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:Build Your Business Case For All-Flash Storage Arrays

    Start With Performance-Sensitive Applications, But Emphasize The Operational Cost Benefits

    Consider your most critical technology-powered assets. For retailers, this is your eCommerce site. For financial service firms, this is your trading platform. If you run these assets on hard-drive...

    • Downloads: 275
  • 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 CIO Professionals

    Report:Charting The Rising Tide Of Bring-Your-Own Technology

    Insights From Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey, Q4 2011

    This research, based on a multi-regional survey of almost 10,000 information workers, provides insight into a growing trend that will increasingly affect the policies and budgets of CIOs and their...

    • Downloads: 1002
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding Mobile Information Workers In Australia And New Zealand, Part 2

    Tablet Penetration Is Growing, But Business Use Is Low

    Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is no longer the hot topic it once was — and that's because it has already happened. Even at businesses that resisted change or took no action, smartphones,...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Understand The State Of Data Security And Privacy: 2013 To 2014

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

    • Downloads: 1665
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Development Landscape: 2013

    Developer Forrsights North America And Europe

    Software development is changing rapidly; firms must use this to their advantage to avoid falling behind. The Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013 shows that mobile development is among the hottest...

    • Downloads: 870
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The New Software Paradigm: Buy-, Deploy-, And Pay-As-You-Like

    New Flexible Business Models Cannibalize Traditional Software Markets

    Software is the biggest and fastest growing of all tech industry segments. However, its growth is fueled by disruption — new technologies and changing market demand are cannibalizing...

    • Downloads: 481
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: The Data Economy Goes Mainstream

    CIOs Will Race To Unlock Marketable Data Insights

    The data economy — the market system of buyers and sellers exchanging data to create insights and value — will dramatically expand in 2015. New data sources and new data analytics tools...

    • Downloads: 263
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information Strategies Move Center Stage

    Vision: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    The flood of information coming from widespread digitization has created new opportunities and risks that business executives can't ignore. Forrester is seeing a dramatic uptick in the importance of...

    • Downloads: 694
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Business Outcomes Are The Future Of Technology Contracts

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    Digital capability — mobile, social, cloud, and data and analytics — disrupts business models and value streams, introduces new competitive threats, and comes with new demands for shorter...

    • Downloads: 368
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding Mobile Information Workers In Australia And New Zealand, Part 1

    Smartphones Are Emerging As An Important Productivity Tool

    Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is no longer the hot topic it once was — and that's because it has already happened. Even at businesses that resisted change or took no action, smartphones,...

    • Downloads: 110
  • 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: 483
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Industry Contexts And Constraints Diversify Approaches To Bring-Your-Own-Technology

    Pharmaceuticals, High-Tech, Professional Services, And Education Will Lead BYOT Adoption In The Coming Years

    This report examines how and why bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) varies across 20 industries. BYOT will remain a thorny issue for CIOs in every industry, geographic region, and company size over the...

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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...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Technology Monitoring

    Monitoring Advances From Providing Reactive Information To Predictive Business Insights

    In 2014, technology monitoring priorities for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals can no longer only focus on technology offerings that serve internal business services but must also...

    • Downloads: 401
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Understand The Context Of eDiscovery Tools For Your Enterprise

    Part 1: Align Technology Decisions To Use Cases And Pain Points

    eDiscovery is a complex set of processes, challenging IT leaders to work with their legal and business peers to make decisions that have significant cost and risk implications. Finding, collecting,...

    • Downloads: 290
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian And New Zealand Mobile Information Worker, Part 3

    ANZ Businesses Take A Conservative Approach To BYOD

    Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is no longer the hot topic it once was — and that's because it has already happened. Even at businesses that resisted the change or took no action, smartphones,...

    • Downloads: 67
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Evaluating BI Services In Asia Pacific

    Local Delivery Capabilities Are Crucial For Project Success

    Organizations in Asia Pacific (AP) are increasing their investments in business intelligence (BI) tools, technologies, and strategies. However, lack of internal expertise remains a significant...

    • Downloads: 153
  • 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: 749
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Onboard The Business To Your Cloud Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Cloud Computing Playbook

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

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Six Business Technology Trends That Will Propel Your Firm In 2013

    From Technology Foundations To Business Outcomes

    Forrester sees six important trends unfolding in business technology (BT), where information technology will most directly and visibly affect business outcomes. Not having an initiative or effort...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific CIO Budgets And Priorities In 2013

    The "B" in BT Is Quickly Outpacing The "T" Across Asia Pacific

    Forrester regularly surveys business technology (BT) decision-makers about their IT budgets and priorities to help our clients align their own investments. The Forrsights Budgets And Priorities...

    • Downloads: 256
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Windows: The Next Five Years

    As Mobile Device Sales Surpass PCs, CIOs Will Need To Corral A Troika Of OS Leaders

    The launch of Windows 8 is a major pivot point for Microsoft — and for IT leaders and the individuals they support. The new Windows 8 user experience (UX) and programming model will transform...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites For Midsize Organizations, Q3 2012

    The 18 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    During the past five years, the customer relationship management (CRM) solutions market has experienced considerable growth and turmoil, including significant vendor consolidation and a rapid rise in...

    • Downloads: 1675
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predicting Individuals' Loyalty To Mobile Computing Ecosystems

    As Multidevice Adoption Spreads, Today's Weak Attachment To Vendor Ecosystems Will Strengthen

    Personal technology vendors are engaged in a battle for their customers' loyalty, which (they hope) will translate to ongoing investment in related devices, software, and services. As individuals...

    • Downloads: 317