enterprises — a comprehensive strategy for broad adoption and use is now required. Until now, most companies had adopted public cloud...

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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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