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 Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Demand Pricing That Matches Business Value — The Radical Sourcing Trend For 2013

    This report describes the software pricing and licensing landscape and explains why it makes it so important for sourcing and vendor management executives to implement Forrester's strategic software...

    • Downloads: 569
  • 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....

    • Downloads: 1204
  • 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: 244
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: North American Workplace Services, Q2 2013

    Evaluating Leading Providers Amidst A Category Redefinition

    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: 516
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2013 CIO Budget Priorities

    Some Growth, Some Alignment, But More Business Visibility Is Needed

    Budgets represent more than a spending schedule for CIOs. They also are an essential tool for creating collaboration with business leaders regarding tech-related business priorities, as well as a...

    • Downloads: 1665
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Create A Knockout Social Business And Collaboration Strategic Plan

    Strategic Plan: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Social business and collaboration programs can redefine work by changing the way employees connect with each other and the information they need to do their jobs. However, programs fall flat when...

    • Downloads: 963
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Key ITSM SaaS Solution Capabilities

    This workbook supports the "Market Overview: IT Service Management SaaS Tools Update 2014" Forrester report and describes each vendor's ITSM SaaS capabilities in detail.

    • Downloads: 36
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Behavioral Analytics Can Optimize Matching Contact Center Agents With Consumers

    Predictive Analytics Can Help Enterprises Better Match Customers To Agents To Grow Revenue, Reduce Costs, And Improve Satisfaction

    Part of the promise of online dating services like eHarmony and Match.com is their ability to use software analytics of personality profiles to increase the successful outcome of connecting two...

    • Downloads: 144
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Apps Everywhere: Understanding The Need For Mobile Application Management

    Integrate Mobile Application Management Into Your Mobility Strategy

    Proactive IT executives are extending their mobility strategies beyond deploying and managing mobile devices and platforms with primarily corporate email access to include a wide range of mobile...

    • Downloads: 832
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Growth And Insight Drive Application Adoption Trends

    Results from our Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2013, reveal significant investment activity in packaged applications, both for traditional systems of record applications and systems of engagement....

    • Downloads: 157
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:PaaS Market Dynamics in China, 2012 To 2017

    Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is garnering attention and focus from multiple corners of the Chinese market as traditional IT vendors, independent software vendors (ISVs), telcos, and Internet...

    • Downloads: 212
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Q&A: The Top Questions And Answers On Enterprise Storage In H1 2013

    Your Peers Seek Answers On Storage Efficiency, Modernization, Consumerization, Performance, And Vendor Selection

    In the first half of 2013, Forrester advised over 100 enterprise IT professionals on their most important storage decisions. After analyzing these engagements, we found that the five categories of...

    • Downloads: 379
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Good Software Deals Improve BT Project ROI, Not Merely Reduce Cost

    This report describes the metrics that form part of Forrester's solution for sourcing and vendor management executives who are moving to strategic software sourcing. Too many sourcing executives lead...

    • Downloads: 366
  • 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 CIO Professionals

    Report:Ten Myths And Realities Of The Software Market In 2013

    Forrester's Forrsights Survey Helps Sort The Myths From The Reality

    CIOs face many difficult decisions every day. They make some decisions based on hard facts that they can validate, but they base many decisions on broad assumptions and a particular understanding of...

    • Downloads: 568
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:BYOD In Government: There Is A Time And Place

    CIOs Must Guide BYOD Policies For Selected Use Cases

    During the past few years, many government agencies have been challenged with balancing the hype surrounding bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs with legitimate opportunities to use BYOD to empower...

    • Downloads: 92
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Your BI Strategy To Generate Maximum Business Value

    Strategic Plan: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Making the right information available to the right person at the right time is more important than ever in today's fast-changing competitive environment. Business intelligence (BI) is necessary to...

    • Downloads: 696
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Government Spying Will Cost US Vendors Fewer Billions Than Initial Estimates

    Forrester Survey Suggests NSA Spying Could Take $47 Billion Over Three Years From US-Based Cloud Providers And Outsourcers

    Is Edward Snowden's unveiling of the US National Security Agency's PRISM spying program ruining the fates of US cloud, hosting, and outsourcing businesses as international customers walk away from...

    • Downloads: 39
  • 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: 258
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Infrastructure Services Evolve Into Digital Shared Service Delivery Models

    How Clients Can Participate In The Infrastructure Services Evolution

    Business requirements for more flexibility, higher efficiency, and shorter time-to-market are leading to a stronger willingness from clients to explore infrastructure services in more flexible and...

    • Downloads: 175
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Reconsider Chromebooks

    For Some Enterprises, Chromebooks Fill A Legitimate Computing Niche

    There's been a lot of negative press recently about Google Chromebooks claiming that, two years into their market availability, they're failing. However, while Chromebooks clearly aren't for every...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Info Workers Will Erase The Boundary Between Enterprise And Consumer Technologies

    The Info Worker Population Will Grow From 555 Million To 865 Million By 2016, With Growth Markets Leading The Way

    Employees that use Internet-connected computing devices for work — info workers — will trample the boundary between work and personal spheres. In this report, we summarize how it came to...

    • Downloads: 550
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Setting The Technology Foundation For Your Social Business And Collaboration Strategy

    Build/Buy Capabilities: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Many organizations are making a fundamental bet on social business and collaboration to drive knowledge worker effectiveness as a competitive differentiator. The goal of providing an integrated...

    • Downloads: 716
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Find The Sweet Spot For Your Bring-Your-Own-Device Program

    Continuous Improvement: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have the opportunity to offload costs and responsibility while increasing productivity by launching formal bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs that meet...

    • Downloads: 380
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015

    The Top BI Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft,...

    • Downloads: 390